About the Author

Since that day, whenever I face challenges, and circumstances seem impossible to change, I pull out this little piece of painted concrete, and I remind myself of those days, of my reality crumbling and the course of world history changing right before my eyes, and I know anything is possible!
— Bibi LeBlanc

Watch Bibi LeBlanc’s Presentation on the Elevate Daytona stage.

You know of the fall of the Berlin Wall... but do you know what life was like before it fell? #ElevateDaytona speaker Bibi LeBlanc shares with us a personal account of what growing up with the wall was like in her talk titled "I Am a Berliner". Ich bin ein Berliner!
 

Bibi LeBlanc has lived in DeLand, Florida, for over 25 years, a result of her life’s interesting twists and turns ...

She was born and grew up in West-Berlin, Germany, at a time when The Wall surrounding her hometown was a very present reality.

After graduating, she left Berlin, received 2 years of business administration training in a British company. Her strong desire to see more of the world kept tugging at her, though, and led her to be an "au pair" in California, where she made her first skydive. It was an instrumental time in her life in many ways!

Upon her return to Germany, Bibi became a flight attendant with Lufthansa. She spent four amazing years traveling the world, taking photos and skydiving in Europe, the US, Hong-Kong, Australia, South-Africa, etc. She met her husband-to-be and moved from Germany to Florida – her childhood dream of living in a place with palm trees and ocean had come true.  They worked and traveled together in the skydiving industry, and raised three sons.

Traveling has been a big theme in Bibi’s life, and her camera has been her loyal companion. To her, photography means capturing adventures, moments in time, and sharing them, and her ”joie de vivre”!

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