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  • 7 years in business
  • 235 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Amanda Z.

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We asked Vladimire to come speak to college aged students. She was flexible and worked with our requests. She engaged our students with a relevant motivational topic, and had a great presence in the room. Students enjoyed listening to her speak and felt inspired to succeed. Vladimire was professional and courteous throughout the whole experience. We would recommend her as a motivational speaker.

Omar M.

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Well so far so good, I was honest and got a ton of stuff of the noggin, her words are inspirational, and I hope at the end all is well. I pray all goals are met and I can get back on on tract.tract. I can say thank you but want to wait until the end result , regardless of outcome. Ptract.tractwas only

Laquana L.

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Very inspirational and motivational speaker. Vladimire is a beautiful spirit and is very in tune with her audience!

  • 38 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Catalina C.

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Father Callaham officiated my catholic wedding last December. He did a wonderful job and I would recommend him to anyone. He made our wedding so simple classy sophisticated. He did the ceremony in both English and Spanish, even though he's not native Spanish speaker, he does it very well, very clearly. First, we spoke with him a couple of times over the phone and then we met in person. He wanted us to discuss with him how exactly was the wedding we dreamt of. He's a good listener and kept into account every detail we told him. He even gave us very good ideas of things that we weren't even thinking about, gave us a wide selection of beautiful and appropriate readings including from the Bible. I wouldn't think twice if I had to recommend father Callaham to anyone , very professional and also punctual! he arrive to the venue an hour earlier!! Just the best officiant! :)

Olga M.

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Our experience working with Reverend Callahan was very rewarding! We met with him in his home and from the beginning he made us feel comfortable and at ease. He was willing to travel quite a distance to perform our ceremony. Being native speakers of Spanish, we were very pleased to find out that Father Michael spoke perfect Spanish, which made it possible for us to say our vows bilingually. He provided us with different formats for the ceremony and with a list of readings to choose from. He performed a lovely ceremony filled with emotion. We were moved by his words as were our guests. We wouldn't change anything. Everything was perfect!! Gracias, Father Michael!

Claritza O.

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We had the pleasure of working with Father Callahan. He was very helpful, punctual and such a kind speaker. He even arrived earlier. We were blown away by his sermon and it made our Roman Catholic ceremony that much special. Our friends and family were delighted with the father too. They were deeply moved to tears. We're native Spanish speakers and he added a Spanish passage to the ceremony. We can't thank him enough!

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  • 20 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Erika H.

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Thank you, Craig! Craig and I are working together on developing my public speaking abilities. For many people, I'm one of them, public speaking is one, if not "the" biggest fear we have. Craig was awesome - he was positive, inspiring, and just really "real" with me about letting my true self do the talking and to enjoy speaking, to own it. After just our first session together, I was speaking more confidently to friends, walking more proudly, and definitely felt stronger as a person all around. I'm not a shy person and yet I was still taken aback by this. Craig says developing these speaking skills will change your life, now I'm a believer. I look forward to working with him on my journey to becoming the speaker and person I want to be and I'm happy to have found him.

Benjamin M.

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Craig is a very talented speaker who is passionate and committed to making you a better speaker. While some other teachers have inflexible schedules and are reluctant to provide out-of-session help, Craig will you give as much additional guidance as you need free of charge. Craig loves what he does and his no nonsense approach is an effective, efficient way to improve your public speaking skills.

Taba T.

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Craig is a nice combination of a motivational speaker and a career coach. He guided me on improving my resume, cover letter and pursuing careers in companies that I would like to be a part of, instead of settling for any job. I highly recommend Craig for anyone who has been looking for the "right" job with no success and needs a new approach in their search!

  • Response time: 6 hours
  • New York, NY

Elizabeth R.

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Carrie was a great speaker. We turned part of her talk into a print that everyone in the office got.

Rachel E.

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I haven't heard a speaker this good in a long time. We thoroughly enjoyed Carrie's talk.

Peter W.

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Great speaker! I would highly recommend hiring her for your future events.

  • 6 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Vickie K.

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Motivational Speaking.... Thank you so much for helping our cancer survivors "Celebrate Life" . Your inspirational words along with how we can use heath and healing through Zumba was outstanding. We now understand the benefits of physical activity for survivors and how to best tailor our individual exercise programs. I never thought about dance as just moving to music. I hope you will celebrate with us again next year!!

Karissa T.

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Great experience! She is professional and more important weaves in humor which maintained my audience's interest. The title "motivational speaker" is tossed around alot but if you want someone who will leave your audience fired up and ready to move forward, then you've come to the right place!

Felicia M.

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Rita is a public speaker who captivates her audience! She is a dynamic, motivational speaker and exceptional life coach!

  • 5 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 21 min

Maritza H.

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Training with Mason may be the best investment you can make in yourself. He's been able to help me fully understand how to work out properly ensuring that old injuries do not occur again. He shares his expertise and his experience with you to make the sessions fun, challenging, and a learning experience. He is not only professional, incredibly knowledgeable about exercises and movement but Mason's charisma is infectious. He truly wants to see you succeed, maybe even more than you do. He sends awesome motivational messages to his trainees and always follows up. If you want a life changing trainer, Mason is your guy!!

Gwendolyn P.

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My goal is to lose weight, become a healthier person and learn proper exercise form, make a positive and permanent lifestyle change. Mason has helped me with these goals, tremendously, in a short time. He is courteous, professional, on time and highly motivational. Provides a variety of workouts, so I'm never bored & always challenged. His knowledge regarding safe instruction,body mechanics, nutrition & proper form have exceeded my expectations. I truly look forward to continuing my journey with Mason. He is genuine about helping others be the best they can be & as fit as can be. A man with a lion heart.

Monique N.

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He is patient, energetic, motivating and kind. Everything you want in a trainer.

  • 4 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Debbie C.

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Life isn't always easy. The answers are not always clear and sometimes the questions are not even clear. It has taken me a long time to realize that this is okay. It's okay if you need someone to steer you back to the path you want to be on. I have been blessed to have Gabriella come into my life, she has time and again grounded me and helped me see my potential as a spiritual being. Her talents are far and wide and traverse the scope of enlightenment. She makes it attainable, everything you could ever want is within your power to have. She encourages strength and hope in times of despair and unhappiness. Gabriella is a down to earth person, positive, motivational, and spiritual woman. I cannot say how grateful I am to have her on my team when things get rough. She helped me and continues to help me with my biggest problem....clarity..That there is more out in the universe planned for me and all I have to do is have strength and mindfulness within myself to attain it. The gift she has to offer the people who seek it is absolutely priceless.

Ava B.

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I've been having weekly phone sessions with Gabriella for the last six weeks and they have been amazing! I cannot say enough about what a great coach she is. She's dedicated, focused and totally your cheerleader. At the end of each of my sessions, which end with a hypnosis session, I feel capable of actually achieving all of my set intentions. There are not enough words to describe how much this experience has helped me. I had wanted to speak to a life coach for a long time and I decided to go the phone route as I thought it would make it easier to ease into the process. Gabriella has been able to help me focus on what my true goals are and to find ways to "attack" them without feeling overwhelmed. She's helped me clear the fog in my head and finally listen to me. The process is not always easy as it requires you to really be honest with yourself and also be accountable but even during the times when I fell short of my desired goals, I was okay knowing that I was on the right path. There was never any judgment from Gabriella, just encouragement. I highly recommend her!

April T.

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Gabriella is more than a life coach/therapist, she's a friend! Best experience ever. I love her! She's helped me beyond what I ever expected.

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Plainfield, NJ

Dee M.

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Dr. Davenport conducted a lecture on social and cultural competency. It was an interactive and engaging presentation that offered new insights and allowed for critical thinking. Due to time constraints, the presentation ended a little prematurely, however Dr. Davenport utilized his time to the best of his abilities and created a challenging and interesting atmosphere.

Amanda G.

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As though you did not have a lot of interested individuals in the building you were capable of delivering a dynamic, captivating, and inspiration presentation. Parents and communities should stay informed and be interested in the educational investment that they put in the children of tomorrow. Awesome job once again!!

Merle T.

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I enjoyed the presentation as it gave my son and I a glimpse into what next year will look like. The presentation was engaging, funny, and made me feel accountable for my child.

  • 14 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Jeffery F.

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Jim Ryan came highly recommended by a staff member, and upon meeting with him I knew immediately that he would be an excellent speaker to have at our annual staff development day. This proved true. Jim presented his “Simple Happiness” message to 130 employees of various ages and backgrounds. His uplifting and motivational presentation resonated broadly and deeply with out diverse group. As often is the case with employees in healthcare and other helping profession, it can sometimes be difficult to separate work and home life. Jim’s approach enabled each staff member in his or her own way to explore opportunities to apply to themselves— both professionally and personally— the same drive for joy, happiness, well-being, and unconditional positive regard that they ten to strongly deliver to other people, including their clients and peers. Jim offered highly relevant tools, concepts, and ideas. I received many positive comments from staff at the conclusion of the event and in the weeks afterward. My staff particularly enjoyed Jim’s tips on adding joy to daily life. I highly recommend Jim Ryan as a speaker for any event with a goal of enforcing personal wellness. I have no doubt that after listening to—and feeling inspired to engage with—Jim’s message, you and those you lead will feel a renewed sense of joy and positivity Jeffrey Freidman

Gina R.

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On behalf of NACCE, our sister organization SACCE, the LI RAEN, and the entire Adult Learning Conference Planning Committee, I would like to thank you for being our keynote speaker at the Long Island Adult Learning Conference at the Melville Marriott Hotel on March 28,2009. It was a pleaser hearing your presentation and an even greater pleasure to hear all of the wonderful comments and feedback from attendees at the conference. You really captured the entire audience and your enthusiasm and engaging manner set the tone for the rest of the day. You definitely exceeded our expectations with your powerful, insightful and motivational steps for “Simple Happiness”. The educators and administrators who were in attendance really enjoyed speech. Some of the educators came up to me and said “They have been coming to this conference for over 20 years and this was their favorite by far”. Another woman said “I could have listened to him all day”. I can only hope you continue to spread your positive messages and continue to make a great impact around the country. Thank you again for your inspiring message and I hope to be able to have you again for another presentation in the near future.

Ellen H.

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I had the pleasure of hearing him speak and also had him present a workshop for our staff. Mr. Ryan's presentation was uplifting and motivational. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed his simple techniques for adding lasting joy to our daily lives. I would highly recommend Mr. Ryan for any event that requires a heartfelt, compassionate message about living in the moment and accessing your own power to obtain happiness and fulfillment. You will come away inspired to look at many things in a different perspective, resulting in a much happier and stress free life.

  • 16 years in business
  • Response time: 12 min
  • Brooklyn, NY

Latrobe B.

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Coach Monique spoke to our organization during our celebration of National Business Women’s Week. As an organization of business professional women, Monique gave us tips on reducing stress and harnessing our thoughts to help improve our skills both in/out of the workplace. Coach Monique was excellent in communicating with our group and delivered a tailored inspirational message aligning with our group’s mission. Her communication was outstanding in responding to our email inquiries and answering questions quickly. Days later, and we are still receiving messages from our members and guests regarding how they thoroughly enjoyed Monique. Several members have also commented they have implemented her tips for stress reduction and already have been seeing a change in their life and routine.

Cindy W.

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The need for confidence, resiliency and stress management are huge for realtors. Between housing market fluctuations, the economy and the sales cycle, it can often be feast or famine and realtors who aren't positive, have realistic optimism and tenacity aren't going to last. Monique spoke at our sales conference and did a fantastic job. She educated us on brain-science and emotional intelligence and why we struggle and then taught us easy tools and techniques to overcome it. If you are looking for an engaging, funny and professional speaker, Monique should be your next call.

Cindy W.

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The need for confidence, resiliency and stress management are huge for realtors. Between housing market fluctuations, the economy and the sales cycle, it can often be feast or famine and realtors who aren't positive, have realistic optimism and tenacity aren't going to last. Monique spoke at our sales conference and did a fantastic job. She educated us on brain-science and emotional intelligence and why we struggle and then taught us easy tools and techniques to overcome it. If you are looking for an engaging, funny and professional speaker, Monique should be your next call.

  • Response time: 32 min
  • Yonkers, NY

David H.

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"David over delivered in value! His 'HollyRock Matrix' is such an effective and easy to implement tool that we will be using. The energy was great. The stories were terrific. The Q & A session was VERY impactful too! Over all, the culture is jazzed and I couldn't be more pleased... Thank you!

David H.

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"OUTSTANDING! I was overly impressed with David. Great energy and charisma. He has a great knowledge of our business and of business in general. I hope he continues to thrive and I look forward to working with him again in the near future!

Don H.

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"We had an AWESOME day with Mr. Holloway! He was absolutely fabulous! He tailored his message on leadership to fit our course values wonderfully! He was exactly what we wanted for our gathering!"

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 21 hours
  • Bronx, NY

Jeremiah K.

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Frankspiration as his name implies gets his inspiration deep from within himself. He is deeply motivated and delivers professionally. Be rest assured to get the best performance out of frankspiration. Cheers!

Stephen O.

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Life changing encounter with the most profound, practical and inspiring message. Always a pleasure to listen to him speak and motivate

Claudia A.

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A powerful speaker. You met and exceed my expectations. Your message was thought provoking and inspiring.

  • 5 years in business
  • Brooklyn, NY

Sunny O.

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I have worked with CEO and President of KEI for many years now. Donna is a great christian, trainer, leader, life coach and visionary. I have found her to be a woman of impeccable leadership and integrity and faithful in what he does. She has also been very passionate about helping others to succeed in their God given visions, goals, and aspiration! -Dr. Sunny Ogbomo

Betty S.

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I have Loved every moment of our sessions. Very motivated, encouraging, viral, God Fearing Woman of God. May Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior keep opening doors, Blessing her as she perseveres forward to the High Calling of God Our Heavenly Father!

Mariah S.

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She truly cares and loves the Lord. I can see the change in my finances already! She's very patient and has no problem with helping whenever you need it.

  • Bronx, NY

Monica G.

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Brian Watts is an amazing speaker and leader. His presence is commanding and change promoting. I have enjoyed working with him. He is, no doubt, one of the most engaging speakers I've heard in a while!

Dana "Truly Inspired" M.

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Very articulate and knowledgeable about the school environments and so much more. I must see he is very engaging and a must have to speak at events. Truly a professional in his niche!

Joanna F.

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Perfect keynote speaker... could not ask for more. Brought a positive message that united the group to move forward... AMAZING!

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

Barbara E.

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My life became overwhelming in the last year, and I realized that I needed some assistance to get back on track. I was referred to Patricia Diesel by a friend who had used her services, and who was very pleased with the changes she was able to make. Through an evaluation and weekly coaching sessions, we targeted my trouble areas, established meaningful goals, and set priorities. This process has been invaluable to me, and I feel confident that I will be able to continue on the path towards elimination of clutter and to embrace order in my life. Patricia is empathetic, yet strong in her ability to organize and teach the skill set needed by her clients to detangle and detach from the clutter that is blocking their lives. I highly recommend her services.

Christine W.

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My experience with Patricia involved personal life coaching sessions on a professional development level over a two year period. Patricia' mentoring helped me to significantly achieve professional and personal growth through her knowledge and expertise. Her one-on-one coaching provided strategies for me to implement to reach my goals professionally. Her trust and insight was invaluable to me to achieve a positive work-life balance and a job satisfaction!

Nancy R.

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I haven't worked with her yet, but we did set up a time to talk and begin the coaching session. I"m looking forward to the sessions as we share similar views and visions. She worked with my schedule and budget.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Lisa S.

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I had the pleasure of hosting Strongman Eric Moss for an event at Montclair State University in November of 2015. As a professor of world religions I am always looking for ways to offer practical extensions of the different spiritual practices I teach in my class. In my quest to find interesting speakers to demonstrate the determination and focus of the great eastern philosophies, I found Eric Moss. He had already spoken multiple times in Sports Psychology classes here at the university and came highly recommended. Eric arrived prepared with audio visual enhancements, props, and his outstanding story telling talent. My students were captivated. It is difficult to hold my students attention sometimes, but when they sit for an entire presentation without once looking at their phones you know they're interested. Eric does more than simply bend steel, a feat that is amazing in itself. He weaves a life story into his demonstration that humanizes his show of strength. Although you may not leave with the ability to bend steel, you will leave with a new mindset that lends itself to high achievement. I highly recommend Eric Moss as a speaker for corporate events, professional development, schools, clubs, and gatherings for all ages. His professionalism and talent are laudable. His presentation is uniquely engaging and the positive motivation he provides is priceless. Most Sincerely, Prof Lisa Sargese Dept of Religion Montclair State University

Robert V.

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Eric performed at our veterinary open house in May 2015. Eric is an outstanding motivational speaker and showman. Eric is able to captivate each audience member while delivering a tailored message promoting your business. We can't wait to use his services again.

Nicole L.

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Eric was a terrific speaker! He connected with the students so much that the students wanted to watch his assembly for a second time. He had a powerful message and kept their attention with his feats of strength. I highly recommend him for any school or business!

  • 4 years in business
  • Response time: 11 hours
  • New Rochelle, NY

Papiya C.

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Abir was able to motivate and delivered on his promise to be able to connect with our situation. Follow up session will take place soon.

Chris B.

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Very impressed with professional. Very personable and humble. Great to work with Abir.

  • 3 years in business
  • Hillsborough, NJ

Arvin K.

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Azam was the 6th speaker and he quickly transformed the energy of the room from overwhelmed with information to joyous and engaged. The moment he walked in front of the audience, his body language demonstrated his passion for his talk. One of the distinctions he made for me was the ability to tell the difference between happiness and pride in my life. He honestly shared his story with the audience and took everyone on a motivational journey. Several folks communicated to us after the event how grateful they were in the audience to discover potentials for their life. I highly recommend Azam Khan Arvin Khamseh Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of Speakers’ Annex

Debbie Ann S.

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I work with Azam at The Speakers’ Annex. Azam was a pleasure to work with. The communication was exceptional. He was very cooperative everything needed anything from him it was taken care of quickly. When it comes to his talk he was a crowd favorite and I would be ecstatic to work with him in the future. He was captivating and extremely liked by the audience.

  • New Rochelle, NY

Michael C.

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I've known Lisa for over 16 years now. She's an optimistic and positive force. She knows exactly how to motivate a person to help them succeed in their personal or business goals.

Rose C.

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Lisa is genuine, caring & professional. She is with you all the way!

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Brenda L.

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I had a great experience working with Dr Rissy's Writing. Morissa Schwartz and her team are absolutely amazing. I have had the opportunity to interact with Morissa and besides being an expert copywriter, she is also an inspirational speaker.

Amanda B.

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Morissa is an incredible speaker. I haven't found a public speaker that I was excited to listen to until I listened to Morissa. She is so professional, relatable and knowledgeable. I look forward to hearing her speak again.

Mutua L.

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Morissa is a role model. I learned so much about social media from her talk. She was engaging, inspirational, and even funny. Highly recommended

  • Brooklyn, NY

Awenasa H.

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I hired Sara Elise to speak at a young adult forum regarding budgeting practices and college prep... she was phenomenal! She was very professional when dealing with us and arranging logistics, then very laid back and personable when speaking with the youth, which allowed many of them to feel an instant connection with her. I have never received so many requests to send thank you notes from the students. Plus, she really knows her stuff! I would highly recommend Sara Elise and definitely plan to work with her in the future.

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