On my 30th birthday, I became suddenly paralyzed. I had a four-month old at home and had no idea what was happening, whether I'd ever walk again, carry my child or what my life would look like.
Today I write the lifestyle site, The Modern Savvy, own a PR company and am a mom of two with an incredible passion for empowering women to believe and fight for their dreams. My story and obstacle might be unique (actually, my neurological diagnosis makes me one in a million!), but I believe deeply in my core that if I can do it, so can millions more women around the country.
I'll approach your audience with tenacity, with my story of overcoming adversity and how your guests can do that in their life. I speak with passion, motivation, humor and honesty, including the real glimpse at my sometimes messy life -- whether that's being fired after my diagnosis and starting over, talking about seeing a therapist, adopting our son (including a failed adoption), mom shaming, and even crazy standoffs with my little ones.
I may look like a "normal" woman, but like so many, I am much more than meets the eye, with a chronic invisible illness that I still push through each day. I was driven to overcome my circumstances, and know we each have the ability for greatness when we dream big and show up.
I am incredibly proud and humbled by the impact I've had through sharing my transformative experiences, and I want to use it to inspire your audience to be the best version of themselves.
Motivational and Public Speaking Topics
♥ Motivating Women to Step Into Who They Are Meant to Be
♥ From Paralysis to Powerful: One Woman’s Journey
♥ Overcoming Obstacles / Chronic Illness
♥ Removing Mom Guilt: What it Means to be a Working Mother
♥ Let’s be Honest about Motherhood (Amazon mom > Pinterest mom)
♥ Say No (So You Can Say Yes to What’s Really Important)
♥ Stop Making Excuses: How to Show Up & Start Now
♥ Utilizing Personal Style to Create Your Success
♥ Blogging and Influencer Engagement
I’m also available to create original content based on your event and audience needs.
What People Are Saying
Alyson Seligman is a dynamic and engaging speaker.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. introduced the concept of a keynote presenter at our spring 2017 signature event, called Moments. Alyson not only moved our guests in an incredibly powerful way by sharing her story, but she also set the bar exceedingly high for future guest speakers.
Her ability to connect with every person in the room, regardless of age or gender, by allowing them a glimpse of her world was raw and vulnerable, and at the same time very personal. Her impact was so profound that guests are still speaking about the influence of her story in their own lives more than a year later.
– Mary Carhart, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies
She is 100% real and has a way of drilling down deep.
Alyson is authentic in a world of bloggers that only show you their best versions of themselves. She is 100% real and has a way of drilling down deep to the truth of the matter while remaining incredibly like-able. I’ve never met her personally but she feels like a friend because of her obvious compassion and desire to really reach out and help women. She’s one of the major reasons that I finally got it together and started my own business!
Simply put: Alyson understands women.
“Simply put: Alyson understands women and what we all go through at any phase and any age. It’s clear she knows we are all capable of greatness and finding joy, and I keep reading her content because she magically connects with me in an emotional, engaging way that both inspires and motivates. I’m confident she’d be an incredible asset at any event!”
– Lynn, reader
Her message and inspiration are timeless.
"Alyson speaks from her heart and soul, transparent in her life’s struggles, and the ultimate decisions she made to take action. Her message resonated with the nearly 50 professional women who attended our Business to Business for Women luncheon, encouraging them to quit making excuses, and to address their hesitations in taking action. Her story is unique, her message is relevant, and her delivery is REAL! She was truly relatable to her audience, and her message was an inspiration to those who were unclear about taking the next step to greatness. In all honesty, her message can be presented numerous times to the same audience, since what you take away from it is based on where you are in your life. Her message and inspiration are timeless."
- Donna, Women to Women in Business
Alyson's #VentSesh Made me realize
"A huge thanks to Alyson @themodernsavvy who through her #ventsesh series made me realize it's OK. It's OK to be a hard working woman and a wife and a co-worker and to take an hour each month for it to be all about me. I just headed out the door of my first therapy session of 2019... happy, smiling and excited to have found comfort and zero shame in the fact that I sometimes need to talk it out."
- Jess, reader
So, let’s chat!
Contact me today to see how I can motivate and inspire your organization, membership, staff or audience.