“As a financial services keynote speaker, I and my team are fully committed to making your event the best one ever. We are easy to work with and customize our inspirational keynotes to match your event goals and inspire your attendees to greater accomplishments. I and the team at Crowing Achievements International look forward to working together with your event team to score an “epic event” win for your company or conference.” – Marcia Malzahn, Lead Communicator and Keynote Speaker, Crowning Achievements International
Marcia Malzahn is the Lead Communicator at Crowning Achievements International and a sought-after female motivational speaker who loves to engage and inspire those who work in the financial services industry. She has over 25 years of public speaking experience with the last seven as a professional financial services public speaker. Her keynotes and workshops have trained and inspired attendees to become world class leaders and develop their industry skillset.
As an inspirational business keynote speaker, Marcia (Marci) has delivered over 300 presentations all over the United States, and via virtual presentations, all over the world. She is member of the Minnesota chapter of the National Speaker’s Association and currently serves as the board president.
In addition to her professional speaking career, Marcia’s career has been in the financial services industry with a focus in banking and accounting. Her financial services keynotes have many stories from her “work in the trenches” to bring relevance and relatability to your audience. Marcia’s mission in life is to inspire and educate leaders and as a first-generation immigrant originally from Nicaragua, she engages her audiences with energy and passion only a Latina can deliver.
Marcia is also a successful entrepreneur who loves to share her winning philosophies with audiences. This passion lead to her fourth book Bring YOUR Shoes – A Fresh Perspective for Leaders with Big Shoes to Fill inspiring emerging leaders to discover their talents, the talents of who work for them, and develop those talents into a high performing team. Marcia is a certified virtual presenter and her office setting is professional with high-quality lighting, sound and video equipment along with very high speed Internet.
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? Complementary talent just doesn’t show up, it has to be sought out.
From the perspective of a leader, Marcia teaches attendees ideas on how to discover and develop their employees’ talents to maximize their employees’ potential. As an employee, Marcia encourages attendees to discover their talents and maximize them in the workplace by creating leadership opportunities for themselves. In this interactive leadership keynote, you will learn about Marcia’s personal journey of discovering her gifts and how she helped her employees discover their talents to become a high performing team.
Leading Through Crisis – 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.
You attendees will hear an inspirational and emotional story tracing her life from surviving an earthquake which leveled her home city, escaping the communist revolution in her home country of Nicaragua, surviving one of the largest hurricanes to hit the Dominican Republic and then ultimately moving to the United States in the late 80’s embarking on a career in community banking. Encouraging your audience to not give up the fight and stay in the game, she shares leadership lessons learned through her life and your attendees will walk away inspired to share and maximize their life story.
A Passion for Women in Leadership – Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Encourage the next generation of women financial services leaders at your event to take their leadership role boldly and confidently into the future.
We need strong women leaders. Marcia shares her successes and struggles as she navigated through the business world – not only as a Latina immigrant but as a woman leader. She shares why she’s so passionate about helping other women leaders succeed and encourages your attendees to take their leadership role seriously and inspires them to lead with boldness and confidence.
“Thank you so much for presenting for us in Arizona. It was a great presentation that was inspiring on many levels. I certainly hope our paths cross again.” Tanya McCoy Yeridan – Center for Scholastic Inquiry
“You provided many useful, thought-provoking tips which I will apply to my own career. I hope that our paths will cross again at a future TCHRA program.” Susan Barth – Human Resources Professional
“I also thought the session went very well & you did a fabulous job! Thank you so much for presenting. As always, you are a joy to work with.” Kim Philipson – Executive & Education Coordinator – Minnesota Bankers Association
“Your topics were pertinent and your energy level was contagious! By all accounts, this event was a success.” Shelly Steere – CFO and COO – Grand Rapids State Bank
“I really enjoyed your presentations at the ICBM LEAD Conference.” Terri Barrett – Vice President -Financial Security Bank
“Your presentation was awesome. I grabbed extra sets of your handout and promo material and shared them with my senior team.” Greg Larson – President & CEO – Drake Bank
“Thank you, Marci. You did a fabulous job! I walked out feeling like I just learned a lot about the subject and that I had many new friends. I would highly recommend Marcia Malzahn…as a motivational speaker for a conference or for an educational event training.” Jill Verscheure – Michigan Bankers Association
“Just wanted to say thank you for leading such a great meeting! You definitely kept the discussion going and I think people really found value in.” – Nicole Hanger – Education/ASM Coordinator – Minnesota Bankers Association
“Your inward determination and extraordinary life experiences demonstrate your goodness and talents that were given to you by God to help others grow in their own unique way and mission.” James Larson
“I participated in the Empowering Women in Banking Virtual Summit. I enjoyed your presentation. Thank you for sharing your personal life with us. Such an inspirational journey.” Garciela Garcia – Vice President – Middle Market Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co
“It was great listening to you on the topic of Leadership today. I left the seminar with some great take-a-ways and can’t wait to get your book!” Katie Bowman – Senior Credit Analyst – WBD Inc.
“Marci, THANK YOU!! The awesome feedback is rolling in, so it definitely was an overall success! We’re so happy to have partnered with you on this new program, your message was powerful and inspiring! Thank you!” Lori Kalscheuer – Director-Education – Wisconsin Bankers Association
“Thank YOU for a great presentation today! I have so many good takeaways from your presentation today and by hosting one of the peer groups, the others did as well. I look forward to the next event we have you at.” Jody Roos – Association Meeting Planner – Wisconsin Bankers Association
“I really enjoyed your presentation yesterday. I hosted one of the breakout sessions and I can tell you that your message was very well received by the other women attendees too! Your stories were inspirational and your enthusiasm contagious! Thank you for taking the time to share your message with all of us. I really look forward to receiving and reading your book as well.” Shelly Rohde – Senior Vice President – CFO/COO – American National Bank Fox Cities
“I LOVE the story you shared about missing the deadline for learning English, because I can relate to that.(Your English is perfect though) When we immigrated to the US, I was 11 years old too, and until this day I still have a hard time learning proper English. You inspire me and makes me want to learn more about me. I love your presentation, it was very informative. I’ve learned a lot from it. Thank you so much!” Kayeng Moua – Officer, Senior Personal Banker – Peoples State Bank
“Thank you so much for taking the time to speak to our club this week. It really means a lot that you would take the time out of your day to speak with us and share your journey. Your story was super inspiring and left me feeling very energized and in a great mood! I was even inspired to do yoga this morning after you talked about the value Theresa has added to your life. You are a very engaging speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you and would love to have you back next semester if you are interested.” – Katie Daly – Officer, Vice President – University of Minnesota Entrepreneurship Club