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.

molly in red boots at tedx

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, Theo Moll, at Keppler Speakers.  Theo 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 tmoll@kepplerspeakers.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.

Here’s a formal read of my bio should it be helpful when considering me for a speaking event:

“The founder of Girls on the Run and a globally recognized role model for positive change, Molly Barker motivates audiences to embrace their individual strengths, ask the hard questions of themselves, and realize their potential to change the world.

An accomplished triathlete, Molly encourages others to run-toward hope, passion and self-discovery to solve problems and overcome adversity. With a background in social work, counseling and teaching, she is the founder of two rapidly growing nonprofit organizations. Since 1996, Girls on the Run has helped more than one million girls across the country unleash their potential, and since 2014, The Red Boot Coalition has provided a space for honest sharing and compassionate listening that changes how we see and engage with our world.

Molly shares life-changing lessons from her personal journey of self-discovery, inspiring you to recognize the power of one person to make a significant difference. Authentic, candid and relatable on stage, she leaves audiences with a deeper awareness of the world, as well as creative strategies for channeling passions into innovative solutions for your team, organization or community.”

 

2 Comments on “Speaking To Your Group

  1. Hello Miss Barker,
    My name is Liz Crawford and I’m a reporter with WFMY News 2 out of Greensboro, NC. I am interested in doing a story about your Naked Face Project and the self esteem of young girls. I’m working on this for our 11pm newscast and would love to interview you via skype. Can you call me as soon as you get this please? Thank you so much!

    Best,
    Liz (336) 317-9369

  2. Dear Ms Barker: I’m a budding social entrepreneur in Wisconsin. I’ve created a program called Bike for Life. It teaches kids the joy of biking, independence, and good nutrition. Now, I’d like to expand it. I was a Girls on the Run coach last spring and loved it. It got me to thinking about how to expand my 11 person program. So, I started reading about you and what you did with Girls on the Run. We have a lot in common. Like you, I’m a recovering alcoholic with an alcoholic mother (though mine never got recovery). I would really like to talk with you. Your story is very similar to my own. If you like to read about my work, I write about my program and other outdoor adventures with kids on my blog at getkidsoutsidenow.now. Is there a way that I can contact you directly?

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