Cecilia Gorman is a charismatic motivational speaker with extensive personal experience empowering employees to reach their greatest potential.  She knows what creative, driven professionals need to grow as managers and effective leaders, and the insights and stories she shares are both relevant and refreshing. From small groups to large associations to arena-sized seminars, when Cecilia takes the mic, audience members lean in, laugh, and walk away inspired to up-level their lives.



With an emphasis on leadership skills, Cecilia knows how to inspire and connect to audiences.

Public speaking is one of Cecilia’s greatest strengths and she knows developing effective leadership in your team can be impacted by what she has to say. With thoughtful articulation of the right words and action steps, her keynote speeches deliver messages that empower change. Audience members are instantly drawn to her contagious energy and enthusiasm as she shares authentic stories of both personal and professional transformation.

The decision to hire a public speaker isn’t always easy.  You can trust that Cecilia brings years of professional experience, a life-long passion growing her expertise in teaching personal development skills, plus a certification as a professional speaker by the John Maxwell Team to the stage.


  • Keynote Audiences up to 2,500

  • Private companies, associations, chambers of commerce, commencement ceremonies, high schools and colleges, alumni groups, and more.


Leaders have the power to make or break a company.  Not only are they responsible for making good business decisions, they shape the work experience for the rest of the employees in the organization.  For such an important role, people often receive surprisingly little training.  

When we consider the first few years of a manager's journey, we tend to see a mess of ignorance. Truly just not knowing what to do in certain situations or what to say in tough conversations. It really is a make-it-up-as-you-go time for a new manager.

In this provocative keynote, Cecilia Gorman breaks down the key factors in being a great leader, and shows how to do a little better every single day.  Rather than trying to shape leaders to fit a certain mold, Cecilia shows how everyone can leverage their natural strengths to better connect with and inspire others.  

Using actionable, self-directed lessons applicable to business (and life), audience members learn how to handle challenges and difficult situations head on.  Cecilia shows how committing to small acts of bravery can help leaders build the confidence they need to transform. From swift decision making, to course correction after mistakes, to maintaining enthusiasm for their industry, audience members get a much-needed refresher on leading with purpose.  

Perfect for mid-level managers who are honing their skills, as well as senior managers who need a leadership rejuvenator, this session will springboard a positive shift in leadership at your organization.  We all have an awe-inspiring leader inside of us.  This session will help your team members unleash it. 

KEYNOTE: own it – how women can drive their careers forward

Career advancement is challenging for everyone, but women face even greater hurdles than men.  In this inspiring keynote, Cecilia Gorman shares how women can take more ownership over their careers, better promote themselves and their achievements, and continue moving forward. 

The needle on a woman’s potential only moves if she is the one grabbing it by the horns and pulling.  That’s why getting ahead starts with adopting a mindset of ownership.  Cecilia explains the power of personal ownership, and how women must initiate the forward momentum of their careers rather than wait for someone else to do it for them.

Cecilia digs deep on other key aspects of career growth, such as maintaining stellar performance, continuous learning, and deliberate networking.  With purpose and intention at its core, the lessons in this session teach the most effective ways women can develop influence and boost their career stock without additional time or stress.  Attendees receive a Career Ownership Checklist to gauge and track actions toward success. 

This keynote is for every woman who hasn’t yet reached the summit of her career.  Attendees walk away feeling both prepared and inspired to get out there and own it!

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