Inspiring and Educating Financial Services Leaders

At Crowning Achievements International, we are committed to inspiring and educating financial services leaders through inspirational keynotes and workshops. Each of our engagements is thoughtfully customized to our client’s needs and delivered with excellence – resulting in an “epic event” for our client’s organizations.

Marcia Malzahn, our Lead Communicator and Inspirational Speaker, draws inspiration from her 30+ years in the financial services industry to inspire and motivate your event attendees to greater heights. Her engaging and emotional stores of perseverance, leadership and training the next generation of leaders will inspire your attendees to take action, conquer their challenges, and run their organization more efficiently and effectively.

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Lead by Maximizing Talent Inspirational Keynote - Marcia Malzahn

Bring Your Shoes: How to Lead by Maximizing Talent

Successful leaders surround themselves with talented individuals that complement their strengths. But as a leader, how do you find them?

Leading Through Crisis Inspirational Keynote - Marcia Malzahn

Resilient. Thankful. Happy. An Inspirational Journey.

Discover how an immigrant who came to America with nothing more than her values leveraged resiliency, thankfulness and happiness into a lifetime of joy.

A Passion For Women In Leadership Inspirational Keynote - Marcia Malzahn

Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Business Leaders

Inspire and encourage the next generation of women business leaders at your event to take their leadership role boldly and confidently into the future.

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Complementary Talent: Building Your High Performance Team

Finding and using complementary talent is a critical part of today’s high performance leadership landscape and in this workshop, your attendees will learn how to hone their skills in two critical areas: finding and nurturing complementary talent; and developing that talent into a high performing team.

Mentoring Relationships: How Having a Mentor and Being a Mentor Helps You Succeed in Your Career

In today’s increasingly competitive global market, the concept of mentorship is more important than ever. Your attendees will learn the benefits of mentorship and the different strategies and methods for leveraging this powerful tool in their careers.

Negotiation Competence for Leaders

In this Negotiation Competence for Leaders workshop, Marcia teaches negotiation strategies which will help your attendees toward success and influence in their job.

Presenting With Confidence Workshop

Leaders are frequently tasked with making public presentations and having the confidence and skills necessary for effective presentations is a skill every leader needs to be good at. In this workshop packed with practical details and checklists, Marcia helps your attendees build better and more effective presentation skills.

Financial Services Keynote Speaker Marcia Malzahn


Combining stories from her childhood in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and her family’s subsequent move to the United States, Marcia weaves them together with her real-world business experiences to inspire your financial services corporate or association conference attendees to bring their whole life experience – who they are – to be successful in every area of their lives. Read testimonials and feedback from attendees at events she has spoken at.

For the past 20 years she has been inspiring financial services industry leaders on how to discover their strengths, the strengths of those they lead and combine those strengths into world-class teams, increasing productivity and reducing employee stress and costs. Marcia is accepting bookings for virtual or in-person events. Let’s talk about your event

“You really did a great job during your presentation. I like the way it applied to people personally and professionally and whether they are the boss or employee. Very well done. I am glad I was there.”

Joseph A Kuchinka, CLCS
President – CEO
Proverus, Inc.

“I loved your talk! It was the perfect combination of humor, personal insight, and professional advice. You are a very impressive, inspiring woman and leader.”

Kari Groth Swan
Executive Director
Orono Foundation

“I had a wonderful time and your talk was so good. You are a wonderful speaker with a keen intelligence, fantastic wit and such a beautiful and inspiring presence.”

Ruth Johnson
Homes for Heros

“You provided many useful, thought-provoking tips which I will apply to my own career.”

Susan Barth

Some of the organizations we have worked with:
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Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota