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Belvidere Motivational Speakers

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Carrie Grace
5.0
from 10 reviews
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Rachel E.
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I haven't heard a speaker this good in a long time. We thoroughly enjoyed Carrie's talk.

Loren Michaels Harris
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie P.
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In mid-September, Positively Naperville received a letter to the editor from Loren Michaels Harris regarding an NPR.org story about the Ohio police release of graphic overdose photos featured on Sept. 12, 2016. As publisher of the hyper local monthly publication in a city focused on fighting addictions and drug abuse of all kinds, I was struck by Loren’s thoughtful, timely and meaningful words, especially as they related to local initiatives such as “Connect for Life,” “KidsMatter,” and Project H.E.L.P. His reference to being a motivational speaker and his never-ending story of survival prompted my wondering about a presentation to our Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown. Our small Rotary club is always looking for 30-minute programs. Speakers are invited to present educational topics such as the one addressed in his letter. We talked, we met, Loren agreed and the date was set for Oct. 26. Though electronics failed to connect that afternoon, preventing members from viewing Loren’s video introduction, he punted ably, landed on his feet and started from the very beginning of his 54 years. The trials and tribulations that have contributed to Loren’s strength of character and determination live within an engaging story of surviving one birth mother, one adoptive mother, and 20 foster mothers. Against so many obstacles, Loren is a survivor of the foster care system who says his only source of continual healing from the scars of foster care comes from addressing the need for better protection of all children, especially from social media, neighbor to neighbor. Rotarians experienced a very compelling presentation by a man who appears to be at home with his powerful story, one that needs to be told over and over—with or without the video introduction.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ami S.
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Joel was mesmerizing..fantastic performer..energizing and very funny..

Coaching2Dream
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Julie G.
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From the moment I first spoke with Denise, she was enthusiastic, honest and open. I could not imagine having had a better speaker for my event.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kathy B.
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What I've seen, Amy, is that you are a confident and competent speaker. That said, you are embarking on a whole new journey that will take you to new heights! That's pretty scary stuff as is the content of your talks may be in areas that are new to you and that come with more of a personal risk. My speculation is that while your trajectory will continue to rise, your sense of discomfort may also. I look forward to watching you tackle new challenges.

Loren Michaels Dream Squad
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy M.
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Loren Michaels brought an amazing motivational experience to the kids at Rich South. I look forward to working with him more in the future!

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Gina L.
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I love working with Kelsey. She is so encouraging, motivating and positive. Her training and meal plans are straight forward and easy to understand. She is an excellent coach and is always asking how she can better help you - a good trainer will just give you a plan. An excellent trainer will always constantly be helping you, asking you how they can help you, encouraging you. She isn't only a trainer, but she is your friend. ❤ I still have a ways to go, but I've learned so much from Kelsey and I'm eating right, exercising, losing fat mass and building muscles which is my goals that's she's helping me achieve.

Kenney Creative
5.0
from 1 review
  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Nina H.
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Cindy is the best of the best! She is someone you just want to get to know. She handled everything so beautifully and led us through it each step of the way. Our wedding was better than we could have ever hoped for! She made the entire wedding so personal and even wrote the most incredible poem about our lives together. We are going to have it framed as a lifelong reminder! With Cindy performing our marriage, we always felt comfortable that everything was in control and would go well - and believe me, that's a great feeling! After all, your wedding is your most important day! Cindy doesn't only have a lot of experience marrying people, but she has been a speaker for years! So she is very used to talking to big crowds. This was so wonderful, because she came across so natural, she could be heard well, and really knew how to "present" the ceremony so that it all comes off without a problem. She is also great for those awkward "on the spot" moments where no one knows what to do or say. (We had one of those with my mother-in-law, but Cindy handled it beautifully!) Everyone was so pleased and very impressed. She led us through our rehearsal so we all knew what to do and what to expect. She helped us to write our vows without being intrusive or pushy. She was sooooo helpful! She organized our music for us, helped us to chose readings and just put together and overall ceremony that blew us away! Oh, and she also created our wedding bulletins! They were really awesome! I just loved them!!! I will recommend Cindy to everyone (and do). She is that on-in-a-million type of person you just hope will come into your life. We will always be grateful that she came into ours!!!!

Events by Vanessa
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amber O.
Verified review

Vanessa was great at managing our event. We had 100 attendees. She handled everything from the hotel room block, to prepping speakers, to handling all the food, beverage, flowers, and decorations. It was great to rely on her keen eye to attention. The event was in excellent hands and I didn't have to stress with any of the details! Thank you!

Wadsworth Communications
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tana P.
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Tom is a true professional. He conducted a webinar for more than 80 of our customers and never missed a beat. His background in radio and public speaker lent itself well to the web-based forum, as he was very aware of audio quality. Our customers described his presentation as "insightful" and "wonderful". I hope to work with Tom again.

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Eyes to See and Ears to Hear Ministries is a unique Catholic ministry that offers a variety of options for meeting your parish or organization's spiritual needs. Our speakers and entertainers are on fire for Holy Mother Church and her teachings, and enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to communicate the gospel message in creative, fun, and engaging ways. We offer Catholic speakers, Catholic storytelling for children and families, youth ministry event planning and direction, and publish a variety of parish catechetical aids and materials.

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Doug Dvorak is a professional motivational speaker for business, offering laughter programs that combine an inspirational message with humor. Doug Dvorak uses unique topics and humorous presentation to encourage listeners to excel and achieve personal and business success.

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I give personal attention that get results instead of relying upon a bunch of time-consuming profiles and instruments

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Heidi Kramer is a registered and licensed dietitian with a B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from Northern Illinois University. She is a nutrition consultant, inspirational speaker, and author/writer with over 20 years of experience in public speaking and the healthcare industry. Heidi is the owner of Life Inspired Speaking, where as a nutrition expert and breast cancer survivor, she has inspired audiences of 10-10,000 with the message of hope and healing, and achieving one's personal health best. Currently, she resides in Cary, Illinois where she meets clients for consultations, teaches weekly classes, and facilitates her widely popular "Inspired Living: A Healthy Weigh of Life" programs. Heidi is a contributing nutrition writer for McHenry County Living Magazine, where on a local level, she is inspiring health and wellness in her own community. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Illinois Dietetic Association. Heidi has always believed that creating balance and wellness in your life happens one healthy choice at a time! For more about Heidi's philosophy on nutrition and fresh food living, visit her website.

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I speak to individuals, companies, people and organizations to build a better and friendly work environment, motivate sales, and build communication skills and awareness breaking down barriers.

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Anita Smith endeavors to coach adolescent girls and women in empowerment and healthier self-perception through supplying options for change, growth, and develop by way of workshops, mentoring, training, conferences and resources by the aid of quality products, services, integrity, reliability, faith, and hard work for the purpose of adapting or transforming their mindsets to break the unhealthy, pre-set rules governing their lives. * Crystal M. Gaines, client: Crystal M. hired me as a speaker in 2010 and hired me more than once. Top qualities: expert, on time, high integrity “We requested Anita to speak to our youth and women on personal development. She was knowledgeable, very encouraging, and our attendees came away with a new perspective.” * Quincy Bingham, client: Quincy hired me as a career coach in 2009 and hired me more than once. Top qualities: great results, expert, good value “Anita identified what messages I was trying to convey and helped me to effectively communicate those messages, verbally and non-verbally with my clients, friends, and family, especially when the stakes were high. We worked on my body language, pitch, tone, gestures, style of dress and the overall synergy of my presence. The sessions were fun, yet extremely informative! Now I use nearly everything I learned on an everyday basis. I feel like a new me!” * Veela Ammons, Owner/Founder, Image and Beauty Management, colleague She worked directly with me. “Anita Smith is a consummate professional, not only as a teacher, trainer, coach, but she is also a phenomenal speaker. I've had the pleasure of working with her on some projects and would welcome the opportunity again. Her enthusiasm is contagious. I'm glad that I know her. Sincerely, Veela Ammons” * Olguine Oriental, student, University of Saint Thomas - School of Business, colleague Olguine worked directly with me. “Anita is an amazing speaker and really inspires others when she speaks. I truly enjoyed your motivational talks and would love to attend more in the future. Thank you for making Miss Black Minnesota such a positive event.” January 5, 2011 * Arthur Horton III, educational counselor - TRiO, City Colleges of Chicago, colleague He worked with me. “Ms. Smith is one of the best motivational speakers that I have met. When we appeared for a speaking engagement without students, she performed so well that we had to bring her back a second time. She really connected well with students, and it helped motivate them to find out what they do well and move forward in their future endeavors whether it be college or technical school.” January 12, 2011 * Nancy Tennicott, client Nancy hired me as a model in 2003. Top qualities: personable, on time, high integrity “Anita was one of our models at Ford Models. She proved herself to be a very reliable and personable model.” May 12, 2010 I also do phone consultations.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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It has been said that I "must be experienced".I have been told my work stands out because it is 100% from my heart and soul. The audience is able to rediscover, explore, determine, define and execute a new way of perceiving and believing in themselves and their life. The gift of connecting with people is due to the honest, open and transparent way I deliver a message. I have been described as engaging, enlightening and dynamic and my presentations are priceless. I witness first hand the audience react as I speak so powerfully right to their personal experiences. My events have been "life changing"

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I am a professional clean humor motivational speaker and comedian. My humor is as inspiring as it is funny. Each of my presentation includes clean family humor, music and audience participation that can be tailored to your needs. My family-oriented stand up comedy has been seen on Showtime, A&E and ABC. I have authored three illustrated humor books for women, and my writing has been featured in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.

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I am a catalytic motivational speaker who empowers and inspires listeners by lifting their spirit and touching the true heart of motivation that will in turn awaken positive change. My goal is to see true champions in their unique industries and fields arise to the fullness of their potential.

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My name is Adrian Peterson. I am the author of "Don't Dis My Abilities." I graduated from Georgia Southern University and played 8 season for the Chicago Bears. I now travel as a motivational speaker.

  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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You are your choices. Dan is an inspirational speaker and author who has a hard-hitting message that changes peoples lives. He is a quad amputee who will reach and move your audience to understand that choices and attitude determine results.

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