I have always been very comfortable speaking on a stage, and the speaking opportunities started happening naturally.
So many people asked me how I became a TEDx Talk Speaker, and I flat-out applied to places offering TEDx Opportunities. At one point, I thought I would have to decide whether close to home or further away, but I had an excellent opportunity to share my story at Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX.
I was recently asked to be the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Commencement Speaker, and I am still over the moon! Click the arrow below for the December 2022 Speech.
I have spoken at the Training Peaks Endurance Coaching Summit in Boulder, CO, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio Health & Wellness Fair (2015 & 2017), and numerous high schools and colleges.
“When people told me, I couldn’t do something, or they thought the “idea” was crazy. It fueled my fire to make it happen. I have always been a go-getter, and I didn’t let the word “No” get in my way. I knew I would fail, but I would get back up and try again. Then, as I got older, I started to realize something. People, who were scared of failing, were the people that thought I was crazy for doing something extraordinary. So what I did was work with Marine Mammals, auditioned for a Broadway show, or did an Ironman Triathlon x 15.”