KIM MORRISON – SPEAKING
Author, Speaker, Health & Lifestyle Educator, Business Woman, MC, Marriage Celebrant
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The Marathon Of Life And Business
Running a business can sometimes feel like you are actually running a marathon. You start with all the excitement, pizazz and belief you will win the race but at some point it seems you get blisters, chafing and god forbid even hit the wall! So how can you prepare for such an event? What does it take to get through those moments of pain and challenge? And how do you keep getting back up every time a wall smacks you right in the face? World record holder and 5 times best selling author Kim Morrison knows what it takes to create and run a successful business, but she also knows it is not easy, nor is it about luck, genetics or just good timing. Through her own experiences Kim will show you how to treat obstacles as challenges and let downs as lessons and how to have courage, grace, strength and dignity no matter what is happening in your life. More importantly she shares the tools she has learnt to turn her business around, keep it fit, healthy and in tip top shape and how to do it all whilst balancing the juggle of being a multi-tasking super woman and mum!
Bio - Kim Morrison
Kim Morrison set a world record as the youngest female to run 100miles in less than 24 hours. Cliff Young was her mentor throughout and still to this day lives by his ethos that success is 90% mental and 10% physical. She has used her running story as a direct metaphor for life – riding the highs, hitting the walls, pushing through the pain barriers, crossing the line and never, ever giving up! She believes combining your inner power and passion, applying your commitment and having truck loads of self-belief is what distinguishes you as an achiever. It’s about visualising your dream and going for it - regardless of the feedback you receive or the challenges you face. As a 5 times best-selling author, creative director of Twenty8 and a multi-tasking mum and wife, Kim shares the essential tools for self-care, discipline, leadership and teamwork and most of all how to have an attitude with sparkle.
Igniting The Inner Spark - The Ripple Effect
Do you find some people drive you batty? Are pedantic? Or disorganised? Did you marry someone for their cute idiosyncrasies only to find they now annoy you? Do you raise more than one child in the same home with the same rules, yet they are totally different? Ever wondered why some rub you up the wrong way even before they have opened their mouth? Or find they are just so completely different to you? Well believe it or not those same people are thinking exactly the same about YOU! There is nothing wrong here - in fact it is just a case of finding the right tools and road maps - and understanding the needs of these 'different' types... And when you do, the whole world has a different outlook, your relationships improve, you are less stressed at home and in the workplace and more understanding of what makes people actually tick. World record holder, business woman, author and mother - Kim Morrison from Like Chocolate For Women - brings a humorous approach to this life-changing presentation. Weaving in real life scenarios and tools on how to ignite that inner spark and create a positive ripple effect - a chocolate one if you please - you will leave feeling empowered, wanting to lead by example and have the ability to be a true change agent - for life.
Igniting The Spark In Teenagers
Growing up can be pretty tough and challenging. It can be confusing and stressful too. But given the right support it can also be the most amazing and exciting time of one's life - it just depends on the tools and strategies one has in the self-care tool box! Learning to accept and embrace yourself at any age is a true art. If you can get it in your teens there is no doubt it will set you up for life. But how do you love yourself without appearing arrogant? And how do you not put yourself down and become a victim? The key is truly knowing yourself and understanding others. Knowing that there will be many people in your life, family and school who are different to you. Different but not wrong. All you need to do is practice and embrace 5 key qualities - passion, strength, love, compassion and patience - and before you know it the road will appear more clear and vibrant. Kim Morrison was fortunate enough to get these messages in her teens and to make them qualities in her life that have stood her good ground time and time again. She set a world record to become the youngest woman in the world to run 100miles in less than 24hours which she believes was because of what she learnt at such a young age. She has carried these vital ingredients into marriage, motherhood and business and now she wants to give back to the next generation and hopefully bestow upon them the same gifts she was fortunate enough to receive.
Like Chocolate For Women
We strive to be the ‘best’ friend, sister, daughter, wife, mother, cook, home-manager and businesswoman, yet often we fill our cup to overflowing and forget about being our own best friend and nurturing our own needs!
Well girls we are here to help, we are here to educate, to inspire, to support and to remind you that self-care is not selfish – it’s essential.
So come on the Like Chocolate For Women journey with Kim Morrison. Discover nature’s wonderful self-care tools, drop the guilt, learn to make yourself a priority and start to nurture yourself again – inside and out. Like Chocolate For Women is about creating a happy, healthy, fulfilled and contented life. It’s about budgeting but not going without. It’s about indulging but not feeling guilty. It’s about getting as close to a chemical-free lifestyle as possible and using the most extraordinary gifts from nature in beauty and natural skincare, health and fitness, spirit and soul. It’s not only about finding that inner spark and holding onto it – but actually doing something with it. It’s about creating a legacy, making a difference and inspiring change.
Mastering the Super Woman Juggle
Here is an example of how Kim has been recently introduced:
Our guest speaker today will be one of the Sunshine Coast’s favourite ladies, Kim Morrison from Like Chocolate for Women. The Choccy Chicks, as they are affectionately known, have made it their mission to ensure that we woman take time to look after themselves so we can achieve the incredible goals we set. As women entrepreneurs, many of us take the superwoman role to extremes, juggling our businesses with families, homes, children and occasionally even social lives.
Kim will be sharing tips about the self discipline, self-drive and passion that are essential to make any business successful, and how to combine these with the magic of aromatherapy and therapeutic oils to create powerful daily rituals. Sounds like a recipe for smooth sailing through the struggles and challenges of being a master juggler and super woman!
Kim As Your MC
Have you got a conference coming up? Delegates often comment how they are bombarded with loads of information, long hours and often many different speakers or topics.
If you truly want them to get the best out of the conference then you can book Kim as your MC and Brain Breather! She can create 2minute to 15minute brain breaks getting delegates up and moving or just by changing the pace or offering inspirational health and wellbeing advice. She can incorporate team building, aromatherapy techniques to clear the brain, exercises and loads of health tips and self-care rituals to get the best out of your team.
Kim can also offer a one hour session to boost your team further if required. She is professional, inspirational, dynamic and entertaining.
Testimonials For Kim Morrison
The first time I heard Kim Morrison speak was 7 years ago, she taught me many things but one in particular has become a part of my daily rituals, the body boost. Kim is funny, entertaining, inspiring and most importantly informative, her presentations leave you wanting more, so much so that whenever I can, I attend one her talks for more inspiration and knowledge.
Cyndi O'Meara, International Speaker, Best Selling Author, TV and Radio Presenter. www.changinghabits.com.au
Experiencing Kim Morrison's presentations is like sitting near a peaceful waterfall! You feel the serenity of the energy she exudes coupled with the freshness of new ideas, stories and entertainment. Frequently you get splashed with surprises and incredible humor and the overall the experience leaves you a better person for it! With her engaging manner Kim lavishes her audiences with love, tenderness and hope for a better existence as human beings, which makes her one of those speakers you just can't get enough of!!
Carren Smith, CEO & Founder Quantum Leadership Group and Speaker Secrets Exposed www.qlg.com.au
When Kim Morrison takes to the stage, you know you are in for something truly special. She will make you laugh, she will make you cry, she will make you stop and think - all the while delivering a powerful, inspiring and motivational message. For me the complete package comes when a speaker has the ability to grab and audience and entertain them - to be a rich story teller - whether it's for five minutes or five hours. Kim very much has that capability.
Nikki Parkinson, Managing Editor, Styling You, www.stylingyou.com.au
I have heard Kim Morrison speak on several occasions . Each time I learn something new be it on health, leadership or looking after yourself mentally and physically. She teaches you to be the best you can be! As a speaker she is heartfelt and engaging and I would recommend her for any event.
Matthew Moon, CEO, OMC Connect www.omcconnect.com
Kim Morrison is one of the most engaging, honest and heart-warming speakers I know. Her ability to ‘read a room’ is extraordinary and I have never witnessed her not deliver a presentation that just perfectly suited to the audience. As a prestige event management firm, our reputation relies on delivering quality and most especially matching the speaker to the audience. We whole heartedly trust Kim and she has never let us down. Kim has a magical blend of humor, compassion, sensitivity and storytelling that sweeps audiences away. It is common for the audience to be so engaged that a pin could drop in the room and be heard. Kim takes our audiences from tears to laughter in a matter of minutes and has an uncommon ability of being able to manage the energy in the room while she speaks. She has a natural style and honesty of character that captures the audience and she is as genuine off stage as she is on stage. We would recommend Kim Morrison as a speaker who captures, engages and explores the audience delivering presentations that changes lives.
Min Swan, President, White House Celebrations www.whitehousecelebrations.com.au
I have been fortunate to hear Kim speak during many different occasions and circumstances. Her presentations are interesting, funny, thought-provoking and emotional. Whilst sitting in the audience you are drawn into her world of self belief, inspiration and trust. I feel truly blessed to have witnessed many presentations and each time I am mesmerised whilst learning something new and different. Kim truly has you wanting to listen for longer as she presents from the heart. When the room is so silent you could hear a pin drop, it is because everyone around you is taking in her every word. Her skill and talent as a professional speaker is evident.
Diane Olson, Director - My Weekly Preview www.myweeklypreview.com.au
I love hearing Kim speak! She's incredibly funny, animated and takes her audience on an emotional marathon that is peppered with stories that make you laugh, cry and end with you feeling like you too could run any marathon life gives to you. Kim is a brilliant speaker and MC and will add value to any event of any size.
Rachael Bermingham, Bestselling Author and CEO of Bermingham Books Publishing. www.berminghambooks.com.au
There are motivational speakers that can inspire you with the words that come out of their mouth. Then there are motivational speakers who can capture your senses with their gift of being able to put into words their own amazing experiences in life, and in turn, make you want to be a better person. Kim Morrison is that second type of speaker.
When listening to people speak for motivational or inspirational purposes, I do find myself being caught up in the moment at the time. Making a connection with the speaker is easy for me, however, the next day I am still the same person as I was the day before. The reason I feel so compelled to write this testimonial is that I am forever changed after listening to Kim speak. Her achievements in life are absolutely amazing just by themselves. Kim’s ability to deliver her experiences in such a way that allows you re-live them alongside her; is truly a gift.
For the entire duration of Kim’s presentation, I felt like I was the only person in the room and I could not even recall what was going on with anything else around me. Kim Morrison is an astounding woman that has lived an amazing life, but the thing that makes her so different is that she is also happy to talk to you in depth about the hard times as well as the good. Kim does this in such a way that earns your respect and also makes her very relatable to people from all walks of life. She has made a huge impact on my approach to both my business and personal life. I can’t recommend her enough to anyone, whether it is for a business or personal speaking engagement.
Natalie Tink, Director Coast to Coast Media www.coasttocoastmagazine.com
Kim’s public speaking has many elements, all of which make her entertaining to watch and listen to. In my capacity within the Sunshine Cast Business Women’s Network (of 350 business professionals on the Sunshine Coast) I have engaged Kim to MC at our Gala Awards and more recently as the guest speaker at a Corporate Women’s Breakfast. The feedback we received was tremendous as Kim not only delivered an outstanding, inspiring & professional speech but also had our audience in fits of laughter too.
I have managed events both here and in New Zealand and it can be challenging to find a speaker who can both engage with their audience and leave a lasting impression. This is something that Kim is brilliant at, with no scripts, or palm notes, Kim speaks from the heart and will change her presentation in tune with the audiences vibe or body language – not an easy feat when you are on-stage in front of a large crowd.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Kim. Once provided with a brief on her audience demograph, the theme or topic of the event or conference Kim can create a fitting & uplifting presentation. I have witnessed Kim’s bright and bubbly personality have an extremely positive effect on others to whom she has only just met and a true essence of confidence, sincerity and thoughtfulness in her words and actions.
Debbie Battaglini-Clarke, Owner Manager, BOQ Maroochydore www.boq.com.au
Fees Keynote/MC/Guest Speaker
Speaking is Kim's profession. However, she certainly appreciates not everyone can afford professional speakers. Her fee can be negotiated to suit budgets if required, and if she is available. Please email direct on email@example.com
Other AV Requirements for Kim
A lectern and small table on stage if possible.
Will provide laptop or USB for power-point presentation, if required.
PO Box 1192
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast