MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

Marie Ferdinand-Harris has jumpstarted her motivational speaking career by speaking at various engagements sharing her life's journey of setbacks and adversities. She is passionate about sharing her personal story with the intention to encourage, motivate and inspire others. Marie Ferdinand-Harris has recently designed a workshop she is personally teaching and is featured in many of her speaking engagements.

"The Ultimate Teammate Workshop" was created to tailor to many different audiences. The workshop was created to teach grade school students, student-athletes in colleges/universities and professionals of corporate America the importance of one's attitude, regardless of title/position or status. Moreover, the workshop also teaches one of Marie Ferdinand-Harris' core beliefs "Not to think less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."

Furthermore, Marie Ferdinand-Harris also founded the "Marie Ferdinand Foundation" the foundation was created on the sole basis of Marie's Life journey and how she used sports as a vehicle to win in life and not let her adversities and setbacks defined her final destination in life.

 

The Ultimate Teammate Workshop

The Purpose of this Ultimate Teammate Workshop is to provide tools that will help Team members better understand each other, which is relevant for working together as a team. The workshop also provides the tools necessary in developing the mindset a team player must exhibit regardless of position or status. The secret is developing these tools and being able to transfer them into other professional areanas

Marie Ferdinand-Harris is confident in that, grade schools, colleges/universities and corporate America will find that acquiring these various skills from the workshop will benefit them by implementing the teachings in their respective lives in whatever circumstance he/she may face in their daily lives. Based on Marie Ferdinand-Harris' teachings and testimonies of others who have taken this workshop, it has certainly been effective and enhanced individual's aptitude and life's attitude.

Marie Ferdinand-Harris' leadership and athletic abilities have catapulted her from a Kodak All American, collegiate Olympic Gold Medal Winner, a SEC Great and a collegiate Hall of Fame superstar at Louisiana State to a 3-Time WNBA All-Star!

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1995 Player Of The Decade, State Of Florida
  • 1995 First Basketball Championship - Miami Edison High School
  • 1995 & 1996 Player Of The Year in High School
  • Two Time Scholar-Athlete Of Year Winner At LSU
  • Louisiana Player Of Week (2001)
  • National Star Of The Week (2000)
  • SEC Player Of The Week (2000)
  • Pre-Season All American (2001)
  • First Haitian American To Receive A Scholarship To Attend LSU
  • Finalist For ESPN Magazine Shooting Guard of the Year Award
  • First Team All-SEC Honors (2001)
  • Voted An "SEC Great" (2001)
  • NCAA 2OOO College USA National Team Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Kodak All American at LSU
  • 2007 Inductee - LSU Sports Hall Of Fame
  • 2001 Finalist for Naismith Player Of The Year Award
  • 2001 First Round WNBA Draft Pick - Utah Starzz
  • WNBA Select - Team Silver Medal 2003 FIBA World Cup
  • 2002, 2003 & 2005 WNBA All-Star
  • Holds the San Antonio Silver Stars Record in Steals
  • Live National Commercial with NBA players Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Morning
  • Runner-up - NBA All-Star Shooting Star Challenge
  • 2015 Awarded the Globally Awesome Woman Award

TARGETED MARKETS

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Educators

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Colleges & Universities
(Student-Athletes ONLY)

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Professional Organization of Corporate America

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT TOPICS

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DIVERSITY

Learning to adapt to different Personalities.

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TEAM-MINDED

Your role as an Athlete, Student, Supervisor/Manager, Support Staff, and/or the player sitting on the bench, everyone matters for a team to achieve success.

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PROFESSIONALISM

How to be efficient and reliable in your job by giving your best work performance.

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LEADERSHIP

The importance of leading with self-confidence and passion.

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ATTITUDE/BODY LANGUAGE

At some point in your career, you will encounter adversity, setback, or disappointments, It’s inevitable. But your response to these trials is what matters most.

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PREPARATION

Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.

PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Boys and Girls Club of America

Topic: Self Awareness
November 2017

US Attorney's Office, Western District of Texas Department of Justice

Topic: Key Note Speaker for Black History Month - My Life Story
February 2015

Girls Inc

Topic: Being Smart, Strong, and Bold
June 2017

Arkansas Department of Education 

Topic: Future Leaders for Tomorrow Stars
October 2018


JISD

Topic: Preparing to Perform
October 2018

Little River Health Care

Topic: Team-Mindedness
October 2018

San Antonio Sports

Topic: Family and Children working together 
October 2015

BBVA

Topic: Teamwork
July 2016


Girls Scouts

Topic: Being Courageous
February 2017

WNBA Cares

Topic: Health and Wellness
June 2016

Pleasant Grove

Topic: Preparing to Perform 
October 2018

LSU

Topic: Team-Mindedness
October 2107


NBA Cares

Topic: Community Outreach
June 2016

WGC

Topic: Leadership Capacity in Women
October 2017

Ashdown

Topic: Preparing to Perform 
October 2018

Rotary International

Topic: Service above Self
October 2018

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND THE ULTIMATE TEAMMATE WORKSHOP BOOKING DETAILS

Travel Arrangement from

Texarkana, Texas

Availability

45 min-Keynote

Available to serve as host for

Schools, Colleges, Universities, Sports Banquets, Event Emcee, Award presenter and commencement speaker

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