Personal Development

22, Jan, 2016

Marti MacGibbon Speaks at Marion County Conference on Re-entry

The Marion County Conference on Re-entry is an annual event sponsored by the city of Indianapolis and the Marion County Re-entry Coalition (MCRC). The purpose of the conference is to provide resources to community-based and faith-based service providers and to criminal justice agencies that serve the needs of ex-offenders re-entering the community. Marti MacGibbon delivered a presentation in a breakout session attended by a full capacity audience.

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4, Sep, 2015

Marti MacGibbon Keynotes Iowa Mental Health Conference

Marti MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech at the Putting the Pieces Back Together Mental Health Conference at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa. The conference was attended by behavioral health professionals, child protective services professionals, law enforcement, social workers and community leaders from the Des Moines area. (Boone County and Dallas County.)
Marti is a bestselling, nationally award winning author, inspirational speaker, certified addiction treatment professional, and comedian. Marti shares her story with honesty and humor, providing an inspiring look at conquering addiction, overcoming adversity, and regaining hope.

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13, Feb, 2015

Salute to All Survivor Advocates: We are Resilient

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker, a survivor leader and a nationally award-winning author.
Survivors are champions of social justice, and united can be invincible.
Our stories are powerful, our skills are formidable, and we fight for positive change and human rights. We’re valiant and relentless in our efforts to create a trauma informed culture. I’m deeply grateful to all my survivor brothers and sisters who have created non-profits, foundations, and educational programs. Your accomplishments are jaw-dropping, and I applaud you.

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15, Nov, 2014

Award-winning Author Marti MacGibbon Speaks to SSU Students and Faculty

Marti MacGibbon is a humorous inspirational speaker, nationally award-winning author, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She is a survivor of human trafficking, domestic violence, PTSD, homelessness and hard-core drug addiction who turned her life around using simple, effective strategies that anyone can employ to create positive changes in their own lives. As a nationally recognized speaker and internationally known author, she is passionate about human rights issues and improving the status of women.
Marti spoke to Women and Gender Studies scholars and faculty as part of their feminist lecture series.

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14, Aug, 2014

Marti MacGibbon, Standup Comic and Addiction Expert, on ABC-TV in Indianapolis

Marti MacGibbon is a standup comic, inspirational humorous speaker, and addiction specialist.
Marti MacGibbon, standup comic, award-winning author, inspirational speaker and expert on addiction, was invited to make a positive statement about recovery on ABC-TV in Indianapolis, in the wake of Robin Williams’ tragic death. The segment, which was filmed at Fairbanks Hospital, aired Tuesday evening, and included information about the warning signs of depression.

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9, Mar, 2014

Marti MacGibbon interviews Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead on Pure Motive Radio

I recently interviewed Dr. Steve Grinstead, AD, LMFT, ACRPS, CADC-II, on my radio talk show, Kickass Personal Transformation with Marti MacGibbon. Doctor Grinstead is a mentor and colleague, a renowned expert on addiction, relapse prevention, and addiction free pain management.  I am honored to have him as a guest, and he has offered to return to the show on Monday, March 17th.
During his last visit to the show, Steve and I discussed addiction, pain management, cognitive behavioral therapy, (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy, (DBT), and the amazing plasticity of the brain and its power to heal.

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30, Jan, 2014

Bob Tyler, Recovery Leader, is Inspiring Guest on Marti MacGibbon’s Radio Show

Bob Tyler, BA, CADC-II, I-CADC, renowned instructor, addiction treatment specialist, award-winning author, and leader in recovery joined Marti MacGibbon, host of Kickass Personal Transformation, a blog talk radio show on Pure Motive Network. Bob discussed the enhanced edition of his EVVY Award-winning book, Enough Already, A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction. Tyler also discussed his mission to bring recovery services and referrals to people who lack the financial resources to get into rehab.

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27, Jan, 2014

Karen Rontowski, of Late Night with David Letterman, is a terrific radio guest!

Marti MacGibbon’s new talk radio show, “Kickass Personal Transformation,” features fascinating guests like hilarious comedienne, ghost hunter and paranormal investigator Karen Rontowski. Karen’s interview aired live on January 13th, 2014, but you can listen on demand to her show on Marti’s YouTube channel, and to all archives on Pure Motive Radio network’s site. In 2012, Karen headlined Marti’s annual charity fundraiser, Laff-Aholics Comedy Benefit for Recovery.

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24, Sep, 2013

Break Free from Procrastination…Go Ahead and Do It

When it comes to  writing, procrastination can be a formidable adversary. Do not allow yourself to fall for any of the fearful, negative thoughts that enable procrastination. Some procrastination-powered thoughts disguise themselves as cautions regarding preparation, or demands that the atmosphere in the office, your personal mood and other factors to be “just right.” The desire to be perfect, to have the perfect situation, to craft the perfect paragraph, to enjoy “the perfect writing career,” creates a pitfall that should be avoided at all costs.

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