Marilyn Sherman

Certified Speaking Professional™ and Author

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Marilyn Sherman is dedicated to training people to let go of obstacles and live and work with courage, commitment, and confidence. For the last 22 years, she has motivated audiences all over the country, and internationally with topics about hope, inspiration, and practical tools to implement immediately.

With clients in government, corporations, and hospitality, Marilyn is known for giving people success strategies to overcome obstacles, have a more positive mindset, and reduce conflict in the workplace. Her live presentations and her accompanying motivational books have been described as ‘life-changing’.

She is a graduate of Washington State University and is currently an Artist in Residence for High Point University. Her first job in corporate America was with a finance company who saw her management potential early on and put her into an 18-month accelerated management program. She eventually became a training officer for that company writing and delivering their leadership training. Marilyn worked for a seminar company before starting her own speaking and training company. Clients that have been inspired by her keynotes include Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, the F.D.I.C., the US Post Office, and every kind of association from Candle companies to Bar Association Executives, to SHRM.

She is the author of 4 motivational books including her latest on goal-setting called Is There A Hole In Your Bucket List?

Marilyn is a Certified Speaking Professional™, the highest earned designation in the speaking profession with only 12% of speakers worldwide holding this designation.

She loves living and working in Las Vegas with her French Husband, Yves. She serves on the board of a non-profit after-school program for homeless and underprivileged youth called The Village of Hope and is very involved with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.

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"Marilyn Sherman has presented at the annual WFF Leadership Development Conference for more than 8 years. Her high-energy, motivational programs are packed to “standing–room-only” crowds. Marilyn’s programs are among the highest-rated by our attendees, and we are continuously fielding requests for Marilyn’s return year after year. I would strongly recommend Marilyn to any foodservice organization that wants to challenge their employees to “break out of their comfort zones and lead from the front row”!!"

Director of Professional Development Women's Foodservice Forum

"Your talk was inspiring to all of us and we truly learned and relearned some key insights from you."

Don Knauss
President & COO of Coca-Cola

"Marilyn – thank you for a fabulous workshop! We are very energized with tools to be successful in life, i.e. having a vision, overcoming obstacles (excuses) and having set goals."

Sally Foong
Cunningham Ecolab's E3 Professional Development Day Team

"Thank you for coming to speak at the Fuddruckers/Koo Koo Roo Convention. We received such positive feedback from our associates, franchisees, and vendors after your speaking engagement. Many expressed how much they enjoyed your message and the humor in which it was presented. Thank you again for taking the time to be a part of our convention and contributing to our wonderful experience in Las Vegas."

Jennifer Lewis

"Thank you so much for presenting to the McDonald’s Global Internal Audit department. We received wonderful feedback on both sessions: ‘Marilyn’s presentation was impressive’ ‘Wow – Marilyn has so much enthusiasm in her presentation skills that it’s contagious!’ ‘I was so empowered to take charge and change some things in my life’ ‘I found Marilyn’s presentation very interesting and alive. She is a great speaker, knows how to keep our focus and attention.’ ‘I absolutely loved the presentation!’ We hope to work with you again."

Amy Jones
Internal Audit Manager McDonald's Corporation

"You were a pleasure to work with from the early planning stages of the webinar all the way to the post webinar follow-up. The information is your speech and the additional reference material you provided were both fascinating and timely. Our only regret is that we didn’t have more time with you. I look forward to working with you in the future."

Vincenzo Nelli
Assitant Executive Director Society for Foodservice Management