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Fairfax Inspirational Speakers

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Carrie Grace
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Carrie was one of the best speakers I've heard in a long time. She had the perfect amount of humor and empathy weaved into her talk. I got great feedback about her from the audience afterwards.

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Preacher Services
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Emily C.
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Pastor Dave Zuchelli was the perfect minister to marry my husband and I at our lakeside ceremony. I have been at other friends' weddings and seen ministers mess up important names, completely change the order of the ceremony and more, but I had no doubt in my mind that Pastor Zuchelli would lead the ceremony just as we had discussed. He is an eloquent speaker who is sincere in his words and also knows how to make the ceremony funny and light when the bride and groom are nervous! He also kindly stood in the rain and mist with us at both our rehearsal and the ceremony because we wanted the outdoor ceremony so badly! Many thanks to Pastor Dave for making our ceremony one we will never forget :)

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  • 26 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Missy B.
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Coach Lynn is tryly inspirational! She is so encouraging and empowering and gives me much insight into how I can achieve my goals! Hiring Coach Lynn has been the gift I have needed to give to myself after many years of negative self talk and limiting beliefs! I am on my way to a new career that I will love!

John Verrico
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce B.
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John was everything we were looking for in a motivational speaker. He talked about servant leadership and contrasted it with classical management (top-down), all the while using stories and humor. Many of our attendees told me privately that they liked John and thought he did a good job. I recommend him for others.

  • 25 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Samuel O.
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Dr Joel is incredibly talented, worked within my budget and gave me the best service. He is a great motivational speaker, I thank God for meeting him. Everybody in his training class was happy and highly motivated. His training session was rated the best of my 7days program by my group from Nigeria. He is awesome, I would love to work with again and again.

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Toney A.
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SYBCG was my first touch with Jujutsu and I loved it. Sensei Bennett was able to quickly assess student abilities and customize instruction accordingly so that the student was able meet or exceed curriculum objectives. Classes were fairly structured (curriculum based) with just the right amount of ad hoc instruction to keep classes interesting and challenging. Because of the structure students knew what objectives had to be met in order to advance to the next level. Almost any student, except for the most junior, could lead a class through warm up drills, falls and rolls. Highly trained senior students worked with and assisted junior students with meeting their curriculum objectives. I had opportunities to participate in SYBCG seminars and demos which helped to improve my knowledge and contribution to the art overall.

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AFTC Personal Training
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Wyeth F.
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She was super helpful and motivating!

Jill Wardell
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Charlene U.
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I have worked with Jill in a number of different ways: Jill served as a consultant and coach to an internal creative team building committee which I chaired at my work place. She brought so much value to the process, from her deep knowledge of team building practices to her thoughtful listening skills and her enthusiasm and energy level. I have also observed Jill in her capacity as Wellness Director for a public higher education facility. She recruited and prepped outside trainers so their involvement with the audiences was targeted and responsive to the strategic plan of our HR division. Jill has also functioned as the trainer herself, where she is engaging and engaged with the audience; able to couple spontaneity with a deep professional knowledge; and deeply attuned to the audience's needs. Jill is an exceptional motivational speaker and her passion and commitment to serving her audience is a delight!

Lucas Boyce Holdings Inc.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Windy M.
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One of the best speakers I ever heard. I still remember your slides. Your humility and humor are just part of what makes you shine. Your compassion for others is what resonates in my mind after hearing you speak about 4 years ago. Thank you for doing what you do.

PreyOnSuccess
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Highly motivational speaker that has spent over 10 years working with at-risk youth through mentoring and coaching. Faculty and students gave phenomenal feedback and look forward to working more closely throughout the school year. Our kids are champions! Thank you for your message of purpose, personal responsibility, and perseverance.

Kim B. Miller
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Audrey W.
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Kim is an excellent motivational speaker. She gets right to the heart and speaks about issues in a way that gets you going, moves your spirit and makes you think. Sometimes she will bring you to tears and sometimes you are just left with your mouth hanging open! All I can say is you MUST experience Kim! She will not disappoint!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jack H.
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Jim Liggett is one of the finest motivational speakers I have seen in my 30-year management career. One of his best talks is called "The Secret to Business Success" where he enters the room carrying a box with the word "Secret" labled on it. He proceeds to talk about how building trust through employee relations is the key to meeting and exceeding business goals. But it's at the end when he removes the contents of the box that the audience gets a message that they will never forget. Go see him if you ever get the chance. Jack Hoban Hoban Communications Lewes, Delaware 19958

Sophia Hyder
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Oxana R.
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Sophia is a talented experience coach and I love working with her. She patiently listens, asks profound questions, leads her session in a manner of self-discovery and exploration. Somehow magically I often arrive to my own solutions with her gentle professional guidance. In a couple of last sessions, Sophia helped me create my dream calendar that I love. It was scary and overwhelming to start setting goals at first. But Sophia masterfully laid out an easy-to-follow plan that turned this project into an inspiring session. Now full with dreams and with a clear vision ahead of me I'm ready to start the New Year, all thanks to Sophia! Highly recommend!

Gary Lloyd
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ronnie N.
Verified review

Thank you for the quality entertainment at our sons party. Your stories were memorable and fun.

Knowledge Kinetics
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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I highly recommend Gaurav at Knowledge Kinetics as a career and life coach. He is a keen observer of human interaction and is adept at reading character and motivations. His accumulated experience and education allow him to quickly assess skill sets and key strengths/opportunities at the individual level, helping his clients grow and progress professionally. Gaurav begins by investing time in open listening and observation, and quickly absorbs critical information and details. Once having formed thoughts and opinions, Gaurav is a thoroughly engaging communicator, whether addressing a single client or a large group. He effectively shares his ideas and recommendations with a personalized and customized approach that is always on target, leaving listeners inspired!   A few examples of Gaurav's coaching and consulting expertise and its impact on my own trajectory include the following: By leveraging Gaurav’s professional expertise transforming qualitative and quantitative data into insightful findings, I was able to bring added value to my larger team. This greatly benefited my organization from a business perspective, and allowed me to grow personally and professionally.   From a consulting perspective, Gaurav also worked effectively with senior leadership, and staff at all levels, to collaborate and advise on effective solutions to problem issues as an internal advisor. His sought-after counsel was a key input in organizational decisions. Whether helping guide you personally on your career and life journey, or inspiring larger teams in achieving critical organizational goals, Gaurav will prove an indispensable asset.

Rev. Troy Denson
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Charles Y D.
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Rev. Troy Denson is a delightful spirit and an encouraging Christian minister. He is of sound character; works diligently and patiently when carrying out liturgical services for the church. Rev. Denson has officiated our annual church officers installation; he has catechized ministers for ordination; and he has preached inspiring sermons when called upon. Most important, Troy is ecumenically diverse, in that he is knowledgeable of the various Christian denominational methods, and offers his services accordingly. It is a pleasure having Rev. Denson available when needed. - Rev. Charles Y. Davis, Jr.

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Sarah H.
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This was a little bit of a risk for us since we don't normally have speakers like Mark at our convention. But it was a huge success. He had good content and the entertainment portions of his keynote definately made him the crowd favorite.

Vincent Barnett
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ron C.
Verified review

Vincent Barnett is the most inspirational speaker that I've seen thus far! He leads every thought and discussion with such an optimistic point of view, I believe that it is truly part of his core visions and values…he seems to live and breathe it. His story of hardship and small triumphs offer a fresh perspective and a level of reality that leaves you motivated and wanting to take action and win. Not only that, he's a standup guy and very personable, it's like you're listening to a best friend, someone you trust and believe in. It doesn't hurt that he's funny too! Absolutely one of the best!

Coach Clinton
4.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
Verified review

Signing up to work with Coach Clinton was one of the best things I've ever done. When I started working with Clinton, my goals were fuzzy, I was afraid to stretch myself, and I had no idea how I would break through the fog. Less than a year later, my business is exploding, I'm a sought after public speaker, and my confidence is at an all-time high. He did it for me, he can do it for you - I would recommend Clinton to ANYONE looking to take their lives and careers to the next level!

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am an experienced speaker, with various degrees and certifications. It is however, my personal experiences that allow me to connect with my audiences.

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About

Laila' Life Inspirations offers an initial 10 minute consultation either by phone or Skype so we can together determine how many areas of your life you want to change for the better. Thereafter, Laila will provide you with an approach to moving forward with resolving some of the issues you need help on and which areas may be blocking you. In this manner, you can decide how much effort and time you want to set aside to make the necessary changes in your life in order to live the life you always imagined.

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