Emcee Marti Mac and Headliner Karen Rontowski backstage at Laff-Aholics 2016.
Laff-Aholics 2016 blew the roof off the packed 540-seat auditorium, with a sold-out show and non-stop laughter! Deepest gratitude to our sponsor, Community Health Network in Indianapolis. The hilarious Norm Stulz of Detroit, and the brilliant Karen Rontowski of Los Angeles headlined the show. Marti MacGibbon hosted the event. 2016 beneficiaries are Progress House and Seeds of Hope, non-profits in Indianapolis that provide transitional housing and access to addiction treatment and mental health care for people in recovery.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, CAPMS, is an internationally known author and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She delivered the keynote speech at Rome Memorial’s Annual Conference on Trauma, Addiction, Mental Health and Recovery. The conference was held at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Ms. MacGibbon’s presentation featured her signature mix of both humorous and deeply moving stories of resilience, recovery, and inspiration. She also signed copies of her nationally award-winning memoir, Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom.
Marti delivers what she advertises.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is a nationally renowned humorous inspirational speaker and bestselling author who entertains as she inspires, informs and motivates. Ms. MacGibbon delivered the keynote speech, and the capacity audience responded with a standing ovation. Marti also presented two breakout sessions, one on human trafficking and trauma, the other on strategies for building and maintaining emotional resiliency.
The client says it best:
“The conclusion of the conference was a huge success thanks to your keynote presentation. Your talent to share an extremely personal, heartbreaking yet inspirational story is amazing.
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.
Marti MacGibbon is a human trafficking survivor, a humorous inspirational speaker, an award-winning author and advocate, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction recovery. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and on January 15th, Marti delivered a keynote speech to survivors and advocates in New York, New York. The event, at the Unitarian Church All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue in NYC, celebrated Mentari U.S.A., a non-profit founded and led by survivors Shandra Woworuntu and Ima Matul.
Humorous inspirational speaker Marti MacGibbon received a standing ovation for her keynote speech, “Never Give in to Fear,” at Victory in the Valley’s 16th annual women’s weekend for cancer patients and cancer survivors. Victory in the Valley is a non-profit that has provided 32 years of support for cancer patients/survivors and their families. Their mission statement: “To encourage cancer patients and families on their journey by offering HOPE through emotional and spiritual support, while providing practical services to improve the quality of their lives.
Marti MacGibbon delivered a high energy, inspirational and humorous keynote speech to mental health professionals, administrators, VPs and CEOs at the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers’ 2015 Conference. The Indiana Council is a professional trade organization that serves the interests of 25 community-based mental health centers around the state that provide services such as adult, child and adolescent behavioral programs, and addiction treatment services. The Indiana Council engages in public policy advocacy, education and community relations to preserve its members’ best interests.
Marti MacGibbon, CADC-II, ACRPS, is a humorous inspirational speaker, a nationally award-winning author, and an expert on trauma resolution and addiction. She is also a survivor of international human trafficking who advocates for victims and survivors. Ms. MacGibbon delivered two breakout sessions at the Health and Human Trafficking Conference at Indiana Wesleyan University. Other presenters included Bradley Myles of Polaris Project, and Katherine Chon of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Marti’s talks focused on trauma resolution and survivor resilience.
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.
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.