Stand and Deliver
Little did I know my communications degree and experience in training and education would come in handy in my forties!
Mod Mom Furniture has opened doors to many opportunities for me and public speaking is one of them. I have been enjoying presenting since I was working my way through college, speaking to rooms of 400+ parents of college students about what they can expect for their child. From there, I taught public speaking for executives and have been honored with invitations to speak all over the country on topics such as:
Building a Personal Brand, Pitching Your Business to Angel Investors, Starting Business without Cash, Social Media for Designers, Public Speaking Skills, and Using Intuition in Business, and more!
I enjoy helping others by sharing my rollercoaster story. It's my hope that what I experienced (both on the do's and don't's side of life) will help another entrepreneur succeed!
A few testimonials...
“Very inspirational! Thank you for sharing your story. My students were impressed and learned some valuable lessons.”
— Kris Jolma, Operations Manager/P2P, Company Mentor for Business Week, Centralia, Washington
“I was at Business Week sessions again, today, and the students continued to give Kiersten rave reviews.”
— Matt Matayoshi, Executive Director, Lewis County, EDC , Lewis County, Washington
“We can’t get over how many students asked questions! They are never this engaged with a speaker. Thank you so much for inspiring them!”
— Amanda Hubbert, Director, Business Week Program, Lewis County, Washington
"Kiersten delivered the keynote speech at the American Society of Furniture Designer's Spring 2011 High Point Market Dinner. She was very well prepared, well spoken, genuine, and inspiring. The topic of her presentation was tailored to our specific audience, engrossing, and provided actionable advice. We received rave reviews from seasoned designers following the keynote stating it was one of the best presentations in recent years. I highly recommend Kiersten Hathcock as a speaker."
-- Katie Hatch, Design Consultant at Rooms to Go (Former VP of American Society of Furniture Designer)
“Three times over the course of two days, Kiersten presented her story as a guest speaker at my Management 350 classes at Northern Arizona University. She explained, in her engaging style, how to conduct a successful personal pitch. Kiersten’s informative presentation captured the attention of students and prompted them to ask numerous follow-up questions, which she happily answered. Students are still talking about Kiersten’s advice. She is a highly capable speaker and I enthusiastically recommend her.”
--Eric Dieterle, Assistant Professor of Practice, Northern Arizona University
Kiersten Hathcock is a superb speaker with the ability to connect with an audience and deliver a meaningful message.
I have witnessed Kiersten in several speaking scenarios, most recently to a group of MBA students at Northern Arizona University. The students said they were persuaded and inspired by Kiersten, her message, and her positive energy.
It is my pleasure to recommend Kiersten as a speaker who embodies professionalism.
-- Theresa Bierer, Professor of Practice—MBA program, Northern Arizona University