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  • Saint Peters, MO

Laura R.

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Extremely moving and motivational for any type of individual. He doesn't just philosophize - he's made the journey from underdog to shining star - he knows what it takes and truly puts his heart into showing others the way.

Ellen G.

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Robert spoke to our youth at the Juvenile Detention Center and was extremely motivational. I would recommend Robert as a speaker to any audience, particularly to young people.

Shauntae N.

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Robert is a phenomenal speaker. He provides inventive fresh, relatable examples and lessons to capture the audience. I would recommend him for any event.

  • 12 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Peters, MO

Shelly J.

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I trained with Adam twice a week for about a year and lost almost 100 lbs. and 10 dress sizes. In addition, Adam emailed me weekly 5 workouts I did on my own time. These were results I had never thought I'd achieve. Adam's motivation and care are what helped me stay committed. He has an energy about everything he does that helps you succeed. He's an awesome coach. I've learned more about exercise and nutrition in my time with Adam than I ever learned on my own or with any other trainer. My success is because of his motivation and coaching. He couldn't do the work for me, but with his encouragement, my weight loss was attainable. My only reason for not still being with Adam is I moved out of state or I would still be a client of Adam's.

Mackenzie S.

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Adam is a wonderful personal trainer. He's always on time and prepared to kick my butt and his training doesn't stop at the end of 60 minutes. He checks in with me as much as I need and is encouraging and supportive without being enabling. He just gets it -- what it means to set goals and I'm truly believe that your goals become his goals and, because of that, he's invested from day one.

Brian R.

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Adam is very focused on getting results, but keeps it fun and motivating. He really goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable and get every opportunity to get results!

  • Saint Louis, MO

Alan B.

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Marala has always demononstrated a strong personal drive for excellence in whatever endeavor to which she commits . She achieves excellence conducting her activities in a professional and confidential manner. Her listening skills to those she is relating to are first rate. She is a learner, good organizer, planner, and demonstrates loyalty with patience. When difficult options are faced and decisions need to be made, Maral Horan is one person that is an invaluable person to have on your team and in your corner because she can see the alternative options clearly and always recommends ethical solutions to challenging issues. Marala served as my Executive Assistant when I was CEO of a corporate entity that went through a financial turnaround in the St. Louis, centeral mid-west and upper south. We worked together for five years. She is always on time and stays with the task until it is done producing high quality work in every situation. In the business circumstances we faced her performance could not have been improved and as I observe her performance subsequent to my moving on from that position I find her consistant professional and educational growth qualifies her to be a greater asset to anyone seeking her assistance at this time or in the future.

Michelle H.

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If you're looking for honest, compassionate feedback, Marala Horan is your solution. Marala helped me see all of the good in myself, and what a positive contribution I had to offer. Because of her, I applied myself more than I previously had the courage to do. Her support is priceless, and her kind smile is ever-reassuring. Marala helps bring out the best in everyone, and encourages people to see the best in others. My life forever changed for the better because she believed in me and guided me to see the best in myself. For her, I am ever grateful.

Carolyn D.

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It is a pleasure to know and have worked with Marala. She is a very forward thinker, insightful, and a very knowledgeable consultant. She is very caring and thoughtful, and works diligently to help you achieve your goals. Marala's level of commitment will surpass your your expectations!

  • 24 years in business
  • Response time: 26 min
  • Saint Louis, MO

Philip P.

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I've had the pleasure of getting to know Dixie for many years as both a speaker and coach & consultant. Dixie is an incredibly engaging speaker, delivering powerful and practical wisdom from the stage. Audiences should expect to walk away re-energized with clarity. She has an abundance of experience working with people and companies delivering deeply meaningful insight and transformation. Working with her as a coach & consultant is intense, she doesn't shy away from asking the tough questions but always supportive and committed to helping you achieve your business (and personal) goals.

Barbara A.

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I first met Dixie Gillaspie 10 years ago in Orlando at a business conference and was immediately drawn to her insight and thoughtful approach to business success. A few years later, I attended her workshop, Dynamite Live, and made the decision to hire her as I was launching a new business. Now, several years later, Dixie continues to provide great value as my business has grown. I could not imagine achieving the success I have without her wisdom and coaching. Barb Abramson Founder Making Meaningful Connections

Tom R.

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I've heard Dixie speak many times. Every time, it's a great journey. She's a story-teller and a "tour-guide" -- not a lecturer. So when the journey is over, I feel as if I've discovered new insights, perspective and knowledge. Highly recommended.

Nora P.

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We couldn’t have had a more impacting speaker for our Disney world annual event. Janet brought refreshing laughter as well as riveting stories that evoked tears. The result was that she touched and inspired us deeply through her engaging presentation. We were motivated to apply the practical steps to change our thinking and embrace the courage to remove obstacles. Janet delivered what she said she would as she had us spellbound with her illustrations. Her gripping stories showed us the path to success. She empowered us to defy all odds, and to remove limitations and excuses. Her message is transformational, so much so that we showed the video of her presentation several times for the benefit of those who missed the event. Nora P. Human Resources, Walt Disney World, Orlando

Judy B.

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A Janet Eckles presentation is truly a joy to experience. I saw her last summer at a local Christian coffee house. Her message flows from the heart as she paints a picture of her beliefs and experiences and what these mean in her life. I felt very fortunate to have able to spend time with and learn from such a Christian woman.

Jeanne C.

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What beautiful words, making us understand the importance each day.

  • 11 years in business
  • Collinsville, IL

Valerie R.

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Bob Ramsey is a passionate and engaging speaker whom I have known for over 4 years.  I have seen him speak in a variety of venues with different audiences mostly about leadership and personal development. Through his message, his wisdom and his stories he is able to connect with any type of audience. He delivers fun, insightful and entertaining speeches that he customizes to meet the unique needs of the audience. His stories and words of wisdom come from his many years of business experience and his passion for gardening, cooking, and sailing. It's amazing how much I learned from his speech on curating customers through his personal story of growing blueberries. His stories are engaging and his research is sound. If you ever get a chance to hire Bob for one of your events, you won't be disappointed.

Keith W.

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Bob Ramsey is a truly gifted public speaker. Each time I have opportunity to hear him speak, I eagerly anticipate what Bob will share. He's a talented speaker with a lot to offer! His talks are thought provoking, enlightening, and inspiring! He has a way of connecting with his audience in a very personal and meaningful way. Bob even coaches other speakers. I've seen him work with folks who are terrified to stand before an audience and help turn them into competent, confident, and effective speakers. I can't recommend Bob highly enough!

Jacqueline D.

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Bob Ramsey is a dynamic speaker and knows how to engage an audience. He is able to read a room and uniquely display a message that is tailored to each audience. Bob is articulate and delightful to watch. I highly recommend him.

  • 17 years in business
  • Florissant, MO

Brittney N.

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Trayvond Jacobs has been very instrumental in my academic and educational career in high school. I have learned a tremendous amount from him as the Director of the Youth & Government program at the YMCA. He has always encouraged me to "go for it" and to always do my very best as a student and still to this day as an adult. I am very fortunate to know such an inspirational person who always wants the best for me and will help me to get there, no matter what. Thanks for everything Tray!

Scott C.

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Mr. Jacobs is one of the best, if not THE best speaker I've ever heard. His story is inspirational and the manner in which he delivers it always gives me goosebumps and teary eyed. The man not only knows how to pluck at people's heart strings, but he also knows how to motivate people into taking action, whether it's volunteering to help others, or to open wallets and donate.

Shaune G.

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I found true value in what was said. After the speaker was done I felt inspired to continue on my journey towards a more successful career. I found it very rewarding.

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Chris S.

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I have no experience with graphic design. I downloaded program after program looking for logos for a project I am working on with no luck. I did a quick google search and was fortunate to come across thumbtack. Dave sent me a message within 5 minutes and we were speaking on the phone within the hour. He was able to take my idea and run with it. I was a bit nervous at first because I had never used this service but he is a real pro. I signed up for 2 logos at 75$ and ended up getting 6 different hi rez logos instead. He even sent me previews and let me suggest a tweak to one without additional cost. We didn’t even meet in person. Can’t recommend enough and I will be calling back for more in the future. :)

Halle C.

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I loved him! He kept me interested the whole time! He was funny, motivational, and really inspired me! I would definitely recommend him!

  • 5 years in business
  • Saint Louis, MO

Tavon B.

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Desiree Jackson is my go to person for business consulting, project management and corporate development. I’ve used Desiree’s services for strategic planning and development on my business, nonprofit as well as individual projects. She wrote the training and development initiatives for my company SmoothLight Productions. She has led and facilitated workshops on entrepreneurial development and resources. She has participated as a motivational speaker, sharing with the audience her experiences from homeless to a world traveling business consultant and the challenges she’s overcome for success. Her story has captivated and encouraged audiences of all background to move towards positive change. My business would not be the same without Desiree Jackson and I appreciate everything she and Prime International has done for me.

Jess L.

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Desiree Jackson of Prime International Consulting is an all-around wonderful business consultant, trainer and motivator. She came into our company WCS and made a total turn around that not only increased the efficiency of our operations but increased revenues by 20%. While we have been in business for more than 20 years, she was able to analyze and revamp our business plan and business strategy to compete in today’s market. She also improved our policies and procedures providing opportunities for untapped sources of revenue. Finally, she developed our new training program and came as a motivational speaker to encourage our staff towards to benefits of change. I whole heartedly endorse Desiree Jackson and Prime International and would recommend them to anyone looking to increase profitability in their business.

Umeme H.

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Desiree helped me jump start my business! I saw Desiree speak at a workshop I attended and decided to hire her firm, Prime International Consulting, for business development services before setting my business launch date. As a new business owner, it was important to ensure my business started on the right track and I needed professional help to do so. Desiree helped me with perfecting my business plan to match my business goals, creating marketing strategies, as well as researching my potential competitors to stand out and compete in the market. Desiree is an extremely knowledgeable professional! As a small business owner, I would highly recommend Prime International Consulting for all of your business development needs!

Dale J.

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Probably one of the best speakers we've had in the nine years I've worked for the company. Still getting compliments both on how good it was, and for trying something different.

Molly D.

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Mark did a wonderful presentation for our managers. He was engaging and funny, funny, funny. Couldn't have had a better experience... and my group is often hard to please.

  • 16 years in business
  • Saint Louis, MO

Gloria W.

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It was my extreme pleasure to learn that my good friend Dr. Elise Barnett has embarked upon a special venture and has published a new website in order to promote her new speaking business! I am so excited for her and I am holding her up in prayer because this lady is truly a dynamic speaker! Having known her for several years and having listened to her speak at our church on many occasions I can attest to the fact that this lady "really rocks the house!" She will have you on the edge of your seat because she knows how to bring the word in a very special and exciting way. Believe me this lady never disappoints. My congratulations and best wishes for the success that she most assuredly deserves.

Joy B.

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Dr. Elise Barnett is a dynamic speaker. She is so very organized and well prepared for each speaking engagement. She puts so much effort and time preparing for her audience. She illustrates her topic in various ways making sure to enlighten as well as engage the audience. Every time she speaks she reveals how studious she is. She never leaves her audience on the same level prior to the encounter. She is anointed and appointed and delivers with boldness and confidence yet humble. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Dr. Elise Barnett for all your amazing work. You are awesome.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Grover, MO

Steve G.

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We had Donna train our department on three occasions: 1). Presentation Skills 2). Agenda-setting and running a successful meeting 3). Sales tips for non-sales employees - asking meaningful questions She is professional, knowledgeable, engaging, sincere, and FUN! Most employees roll their eyes when their company provides training. In our company though, people line up to get in! We even have to break meetings into two sessions to accommodate demand. Other departments stop her in the hallway asking how they can get in. I cannot say enough good things about Donna Forgy!!! --Steve Gillies, Vice President, HM Benefits, St. Louis, MO

Susan B.

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Donna has been providing training and coaching for our company for over 10 years. Her knowledge and expertise has improved the abilities of our staff immensely! Our trainers get higher feedback scores from audiences and this is directly attributed to Donna. Donna has also presented at our annual conference every year and audiences rave about her ability to connect with them as well as the content she provides. It is always fresh and gives them real life skills and tips to help them improve their own company operations. I would recommend Donna over many other public speakers and trainers I have encountered in my career! Sue B., NECA

Whitney T.

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I attended a conference in Phoenix where Donna recently spoke on the topics of leadership and employee engagement. She kept me engaged for the entire day by using a combination of activities and very insightful and useful information. I am excited to take the new skills back to work and implement them with my team.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Saint Peters, MO

Crystal H.

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I met Derlene by chance or as I like to think of it, by fate. We were both at a networking event and I got to hear her speak on finding your “Yes!” I found myself thinking I need to find my yes. I was recently divorced with 2 kids and seemed to be in a constant state of apprehension in my personal life. In my professional life, I was self-assured and confident and assertive. In my personal life, I was constantly second guessing myself and overwhelmed. With Derlene’s help, I was able to implement a “parenting plan” of my own that included rules and consequences for breaking my rules. Anyone who has gone through a divorce, understands how hard this can be when the other parent is always undermining you. The change in my kids has been amazing! Our relationship has flourished. Derlene helped me change my focus from a negative perspective to a very positive one. I no longer look at my week as what all I did NOT accomplish but rather wow, look what all I accomplished. Derlene helped me break the tendency to constantly feel like I had to explain myself to my ex-husband. During my marriage, I was always under scrutiny and micro-managed per se. Derlene helped me break that cycle and it has been the most empowering experience I have ever had. I am confident again and know I am able to handle whatever is thrown at me. I am now able to not just focus on making it through the day but to dream again and have recently started working on a life-long goal of getting my master’s degree. I can’t thank Derlene enough for helping me get “me” back!

Kiersten R.

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I could not have been more thrilled with Derlene. She was not only an excellent speaker, but her presentation spoke volumes to the hearts of my leaders. Derlene met with me and listened to my goals of the meeting and exceeded my expectations. My leaders and I found that she spoke right to our hearts as women and helped us feel empowered, motivated, and ready to take on the world. She is such a kind, wonderful woman and her warmth and genuine care for her topics and audience shows through in her presentation. She puts so much thought into making sure that her presentation is not only providing emotional connections and breakthroughs, but also provides laughter and interactions as well. I look forward to booking her again in the future!

Anita D.

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The Boot Camp presentation was informative and empowering! Lots of practical ideas to give me a push to start saying YES to becoming the best me I can be.

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Peak Performance Coaching: If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, a burning desire to get into or stay competitive in today's marketplace, and a desire to harness the power of your subconscious mind to catapult you to success beyond your wildest dreams... The success doctor is in! Dr. Annette Vaillancourt has over 20 years experience helping others just like you to develop the mental toughness you need, overcome limiting beliefs, fears, and negative emotions to achieve performance excellence. Mental Toughness for Athletic Performance: College or weekend athlete, if you just want to bring your athletic performance to the next stage, a success coach can help, whether it's: - Knocking strokes off your golf game - Improving your free-throw percentage - Increasing your batting average or lowering your ERA - Healing more quickly from a sports injury - Taking up a new sport As a student of Shotokan Karate for the past 4 years, Dr. Vaillancourt utilizes powerful mind/body techniques drawn from ancient healing traditions that harness the power of your subconscious mind to get you where you want to go! Motivational Speaker: Business empowerment for 2012 With over 20 years experience helping those with drive and passion achieve amazing results, Dr. Vaillancourt is also a sought-after motivational speaker, staff retreat leader, and appreciative inquiry facilitator. Don't just learn; change! Annette Vaillancourt, Ph.D. is an engaging group facilitator and transformational trainer. What sets her apart from others who speak to inspire or motivate is that she lives what she teaches! In the last 4 years, she has transformed her life by doubling her income during the recession, losing 70 pounds, earning a purple belt in Shotokan karate (headed to a black belt by 60!), selling her house herself in a down market and buying the condo of her dreams, and curing herself of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Vaillancourt has given over 400 presentations since 1993 to businesses, conferences, clubs, churches, classrooms, and the general public. She is known for her warmth, wit, and enthusiasm.

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Are you looking for a professional who provides high-quality service with a great attitude? Cole's Multi-Service Agency is the one for you. If you are in need of a motivational speaker, spiritual, relationship, marriage and grief counseling, life coach, wedding or funeral officiant, wedding planner, lawn care, event planner, singer, basic math tutor, massage therapist, actor or personal fitness trainer, I am here for you. I am willing to meet the needs of every individual with a timely and courteous performance, right down to the last detail. Thank you for making me your first choice!

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I pastor The Center of Empowerment Church. I also offer management services for those in gospel ent. I'm also a motivational speaker.

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I am a voice, a dedicated advocate, for all victims of abuse—each person who has ever suffered sexual abuse, bullying, or the need to hide who they really are.

  • Saint Louis, MO

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I work on motivational speaking, empowerment, seminars, conferences, ministries and schools. My passion is to reach people at their desires for growth.

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My style is very relevant to those of all ages and catered to those of all cultures.

  • 7 years in business
  • Saint Charles, MO

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The Authentic Expressions Group is an incubator of small business owners and entrepreneurs who have one goal in mind: to give their clients the best services possible even if it means to work in a collaborative system. Our priority is to offer the best solution in order to bring about the success that the client is looking for. In order to deliver a program to fit the varied needs of our clients for their employees, executives and community responsibilities, there are several platforms of communication that is available to choose from. My professional speaking interest includes the following: * Keynote Speaking * Business Development * Leadership Development * Personal Development * Health and Well Living Not only will I speak to a group of interest, but I will also be able to design a workshop on the topics that will suite the development and success of the clients' team efforts.

  • Saint Louis, MO

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See the website below for more information about my speaking and writing services on technology topics. I have more than 20 years of editorial experience, including founding editor-in-chief at Network Computing magazine and published two computer books.

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“Need a Motivational Speaker”

Hazelwood, MO

Event type
Corporate or organization conference, Company or Office event
Age of guests
18 and older
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Looking for someone to speak at our opening event for Administrative Professionals Week.
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“Need a Motivational Speaker to Discuss the Dangers of Texting and Internet Usage”

Saint Louis, MO

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School or educational event
Hours needed
1
Age of guests
6-11
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Middle school - to discuss the dangers of texting, internet usage
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“Need a Motivational Speaker for a Fraternity Celebration”

Saint Charles, MO

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Our fraternity is celebrating 15 years on our school's campus. We will be inviting alumni, current brothers as well as school faculty and staff
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