*** It is not necessary to fight in order to win. *** (Shaolin) translated

My professional treasure box

economics – sport – overseas – trade (my mix for you)

  • 2001 – 2004 ski instructor during my studies in Fieberbrunn / Tyrol and in Flachau / Salzburg in Austria
  • 2005 – 2007 Revenue Manager Middle East at Austrian Airlines in Vienna / Austria
  • 2007 – 2010 Set-up, implementation and management of the private jet brokerage company INNOVATIVE Aviation W.L.L. in Manama / Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 2011 Management of the Austrian Foreign Trade Branch Office „Advantage Austria“ in Doha / Qatar
  • 2012 – 2015 Head of Marketing & HR at INNOVERSAL Business Solutions GmbH in the field of professional workforce management in Linz / Austria
  • Seit 2016 Kite2Connect goes from a dream into a reality


My education

empowerment – prevention – fitness – mental (my support for you)

  • Masters’ degree in international Business Management
  • cert. Personal Fitness & Mental Coach
  • cert. Health & Fitness Coach
  • cert. Burn-Out Prevention Coach
  • IKO Kite Instructor Level 1
  • Ski Instructor, Level 1, TSLV

My personal background

Africa – Language – Ligaments – Coeliac (my powerful experience for you)

  • born in Nürnberg / Germany
  • I am my own mix, my prarents are from Austria and England
  • I spend my childhood in Nigeria and Libya where I went to Elementary School
  • Grammar school in Linz / Austria
  • Studies in Vienna / Austria and Straßbourg / France
  • I speak English and German fluently, my French is quite good, my Spanish needs some polishing up and my Arabic for sure needs more attention
  • Condition left knee: 2 x ACL replacement, partial meniscus removal
  • Condition right knee: no ACL, inner meniscus split in half
  • Since birth gluten intolerant – I am a coeliac

*** My secret to perceiving my life as happy and successful lies within my CURIOSITY to never stop exploring my feelings, my personality, my pain and my opportunities. ***

Past – Future – my kite maratons

comfort zone – bye bye – growth – peace

  • Red Bull Coast2Coast water kite marathon, September 2015
  • Water marathon training El Gouna, August 2016
  • Red Bull Ragnarok snowkite marathon, March 2017
  • Silva Plana water kite marathon, August 2017
  • Red Bull Coast2Coast water kite marathon, supposedly planned for September 2017
  • Red Bull Ragnarok snowkite marathon, planned for March / April 2018
  • Red Bull Battle of the Sund water kite marathon, supposedly planned for August 2018

Nadja Knauder


Kiteboarding Magazin, Issue Dec. 2016 – translated by Nadja Knauder


Nadja – my story

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