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  • 5 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Adonya C.
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She is an inspiring motivator to your child. She is warm, caring and very knowledgeable of all subjects. I would recommend her to anyone (child or adult). She not only helped my daughter with learning subjects for the ACT, but also with helpful hints and techniques. Lastly, my daughter also suffered from anxiety during testing. I'm happy to say she did not experience any anxiety when testing!!!

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Barry Bradford
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric S.
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Barry Bradford is a very engaging and charismatic speaker. He made several presentations to my classroom on various topics via Google Hangouts. He went above and beyond on every presentation and really engaged the students from start to finish. His speaking and storytelling skills are impeccable.

MASTER Coaching and Massage
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie K.
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Migdalia was my small group leader and mentor. She performed with thoughtfulness, love and care. Her words were always well thought and well spoken to add just the right encouragement and advice. She is wise, perceptive and insightful. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs support and coaching.

Jeff Rogers Unlimited
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie S.
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Jeff was an excellent speaker for our event. He got the audience laughing and engaged right away and by the end of his presentation they were hanging on every word. Easy to work with and I would highly recommend him! He's also a snappy dresser.

Loren Michaels Harris
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl W.
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Loren Michaels Harris excited my school audience of teachers, therapists, social workers and paraprofessionals! ! He is a vibrant speaker that uses examples we can all relate as well as to clearly articulating his point. He mixes music, video with real world experiences that can certainly perk up an audience. His message was relevant to our needs and he does his homework. Not only was he a "Motivational" speaker, but we all can walk away with something that can be applied in our everyday lives in and out of the workplace. My staff is requesting that he return mid-year for the "boost" they need to motivate and inspire them to assist in completing a successful school year! Double thumbs up for Loren! Outstanding!

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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Kat H.
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If you long to get unstuck and build the life and career you want, make an investment in yourself and book a session with Sarah. She is my go-to life coach to keep me inspired, motivated and empowered.

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

    The Journey Ahead
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Kerry H.
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    Stephen is a valued member of the Harmony 4 Hope Rare Storytellers Team, where he shares his daughter's journey with Joubert Syndrome while also advocating for the rare disease community as a whole. As a Harmony 4 Hope Rare Storyteller, Stephen inspires and educates future physicians and healthcare practitioners on rare disease in Chicago's renowned medical communities. Stephen is a heartfelt and dynamic speaker who consistently brings great insight and professionalism to our charity organization. As the founder of this organization, I am grateful to have Stephen's support and commitment to our mission.

    ImprovTalk
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Mary N.
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    Century College engaged Jim and Ellen with ImprovTalk as kenotes speakers for a staff development day. It was an excellent event, interactive and hitting the mark on the prinicpals we wanted to convey in the training experience. I'm not sure employees saw it as training as it was so much fun, but I know they learned alot about opening themselve up to new ways of interacting with our students. A true success, thank you!

    Donohue Consulting Inc
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Gilda R.
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    I hired Patrick Donohue to speak as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: GPS Navigating Healthy Families. Pat did a great job connecting with the audience and providing practical study and life skill tips for high school parents. Pat combines the motivational skills of an athletic coach, with command of a great teacher and the insight of a parent to provide a presentation that is both informative and engaging. I also hired Pat to work with student leaders. With students, Pat is energetic, interactive, funny and challenging. He pushes students to think about real issues and to become their best selves. If you hire Pat for any audience, you will be hiring a speaker who is engaging, well prepared and will make your event a success

    GoPositiv
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    Shane Y.
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    Don was a keynote speaker for the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and did a fantastic job! Attendees loved his dynamic stage presence and especially his research on the neuroscience of happiness. Don's content was very helpful and insightful, with simple ways everyone could incorporate his clever strategies into their organizations as well as their lives.

    • 26 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Jim E.
    Verified review

    John was excellent to work with in every facet. He was quick to respond and engaging in the process leading up to his presentation, and his engagement (I wouldn't call it a "speech", as there was so much audience participation) was excellent. I would highly recommend.

    Loren Michaels Dream Squad
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Amy M.
    Verified review

    Loren Michaels brought an amazing motivational experience to the kids at Rich South. I look forward to working with him more in the future!

    Mary H.
    Verified review

    We were all happy with Mark's professionalism and content. He did a great job of keeping it fun while still working our content into the presentation.

    Attracting Your Life
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Daniel M.
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    While working with a life coach, you can expect to confront issues that have been holding you back and preventing you from creating a reality you love to be in. As uncomfortable as confrontation can be, it’s often necessary for healing. Recognizing your issues, strengths, and weaknesses is a first step to wholeness and can provide invaluable guidance while on the path to living the life of your dreams. I have been a client of Mija's for over a year now and I can say that those uncomfortable situations have allowed me to stop seeing myself as the victim. Her guidance and motivation has given me the strength to change my life for the better. The change can be seen by me and those around me. The investment in me was the best thing I did for myself.

    Tina P. Schwartz
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    Laurie S.
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    Without a doubt, Tina is one of the most professional author representatives/agents that I have met within my professional career. She is also an effective and inspirational speaker who cares enough to share her many years of expertise, experience, and wisdom with her clients, potential clients, and all writers. She understands writers and often goes above and beyond her role as an agent. Her enthusiasm for the world of writing shines through all of her work. Everyone should be so lucky to work with Tina.

    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Melanie H.
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    Received a tremendous amount of awesome feedback from my employees. It is not unusual for people to still be talking about this after a day, but people were still talking about this the next week and they are still talking! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    Kenney Creative
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 26 years in business
    Nina H.
    Verified review

    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!!!!

    Bodywise Consulting

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      About

      I am a Chicago-based motivational speaker. Are you looking for a speaker who will motivate, inspire, and educate your audience, while keeping them laughing and engaged? You've found me. I’m a professional speaker who shares practical, realistic information about a variety of topics, ranging from healthy lifestyles to stress management to goal-setting, with audiences both large and small. I speak about a variety of topics, and will customize a presentation to meet your group's unique needs. Some of my most popular topics include: * Break your Bad Habits—and Replace Them with Better Ones (health/wellness) * Beyond Deep Breathing: Beat Day-to-Day Stress (health/wellness) * Make the Most of your Minutes: Time Management that Works (work/motivation/productivity) I've been speaking professionally for more than a decade, and I have appeared as a keynoter, breakout session leader, and in-service presenter at dozens of events, both in the Chicago area and throughout the country.

      Tim Clue

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        About

        As a professional humorist, corporate entertainer, and motivational speaker, Tim Clue's output behind the stand is out in front. Dynamic, inspirational, and with a razor-sharp wit, Tim is smart without snark. Before he was a stand-up comedian, Tim was a teacher of communication and theater, with an emphasis on speech and rhetoric. Now a published author and humorous business event speaker, Tim often says, "If you want them to listen, tell them. If you want them to call, make them laugh." Tim's high-powered performing skills provide the customized and corporate-friendly delivery system that will surely be the hit of your event. Not just a funny speaker, Tim combines an original, highly interactive show which combines your culture and messages with his humor, making for an unforgettable night. A favorite on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and a sensation on YouTube, with his unique thoughts on debt, Tim has easily hit the funny bone for hundreds of first-rate firms, such as impressing the top brass at Caterpillar with his PowerPoint satire, entertaining and motivating at the Microsoft Office conference, and he has regularly consulted for Bombardier, the makers of Ski-Doo watercraft, assisting in bringing their product line to a worldwide clientele at their annual conferences, among many, many others. P.S. Tim Clue travels the entire U.S., not just 150 miles.

        About

        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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        Naperville, IL

        • Event type
          Company or Office event
        • Speaker theme
          I'm not sure yet
        • Audience age
          Working professionals
        • Number of guests
          25 - 50
        • Details
          I would like speech to focus on professional development at the workplace. There's no specific topic in mind yet - I am open.
        • $977.5
          Average price
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