Petr Kovařík


Petr spent a fourth of his life outside of Czechia, visited more than 50 countries and usually he spent there longer than just a few days. He lived in Cuba for two years where he understood how to love life even if sometimes it gives us a huge punch to our face. He lived in China for 4 years, and then in the UK, Turkey, and Spain. He spent several of his business years in the Emirates, Saudi Arabia or Oman where his chocolate company delivers to the Sultan of Oman. Everywhere he's been he always found the same things. You can learn something even from the most difficult situation, and secondly, everybody, really everybody deserves respect. From this he understood that harmony and balance is his goal and he continues on his path to accomplishing it. He produces chocolate and hosts chocolate ceremonies with his partner Silvie. In his book, Sila hotentota, he writes about and links chocolate production processes with our personal development, and on his podcast, Which Czechia do you want?, he tries to harmonise our divided society.

An avid sportsman, he has participated in competitive sports, from American football (which he left due to a concussion), Thai boxing, swimming at the University of Life Sciences in Prague, to beach volleyball where he is still active until now. He understood that firstly you have to understand your body and then you can explore your mind and soul. His path to self understanding and finding harmony everywhere is what he really lives for.

What else? The rest we can share during his TEDxUNYP talk.