PUBLIC SPEAKING

Mia is a passionate public speaker

and experienced panelist who engages, inspires and motivates audiences worldwide. Request information on how to book Mia for your next event! 

POPULAR TOPICS 

From "disability" to "capability" - motivation and advocacy

Turning Darkness into Light

Diversity in the Media

Overcoming fear for success

Women's empowerment

Healing from within

Choosing triumph over tradgedy

[Custom topics upon request]

PREVIOUS AUDIENCES

 

UC Berkeley

Queens College

Providence Medical Center

Arbonne

Boeing - Diversity Department

San Diego State University

Wright University

C.A.P.E.D.

Paul Mitchell Schools 

The Jewish Federation

California State University

City of Hope

Allied Medical Services Read press write-up

PA Interagency Council Watch News Clip  Read press write-up

Hanover Hospital

Zimmer Museum - Women of Impact

Abington Heights Middle School

Sylvia Weisz Women's Philanthropy Read blog write-up

International Lion of Judah Conference

Poconos Medical Center

Pennsylvania LINK

American Jewish University

Guiding Hearts with Hope

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Holy Cross Medical Center

Ohr Chadash Academy

Brentwood School

West Coast University

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

NextHome

TESTIMONIALS

Natan, Age 8

Student

"Mia, words cannot fully capture how grateful we all are for your being the highlight of today's event. You spoke beautifully, you inspired, you moved us and you challenged us to always carry our courage card. You speak with strength, you dance with grace and your message touched all of our hearts.  When you answered the final question of the young mother of a 10 year old diagnosed with diabetes, we all listened as your words sent strength and love her way.  You shared your gift with each and every one of us.  Each time I hear your speak, I learn and I feel my own perspective about life's journey alter for the better.  I cannot tell you how many people came up to me afterwards for your email so that they can share you with their communities. The Zimmer community is proud that our stories are now forever intertwined.  We celebrate you, your engagement and all that you have to offer. Thank you for elevating a lovely day to one that has now been made memorable.  Memorable indeed."

Esther Netter

CEO, Zimmer Museum

"Thank you for a truly amazing day!  Your uplifting spirit and positive attitude are an inspiration to us all.  You warmth, enthusiasm, and humor are contagious.  We thank you for a truly special program!"

Betty Carmona
Membership & Program Coordinator, University Women

"Who says you can’t reinvent the wheel? Meeting Mia will change your life forever! I’ve been to hundreds of seminars with fluffy, feel-good motivational speakers. This is totally different. Mia’s infectious wit, her genuine compassion and inspirational look at the world takes the listener on a fascinating journey from her personal darkness to the bright charismatic and independent success she is today. Her honesty and willingness to share her unfiltered story with the world can only make us stronger as we deal with our own disabilities, whatever they may be. Keep telling your story and sharing your triumphs!"

Merle Turitz

Director, RSVP Senior Corps

"Thank you again for speaking to our Thrive workshop. We LOVED having you. Your keynote and your session were beyond educational, inspiring, engaging, and uplifting. Your passion is infectious, and I could feel the immense impact you had on our teens!"

Ashley Waterman

Director of Community Engagement, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters

“Mia’s got it and she gets it!  In her presentation she brings a personal and memorable perspective about living life in a wheelchair. She couples that perspective with an honest and real look into the complexities of everyday living – work, school, relationships, friendships and people’s perceptions, of individuals with a disability.

A must for colleges trying to broaden awareness and capacities of their students!”

David Sanfilippo

Director, Disabled Student Services

Long Beach State University

 

"Mia moved us all! She shared her inspiring story with grace, gratitude, and positivity. She is an example that we can overcome adversity and seek the light."

Gisele Goldwater-Feldman

Woman's Philanthropy Associate

The Jewish Federation

 

"We greatly enjoyed Mia's visit to Queens College and I am certain that the message shared with our students, faculty and staff will stay with them for a long time and give them a great deal think about. I received a great many phone calls and other messages after the event commenting on what a wonderful speaker Mia is and congratulating Committee for Disabled Students (CDS) on a very successful event." 

John Andrejack, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Student Development/Dean of Students

Queens College

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