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Joliet Youth Motivational Speakers

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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.

Erika Gilchrist Enterprises
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Zernul S.
Verified review

I have seen MANY speakers in my time and very few actually leave a lasting impression. Erika Gilchrist sets the bar for the professional speaker. With an acute command of whatever subject she's speaking about and an unbreakable connection with her audience, Erika delivers like no other. Dynamic, funny, serious, bombastic and creative, she leaves you wanting more but never leaves you unfulfilled! Don't hesitate. Hire her NOW!

MJ MVP TEAM
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric M.
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I highly endorse Michael "MVP" Jennings to be booked as a motivational Speaker at any School, Community or Private Event. I have enjoyed hearing him at a suburban Library Event, at his Booksigning Private Party and as a supportive softball Teammate. He is prompt, professional, engaging and very personable. He will get your crowd "fired up and ready to go!"

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tia J.
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Amy is AMAZING when it comes to keeping the audience engaged using easy to understand sales concepts. She has done several trainings for us and our participants ask for her again and again. If you want your employees to learn how to be better in Sales or Public Speaking - I HIGHLY recommend Amy! - Tia J., www.WBDC.org

Walter M.
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
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I had the pleasure of inviting Walter to speak at our National Youth Conference (National Inspirational Youth Convention - NIYC) in Chicago, IL in December of 2013. The NIYC boasts an average audience size of 800-1,000 attendees annually. Over the course of the three day event Walter was one of our featured plenary session leaders presenting each evening to a group of 250 youth between the ages of 12-24 years of age on leadership, making good life choices and the importance of realizing their potential and doing everything in their power to be the best version of themselves. His energy was infectious and the youth were quickly drawn to him as he was extremely relatable and brutally honest while being authentic to who he is and the message he was there to deliver. He was extremely professional and refreshingly flexible throughout the planning process and during the conference. I would highly recommend booking him.

Connie Hurtado
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rosaura B.
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Connie was very motivating and inspirational when speaking at a local event for the romeoville chamber of commerce. It's very exciting and uplifting when women uplift other women and Connie is a great example!

Quantum Leap
5.0
from 5 reviews
    April D.
    Verified review

    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!

    Donohue Consulting Inc
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Gilda R.
    Verified review

    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

    • 7 years in business
    Sean D.
    Verified review

    Fantastic motivational speaker, truthful and understanding.

    Jacqueline Camacho
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Michael H.
      Verified review

      I wanted to get exposure as an expert in my field, but was struggling to do it on my own. I was looking for someone to help me take my reputation to the next level and Jackie and JJR Marketing made it happen. I've been published in INC Magazine, Chicago Business Journal and Startup Magazine and it's only been two months... I can't guarantee your results, but I'm a RAVING fan!!! Heroically, Michael Hahn Author of Hero Habits and Motivational Speaker www.MichaelHahnSpeaker.com

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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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      Why Book Deanne? * Deanne empowers audiences with the desire and strategies to improve communication and tackle some of life's toughest challenges. * She gets you to dig deeper, laugh, explore new mindsets, adjust a few attitudes and learn to manage and lead more effectively. Audiences love Deanne because of her down-to-earth, interactive, funny, and her no-nonsense approach. Her energetic passion is contagious. Deanne's sincere desire to help people succeed and tackle the tough life and career issues is exemplified in her rare blend of real-life stories, strategies that work, and humor. Her lively style and passion create engagement and "aha" moments for participants. She connects easily with audiences and clients, who enjoy her sense of humor and love practical tactics.

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      Dale is a professional keynote speaker with more than 20 years of experience speaking to audiences that range from high school kids to seasoned business professionals. Dale takes his audiences on a journey of self discovery to overcome the fear that prevents them from achieving the personal and professional success they deserve.

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      I am a coach, motivational speaker, entertainer and published author of book "The Stars In Your Family." I help people and make their lives better. I am fun at all parties.

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      35 years of restaurant management

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      B.E.C.O.M.E stands for be ever conscience of maintaining excellence. I am an energetic motivational speaker for all occasions, looking to improve the quality of lives of all and everyone I come in contact with. There is an urge inside of each of a knowing that we can become more, and I am determined to speak to that sleeping giant inside of you and encourage it to wake up and live. Stop accepting other people's opinions about you, and reach for your dreams.

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      I motivate everyone from the age of 1 to 150 as long as the people listen and get something out of my motivation speeches.

      • 4 years in business
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      Cheszerae is a personable, vibrant, innovative and skilled motivational speaker, Doctor of Education candidate and life coach who helps people reach their highest potential in the emotional, spiritual, professional and social areas of life. She applies sound biblical principles to any situation. Radical, cutting-edge, wise, and trailblazer lady with a heart for people are some of the words/phrases used to describe Cheszerae. As a role model, professional recording artist and doctoral scholar, Cheszerae decided to start her coaching business following the voice of God to serve and equip people of all walks of life to build a journey and pathway in the marketplace that is pleasing to Him. Prior to her role as a life coach, Cheszerae served the public in various sectors, such as nonprofit, entertainment, religious and hospitality markets. With an overwhelming love for Christ and passion for personal growth in others, Cheszerae invests quality one-on-one time with each client and/or heart-to-heart intimate group training. She will continue until your goal is clearly discovered and successfully completed.

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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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      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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      I use my unique past experiences to teach people how they can improve their lives and be better people

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