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I am Molly Barker, best known as the Founder of Girls on the Run International. (www.girlsontherun.org) My two children know me as Mom. To some, I am a recovering alcoholic; to others a former Ironman triathlete and competitive cyclist. To my friends, I am an adventurer, seeker and realistic peace-bringer.
I’ve learned a lot about people and big ideas over the years and am now at a stage in my life where I’d love to share!
Have a big idea and not sure how to begin?
Have a small non-profit or social enterprise and ready to scale?
Interested in your own development and personal evolution?
Does your company need support in building relationships among teams and people?
Need an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker?
Come on in! Let’s do this!
You can find out more about me and the services I now offer throughout this website (plus a daily blog designed to make you think, feel and act!).
In case you’d like to see a more formal read of my bio, here you go.
“The founder of Girls on the Run and a globally recognized role model for positive change, Molly Barker inspires all people to embrace their individual strengths, ask the hard questions of themselves, and realize their potential to change the world.
Molly Barker is the founder of Girls on the Run International, the program that uses running to empower girls. A four-time Hawaii Ironman triathlete, Molly used her background in social work, counseling and teaching to develop the program. Since Barker founded it in 1996, it has served two million girls and earned her numerous accolades, including the Daily Point of Light Award, given by President Obama and Former President Bush in a ceremony at the White House.
After retiring from the organization in 2013, she was asked to join the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform, a Washington group seeking ways to bridge the political divide in Congress. By the time its 29 members of the commission made recommendations, however, Barker had decided the real problem was bigger than Congress. It was all of us.
That was when she began formulating an idea for The Red Boot Way, a new organization whose name was inspired by the gift of a pair of red boots from her daughter Helen.
Red Boot Way groups have now popped up in cities all across America and serve as a great tool/method to resolve conflict and bring greater understanding between people, whether in the workplace, communities and/or in personal relationships. (www.theredbootway.org.)
Molly is the mother to two children: James and Helen. When asked recently what her mom does for a living, Helen responded, “My mom listens and loves people for her living.”
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