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Harriet Turk, Motivation Speaker

Harriet Turk

    • "Get Fired Up" Speaker
    • Youth/Teen Mentor & Motivator
    • Challenges her Audiences to Think Seriously About Their Life Choices
Fee Range

$7,500 and Under

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Harriet Turk Speaker Video

Harriet Turk Speaker Video

For more than 20 years, Harriet Turk has been inspiring teens and adults to discover their true identities and pursue a life of substance. She has worked as a probation officer, youth programs coordinator, flight attendant, pharmaceutical sales rep, college-level instructor, and nationally-known professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. Harriet is also a mom, friend, sister, and daughter. When she was a teen, Harriet struggled with her own identity crisis. She fell into the trap of feeling like she had to be perfect. This led to an eating disorder that took years to overcome.

Harriet’s life experiences have taught her that success and happiness come from celebrating who you are and pursuing a life that honors your strengths and abilities.

Because her stories and experiences come from real life, Harriet’s message is authentic, relatable, and compelling.

An inspiring and influential woman of great passion and heart for youth! I am glad she has challenged and touched many lives of today’s Asia youth during our international youth summit! Delane Lim, CEO, Agape Group Holdings, Singapore

Universal Appeal

  • Her Rookie of the Year and Top Performer designations in the corporate world solidify her expertise in sales and business. At corporate meetings and association events, Harriet inspires professionals to successfully connect the art of joyful living to the workplace.
  • In the education arena, Harriet brings more to the table than speaking experience. Her work developing and implementing youth programs as a coordinator for the Mississippi Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has made her an expert in crafting creative youth programs and managing million dollar contracts.
  • Because of her contagious energy, Harriet is known by her peers as the “Get Fired Up” speaker. Her enthusiastic delivery is a perfect fit for both opening sessions and closing send-offs.
  • As a parent and a professional, Harriet knows that life can be challenging and joyful. She relates to the hopeless journey to be superwoman or superman or super teen that so many of us travel. Her message of resilience while dealing with real life inspires others to embark on an exciting adventure of self-discovery.

To book Harrie Turk call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Programs for Youth

So you have a dream—now what? Dreaming alone doesn’t transform these aspirations into reality. In “Just Deal With It,” Harriet leads participants on a “take charge, get real and go for it” journey. Belief, character development, balanced living, and resilience are key aspects of success. This dynamic leadership program combines humor with a thought-provoking message to inspire and energize participants toward these goals.

Homes, schools, communities and regions—sometimes it feels like violence is all around us. How can you transform yourself, break the bonds of violence in your community and build a future with others? “Just Choose Peace.” Through this program, Harriet introduces participants to the skills and attitudes that can change a non-caring community into a productive one (conflict resolution, anger management, bullying and creative problem solving).

In America, drinking and driving is a leading cause of death for teens age 15 to 19. Speed, reckless driving and unused safety belts are all contributing factors. Through “Just Dying for a Drink?” Harriet combines stats and real life stories to encourage students to buckle up, choose not to ride with a drinking driver and, most importantly, to “party with style.” (Partying and style do NOT equal consuming alcohol or other substances.) This program is excellent for prom week.

JUST BE U (for teen girls)
From the time we are little girls, we are shown images of what a beautiful woman looks like. We are taught that we should try to be beautiful, too. We dress up, we put on make-up, we play with our hair, we read the magazines, and we try. We try very hard. But, we never know when it’s enough. No one ever says, “You’ve reached the goal! You can stop trying now.” So we keep on reaching for perfection. We’d like for someone to tell us when we are beautiful enough.

This presentation will help young women recognize their true beauty and esteem. Beyond just their physical appearance, they will dig deep and uncover their strengths, their value, and their worth. The journey of self-discovery will set them free. They will learn to appreciate their own unique beauty and to discard the myth that everyone else is better than they are.

Is your group bored with the same old energizers and games? Through “Just Get Up and Move,” Harriet introduces participants to games and activities to use at meetings, conferences, or any time your members need a break! Topics include:

  • Replacing indifference with energy
  • Dealing with adversity
  • Goal-setting
  • Action planning
  • Teambuilding/team management
  • Activity/fundraising ideas
  • Energizers/games

Harriet’s service learning programs encourage a new generation of student leaders to serve with substance. Rather than simply showing up for the ‘ta-dah’ moment, she challenges students to reach out to others and make a sustainable change by asking, “How can we serve you best?”

In this peer counselors/peer mediation program, Harriet combines experiential learning with research to create an effective and winning combination for participants. This intensive learning can cut months off learning time for a new group and boost an experienced group to their next enrichment level.

Topics include:

  • Listening skills
  • Communication techniques and body language
  • Teen issues (suicide, grief, stress, alcohol/drugs, eating disorders)
  • Referral resources/when to let go
  • Teambuilding/leading a team
  • Conflict resolution/bullying/anger management


Programs for Adults

JUST BE U (for women)
Your life is messed up. Guess what? Everyone else’s is too. For some reason, we keep thinking that everyone else has it all together, so we pretend that we do too. I think it’s time for us to stop pretending.

It’s a hopeless journey when you are trying to be superwoman. I know. I tried for years. I tried to be the best mom. The perfect wife. The finest friend. The worthiest career woman. I wanted to be everything and save the world.  Then one day, I realized that I was miserable, and everyone around me had known it for years. Everyone but me. It was time to make a change.
Are you ready to take off your costume and hang up your cape? This presentation will help. Take a deep breath, and let’s get started.

We all go through phases when we lose sight of why our work matters. How do you recapture passion and re-invigorate your desire to pursue positive change? Through “Just Be Unforgettable,” Harriet helps participants evaluate themselves and approach life with renewed energy.

In this content-rich program, Harriet leads participants through the steps to develop a more effective team at work. “Just Be Unstoppable” centers on leveraging vision, knowledge and leadership skills to strengthen team member talents and willingness to achieve. This program is essential for managers seeking to build cooperation and minimize team conflict.

Connecting with younger employees and/or teenagers can be difficult for any adult. Trends and dynamics change so quickly, and it’s hard to keep up. Through “Just Be Uplifting,” Harriet offers insights into the clash of the cultures, current trends and how to cope with change. You will leave this program with information you can apply in your workplace and community.

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