Tiny Speaker with the Huge Message"
Triumphantly meeting life
from waist level, Peggy O’Neill offers inspiration and insight
to audiences nationwide -- from ages 5 to 85. Peggy
speaks on a variety of topics in the areas of: Celebrating
Diversity, Personal Empowerment & Overcoming
Peggy O'Neill stands 3 feet 8 inches tall. Tiny in stature, but huge in presence, Peggy delivers a far-reaching message:
WALK TALL! Be big on the INSIDE! Honor yourself, accept others, and express your inherent magnificence.
For much of her life, Peggy felt diminished by physical limitation and social prejudice. Triumphing over many difficulties, she now possesses confidence, resiliency, compassion and wisdom. Today, she radiates these qualities in her work to inspire and lead others towards success and happiness.
As an inspirational speaker, diversity trainer, life-coach and author, Ms. O’Neill enchants audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. Her topics include overcoming inner smallness, celebrating diversity, growing through challenges, and creating the life you want.
You will never forget the tiny speaker with the huge message:
"No one has to be held back by inner smallness," Peggy exclaims.
"Break free! Be big! WALK TALL!"
Programs for Businesses & Associations:
Matter What Size You Are
this inspirational program, Peggy touches our hearts
with sincere and humorous personal stories that reach
deep. She discusses a universal challenge she calls
“inner smallness.” The 3 foot 8 inch speaker
encourages us all to break free from feelings of
inadequacy and to triumph over the fear of being
fabulous and awesome, as we were meant to be! Audience
members walk away feeling empowered and motivated to
EXPAND- in heart, creative expression, performance,
leadership, and fulfillment.
Do barriers of fear and prejudice separate the people in your organization? Peggy reminds us that although differences between people can pose potential threat and conflict, diversity is the key to “solution-power.” She helps us understand the negative impact of “small thinking” and encourages us to shift our focus away from of what separates and weakens us onto what unifies and strengthens us. Peggy reminds us about the value in differences and the importance of kindness, respect, and inclusion.
DISCOVER HOW TO:
Develop sensitivity & openness towards others
Increase social awareness and harmony
Be authentic and appropriate when dealing with people of difference
Celebrate one’s own uniqueness and honor the uniqueness in others
GROWING THROUGH CHALLENGES
Peggy shows us that hidden within every problem there is a benefit. This program is not just for people with severe disabilities, but for every person who deals with everyday obstacles. Breaking the myth that difficulties are a burden, Peggy inspires audiences to “ignite” in the face of adversity and look for the gift that arises out of it. Peggy weaves together poignant and humorous stories delivered from the heart. She captivates her audiences sharing both the tragedies and triumphs of her life with sincerity and frankness. Peggy says, “Facing your challenges helps you expand on the INside. You grow! You become a better leader! You become a bigger, better human being!”
DISCOVER HOW TO:
Maintain optimism through adversity and change
Encourage an attitude that supports breakthrough and growth
Build determination and perseverance
Create support, success and happiness
"We would definitely recommend you as a speaker to any group or company wishing to walk tall and overcome any difficulties."
Art Rancis, VP, Ball Aerospace, Commercial Products and Technologies
“Your presentation, without a doubt, was one of the most impressive presentations I have had the pleasure to attend. Your humor, spirit and confidence projected a message that we all accepted and appreciated. Thank you for making a difference.”
Robert Hansen, Santa Barbara Rotary Charitable Foundation
for Elementary Schools:
In this fun and interactive presentation, children learn to honor people with differences, the importance of kindness, and that every human being is precious.
Who better to deliver a message about accepting yourself and others than a dynamic little person? When Peggy tells the story of being teased as a child, students feel the impact of that cruelty, and respond to the teachings of kindness with greater commitment. When they see a little person as a presenter, they are encouraged to celebrate their own uniqueness and not let differences hold them back.
With the use of stories, slides, humor and audience interaction, Peggy guides students to get big on the INside—through kindness, respect, and including others. Children walk away feeling good about themselves and more accepting of the differences in others!
Basic Content of this Presentation is:
are all different AND the same
not cool to be cruel
humans are precious
assembly program is about 45 minutes in duration.
Peggy usually does 2 presentations back to back,
grouping the younger, then the older children.
sensitivity towards differences
their own uniqueness
the uniqueness in others
"This is a wonderful opportunity for
the children to explore the issue of human kindness and
Linda Buright, Coal Creek Elementary
"Thank you for helping us see beyond
ourselves and to feel more comfortable with differences."
Judy Passmore, San Chez Elementary
TALL: Overcoming Inner Smallness, No Matter what Size You Are
by Peggy O'Neill
"The discovery of my life is this: Outer stature does not dictate happiness; INNER stature does," Peggy
proclaims. Walking Tall features practical guidance, inspirational stories, and life-changing exercises that help you:
- Express more courage, confidence and compassion
- Love who you are and celebrate your uniqueness
- Find the gift within your challenges
- Make healthy choices
- Expand your sense of joy and contentment
Little Squarehead by
is the story of a young girl who overcomes the challenge
of being different by discovering her true self. This
delightfully illustrated book will inspire children of
all ages to face life's challenges and to celebrate
their own uniqueness.
KEYNOTE FEE CATEGORY: $7,500 *
(local Los Angeles area fees available - please inquire)
* Honorarium can
vary depending on presentation length, distance to venue and many
All fees are plus travel expenses and subject to
change, so please call for an exact quote.
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