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Highland Park Motivational Speakers

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Barry Bradford
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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.

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  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

MASTER Coaching and Massage
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 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.

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.

    Connie Hurtado
    4.8
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    I. G.
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    I stumbled across Connie's site via google while looking for inspirational quotes. She had a video series called "Coffee with Connie." These motivational videos were exactly what I needed to start my day. I found myself logging in every morning to start my day. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

    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

    Quantum Leap
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      April D.
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      Nancy is an outstanding speaker and motivator. She is smart, witty and articulate. She makes me laugh with her wonderful sense of humor. I learn so much from her every time I hear her speak!

      The Journey Ahead
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Kerry H.
      Verified review

      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.

      Mary H.
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      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.

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

      Optimal Edge Performance
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 9 years in business
      Nancy D.
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      If you need a dynamic speaker who is Informative, humorous and dynamic - you will find all these traits with Debbie Vyskocil of Optimal Edge Performance. I've heard her speak several times and she always draws me in with her stories and expertise. I would definitely recommend her for any conference, staff meeting or corporate event. You will not be disappointed.

      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!

      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.

      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!

      Gina L.
      Verified review

      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.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Adam G.
      Verified review

      Overall, Darlene did a great job. There was some positive feedback from some of the members of the Association.

      • 10 years in business
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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 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.

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      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.

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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.

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