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 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

When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our live, it was not their expertise or accomplishments that provided me us with direction, guidance and reassurance to accomplish our goals...

It was their sincere belief in us. They let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.

The humans in our lives want that same validation. In fact, every single person you will ever meet shares this common desire. They want to know they matter.

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.

 

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 PASSION...

in education, in our lives and in the world.

Session for 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

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

Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the "literacy club" affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and yet we present the idea of literacy...

to teachers and students as a "set of skills" to be mastered. New literacies do not make past literacy obsolete, but it 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 how technology challenges those perceptions.

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

 

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What Others Are Saying

Anthony Salcito

Anthony Salcito

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

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

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 angelamaiers.com or on Twitter at @angelamaiers her favorite space for thinking, creating, and pushing the scope of her imagination and learning.

Email: angela@angelamaiers.com

Website/Blog: AngelaMaiers.com, and Choose2Matter.org

Twitter: @angelamaiers


Angela's Rider

Travel

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

Hotel:
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.