Introverted child → successful business woman → triathlete (age 50) → 300-mile bike challenges → more
For years, whenever Colleen thought of speaking in public she started itching; her body turned bright shades of red, and she was certain people heard the thumping of her heart. Colleen was afraid to talk as a child and then she found her purpose.
As a successful entrepreneur for 23 years, Colleen found her greatest accomplishments began in her fifties, including becoming a professional speaker and publishing consultant, to completing a triathlon at age 50, four half marathons so far, starting violin lessons at 54, and completing a 300-mile bike challenge in 30 days. Someone once said, “Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.”
Today, as a Professional Speaker, Colleen conveys her vast wisdom of business experience; from running a quarter million plus business to restarting after 18 years, she’s seen it all. Her energy fills the room as she engages and inspires the audience with relevant stories interspersed with her value-packed knowledge.
Colleen shares relevant stories and messages about growing a successful business and shares actionable tips the audience can use right away. She’s energetic and has a great time sharing valuable information.
Keynotes * Breakouts * Workshops * Podcasts
Staying Motivated One Challenge at a Time
It’s easy to stay motivated when things go as planned, but what happens to enthusiasm and goals when challenges, both big and small, move into the picture and start to soak up your energy, play games with your mind, and you find yourself making up any excuse not to move forward?
Whether it’s a 300-mile bike challenge in 30 days in 90+-degree heat, restarting a business after 18 great years, or recovering from surgery and being pretty much solitary for 12+ weeks (she’s an active person), Colleen has a plan to overcome what faces her.
During her inspirational talk, Colleen interactively shares her insights with the audience on how people can overcome any obstacle when they are met with the right mindset.
Life happens and challenges occur on a daily basis. After hearing Colleen’s three strategies to “Staying Motivated One Challenge At A Time!”, you’ll discover you can meet and overcome any challenge in every aspect of your life. You’ll:
- Discover your WHY; what drives you to do anything? Is what you’re doing in alignment with your vision or mission?
- Learn the importance of setting GOALS with a deadline; otherwise it’s a dream. Hold yourself accountable.
- Realize we can’t do it all by ourselves. Having SUPPORT systems in place is key no matter how big or small our challenge then our chances of success are much greater!
No matter what goal you’re working towards, having motivation makes the journey worth it.
Five Key Steps to Expand Your Business from Six to Seven Figures
- Has your business ever struggled to have consistent income?
- Have you ever struggled climbing out of bed in the morning and going to work?
- Have you struggled finding the right “group” to connect with and build relationships?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Colleen’s presentation on “Five Key Steps to Expand Your Business from Six to Seven Figures” opens your mind to actions you can take to make a positive impact on your income. Stop holding yourself back.
Colleen’s tips are easy to follow. Deep down we all know what to do, but more than likely we do not take the necessary steps to move our businesses forward. We tell ourselves we will do it tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes. The important part is your mindset and how you decide to implement these steps to move to the next level. Are you ready to make six or seven figures and live the life you deserve?
Colleen shares these steps during keynote, breakout, and workshop settings.
Five Critical Things to Know to When Writing a Book
What’s your story? Do you know your story? Your story encompasses everything about you – your background, your purpose, what makes you unique, your successes and failures, where you’ve been, how you came to the point you are now, and where do you want to be in one, three, or five years.
During her interactive presentation, Colleen shares five critical actions steps for you to discover your story and how it guides you and others.
Once you understand your story, you have a cohesive message, and people understand who you are, what you do, and why you do it. Your business growth potential increases as they realize you are the expert. You are positioning yourself to create your message, write your book, and live the life you deserve.
Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: “It’s More than Just Words”
Let’s face it, your content marketing is all about your message. Whether it’s your newsletter, blog, website, social media posts, or in-person networking – if your business’ message is confusing and inconsistent, your audience won’t understand what you do or what you offer and confused people do not interact or buy because “Bad Messaging Makes Businesses Broke!”
In this presentation, Colleen shares entertaining personal stories about discovering and sharing her message. She provides five tips for you to uncover your message so it is CLEAR because your written and spoken content – “it’s more than just words.”
After hearing Colleen, you’ll walk away with five strategies to create your CLEAR message so visitors spend more time on your site, engage more with you on social media, and comment on and share your blog posts, which leads to increased revenue.
Colleen and Peter of Your Literary Prose offer clear, practical advice that is easily applicable to marketing and branding in any industry. Their presentation was engaging, and I was impressed with the research and examples Colleen gave for our specific industry. Her instruction for creating a clearer message for your marketing efforts was easy to follow and made very memorable with her stories of experience. I would recommend working with Colleen and Peter for anyone looking to update, improve, and implement new marketing. I look forward to continuing to work with them.”
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To contact Colleen for speaking engagements call 513-675-1286 or 513-919-8820 or fill out the form below.
Past Speaking Engagements
June 6, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Speaker for Perfect Wedding Guide Luncheon group of 65 – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!” Colleen shared the importance of creating a CLEAR message for any written and verbal content for business because “Bad Messaging Makes Businesses Broke!”
April 12, 2018 – Online – Guest on “The Write Hour” podcast with Joyce Glass, The Write Coach – Episode #106 – After the Draft – Shared information on the importance of editing your manuscript and more!
April 10, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Hyde Park Public Library – Five Critical Things to Know When Writing a Book.”
March 28, 2018 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Forest Park Public Library Lunch and Learn – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!”
March 21, 2018 – Online – Guest on “Show Up! Stand Out” – Online Visibility Expert Series for Entrepreneurs with Juliette Stapleton.
November 12, 2017 – Cincinnati, Ohio – WordCamp Cincinnati – Breakout session speaker – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!”
November 7, 2017 – Syracuse, New York – Pat Mussieux Sales Mastery Workshop – Sponsor and Breakout session speaker – “Five Tips to Clarity in Your Written and Verbal Content: It’s More than Just Words!”
March 23, 2017 – Online – Blog Talk Radio with Nichole Santoro – “Jumpstart Your Writing Plan!” Come behind the scenes of The Write Academy.
January 18, 2017 – Online – Blog Talk Radio with Nichole Santoro – “Trends in the Self-Publishing Industry.”