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Dina Pestonji

International Keynote Speaker & Coach (, 2x TEDx Speaker, Stroke Survivor & Awareness Advocate, Runner & Fitness Enthusiast

At 29 years of age, Dina had a massive stroke requiring emergency brain surgery. When she woke up, she had no voice and couldn’t move the right side of her body. She had become an infant trapped in a woman’s body.

Having a stroke was not Dina's first life-altering set-back. As a young girl, she battled eating disorders for over 10 years and in her late 20’s, was the victim of a near-fatal car crash.

In 2016, Dina left corporate life. She is now an International Motivational Speaker, giving Keynote Talks that provide audiences with Life Lessons so they can succeed and thrive in any situation.

She speaks to large corporations, such as Google in Switzerland, financial institutions such as BNP Paribas in France and Belgium, and numerous educational institutions.

Dina felt fortunate to have been invited to speak at two different TEDx events in 2016:

She is proud to sit on the Young Person's Cabinet of Women's Brain Health Institute ( and is an Ambassador for Sheena's Place ( and has recently completed her Memoir. (publication update coming soon)

Dina graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc Degree in Psychology, and went on to pursue certificate training in business studies at the Rotman School of Management. She went on to earn my Masters Degree in business studies abroad in London and Paris at the European School of Business.

Before becoming a Speaker, she worked in the financial and education sectors as a consultant, manager and sales professional in cities across the globe including New York, London UK, Paris and San Francisco.

If you would like Dina to speak at your next event, contact her at