Howdy! Thanks for stopping by my speaking page.
I should start by saying I never expected to be a speaker. I was the girl in class who never raised her hand, did everything she could to disappear, and opted for the 500 page book report instead of the 5-minute presentation.
So how does someone like that become a speaker?
I’ll give you two reasons.
1. Early in my career (around 2004), I observed one common trait among the leaders I encountered. They were all amazing communicators, both on stage and in one-on-one meetings. Dang. That was a scary observation because that meant if I wanted to be a leader, I had to do the thing I dreaded most: talk.
2. When I started my career consulting business in 2009, I had no money for a marketing budget. I left my job after my boss told me my “creativity was an issue” and ran out the door with a plan that would prove him wrong. It turns out naysayers are great motivation! With lots of time and no money, I immediately started booking free workshops anywhere and everywhere. I did around 500 presentations in my first year of business and quickly became known as a speaker.
As you can tell, getting on stage was something I did out of necessity, not because I’m a natural presenter or because I was born with exceptional communication skills.
The funny thing that happened is that I fell in love with speaking. Once I got over the fear, stopped crying on the way to my gigs, and pushed away the worry that I would completely bomb, I started to enjoy talking to groups.
Without realizing it, I had become that person who raises her hand, gets on stage, and leads.
Today, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the country to speak at conferences, Fortune 500 companies, large associations, universities, non-profits, and leadership organizations.
By stepping into the role of a leader, I became a leader.
If you would like to book me to speak, please email me through my contact page. I dare you. 🙂
I love to help people who are interested in self-discovery, experimenting with their ideas, and seeing their career as an adventure. My favorite presentations are the ones that get the audience to think about how they’re showing up in the world, how they are using their talents, and what else they could be doing to live an exceptional life. I am a motivational speaker who teaches through stories, humor, and audience interaction. I’m often described as real, funny, creative, and thoughtful.
A few of my signature talks:
Claim the Stage: Five Ways to Lead By Being Yourself
Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, yet there is one central trait that runs through all of them: their genuine desire to express what is true to them. You know a leader when you meet one and that person can stay on your mind for months — even years. So how do you create the kind of magnetic energy that attracts people to your vision and inspires them to follow you? In this talk, you’ll learn five strategies to become a leader on stage simply by being who you already are.
Speak Your Truth: Confidently Teach from the Heart + Win Over Audiences
We’ve all had to suffer through a boring workshop or a snooze-fest keynote, but what if you could be part of the public speaking revolution that is creating better presentations and more inspiring messages? In this talk, you’ll learn the key differences between a topic that doesn’t ‘stick’ and a speech that WOWS. If you are a trainer, speaker, or someone thinking about getting on stage, you’ll want to learn the four key strategies that will not only make your talk memorable, but also motivate your audience to do something with your advice.
Don’t Make Me Do It! Why Every Business Owner Should Also Be a Public Speaker
Besides the obvious benefits of public speaking like building your brand and being seen as a leader, public speaking is like networking on steroids and also acts as a catalyst for growing confidence. Find out how to get over the fear of being on stage, connect with your customers in new ways, and build belief in yourself as a leader.
A Sampling of Past Presentations:
- Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors International, Eastern Regional Conference
- TEDx Penn Quarter
- Western Mass Business Expo
- Women in Business Summit
- Toastmasters Leadership Institute
- Allstate Insurance
- Boeing Change Accelerator
- Comcast Business Class
- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
- Dress for Success Western MA Chapter
- Smith College
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Mount Holyoke College
- UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management
As a past president of the Washington, DC National Speakers Association and witness to hundreds of presenters, I feel confident saying Angela is in the top 2% of speakers in her generation. She is smart, genuine, compelling and inspiring. I will predict now that she is one to watch!
Angela’s fresh approach and authentic experience lifted our group to new levels. With her words, we had the confidence to make change happen, both individually and as a group. We would definitely have her back for more unpretentious wisdom.
Angela’s energy and positive messages made a huge impression – even on those members of the audience who might have viewed her ideas with some skepticism. I highly recommend Angela as a speaker and am certain her story and advice will resonate with any audience she works with.
I have had the opportunity to work with Angela in a small group setting, with two students, and in a large group setting with more than 300 high school students, as well as in an adult group setting. Each time she has demonstrated a talent for engaging her audience, eliciting positive feedback and providing motivational ideas that inspire the people she is working with to reach beyond their comfort zone, to think out of the box and to focus on what truly matters. In all instances her passion, her knowledge and her dedication to motivating others to aspire to higher goals shines through. It is definitely a pleasure to work with Angela and the investment makes a lasting impact.
To book Angela to speak, contact her here.