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“Anne is an engaging storyteller — combining gravitas, humor, nuance and raw emotion to make powerful connections with her audience. And TED audiences are demanding; they require substance, novel thinking and real polish -- they see through the contrived and are immediately bored by speakers trotting out the usual or phoning-it-in. That's what makes Anne so powerful, she transcends the usual, is a real professional and works hard with event organizers to understand her audience to make every minute on stage count.”
- Mike Lundgren, Founder, Curator of TEDxKC

“If you are looking for a speaker who is exciting, captivating, motivating, and inspiring, look no further—Anne is among the very best! She captures her audience immediately and keeps them engaged until the very end. Her story resonates with all, her energy is contagious, and the personal touch makes it even more real. I’d recommend her for just about any event and any audience…she won’t disappoint.”
- Chief Operating Officer, Human Resources, Accenture

“Anne’s openness and candor in sharing her own journey—and the journey of BoMF in developing self-esteem, self-value, and confidence—reminded us that every pursuit begins with one step. Her keynote struck a chord with our conference attendees, inspiring thousands of higher education technology professionals from around the world to feel confident and reach for their dreams. Anne has and has left an indelible mark on the Ellucian community.”
- Chief Marketing Officer, ellucianTM

“Anne, an overdue note of gratitude for speaking with our TracyLocke cofounders. Your story, your delivery, your message and your insights — touched, inspired, resonated and were so relevant! You have been quoted frequently throughout the week. Your impact and influence will be felt for years to come.”
- President and CEO, TraceyLocke

“Anne’s mission and compelling story is an inspirational example for our organization and sales team. Our global conference was kicked-off in the right direction by her engaging stage presence and storytelling.”
- Senior Marketing Director, LifeFitness

"In a room packed full of accomplished CEO's, Entrepreneurs, and seasoned circuit speakers, Anne Mahlum shined bright like a super nova. Her raw, vulnerable, real emotions exploded off stage and penetrated the hearts of everyone in the room. This is not from intention... It's from Anne's pure authenticity. Her presentation was one of the most powerful moments many attendees had not only at the summit, but in life. Anne speaks to your soul, because she speaks from hers.
- Yarrow Kraner, Founder, HATCH

“Anne blew me away today. I learned so very very much from her message and gained so much more confidence by listening to her story. If we could bottle Anne’s message and share it with every community our world would be a better place. She is gifted with remarkable leadership and communication skills and is clearly a woman to watch.”

- Kelly Olson Hutchinson, [attendee at the] Center for Nonprofit Excellence of Kentucky​​

​Back on My Feet
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​Back on My Feet is a national for-purpose 501c3 organization that uses running to help those experiencing homelessness change the way they see themselves so they can make real change that results in employment and independent living.​​