Host of The Suze Orman Show, Financial Expert, Best-Selling Author
Suze Orman has been called “a force in the world of personal finance” and a “one-woman financial advice powerhouse” by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America’s most recognized expert on personal finance.
Orman is the contributing editor to “O” The Oprah Magazine, the Costco Connection Magazine and is in her second decade as host of the award winning Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC. Over her television career Suze has accomplished that which no other television personality ever has before. Not only is she the single most successful fundraiser in the history of Public Television, but she has also garnered an unprecedented eight Gracie awards, more than anyone in the 38-year history of this prestigious award. The Gracies recognize the nation’s best radio, television, and cable programming for, by, and about women.
In March 2013, Forbes magazine awarded Suze a spot in the top 10 on a list of the most influential celebrities of 2013. In January 2013, The Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television has honored Suze’s broadcast career accomplishments with her recent inclusion in its historic Emmy TV Legends interview collection.
Orman who grew up on the South Side of Chicago earned a bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of Illinois and at the age of 30 was still a waitress making $400 a month.
SPEECH TOPICS AND DESCRIPTIONSNine Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical & Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
When Suze Orman was 13 she watched her father dive into the flames of his burning take-out chicken restaurant to rescue his cash register. In that moment, Orman learned that money was more important than life itself. From then on it was her quest to be rich. But years later, when she became a wealthy broker with a large investment firm, she was perplexingly unhappy.
What went wrong? She had not yet achieved financial freedom. In her nine-step program, Orman covers the ingredients to financial success - confronting our beliefs and fears, learning the nuts and bolts (and insider's secrets!) of savvy management, and finding the spiritual trust that leads to abundance.
The Courage to Be Rich
In this anecdote-rich keynote presentation, financial expert Suze Orman offers tips on 401(k), marriage, homes, and happiness. Having made plenty of mistakes in her life, from getting a 30-year mortgage instead of a cheaper 15-year to losing $20,000 to bum investment advice, Orman has seen what and what not to do when it comes to money. In her compelling and humorous keynote speech, Orman teaches audiences to face fiscal facts and avoid fear, denial, and the self-fulfilling low expectations. Her keynote address will give your audience a pep talk, true tales of woe and makeovers, and a jolt of a true pop culture phenomenon in "The Courage to be Rich."
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