(unless you think drawing with your nose or booty shaking is average audience behaviour)
A coach once told me: Be sure to tell people how old you are, Christina, because they'll be fooled by your youthful energy and playfulness. They also need to know how much old-soul wisdom you have. I'm 41.
I'm the breath of fresh air of the speaking world: refreshing, transformative and a little unpredictable.
Early morning and after lunch keynotes are my favourite. No internet surfing or dozing on my watch. I've had audiences dancing like toilet brushes, doing the Happy Bum and laughing at my mediocre cheer-leading skills. Shazam!
Founder and CEO of Courageous Self-Care, I'm a former secondary teacher who abandoned the red-tape of the education system so that I can truly teach. I march to the beat of my own drum and have given thousands of people permission to do the same.
I have big dreams, big energy and big results. Since I started the Courageous Self-Care Podcast in February 2018, it's had over 3300 downloads from 20+ countries.
As a speaker, I'm out of the box (wait, there was a box???), entertaining, uplifting and infectious. I get content out of people's heads and into their bodies so that they get lasting and impressive results. My trainings are highly sought-after, highly paid and high impact.
I won copious trophies and medals while wearing tap shoes and costumes personifying me as a sailor, Rasputin (if you're thinking Bony M, you're spot on), a firework, a hobo and a cowboy.
I coached students to play volleyball, basketball, field hockey, and gymnastics. More importantly, I got those same students to do stupid-human tricks on video, to chase deflating balloons for warm-ups and to do their best impressions of me coaching.
I got married at 21. It seemed young to most people, but I was ready for full commitment at age 11. I scared off a lot of boys. I met my husband in a University dance class where we did a bowling dance. I was a pin. He was the bowler. Clearly destiny was involved.
As a teacher, I choreographed a Remembrance Day dance for 300 non-dancers. I blew the department budget in my first year of teaching. I got a thank you note from a grade 12 student that spoke of graceful elephants.
And then I left teaching because I had 2 exceptional children. After a year at home with my first, I realized I would be a better mom if I got some breaks so I started a home based business and promptly got awards for being top 10 in sales, 3 years in a row.
That was followed by 10 years of intensive personal development with some of the world's top trainers. I trained as an Embodiment Coach on Mexican beaches, Californian lavendar fields and on Pacific West Coast Islands.
I wrote an International Best Selling book about Ugly Awkward Dancing, my website got hacked and blacklisted by Google and then Courageous Self-Care was born from those ashes.
aka Speaking Topics
Participants will learn:
The #1 Myth about Self-Care
The Difference between Self-Care and Indulgence
Why Courage is the foundation for Effective Self-Care
Participants will learn:
That when Self-Care is at the bottom of your list, your professional progress stagnates
A step-by-step process to dissolve your guilt once and for all
Proven strategies to finally get off the endless treadmill of beating yourself up
How to stop the exhausting practice of giving to everyone but yourself
Get a Feel for Christina's Talks
Christina shares a story about courage and bumble bees
Christina gets people to bless her nose and demonstrates how to get out of a sleeping baby's room
Check out Previous Engagements
Teachers’ Conventions Session Presenter; Multiple Years at Each: Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Palliser, Lethbridge
WOW (Women’s Only Weekend) Canmore: Session Presenter
Alberta Fine Arts Council Conference: Session Presenter
HPEC (Health & Physical Education Council): Session Presenter Multiple Years
Rebecca Hall’s Money Summit in SFO: Panel Speaker and Presenter
Workshop Presenter at Centers for Spiritual Living: Calgary, Red Deer, Kelowna, Toronto
National One Thought Conference Toronto: Session Presenter
National One Thought Conference Calgary: Session Presenter
Host of the Courageous Self-Care Podcast
Rebecca Hall Gruyter’s Radio Show Empowering Women, Transforming Lives: Guest Expert Interview
Linda Patten’s Radio Show: Guest Expert Interview
TotalPreneur Love Week: Guest Expert Interview
Your Divine Uniqueness with Moncef Akir: Guest Expert Interview
Your Holistic Life Show with Johnathan Colbert: Guest Expert Interview
Red Carpet Interview with Shirlene Reeves (http://vimeo.com/86776607)
Beauty Virgin Bitch Podcast: Guest Expert Interview
Powerful Beyond Measure TV Show: Guest Expert Interview
Courageous Conversations Podcast with Victoria Steele
Gold Circle Retreat with Andrea J. Lee, Texas
Great Life Redesign with Gemma Stone, Banff
Inner Circle Retreat with Marci Shimoff & Debra Poneman, California
Advanced Speaking Program with Karen McGregor, British Columbia
Rock the Stage with Karen McGregor, Calgary
We Talks with Melissa Mackey, Calgary
Your Year of Miracles Inner Circle Retreat with Marci Shimoff & Debra Poneman, California
Pure Potentials Speakers Retreats with Jacki McLenaghan: Arizona
Calgary Connection Conference: Speaker
Your Year of Miracles Platinum Retreat with Marci Shimoff & Debra Poneman: Speaker
Event Mastery 4 Day Training with Karen McGregor: Speaker
Womanition Biz Brigade: Speaker
Women Embracing Brilliance Retreat with Karen Klassen: Speaker
Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society: Speaker
Weekend of Nourishment with Amy Bondar: Speaker
Arise - Women's Conference: Speaker
Calgary Career Hub Level Up: Speaker
On Purpose Parties: Monthly for 2 years
Mother Daughter On Purpose Parties: Monthly for a year
Dancing with Strangers Who Love You
Finding D’Answers 1 Day Workshop
Moms’ Day Off 1 Day Multi-Speaker Event
The Courageous Self-Care 1 Day Mulit-Speaker Event
Fall into Greatness 1 Day Multi-Speaker Event
The Opening 3 Day Urban Retreat
Introduction to Courageous Self-Care 1 Day Workshop
Upcoming: Courageous Self-Care Festival
Holistic Chamber of Commerce: Keynote Speaker
Mission Shift YYC: Keynote Speaker x 2
Canadian Business Chicks: Keynote Speaker
Sexy Minds Social Group: Keynote Speaker
Womanition Calgary: Keynote Speaker
Calgary Speakers Club: Leader & Keynote Speaker
Glencoe Club Entrepreneur Group: Keynote Speaker
"We had Christina Marlett speak at our Year of Miracles Retreat. She got the audience up and moving. As noted by several of the participants, she was able to take high level concepts and break them down into understandable learning. Her story-telling helped the listeners learn about her and the material she taught in a captivating way. I highly recommend Christina as a speaker for your next program. "