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Keynote Speaker

Inspire, entertain and educate your audience with one of our signature keynote presentations on leadership, communication and human connection!

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About the Presenter

Kathleen Riessen is a highly-trained presenter and facilitator and incorporates fun, wit and wisdom into everything she does. You'll find Kathleen to be down-to-earth and easily approachable...creating a space of openness, intrigue and action.

Kathleen will work with your organization to create an experience your audience will be talking about for years to come!

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Kathleen is the motivational speaker that everyone needs. She has the unique ability to reach each audience member and deliver a powerful message that strongly resonates with every person in the room. Through her positive energy and genuine honesty, Kathleen actually inspires people to MAKE changes in themselves. Kathleen is incredible to work with and I would 110% recommend her to any group looking for someone to make a lasting impact.

— Jessi McQuerrey, Director of Programs, Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation

Kathleen brought exactly what was needed to our annual conference - ENERGY! Her dedication to the conference and our committee’s planning was outstanding. Her efforts to know our organization’s history and audience were apparent throughout her keynote and workshop facilitation. You know a speaker has made an impact when attendees are asking to bring her back next year!

— Meggan Boyle, Meeting Planner, Iowa Association of Energy Efficiency

Kathleen has presented multiple webinars for our alumni and friends. Her material and up-beat yet no nonsense presentation style appeal to alumni at all life and career stages. She is engaging and motivating which isn’t always easy when you’re not face to face with your audience. From a planning and coordination standpoint Kathleen is wonderful to work with! She’s thorough, quick to respond, flexible, and goes out of her way to make the process seamless for her clients.

— Amanda Demaris, Director of Community Outreach, Iowa State University Alumni Association

Kathleen is like a spark plug. She delivers practical motivational insight into how to live the life you want. Her delivery is on target and her energy is contagious. If you are looking to help your attendees achieve their personal and professional goals, then Kathleen is your spark.

— Teri Hamburger, Executive Direction American Advertising Federation of Omaha