Looking for some inspiration? Watch my TEDx talk:
Forgiving the Unforgivable.

My job as a speaker is to inspire.  "Inspire" means to fill - as in the mind or heart - with grace.  It also means to prompt or induce someone to do something.

People want to be inspired.  I firmly believe that we look to each other to find inspiration and, in finding it, review our own lives and reflect on ways we can do something to improve them.

Whether I talk about setting and achieving goals, compassionate leadership, setting boundaries, or forgiveness, I share both my vulnerability and my strength.

I speak on a variety of topics, including:

  • Compassionate Leadership

  • The Art of Forgiveness

  • The Power of Story

  • How to Walk Into Your Future with Intention


Listen to my interview on the Stories that Empower podcast with Sean Farjadi


Here’s what people are saying about my Keynotes and speeches:

“[Colleen]managed to not only excite us with her enthusiasm, but also motivate us to speak our truth and realize that we all, as humans, share a common bond: our story. Her authenticity and rawness were palpable as we heard her journey. Peppered with humorous anecdotes, Colleen’s story was relatable, teachable, and a blessing to hear. She is welcome in our organization any time!”
— Whatcom Women in Business
“Her story was amazing! Thank you for bringing her here to speak to us.”
“Thank you Colleen!!! Inspirational and powerful.”

Previous speaking engagements:

  • Forever Young, Bellevue, WA

  • Rotary Club, Bellingham, WA

  • Prosthetics Outreach Foundation, Keynote Speaker, Seattle, WA

  • Team Survivor Northwest, Keynote Speaker, Seattle, WA

  • TEDxBellingham, Bellingham, WA

  • Women's Professional Network, Bellingham, WA

  • Whatcom Women in Business, Bellingham, WA

  • YWCA, Keynote Speaker, Bellingham, WA

  • Whatcom Community College, Keynote Speaker, Bellingham, WA


Please contact me for availability.