Franziska is a maverick entrepreneur, leading marketing and brand strategist, fearless adventurer, speaker, bestselling author and the co-founder of BasicBananas.com, OceanLovers.com and TheBusinessHood.com.
In 2013 Franziska was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award recognizing her innovation, creativity and philanthropic involvement. A true visionary, no challenge seems to be too big for Franziska. She is known for her rebellious nature and challenging the norm. She has this rare combination of being both creative and strategic, which makes her a powerful thought leader in the business world.
Franziska is the author of both bestselling books PERCEPTION – Take charge of how others view your brand, become irresistible and make a bigger impact and Bananas About Marketing – How to Attract a Whole Bunch of Clients. She also contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post. The media loves her no BS approach and fearlessness when it comes to business and life and she is regularly featured across the media including INC, Forbes, Business Insider, Virgin Inflight Entertainment, BRW, 2UE, Channel 9 etc.
A popular keynote speaker Franziska’s down-to-earth attitude is like a breath of fresh air and she is quick at winning over the hearts of her audiences through her realness, infectious energy and integrity. Franziska has spoken at some of the biggest conferences around the globe including Tedx, Vivid, Awesomeness Fest, Zentrepreneur and Ontrapalooza.
As a Swiss born Aussie and with an ability to speak five languages, she has been known to make up a few words, which keeps everyone amused and engaged. She has an amazing ability to forecast and execute strategies with precision results like a Swiss clock and has built Basic Bananas into a multi-million dollar company.
A sharp-witted humor that can bring anyone to tears (of laughter), the ability to speak five languages and a desire to have everything done yesterday ensures her businesses stay at the forefront of marketing worldwide. She sure doesn’t accept mediocrity and always finds ways to do things better. Franziska is a big believer in social business and is always on the look out for social projects, the latest ones include the adoption of a Mongolian wild horse and a whale.
In her spare time Franziska loves going on mad adventures around the world, surfing, playing with her band Salty Lips, learning new things and spending time with family and friends. She comes up with new ideas all the time, if only there was more time to implement them all.