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.
26, Nov, 2016
Inspirational Humorist Marti MacGibbon Speaks at Iowa State University
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.
4, Sep, 2016
Marti MacGibbon Delivers Dynamic Keynote to HHS Agency Self Sufficiency Services Division
Marti MacGibbon delivered a funny, inspiring, and informative keynote speech and workshop at the Health and Human Services Agency, Self Sufficiency Services Division of Napa, California on June 10th. Administrators hired Marti to speak to social services and behavioral health professionals during their annual Staff Appreciation Day. Marti touched upon her powerful personal story, and provided insights into and sure-fire strategies for stress management, having more fun, getting and connected and staying connected to your authentic self and a positive support network.
22, Jan, 2016
Marti MacGibbon Speaks at Mentari U.S.A. Events in NYC
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.
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.
3, Nov, 2015
Standing Ovation at Victory in the Valley’s 16th Annual Women’s Weekend
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.
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.
5, Jul, 2015
Marti MacGibbon Provides Survivor Insights at HT Conference
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.
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.
13, Apr, 2015
Five Tips for Building Your Emotional Resilience and Connectedness
Emotionally resilient people can manage stress, stay flexible, and enjoy life better.
Start the Day with an Emotional Self-Check – Upon awakening in the morning, take a few minutes to adjust your mood. You can use a quick mental gratitude list, or a self-enhancing statement, such as, “I am energized, grounded, and grateful for this day. Good things are headed my way.” Focus on the present moment, and access the power, in the now, to create positive thoughts and feelings about yourself. As you move through your daily schedule, practice respecting, loving and appreciating yourself.