It brings me great satisfaction to see the changes and successes of my clients. I’d like to share some testimonials.
CommUNITY Adult Mental Health Initiative
“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Annie and have her come to our area to present Be The Exception. The training was inspirational, informative and energizing. I think it’s rare that a speaker can capture the whole audience’s attention from beginning to end, but Annie did it! She was engaging and full of life the entire time. Annie definitely has a way of connecting with people and her authenticity shined through the whole time.”
~ Bethany Oberg, MS, Initiative Coordinator at CommUNITY Adult Mental Health Initiative
“I was at the St. Cloud training you spoke of. Truthfully probably one of the best trainings I have ever attended. Not only for my job as a metal health provider and teaching my clients these simple and valuable concepts but also for myself and how to live for the best me. I always hope for in all of my mental health educations that I attend that I will learn how to help my clients and also take away something for myself. Your training allowed me to look at the big picture around me and how to give others a different perspective. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope that more of my-coworkers will be able to hear your story in the future.”
~ Alicia Meyer – ARMHS Mental Health Practitioner
“Annie, I listened to your keynote this morning in Appleton at the Home Energy+ conference! WOW!! You are so inspiring and amazing and I laughed, cried, and already shared your name and story!! You are so moving! I truly loved your butterfly transformation example as that’s just how I feel after losing my mother a short couple of years ago. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly!” You really hit home on so many points and I look forward to living differently from this day forward! Thank you!!!!!”
“Annie was a speaker at a women’s business conference that I attended recently. I also read her book Be the Exception. Annie’s story is enormously inspiring of overcoming trauma and difficult circumstances from her childhood. All the while, her story is told to the benefit of the audience. Thank you Annie for your authenticity and vulnerability in sharing your story in order to help so many others in their life journey to heal and live by choice, not by chance!”
~ Stephanie Weber, Co-Founder at Paint·Sip·Nosh
“Annie was a great partner in delivering content for an important offsite with my Senior Leadership Team. We discussed her book “Be The Exception” and did team exercises together. Her preparation and delivery of content was excellent. I would highly recommend Annie!”
~Jeff Freyer, High Energy, Results-Driven Senior Executive/COO/President
East Central Energy
“Annie presented at our annual all-employee meetings. She talked about wellness, both physical and emotional, in a manner that connected with our blue-collar folks and our office staff. I received several compliments after she spoke. If you are looking for someone with energy and a passion for wellness, talk to Annie. She has a “positivity” that is contagious.”
~ Steve Shurts, President/CEO at East Central Energy
The Entrepreneur Fund
“I had the pleasure of hiring Annie Meehan as a presenter for our Ignite Forums – a speaker series for women business owners and leaders. The Women’s Business Alliance provides resources for business growth to the region’s women entrepreneurs. We sought speakers for the Ignite series who could provide perspectives that spark fresh thoughts and translate into growth and change – both personally and professionally. Our goals are to strengthen leadership competencies and provide a platform for connections.
The information, resources and videos on Annie’s website (www.anniemeehan.com) indicated she was the type of speaker we were looking for. Our clients live and own businesses in rural northern Minnesota and her message of living a life of impact potential held real value.
From my first conversation with Annie – through her second presentation – she clearly understood our audiences and presented program content that appealed to them. The size of our geographical coverage area is large – so Annie agreed to give two back-to-back presentations in two communities. At the end of both events every evaluation for Annie showed a rating of excellent or very good!
In addition to an energetic, fun and engaging talk, Annie was an active forum participant – making herself available to women with questions or comments during the time designated for networking. It was obvious that she connected with our clients and enjoyed speaking with them as much as they appreciated the insights she provided.
I highly recommend Annie Meehan as a presenter. The success of our forum was directly related to the quality of her presentation and the valuable message she delivered to our audience of women leaders and entrepreneurs. It was a pleasure to work with Annie and I’m happy to speak with anyone regarding our event and her contributions.”
~ Meg Thoreson, Dir. of Strategic Services at The Entrepreneur Fund
Kandiyohi Power Cooperative
“Annie’s message is exciting, impactful and very relevant to some of the challenges our industry faces. Her message of “Living a Life of Impact” provides great insight about the focus we should have as individuals and how we can choose to deal with challenges and adversity. She keeps it exciting with her enthusiasm and ability to relate well with the entire audience. Not only does she provide a powerful message and an influential reminder of how our attitudes effect our everyday life, she ends he session with the “tools” that will provide each persona attending the seminar with the means to put those ideas and attitudes to use to meet their personal goals. Annie’s presentation is the perfect combination of training and engagement with all the audience, and her enthusiasm and passion will not leave one persona disappointed.“Click here to read full letter.
~Anthony Stern, CFO Kandiyohi Power Cooperative
“What a great morning..the speaker Annie was AMAZING!!”
“This morning was amazing and emotional for me. Loved hearing Annie speak, her talk really hit home with me, I was able to take a lot from it.”
“Annie Meehan is one of the most impactful powerful speakers I have heard in a long time!”
“After hearing Annie Meehan speak I was able to walk away feeling refreshed, loved every minute of that morning.”
“Annie Meehan’s talk was powerful, so motivating and encouraging! She is a powerhouse, a bright light in the room. She has the ability to touch everyone in the room no matter what age. You will definitely walk away wanting to hear more of Annie. She is such a blessing!!”
~ Kathryn Archambault (Executive Director- M.O.M.S. Program)
Northern Lakes Senior Living
“I was at the ” mandatory” all-staff meeting at Northern Lakes Senior Living in Baxter. When I first heard there was going to be a speaker, I ” inwardly” groaned.. 🙂 I currently work part-time in the Activity dept. at Northern Lakes. I have been here 8 months. But, this is not my first ” rodeo” so to speak.
I am semi-retired and have worked in the Senior Care industry for most of my career ..close to 20 yrs..I have seen many speakers through those years as you can imagine. Your presentation was the first I have attended where I was totally unaware of how long you had been speaking! I did not ONCE look at the clock to see how much longer I had left before I could leave! I found your presentation, the message, the content of it so “real”.. You had been through much the same things in life, if not more, than most, and have come out on the other side with a perspective on life that needs to be shared to help others get through the ups and downs of “this thing called life”.
~ Denise Collins, Activity Assistant
“Annie was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Wells Fargo Insurance United Way Kick Off Rally. Her message was extremely well received at three sessions and had a profound impact on the 100+ team members in attendance.
When we requested a speaker from United Way, we were hopeful that the event would create an emotional trigger point for our team members, and that they would respond by actively participating in our Week of Caring events and commit to donating to the campaign through the online giving. We had no idea it was going to be this good. We had an immediate uptick in donations following Annie’s presentation! She had a remarkable personal story that left a lasting impression on our teams. Thank you Annie!”
~ Bryan Garry, Financial Services Executive
“We were fortunate to have Annie as our 2013 UW Campaign Kick Off speaker. Annie has a great story but her delivery made her story even more impactful touching each individual in our large group of employees and executive leadership. Annie was a huge factor in creating a wonderful beginning to our successful campaign!
~ Tricia Motz, Senior Property Manager at Ryan
Northern Life Chiropractic
“Anne is a high energy charismatic person. She packs an emotional punch with her passionate love for her profession. Anne is well informed and very intelligent. I am happy to have done business with her and would do so again!”
~ Dr. Jeff Danielson
Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce
“Annie Meehan was an enthusiastic presenter to our Women’s Networking Group. She has a lot of energy and speaks from both a professional and personal perspective on improving your outlook, motivation and productivity. We received many positive comments regarding the presentation, and I would highly recommend her as a speaker.”
~ Amy Sinclair, Membership & Event Coordinator
Kohlnhofer Agency, Inc
“Anne is one of the most enthusiastic and engaging motivational speaker I have met in my professional career. She always demonstrates an incredible initiative, leads by example and people around her find her enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating. I highly recommend Anne to individuals and businesses that would like to take their business ventures to the next level”
~ Michael Jentzsch
PR Caffeine, LLC. – Energized Marketing and Training
“Over the last several months of working with Anne, I’ve been very impressed with her leadership skills. She consistently delivers impact, quality, and motivation.”
~ Ryan Berkness, Founder & CEO
~ Kim Cikanek Isley