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Kristin Decker

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VIII

FEARLESS WOMEN

Kristin Decker

Kristin Decker inspires audiences everywhere to affect social change. Her passion for community engagement began when she ran 4,000 miles across the United States for young adults battling cancer. She ran in memory of her friend Matthew Peterson, who passed away after a battle with multiple myeloma. Matt’s friendship is a constant inspiration in her life. In one of his final letters to her, he wrote: “You will touch lives”. Kristin considers this to be her life’s motto, and she applies this message to her volunteering efforts. A project that is close to Kristin’s heart is Urban Bicycle Food Ministry (UBFM). Individuals involved with this project deliver food and necessities to people affected by homelessness, and they do so through cycling. Not only does UBFM give Kristin an opportunity to give back but being involved with UBFM also helped Kristin to overcome her fear of cycling. She is so passionate about the mission that she carried it with her to her new home: Kristin is the Founder of UBFM Colorado Springs! For Kristin, facing her fear inspired her to seek new experiences that initially seemed intimidating, and doing so has had a profound impact on her life. She recently spoke to 25,000 high school students about her life-threatening experience with bullying and mental health. She has received very positive feedback about her speech, and she plans to continue sharing her thoughts about bullying and mental health across the country. Kristin earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Memphis. When she isn’t affecting social change through volunteering, speaking, and working her daily profession, she enjoys outdoor activities and hanging out with loved ones. For Kristin, leaving her unmistakable sparkle with everyone she meets is an important, lifelong endeavor that she hopes to fulfill every day.

 

Kristin Decker
[email protected]
www.kdmotivates.com
224-406-0737

 

My Story

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Bullying prevention is close to Kristin’s heart because she was bullied from the time she was in sixth grade through her senior year of high school. While Kristin endured bullying, she also battled an eating disorder, depression, suicidal thoughts and body dysmorphia. Kristin inspires everyone to know that we all go through something. Whatever that something is, it does not define who we are. In fact, our experiences can be the one thing we use to bring hope to others who are walking a similar journey.

 

Laticia Thompson

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN

Laticia Thompson

Laticia Thompson

“If your dreams don’t scare you then they aren’t big enough.” Laticia (Tish) Thompson, born and raised in Joliet, IL, embodies this sentiment. For much of her life she has taken deliberate steps to challenge the status quo, test her limits, and step into fear vs. run away from it. Attending high school graduation four months pregnant motivated Tish to defy the stereotypes that are associated with being a teenage mom. She made it her mission to build a comfortable life for her family and knew that a college education was the key. In addition to her business degree, she holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior with concentrations in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Tish is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Business Psychology.

Stepping outside of her comfort zone, Tish founded a management consulting firm called Legacy Blueprint, LLC. The firm was birthed to help organizations and individuals maximize their fullest potential. Legacy Blueprint, LLC partners with organizations to provide the blueprint for strategy cultivation and execution, staff and leadership development, executive coaching and employee engagement support. Because of the success of her firm she was faced with having to make one of the toughest decisions in her career: play it safe and remain in her steady, well-paying job, or step out on faith and pursue her dream of growing her business. She stepped out on faith and hasn’t looked back.

Tish is described by many as a dedicated mom of four, a trailblazer, an infectious motivational speaker and facilitator, a passionate entrepreneur, and a five time marathon finisher. Tish is passionate about giving back to the community and will soon be launching a not-for-profit organization for pregnant teens. Are her dreams big enough? Absolutely!! She will tell you she’s terrified… in a good way!

 

Laticia Thompson
Legacy Blueprint, LLC
[email protected]
www.legacy-blueprint.com
815-919-4940

My Story

My Story

I Am Not My Hair

In our world we are bombarded with messages that define our value by how much money we make, what we wear, what we look like, and our marital/relationship and parental status. Imagine the power of challenging what society deems successful, beautiful and acceptable by unapologetically recognizing and honoring the greatness that dwells within and inviting the world to experience it. The “I Am Not My Hair” message invites participants to explore their personal greatness and shares practical techniques to live out loud.

Valerie Roman

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VII

VICTORIOUS WOMEN
 

Valerie Roman

Valerie Roman

Valerie Roman was the director of technology at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where she also served as president of the Eight-Schools Technology Directors Association. Before joining Andover’s faculty, she was the first information technology director for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts and served as the vice president of the Massachusetts Government Information Systems Association. Under her leadership, Cambridge became the second city in the country to introduce a website and electronic city hall. Prior to her success in Cambridge, she was the director of systems analysis and design for the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, DC.

Valerie has also been an active member of numerous professional associations, including: the National Association of Female Executives, the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, the Massachusetts Municipal Association, the International Society for Technology in Education, and the American Association of University Women. Her accomplishments have been recognized in The Wall Street Journal, ComputerWorld, and the Boston Globe.

Now semi-retired after more than 30 years as a technology manager, Valerie provides consulting services to municipalities and schools. Valerie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Wellesley College, with triple majors in mathematics, economics, and education. She recently published a book titled Hat Trick: The Essential Playbook for Career, Family, and Personal Balance, a fun and fact-filled playbook about juggling family, career, and personal well-being. Visit www.ValerieRoman.com for further information.

 

Valerie Roman
Municipal Resources, Inc.
[email protected]
www.ValerieRoman.com
603-432-3733

My Story

My Story

Victory Reimagined

Valerie knew early in life that she wanted it all—the career, the family, and to be healthy and happy—but she wanted to define success on her own terms and to not try to live up to some ideal. For the next four decades, she researched and gathered tips from everywhere she could, to help her past life’s next hurdle. Now, semi-retired with time for reflection, Valerie has accomplished her goals: she’s healthy and happy, has had a 35-year successful career in technology management, and has a terrific husband and two grown sons. Now, she wants to share what she has learned with other women who want a balanced life.

Lynn O’Dowd

Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume VI

INFLUENTIAL WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.

 

 

 

Lynn O’Dowd

Motivational Speaker & Keynote Performer

Lynn O’Dowd has overcome thyroid cancer, walked on forty feet of burning hot coals, and successfully run her own organizing business for over eighteen years. However, none of this compares to the personal challenge she set for herself of going way outside of her comfort zone to experience life and perform at levels she never thought possible. Armed with her GoGaGa™ formula, the transformational process she developed to help her overcome fear and achieve extraordinary success, Lynn redefined middle age and leaped from being a successful corporate time management consultant to being a rock ‘n’ roll singer and inspirational keynote speaker!

Today, Lynn’s highly-entertaining keynote combines the transformational power of heart-opening music, live guitar-playing, and soul-stirring singing with engaging storytelling, personal inspiration, and a truly unforgettable finale where she “Unleashes Her Inner Superstar” and transforms into Lady Gaga right before your eyes. She inspires audiences to step out of their comfort zone to risk new levels of passion, performance and courage. She equips people with the know-how to “Unleash Their Inner Superstar” with the realization that it’s never too late to bust through their fears to achieve their full potential for greater success and happiness in business and life!

Lynn is a professional motivational speaker, keynote performer, certified professional organizer and time management consultant.  She combines her strong track record in self-motivation, personal development and keynote performance, with her equally strong business background, outstanding time management and process development expertise to help individuals and organizations accomplish their BIGGEST goals and dreams. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, the Covey Leadership program, the LifeSpring personal development leadership program and has been a workshop facilitator for Anthony Robbins and John Gray, Ph.D., Mars Venus workshops.

Lynn is a member of the National Speakers Association, Windy City Professional Speakers, National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals and the National Customer Service Association.

“Unleash Your Inner SuperstarTM”
Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ78NrMxeVM
www.facebook.com/lynn.odowd
www.linkedin.com/in/lynnmeyerodowd
@LynnGoGaGa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn O’Dowd
Motivational Speaker & Keynote Performer
[email protected]
www.LynnODowd.com
312-498-1857

 

 

 


 

Unleash Your Inner Superstar

Get this — in a moment of madness – I answered an ad to be a singer in a Rock ‘n’ Roll band after not singing for 35 years. When I did it, everyone wanted to hear HOW I did it, and wished they could live their dreams, too. So, I documented the steps I followed, and now I’m sharing it with everyone, so we can all have a bigger impact in this world. Through my “Unleash Your Inner Superstar” Keynote, these steps are uncovered by my “GoGaGa” process to inspire audiences to step out of their comfort zone and recognize it is never too late to realize their full potential.

 

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