personal growth

27, Apr, 2015

Marti MacGibbon Speaks at Amherst College Student Event

Humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon was featured speaker at an event on Amherst College campus last month. The event was organized by the Amherst Chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms. TWLOHA is a national non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
The event featured a stirring words from Marti, whose powerful personal comeback story is one of triumph over human trafficking, domestic violence, post traumatic stress disorder, homelessness, and hard-core drug addiction. After turning her life around, Ms. MacGibbon traveled the U.S.

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26, Mar, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Interviews Renowned Addiction Expert Terence T. Gorski

Internationally renowned research psychologist Terry Gorski’s work in the field of addiction and recovery is impressive. His research on relapse prevention is brilliant. For many years he has worked to improve the lives of those who suffer from the disease of addiction, guiding both patients and practitioners in recovery and wellness.
Mr. Gorski is a colleague, instructor and mentor to me. I am honored to have sat down with him for a very informative interview on my blog talk radio show, Kickass Personal Transformation with Marti MacGibbon.

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18, Feb, 2014

Marti MacGibbon Delivers Endnote Speech at ACNL Annual Conference in Monterey

Inspirational humorous speaker Marti MacGibbon delivered the endnote speech at the Association of California Nurse Leaders’ 36th Annual Conference, “Oceans of Opportunity: The Next Wave of Nurse Leadership”. The conference, held at the Portola Hotel and Spa in beautiful Monterey California, addressed the challenges and changes facing nursing teams in the coming year.
Marti’s uplifting, high energy presentation affirmed, encouraged and supported nurse leaders, and provided tips on stress management and building resilience, with plenty of humor.

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4, Oct, 2013

Turn Stage Fright into Fun

Okay, you’ve booked a radio spot⎯ an opportunity to talk about your book, your business, and whatever else is important to you. And you’re feeling jumpy. You’ve got butterflies in your stomach, and they’re driving you crazy. Your mouth feels tense, or your knees feel weak, or you’ve got cotton mouth…sound familiar? If your answer is yes, read on. You can turn this completely around.
As a professional speaker and standup comic, I’ve experienced all of the above and some even more dramatic “fear” signals in the course of my work.

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8, Sep, 2013

Seven Kickass Tips for Better Writing

Writing is something we all do, every day of our lives. We compose emails, social media posts, write heartfelt letters to friends and family or crisp missives to business associates. Some people are gifted wordsmiths, delighting everyone with their talent, and yet they don’t think of themselves as possessing any special writing skills. Others know they’re writers, because they are published authors or popular bloggers. No matter how⎯or if, you see yourself as a contender in the literary world, you can’t escape the fact that you are a writer.

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28, Aug, 2013

Maintain Your Sense of Purpose

Today I took a long walk outside in the sunshine. An intensive work schedule and  many different projects demanding my energy and attention had begun to put a dent in my enthusiasm and focus. I figured a mid-afternoon hike would help, and it did. But when I arrived back at the office to resume working, I felt a heaviness, a sort of dread, which is weird, considering how much I love my work. I took a moment to check in and observe my thoughts, and captured the bummer thought that caused the bad feeling. It was something like, “You have too many things to do. You’ll never do anything well because you’re stretched too thin.

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28, Sep, 2012

7 Things I Learned Doing Standup that Can Help You Meet Any Challenge

Here’s something I learned from years of performing standup in clubs, colleges, auditoriums and a federal penitentiary: Standup comedy is metaphor for life. It’s tough, thrilling, often painful, often fun, always rewarding. And in standup, as in life, there are myriad things that are completely beyond your control. You learn by trial and error, but learn to make the best choices you can under pressure. And when — not if — you fail, you get back up onstage as soon as possible, knowing that the process will ultimately bring you success.

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