Angela Maiers | Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker.

You are a Genius
and the world needs your contribution.

Angela Maiers | Keynote Speaker

Angela Maiers' goal is to transform every individual by helping them appreciate their own value and igniting a desire to contribute their best.
She is not satisfied with merely inspiring.

She tailors every keynote to the specific interest, needs and circumstances of her audience. She has spoken before more than 3,000 audiences,
including leaders in education, business, and government, reaching over a million people worldwide.

Past and current clients include:

  • ibm
  • microsoft
  • smart technologies
  • edu
  • staples logo
  • google
  • top coder
  • pitney bowes
  • nasa
  • uso
  • girls scouts
  • shrm logo
  • Cisco logo
  • Facebook logo
  • Johns Hopkins logo
  • Linked In logo
  • Mayo Clinic logo
  • Walmart logo

“Two Words. These two words can change your mood, change your mind, change lives and the world - if we understand them and leverage them.”

This is not just something I say; this is something I know, live and embody in everything I am and do. The most dangerous thing that can happen to us as individuals or organizations is the feeling that we don’t matter. Whether I am speaking about the next technology trend or finding your brave, Mattering is THE agenda that drives and facilitates all others.

When I say to you from the bottom of my heart: YOU MATTER, I say this not to inspire you or make you feel better about yourself.

I say this because it is undeniable truth. I am here to remind you of your most human responsibility and that is, your need to matter. Because you are a Genius - and the world needs your contribution!

- Angela Maiers

Angela's Keynotes

My keynotes are inspiring, uplifting, empowering and actionable.

What I deliver is customized and tailored specifically to the interests, needs and goals of the audience

Liberating Genius

Liberating Genius

Liberating Genius is not an inspirational or Utopian hope for our students; nor is it a quick-fix program to building a better system. It’s a movement designed to help leaders and learners break free... from the addiction of security and acceptance of mediocrity and rekindle the genius within. We can no longer afford as individuals or as a nation to allow our best talents to remain buried beneath well-intentioned but lifeless rules of school. Liberating Genius is a framework and system that fuels innovation, creativity and ability to impact our learning and the world.

There is genius within; together let’s unleash it.

Mattering IS the Agenda

Mattering is the Genius

Mattering in not just an agenda reserved for special days and special occasions. Mattering IS the agenda. Insignificance is the single most common ailment of the modern world and does not discriminate by age, title, or position...The impact of insignificance holds true whether you are a brand fighting for a place in the market or you are a person fighting for your place in the world.

Mattering is as essential to our life, work and well being as is food, water, shelter, and air. Angela explores how to take these common-sense principles and turn them into commonplace and common practice - with frameworks grounded in neuroscience, and proven by 31 years of practice. Be prepared to be transformed.

How Big Is Your Brave?

How big is your brave

There is no doubt bravery is needed to lead and succeed. For centuries bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any type and kind.

But, what does BRAVE look like?

How does BRAVE act and behave?

And most importantly how big can YOUR BRAVE be?

This presentation seeks to answer these questions by putting these elusive concepts of leadership and learning in place to deliver better results faster for you and to those you seek to lead and serve.


You are a Brand; Would You Pick Yourself?

You are a brand; Would you pick yourself

Whether it is seeking to excite leaders within your organization about new projects or trying to secure new business contracts, it's important that you bring your best version of yourself and your business to the process. It begins with one requirement. You must first value yourself and understand your worthiness...Setting yourself up for success involves a few key steps that will better position you to win business and make the most of the contacts you have to build authentic relationships that can lead to new business opportunities.

Angela Maiers will share what steps you need to take as a professional and business owner to be a business that is worthy of being picked.
Gain an understanding of what you need to do to enhance business relationships and strengthen your networking strategies.

Closing the Passion Gap

Closing the Passion Gap

Passion matters. Passion makes us curious, compels us to dig deeper, and sustains us as we persevere towards answers to questions that matter most; bridging the gap between what exists and what is possible with education, in our lives and in the world.

Session gives an enlightening and insightful look at passion’s place in leadership, learning, and classroom success.

You will discover how to leverage the power of passion to achieve the extraordinary results with students, staff, and members of your leadership community.

Getting Social Media RIGHT

Getting Social Media Right

There is no individual or organization that wants to waste time, engage in unproductive actions, or test out 101 new platforms and apps. WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT!Angela presents this powerful and easy to implement framework to guide your decisions and practices.

Over 150 resources included in the presentation for you to get started


Literacy Re-Imagined

Literacy Reimagined

Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the "literacy club" affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and so we present the idea of teachers and students as a "set of skills" to be mastered. New "literacies" do not make past literacy obsolete, but will require a new look at the way we nurture and teach our future readers and writers.

This presentation explores the differences and similarities between literacies of the past and new digital competencies and investigates the challenges new technologies present..

Emerging digital platforms give us new venues in which to assert our right, set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers

Creating MAGIC for Your Community and Customers

Literacy Reimagined

MAGIC is when your customers trust you enough to allow you to change their story. Learn about the five necessary mind shifts in how you approach the selling process...Grounded in science, these practical changes are needed to shift your relationship a more-human based one and increase success with customers and prospects. It’s a powerful and transformative strategy of taking common sense and putting it into common practice to not only compete in the marketplace, but eliminate the competition.


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What Others Are Saying

Anthony Salcito

Anthony Salcito

VP Education
Microsoft Corporation

There is a reason that Angela Maiers is recognized as one of today's most influential education thought leaders: her work resonates with teachers, school leaders, students and parents alike. At this year’s Microsoft Education Empowered E 2 Conference, Maiers delivered the closing keynote, How Big is Your Brave? To say that Maiers blew the E 2 crowd away would be an understatement.

Lilitia Bailey

Lilitia Bailey

Chief Human Resources Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wow. She was just awesome to hear speak. Really authentic. She’s exactly what we need. I love that she came to our HR community to show us know we can be instrumental in making people believe that they matter to our organization. We need this. Her message is simple but very powerful.

Lord Jim Knight

Lord Jim Knight

Member of the British Parliament

We are living through a period of rapid change and many feel growing insecurity as a result. Angela Maiers' work through Choose2Matter is important and highly effective in ensuring children do not feel insignificant within that insecurity. Her empowerment of children gives us hope for a powerful future.

Media Kit

Suggested Introduction

Educator. Entrepreneur. Leader. Disruptor. Visionary.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination.

She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years.

She is the author of six books, and her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Angela is the founder and president of Choose2Matter — a universal movement that challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life.

Today Angela will be speaking about _______________________.

Please welcome Angela Maiers.

Biography For Publications

Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years. During this time Angela has taught every level of school from Kindergarten to Graduate level as well as consulting with businesses around the world.

She helps individuals and organizations understand and embrace the transformative power of technology and the underlying social web. Her outspoken and passionate advocacy for innovative education balanced with her down-to-earth style has made her a sought after keynote speaker across all venues. Angela’s vibrant and courageous voice are transformative in both the business and education space.

She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius,The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. These books have inspired readers everywhere with lessons and ideas necessary to find their way on the social web in this newly flattened world.

Her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed over a half a million times and inspired Choose2Matter; a global movement that “challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.” Students tackle authentic real world problems in real time learning the skills and habits needed most for college, career and citizenship. In just a few short years, Choose2Matter has grown from a few classrooms to a reach of nearly 60 thousand classrooms, across 100 countries, touching more than a million students per year.

Whether she is addressing an auditorium full of leaders or sitting on the floor helping 1st graders find their way through new tools and technologies, Angela Maiers’ message is the same; “YOU MATTER and the world needs your contribution.”

Additional Info:

Angela earned a Bachelor of of Science in Education and a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate and post graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Angela holds two master’s degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership.

As owner and lead consultant at Maiers Education Services, she has been using her passion for literacy and technology to discover creative ways to assist schools and organizations in meeting their learning and productivity goals.

When she is not at home in Castle Rock, Colorado, spending time with her family, you will find her on her blog or on Twitter at @angelamaiers her favorite space for thinking, creating, and pushing the scope of her imagination and learning.


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Angela's Rider


Angela Maiers flies in coach; usually from Denver, CO but often from other cities in which she works. She books her own air travel.

Most conferences reserve and pay for Angela’s hotel room at the principal conference hotel, but Angela is happy to make her own arrangements if the client prefers.

Airport Transfers:
Angela typically takes a car service from the airport to her hotel, even if it is a considerable distance. If a team member is traveling with her, they will rent a car and drive, when appropriate.

Presentation Requirements

When feasible, Angela prefers that audience members be seated at tables, rather than in rows of chairs. This is especially true for extended workshops.

Angela’s presentation requires:

  • A standard projector
  • Connection cables from the projector to her laptop
  • A connection to play audio from her laptop
  • Angela uses a 2015 Macbook Air.
  • Angela brings with her a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a clicker.
  • Angela will control the remote clicker. The laptop can be positioned wherever it needs to be as long as she can control the content.