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Theresa Rose is a master inspirational performer that electrifies audiences from head to toe. WIth her authentic, hilarious stories and priceless nuggets of wisdom, she brings a profound message of personal empowerment, overcoming adversity and downright juicy living! Her mission is to help women move back into a state of balance and joy, and her partner on that mission is her beloved hula hoop.
Theresa's superhero alter-ego is HoopWoman, a rambunctious firecracker who believes that we have the capacity to blow the doors off our potential and embrace our true awesomeness. Theresa's one-of-a-kind, visually-stunning, laugh-'til-you-almost-pee programs are a yummy combination of storytelling, audience playtime, heartfelt inspiration, and real-life advice on how to fill our tanks. Of course, there is also serious hooping involved.
In addition to being a hardcore hoopdancer, Theresa is also a nationally-acclaimed speaker and award-winning author. In 2012, she was absolutely giddy at being named a top five finalist in the "So You Think You Can Speak?" competition at the Annual Convention of the National Speaker's Association. Her giddiness was taken to a whole new level when she was chosen to deliver a TEDTalk on "The Hoop Revolution" at the TEDxSarasota event on 12/12/12. She is also incredibly proud to be a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association and serve as the Director of the Institute of Professional Speaker Development.
Theresa not only lights up a room onstage, she also brings some serious mojo to the page. Her first book, Opening the Kimono: A Woman's Intimate Journey Through Life's Biggest Challenges, is what Theresa would describe as "a PG-13 Erma Bombeck meets Sex and the City." Opening the Kimono won not one, but two fancy-pants literary awards including the Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association and the Living Now Book Award from Independent Publisher. Theresa's fresh, unorthodox articles on personal empowerment, spirituality and motivation have been published in dozens of magazines and journals, and she penned a sassy monthly column called "Sex and the Suburbs" for Creative Loafing newspaper. Seen as an expert on personal power, Theresa has been interviewed by CNN.com, NBC, Glamour, Fitness, Good Housekeeping, Women's Day and many other publications.
Her formal education includes earning a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Eckerd College, a ministerial ordination from the Center for Sacred Studies, and a certificate from massage therapy school. (She signed up for the last one because she thought it sounded really cool to give and receive massages every day. She was right!) Her stories tap into her current life as a speaker, writer, spiritual director, wife and mom, as well as her past experiences as a massage therapist, healing center owner, corporate senior manager and VP, overachiever, overeater, administrative assistant, temp, and drive-thru girl at Mickey D's.
Theresa's natural habitat is the stage, and her dream of making people laugh started as a wee child. Many a night was spent in the early '70s with Theresa lining her stuffed animals against the closet doors so they could enjoy yet another riveting performance of singing, dancing and telling jokes into her pink hairbrush. The hairbrush has since been replaced with a microphone and a hula hoop, but her child-like passion for performance and inspiration remain.
Even though Theresa is proud of her accomplishments as a professional speaker and author, she is most proud of the opportunity she has been given to serve as a cosmic alarm clock, helping people across the country wake up to their own magnificence.
After living all over the map, Theresa finally settled back into her beautiful hometown of Minneapolis. She is grateful every day for the life she enjoys with Michael, her handsome-as-heck husband, Emma, her precocious but lovable middle-school daughter, and Duncan, her take-your-breath-away-cuz-he's-so-completely-adorable King Charles Spaniel.
Theresa, it was one of the best decisions we made to add you as a speaker to our annual all employee event. You added exactly what our employees needed to hear from the outside expert. It is difficult to speak to a diverse group such as ours, with people in positions ranging from grounds keeper to professional asset manager, and keep them all interested and challenged - you accomplished that! Your sense of reality mixed with optimism and Mojo was great for all who attended. I received many comments at the event (as well as afterwards) and have many e-mails commending your presentation. It was perfect for the times, our group and for individuals too. Thanks again!
Regional Vice President
Pinnacle, An American