Speaking To Your Group
Well, my dad was a story teller and a political activist. My mom was a poet and a professional counselor. Combine those traits and you’ve basically landed on me.
Rumor has it that the greatest fear for most people is public speaking. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always enjoyed it. Maybe its the “ham” in me or the stage my parents provided for me at the dinner table. But really…I think it has most to do with the love I feel and the energy I gain from a genuine and honest connection.
Whatever it is, I love it all the same.
If you are looking for someone who is real, dynamic and tells it like it is to speak at your next event, I do my best to be all of these (not just part of the time, but all of the time.) Please reach out to my good friend, Lindsay Samakow, at Keppler Speakers. Lindsay will set you up so we can inspire (and even entertain) your audience to move from where they are to where they want to be! Her email is email@example.com.. (The link to my page with Keppler is http://www.kepplerspeakers.com/speakers/?speaker=Molly+Barker.)
My style on stage is informal and relaxed. I like to connect the dots between real-life stories and how these stories apply to us—in our workplace and our personal lives. I enjoy openly exploring the universal truths that rest within all of our stories.
Some themes to consider (although I really prefer talking with you first and determining precisely what it is you are looking for. I will be honest with you…if I’m not your girl, I will let you know.)
Climbing out of the Girl Box: We examine the “boxes” from which we have lived our lives and talk strategies on how to to step outside that all too familiar comfort zone and seek a new, innovative and more joyful context through which to view the world. My hope is to inspire audiences to question their actions, thoughts and current position in life and explore the “what if’s” and hope gained from the recognition and activation of their greatest human potential.
Be the Change: Whether motivating employees to innovatively break free of the same-old, same-old; inspiring college students to celebrate their gifts, honor their voices and activate their power in the awaiting world; or giving women and girls the tools to break free from the negative, limiting talk, both internally and externally and to joyfully and boldly pursue their dreams, we explore the powerful (simple yet difficult to do) message that the only limitations to the achievement of self-worth, contentment and joy are those we place on ourselves. We must be the change for the change we wish to occur.
Putting Your Passion to Work: As an active Ashoka fellow, I’ve learned a lot about social entrepreneurship and the challenges of being an entrpreneur. (www.Ashoka.org.) I share the story of founding Girls on the Run International, and the lessons I’ve learned in managing its phenomenal growth. (Not all of them have been easy or even ones I wanted to learn. We explore the challenges faced by most passionate entrepreneurs, both in the management of the business and its effect on the family/life/personal balance. My hope is that audiences leave inspired and with tools in hand to further their work and pursue their goals and dreams.