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 achieve their goals for over 17 years and has served in a variety of leadership and mentoring roles within corporate, non-profit and ministry organizations. She holds an MBA and founded Her Team Success to help women excel at leadership and gain the skills they need to advance in their lives and careers. Genny has appeared on radio and TV and has been published in multiple publications, including Lifetime Moms, Mamapedia, and a variety of magazines and anthologies. She’s the author of seven books, co-founder of LIFT: Live Inspired, Fearless, Thriving, and has taught Effective Team Dynamics and Human Resources as Adjunct Faculty in Business.
“I’m passionate about encouraging and sharing with women because when we’re 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, felt frustrated by parenting or have a house that’s a mess. We’re all in this together, and there’s power in community!” – Genny
Topics & Speaking Videos
Living it Out: Don’t Miss Your Purpose
Leadership & Success – It Starts With You
7 Things Every Emerging Leader Should Do
Gratitude – A Happy Habit
A Force to be Reckoned With – The Power of Community
Soaring to New Heights – How to Pursue Your Dreams
The Power of Your Personal Brand
Wait. What’s the Plan?! How to Thrive Through Change
Effective Team Dynamics
How to Become a Transformational Leader
Overcoming Your Fears
Happy & Healthy YOU
Finding Mommy Bliss (Parenting Keynote, view sample video with tip #1 here, order Finding Mommy Bliss book here.)
A Real Mom in a Real World – Leaving a Legacy
**Genny also customizes talks for your audience, theme, or event.
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Speaking sample: Don’t let the past hold you back
Speaking sample: Reach out to others
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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’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 women were able to come away with things they could do in their lives to find more joy. Genny’s ability to relate to our situations touched every woman in the room. Her talk was definitely a highlight for our year.” -Lisa Sietsema, Finance Coordinator
“Genny has a deep and sincere desire to see women flourish. Her delightful optimism, coupled with business savvy, chart the path to both individual and shared success. She’s a skilled communicator, making her an ideal fit for igniting a new vision for the future and imparting the skills to get there.” -Kirsten Holmberg, President and Founder of Plaform Idaho and Idaho Speakers Bureau
“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. 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 businesswomen’s networking event where she encouraged women to listen for the calling on their lives and to say yes. 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 is a warm, relational, funny and inspirational speaker! She shares down to earth and practical insights that both inform and encourage women. 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 and urged us to remember that our words and actions can inspire others 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!” – 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 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, Coordinator at Rolling Hills
“Genny had a great balance of honesty,depth, practicality, laughter, and entertainment. She shared a lot of information and perspectives 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, ACC, Rocklin
“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. 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, M2M Coordinator, Bridgeway
“All of us 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.” -Carrie Zenker, Director, Rancho Murieta
“Genny’s presentation at the SCBWI conference in Rocklin was fabulous. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you!” -Sandie Sing, Author/Illustrator
Genny is also an approved member of the Idaho Christian Speaker’s Association, an affiliation of professional, Christian speakers serving Idaho and portions of OR and WA.