When we share our stories, we see that we aren’t alone. – Genny
Genny has inspired audiences large and small with her authentic, engaging, and relatable style. She’s been helping women thrive and achieve their goals for over 17 years and has served in a variety of mentoring and leadership roles. Genny has appeared on radio and TV and her work has been published in multiple publications, including Lifetime Moms, Mamapedia, and various magazines and anthologies. She’s the author of seven books, co-founder of LIFT: Live Inspired, Fearless, Thriving, holds an MBA, and teaches as an Adjunct Faculty in Business. She’s also the woman behind Her Team Success, where she works with women to excel at team building, personal branding and leadership.
“I’m passionate about encouraging and sharing with women because when we are authentic, we see that we aren’t alone. We aren’t the only ones who’ve longed for a dream to come true or started something from scratch. We aren’t the only ones who’ve struggled with something difficult, who’ve felt frustrated by parenting or who have a house that’s a mess. We’re all in this together, and there’s power in that kind of community.” – Genny
Topics & Speaking Videos
BETTER TOGETHER – THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
PURSUING YOUR DREAMS – SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS
LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS – IT STARTS WITH YOU
THE POWER OF YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
WAIT. WHAT’S THE PLAN?! HOW TO THRIVE THROUGH CHANGE
EFFECTIVE TEAM DYNAMICS
LIVING IT OUT: DON’T MISS YOUR PURPOSE
HOW TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP CHANGES YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOUR LIFE
OVERCOMING YOUR FEARS
GRATITUDE – A HAPPY HABIT
FINDING MOMMY BLISS (Keynote, view sample video with tip #1 here, order Finding Mommy Bliss book here.)
A REAL MOM IN A REAL WORLD – LEAVING A LEGACY
BECOMING AN AUTHOR – INSPIRATION FOR YOUR JOURNEY AHEAD
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Speaking sample: The crazy story of the secret I kept for over 30 years
Speaking sample: How moms can love, for real
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LIFT: LIVING INSPIRED, FEARLESS, AND THRIVING
*Genny also speaks at LIFT events as well, helping women to live more inspired, fearless and thriving lives:
-How would your life be different if you better understood your value?
-What impact could you have on your world?
-What’s holding you back?
These are the type of questions that are explored at LIFT, where Author/Speakers Kirsten Holmberg, Pam Strain and Genny Heikka share three short talks about topics that matter to women. READ THE STORY about how LIFT got started and the heart behind the event. You can also check out the website to see LIFT in the news, photos from the most recent events, and more.
Genny is an approved member of the Idaho Speaker’s Bureau.
Genny is also an approved member of the Idaho Christian Speaker’s Association, an affiliation of professional, Christian speakers serving Idaho and portions of Oregon and Washington.
“Genny speaks from the heart, is real, relatable, and authentic! Every woman in the room was able to connect with her story and left feeling encouraged and inspired. Genny truly has a gift. She was a blessing and we look forward to inviting her back in the near future!” -Allie Suydam, Foundations Coordinator, Bayside, Granite Bay, California
“I heard Genny speak at a BAM businesswomen’s networking event where she encouraged women to listen for the calling on their lives and to say yes, even if you’re not sure what that means. She was so transparent… I have now been exploring my own life to discover if there is a fear that is holding me back. Genny encouraged us to not be held back by fear, but to press forward to live out the plan for our lives!” -Shauna O’Donnell, Courage Worldwide
“Genny’s insightful tips were so practical and real! Many of our women thought this was our best meeting of the year and that they need to hear this talk every month. All of our moms were able to come away with things they could do in their lives to find more joy and a little bit of mommy bliss. Genny’s ability to relate to our situations touched every mom in the room, even moving some of them to tears. Her talk was definitely a highlight for our year.” -Lisa Sietsema, MOPS Coordinator (Mothers of Preschoolers)
“Genny is a warm, relational, funny and inspirational speaker! She shares down to earth and practical insights that both inform and encourage women as they navigate motherhood one day at a time. Using stories from her own life and practical tips, she weaves together a message that leaves her audience feeling like they really can find the joy in their own mothering journey. I know we will be contacting Genny again!” – Mary Foss, Women’s Ministry Leader, Adventure
“Genny was a breath of fresh air! She spoke right to our hearts: reminding us of the great, important and hard work that is motherhood! She urged us to treasure these days of babies and chaos and to remember that our words and actions can inspire our kids to greatness. She also encouraged us to seek personal healing from our past if needed so that we can parent free from fear. It was a great encouragement to me as a mom!” – Natalie Boudreau, MOPS Coordinator
“Genny is fun and entertaining, but more than that, she has a heart to help women be the best they can be. She’s so real, sharing both her triumphs and failures from her own life, and she is an encouragement! I wish we could have her speak every time we meet.” – Amy Cherry, MOPS Assistant Coordinator
“Having Genny speak on gratitude at our MOPS group was like a breath of fresh air! Her illustrations using her own experiences resonated with everyone and provided creative, practical examples on how to have a grateful heart amidst the sometimes chaotic life of being a mom. What a great reminder!” -Becky Nicholas, MOPS Coordinator, Rolling Hills
“Genny had a great balance of honesty,depth, practicality, laughter, and entertainment for the moms that had littles as well as the moms that had teenagers. She shared a lot of information and perspective that we were grateful to hear. The conversation around our tables after her presentation were great. We are definitely going to have her back to share one of her other topics!” – Yvonne Enbom- CoCoordinator of Adventures in Motherhood, Adventure
“I was so grateful that Genny came and spoke! The women were captivated and moved by her transparency as she shared her own personal stories about her ups and downs. We all left with very useful and practical tools to use at home and throughout our journey called motherhood, whatever stage we happen to be in. I can’t wait until the next time she comes to speak!” – Jennifer Edwards, Women’s Biblical Education Leader, Adventure
“Genny was inspiring, fun, and challenging! How often we focus on our future or our past rather than live and enjoy the moments right in front of us. We look forward to having Genny come back!” – Michelle Winter, Mom2Mom Coordinator, Bridgeway
“All of us at Adventures in Motherhood agree that Genny is an inspiration! We had the best time having her speak at our gathering. She is a friend to women and knows how to encourage us. Her personal style is relational and engaging. She makes you feel like you have known her for years. We really appreciate the resources and personal experiences she shared with us. She left us all wanting more and we would love for her to return next season to share one of her many topics that give value to motherhood.” -Carrie Zenker, Children’s Ministry Director and Adventures in Motherhood Director, Rancho Murieta
“I attended the morning session on writing with Genny, who brightened up the morning with her vibrant ideas and resources. She gave a splendid overview of the processes of researching, organizing, and marketing books and manuscripts. Her easygoing nature of explaining the mechanics of submitting written works reinforced the need to learn the market and identify with the right publishers.” -Ruth Evans, Author/Illustrator
“Genny’s presentation in Rocklin was fabulous. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you!” -Sandie Sing, Author/Illustrator