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About Marti MacGibbon

Having been able to find hope and humor even while in dangerous places, Marti can put together a customized program to meet your needs – if you want your audiences to laugh uproariously while gaining vital skills for improving their work or life. Marti is an inspirational speaker, humorist, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir Never Give In to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up From Rock Bottom. She survived human trafficking, addiction and homelessness. Marti has rebounded to live a prosperous life and delivers a personal “rags to riches” story that is powerful and uplifting. Her articles have appeared in over 150 magazines, and she’s been interviewed in Entrepreneur, Investors Business Daily, and on ABC-TV and CBS-TV in addition to numerous radio shows. She’s performed standup at the Hollywood Improv and L.A.’s Comedy Store. Marti’s clients include The Emergency Nurses Association, The Museum of Tolerance, and The United Way.

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IMG_5746Suggested Keynote/Workshop Speaking Topics:

• Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom

• Derailed? – Get Back on Track

• Kickass Personal Transformation

• Hope After Dope (Addiction/ Recovery)

• Human Trafficking: Victim to Triumphant Survivor

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Many of my friends and colleagues have let me know how much they enjoyed your presentations on July 19th and July 20th, and how impressed they were with your energy and message of hope and understanding. As you know, the Evansville area works collaboratively to promote drug and alcohol prevention and treatment while working with local, regional and state law enforcement; your presentation was appealing to all three types of service providers. It was also noted from those of us who attended both presentations that you never repeated a personal story, keeping the audience engaged and more aware of addiction and recovery. When the Prosecutor, Fire Chief, Coroner, law enforcement officers, drug & alcohol counselors and public take time from their busy schedules to attend a presentation, I would deem that quite a success!

Martha SealMPSA, Developmental DirectorHolly’s HouseEvansville, IN

As the Planner for the 2017 Women’s Recovery Conference : Keys to Sustaining Recovery, I received numerous comments from participants who loved your Keynote as well as your detailed breakout session titled, Recovery Road Trip: Keys to the Car, where you shared priceless recovery and relapse prevention wisdom. As a psychotherapist, clinical addiction specialist and conference planner, I was impressed by your unique ability to share genuine recovery experience, to offer hope within the most harrowing of circumstances, and to skillfully combine it with professional knowledge and expertise. I’d like to add that your skill as a comedian engaged the audience at the most unexpected times — you wove in stories that grasped everyone’s attention on a serious note, only to leave them almost falling out of with laughter as they identified with common human phobias. I watched you effortlessly draw people together, while warming hearts with honest, irresistible humor.

Barbara WarrenMSW, LCSW, CFT, CE PlannerMountain Area Health Education CenterAsheville, NC


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Media & Press

Marti has been interviewed by: Entrepreneur, Investors Business Daily,, ABC-TV, CBS-TV, numerous radio shows, including Business Talk Radio Network and more!

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