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Anne Mahlum

Anne Mahlum

    • Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Back on My Feet
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$10,000 - $15,000

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District of Columbia

There is no way this will work | Anne Mahlum | TEDxKC

There is no way this will work | Anne Mahlum | TEDxKC

Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who loves to create and build with purpose. The majority of her focus over the past six years has been on Back on My Feet (BoMF), a non-profit organization she founded in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives, which includes employment and independent housing. 

In addition to Philadelphia, the organization now has chapters in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York City, Austin and opens in Los Angeles in October. Anne has led BoMF to become a $6.5M privately-funded organization with staff of 48, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of members. Anne's vision for Back on My Feet is simple, yet bold  - to help as many people as possible, in the most efficient way as possible, redefine themselves so they can redefine their life and, just as important - to change the perception of homelessness on a global scale. 

Anne and BoMF have been featured in countless times in both local and national media.  In 2012, Anne hosted a documentary for MTV called The Break on youth homelessness and she was recently featured in a book, called 50 Everyday Heroes. Anne has been named ABC world News Person of the Week, a CNN Hero, New Yorker of the Week, a top 40 under 40 individual by both Philadelphia and Washington DC’s Business Journal. 

Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences on numerous topics including, leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, fundraising and social change. 

Anne recently stepped down as CEO of Back on My Feet and is starting a new company in Washington DC called [solidcore] – a high-end fitness studio that features the Lagree Fitness Method. It’s probably no surprise that she is planning to open multiple locations. 
She is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota and currently lives in Washington, DC. She has completed 11 marathons, including one on every continent except Antarctica, which she is planning to do next year. 

To book Anne Mahlum call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

The Road to Change 

Anne Mahlum’s compelling personal story and work with Back on My Feet is a powerful and inspirational example of how change happens. In this engaging and inspiring program, Anne shows us that we all need the same things in life to grow and succeed... to be noticed, to be appreciated, to be valued and to be cared for. She teaches that changing the way we see ourselves and our circumstances is at the core of change and that only then can we begin to move out of our comfort zones and create real and lasting change in our lives. With raw vulnerability, grace and lots of humor, Anne takes audiences on an emotional journey that will leave them feeling motivated, purposeful, and empowered to both manage and create real change in their lives. 

NOTE: Anne’s message is universal and resonates with every kind of audience, organization and industry. However, her presentation can be tailored for your audience according to the specific sub-topics below. 

Sub-topics explored in her presentation include:

  • Overcoming adversity
  • Life transitions
  • Risk-taking
  • Perseverance
  • Eliminating excuses
  • Self-worth | self-esteem
  • Vulnerability
  • Identity and redefining ourselves
  • Social change
  • Using sport for social change
  • Starting and building a nonprofit
  • Fundraising

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