Marti MacGibbon is a noted keynote speaker, certified mental health specialist, resiliency expert, and critically acclaimed author. Marti spoke at a fundraising event for Our Hope Association. During the event, An Evening of Hope, she shared stirring and uplifting insights into addiction recovery and trauma resolution. Her presentation included stories from her personal experience, clinical information, and light humor. Our Hope Association is a best-practices nonprofit that provides housing and client-centered, trauma informed care to women in recovery from substance use disorders and post-traumatic stress.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is a nationally renowned humorous inspirational speaker, an internationally known author, and an expert on addiction recovery and trauma resolution. Marti delivered the keynote speech at a National Recovery Month Event in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal penitentiary in downtown Chicago. This event was the first of its kind in the federal prison system. Her talk focused on recovery, resilience, and hope, and included strategies for strengthening recovery, maintaining a positive mental attitude, and managing stress.
Humorous inspirational speaker, author and standup comic Marti MacGibbon delivered a keynote speech at Iowa State University Memorial Union on September 13th. The event, “An Evening of Healing and Hope: Laughter is the Best Medicine, was part of National Recovery Month, and the University’s lecture series, and was organized and sponsored by Youth Shelter Services, a mental health provider in Ames, Iowa. Marti’s talk focused on hope, resiliency, and empowerment when overcoming adversity and challenges.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is an award-winning recovery advocate and a leading humorous inspirational keynote speaker on addiction and recovery. Her nationally award-winning, addiction memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom, is an Amazon bestseller in two categories: Memoirs of Women and Feminist Theory. Ms. MacGibbon is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. In her own life, Marti overcame being trafficked to Tokyo and held prisoner by Japanese organized crime, domestic violence, severe PTSD, homelessness, and hard-core drug addiction.
Marti MacGibbon is an internationally known speaker and nationally award-winning, bestselling author. She has triumphed over human trafficking, domestic violence, adolescent sexual abuse/assault, PTSD, homelessness and addiction to lead a happy and purposeful life. Marti is an expert on trauma resolution and addiction recovery. Her background in professional standup comedy, combined with her clinical training and experience, make her a lively and dynamic presenter, able to both entertain and educate listeners.
With all the drawbacks associated with substance abuse, the stigma of drug and alcohol use continues to rise. These days, the problem – rather than the solution – is being highlighted, which makes it that much harder for someone to not only admit they have a problem but actually take that first step to getting the help they need.
Luckily, Marti MacGibbon has found her own solution to this rising problem. With her humor, genuine heart to help, and down-to-earth style, she’s sharing the message of hope and inspiration to people who have been touched by addiction, whether they are a user themselves or a family member.
Marti MacGibbon overcame human trafficking, trauma, addiction and domestic violence to thrive in a happy, successful life.
Humorous inspirational speaker and nationally award-winning author Marti MacGibbon delivered a high-energy and uplifting speech on addiction recovery on Sept. 8th, as part of Riverview Health’s National Recovery Month program. This year’s events included Ms. MacGibbon, and Darryl Strawberry. Last year, William Cope Moyers spoke.
Marti gave her evening talk at the Kiehle Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus in Crookston, MN. Marti’s keynote speech rocked the house because she provided plenty of humor.
Pathway residents and director Sandy Jeffers with Founder Marti MacGibbon, Co-founder Chris Fitzhugh, and Executive Producers Jeremy Inlow and Kevin DeTrude
Laff-Aholics 2014 rocked the house! The October 4th show, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Toby Theater, was the 4th annual standup comedy fundraiser, benefiting Pathway to Recovery and celebrating recovery from addiction. Founder and emcee Marti MacGibbon kicked off the show, killing with her own brand of high-energy, no-holds-barred standup comedy. Headliners Ritch Shydner and Rich Aronovitch thrilled the capacity audience, rocking the 540-seat auditorium with laughter.