Virtual Speaking Events
Her powerful life story of overcoming human trafficking, domestic violence, complex PTSD, homelessness and addiction is enthralling and uplifting. A member of the National Speakers Association since 2010, Marti delivers humor, motivation, inspiration and valuable strategies for overpowering adversity and building emotional resilience. Her down to earth style transcends the digital divide to energize and entertain audiences.
Marti MacGibbon. That’s it, say no more. And here is why: As a high school teacher I have used dozens of speakers to enhance my Health and Life Skills curriculum, especially for sensitive and difficult topics like drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and trauma recovery. I chose Marti to speak virtually with my students in 2020, not about the depths of her despair and her rock bottom, but for her resilience in the face of unfathomable challenges. Marti delivered a passionate, relevant, and amazingly humorous presentation of her personal journeys and the inner resources she called upon to not only survive but to thrive. My students had an instant connection with her and gained new knowledge and insight into their own challenges. Marti MacGibbon, a blessing and an inspiration for all of us.
Marti MacGibbon is a very engaging storyteller who has co-moderated virtual trainings with me on social media. She brings practical information to the listener in a way that connects them to the story. Social media requires a different type of engagement because of the short span of attention listeners have. Marti has the skills and energetic style to keep the listener connected.
Marti MacGibbon spoke at my organization, Her Campus at Wilfrid Laurier University’s International Women’s Day event. This was done so virtually and her delivery method was incredible. I was engaged the entire time, learning so much from Marti and her experiences. Everyone in attendance felt the same. Even with touching on heavy topics, her positivity radiated throughout the entire presentation, leaving me in utter awe and amazement at her excellent outlook on life. Marti has this incredibly positive aura that I could feel through the computer screen. She taught us all so much with her experiences and story and I left that presentation learning so much and having a different outlook on life. When I think of an idol in my life, Marti is who comes to my mind and I will encourage others to listen to one of her presentations, and I would not be surprised if they too felt the exact same way.
For International Women’s Day in 2021, the Her Campus chapter at Wilfrid Laurier University held a virtual event at which Marti MacGibbon spoke about her triumphs and how they have led her to be a more empowered individual. Marti was not only a pleasure to work with, but also to listen to via Zoom. Marti adapted her presentation for a virtual format seamlessly while engaging and interacting with the groups in attendance. Her story is unlike any other, and her perseverance is a keystone element in her hardships. Marti left a lasting impact on not only the audience, but the university community as a whole. Even though the pandemic has rendered her unable to attend as many in-person events, we are so thankful to have met and worked with Marti and we consider it a gift to have been brought together. Thank you for everything Marti, you truly are an inspiration.