You are a genius
and the world needs your contribution.

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Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Keynote Speaker

Angela Maiers is a keynote speaker experienced in virtual, hybrid, and in-person events with a goal of transforming every individual and helping them appreciate their own value. She is not satisfied with merely inspiring; she ignites a desire to contribute one’s best.

Angela tailors every keynote to the specific interests, needs, and circumstances of her audience. She has spoken before more than 3,000 audiences, including leaders in education, business, and government, reaching over a million people worldwide.

Past and current clients include:

Angela’s Keynote Topics

Her keynotes are inspirational, uplifting, empowering, and actionable.

What she delivers is customized and tailored specifically to the interests, needs, and goals of the audience.

Inspirational Keynotes For Corporate Clients


Getting Human Right

Technology is shaping the future, but it will be humanology that will determine how technology is used to transform the way we learn, work, and live. To stay ahead of an increasingly digital and automated world…

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we need to start cultivating our most human abilities and put a premium on our uniquely human skills: judgment, vision, wisdom, creativity, and resilience.

There’s nothing soft about these skills, and we can’t afford to leave them to chance. Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Angela shares a framework for illustrating and understanding what is possible when we blend our technology with our humanity and work, and when we work together towards making the world a better place to be human for us and for our children.


Mattering IS the Agenda

When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our lives, it was the ones who most sincerely believed in us and who let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.

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Everyone in our lives need that same validation. Mattering a universal human need. We cannot capture the minds of our students, colleagues, employees, and customers if we do not first capture their hearts.

You matter is not a statement of inspiration. It is not a project, or strategy, an event, or an item on the agenda. It is the agenda. Mattering is not something that just happens to you. It is something you actively pursue.

This workshop will leave you with the knowledge, habits, and attitudes you need to transform the culture in your organization into one in which everyone knows they matter.


Power Skills

Curiosity, courage, creativity, agility, and adaptability are not fluffy, nice-to-have value-adds. They’re hard-won and rigorously maintained abilities that are better referred to as “power skills” so vital to…

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personal and organizational success across and within every field and discipline.

The best part is they are teachable, and we have the data to prove that not only can they be taught at every level, but they must. Come explore with Angela what that looks like, sounds like, and feels like in your organization.


Getting Social Media R.I.G.H.T.

There is no individual or organization that wants to waste time, engage in unproductive actions, or test out 101 new platforms and apps. WE WANT TO GET IT RIGHT!
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Angela presents this powerful and easy-to-implement framework to guide your decisions and practices.

Over 150 resources are included in the presentation for you to get started.


You Are a Brand. Would You Pick Yourself?

Whether it is seeking to excite leaders within your organization about new projects or trying to secure new business contracts…

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it’s important that you bring your best version of yourself and your business to the process.

It begins with one requirement. You must first value yourself and understand your worthiness. Setting yourself up for success involves a few key steps that will better position you to win business and make the most of the contacts you have to build authentic relationships that can lead to new business opportunities.

Angela Maiers will share what steps you need to take as a professional and business owner to be a business that is worthy of being picked.

Gain an understanding of what you need to do to enhance business relationships and strengthen your networking strategies.


Creating M.A.G.I.C. for Your Community and Customers

MAGIC is when your customers trust you enough to allow you to change their story. Learn about the five necessary mind shifts…

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in how you approach the selling process.

Grounded in science, these practical changes are needed to shift your relationship to a more human-based one and increase success with customers and prospects. It’s a powerful and transformative strategy of taking common sense and putting it into common practice to not only compete in the marketplace, but eliminate the competition.

Empowering Keynotes For Education


Liberating Genius

Liberating Genius is not an inspirational or Utopian hope for our students, nor is it a quick-fix program to building a better system. It’s a movement designed to help leaders and learners break free…

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from the addiction of security and acceptance of mediocrity and rekindle the genius within. We can no longer afford as individuals or as a nation to allow our best talents to remain buried beneath well-intentioned but lifeless rules of school.

Liberating Genius is a framework and system that fuels innovation, creativity, and the ability to impact our learning and the world.

There is genius within; together let’s unleash it.


Reimagining Innovation

Imagine a classroom where passion-driven genius work is not extracurricular, but is a part of the routine. Students are invited and expected to collaborate to support each other’s geniuses…

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experiment with ideas, discover new possibilities, and make epic things happen.

Genius Hour is more than a “program” where students do fun projects together. It is an unprecedented opportunity for teachers to guide students in how to be effective learners and citizens by helping them connect what they do in school to the broader community.

It’s our job to nurture our geniuses so they can change the world. Join us today to unlock a world of genuine curiosity, wonder, and innovation.


Literacy Reimagined

Life changes when we become literate. Our entry into the “literacy club” affords us power and privilege that is unprecedented, and yet we present the idea of literacy to teachers and students as a set of skills to be mastered.

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New literacies do not make past literacy obsolete, but it will require a new look at the way we nurture and teach our future readers and writers.

This presentation explores the differences and similarities between literacies of the past and new digital competencies and investigates how technology challenges those perceptions.

Emerging digital platforms give us new venues in which to assert our right – set forth in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


The Promise and Practice of Hope

In these times of unprecedented challenge and change where we are bombarded with negative news that overwhelm the spirit, how can we build back our spirits and resilience? One word: HOPE. Hope strengthens…

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our capacity to teach, learn, and give our best response to the challenges confronting us. It helps us find creativity, solidarity, and courage to act. 

Hope is an essential component to our recovery and renewal. We invite you to join Angela Maiers as she connects the language, theory, and science of hope to our daily work and lives and discusses strategies for building and sustaining a positive and flourishing vision for the future.

Together we will:

  • Reflect on the attributes of hope and the beliefs, values, and attitudes that bring them into practice
  • Identify strategies for developing capacity to be hopeful and hope-filled
  • Learn practical steps and exercises to assess, teach, and nurture hope and strengthen resilience
  • Apply a H.O.P.E. model for setting and working towards recovery and growth goals

How Big Is Your Brave?

For centuries, bravery has been a crucible of leadership and a fundamental principle for battle of any kind. But what does brave look like? How does brave act and behave? And most importantly, how big can your brave be?

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This presentation seeks to answer these questions by putting these elusive concepts of leadership and learning in place to deliver better results faster for you and those you seek to lead and serve.

Your mission is sacred. The world is hungry for people to step into their power to affect change. It is by daring to act with the courage we wish to see more of that we grow our capacity for influence and amplify our impact in the world.

Let’s not wait another second!


Closing the Passion Gap

Passion matters. Passion makes us curious, compels us to dig deeper, and sustains us as we persevere towards answers to questions that matter most, bridging the gap between what exists and what is possible with passion…

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in education, in our lives, and in the world.

This session gives an enlightening and insightful look at passion’s place in leadership, learning, and classroom success.

You will discover how to leverage the power of passion to achieve extraordinary results with students, staff, and members of your leadership community.

What Others Are Saying
There is a reason that Angela Maiers is recognized as one of today’s most influential education thought leaders: her work resonates with teachers, school leaders, students and parents alike. At this year’s Microsoft Education Empowered E 2 Conference, Maiers delivered the closing keynote, How Big is Your Brave? To say that Maiers blew the E 2 crowd away would be an understatement.
Anthony Salcito

VP Education, Microsoft Corporation

Wow. She was just awesome to hear speak. Really authentic. She’s exactly what we need. I love that she came to our HR community to show us how we can be instrumental in making people believe that they matter to our organization. We need this. Her message is simple but very powerful.

Lilitia Bailey

Chief Human Resources Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

We are living through a period of rapid change and many feel growing insecurity as a result. Angela Maiers’ work through Choose2Matter is important and highly effective in ensuring children do not feel insignificant within that insecurity. Her empowerment of children gives us hope for a powerful future.
Lord Jim Knight

CEO of TES, Member of the British Parliament

Virtual Masterclasses: Next Level Digital Learning

Media Kit

Suggested Introduction
Educator. Entrepreneur. Leader. Disruptor. Visionary.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination.

She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years.

She is the author of six books, and her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Angela is the founder and president of Choose2Matter — a universal movement that challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life.

Today Angela will be speaking about _______________________.

Please welcome Angela Maiers.

Media Kit

Suggested Introduction

Educator. Entrepreneur. Leader. Disruptor. Visionary.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment, and fierce determination.

She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years.

She is the author of six books, and her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Angela is the founder and president of Choose2Matter — a universal movement that challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life.

Today Angela will be speaking about _______________________.

Please welcome Angela Maiers.

Biography For Publications

Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment, and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years. During this time, Angela has taught every level of school from kindergarten to graduate level, as well as consulting with businesses around the world.

She helps individuals and organizations understand and embrace the transformative power of technology and the underlying social web. Her outspoken and passionate advocacy for innovative education balanced with her down-to-earth style has made her a sought-after keynote speaker across all venues. Angela’s vibrant and courageous voice is transformative in both the business and education space.

She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius, The Habitudes, and The Passion-Driven Classroom. These books have inspired readers everywhere with lessons and ideas necessary to find their way on the social web in this newly flattened world.

Her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed over a half a million times and inspired Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. Students tackle authentic real world problems in real time, learning the skills and habits needed most for college, careers, and citizenship. In just a few short years, Choose2Matter has grown from a few classrooms to a reach of nearly 60,000 classrooms across 100 countries, touching more than a million students per year.

Whether she is addressing an auditorium full of leaders or sitting on the floor helping 1st graders find their way through new tools and technologies, Angela Maiers’ message is the same: “You matter and the world needs your contribution.”

Additional Info:

Angela earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate and post graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Angela holds two master’s degrees in Literacy and Education Leadership.

As owner and lead consultant at Maiers Education Services, she has been using her passion for literacy and technology to discover creative ways to assist schools and organizations in meeting their learning and productivity goals.

When she is not at home in Castle Rock, Colorado spending time with her family, you will find her on her blog or on Twitter at @AngelaMaiers, her favorite space for thinking, creating, and pushing the scope of her imagination and learning.


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Twitter: @AngelaMaiers

Angela's Rider


Angela Maiers flies in coach, usually from Denver, CO, but often from other cities in which she works. She books her own air travel.

Most conferences reserve and pay for Angela’s hotel room at the principal conference hotel, but Angela is happy to make her own arrangements if the client prefers.

Airport Transfers:
Angela typically takes a car service from the airport to her hotel, even if it is a considerable distance. If a team member is traveling with her, they will rent a car and drive, when appropriate.

Presentation Requirements

When feasible, Angela prefers that audience members be seated at tables, rather than in rows of chairs. This is especially true for extended workshops.


Angela’s presentation requires:

  • A standard projector
  • Connection cables from the projector to her laptop
  • A connection to play audio from her laptop
  • Angela uses a 2015 Macbook Air
  • Angela brings with her a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a clicker
  • Angela will control the remote clicker; the laptop can be positioned wherever it needs to be as long as she can control the content