I’m Rachel Olsen – nice to meet you.
I’m a professional speaker with over 15 years experience. I speak on a variety of subjects including but not limited to topics from my books.
Connecting with audiences and helping them see differently is my jam.
I’ve coached other speakers as well, both aspiring and established. I taught sessions and mentored speakers for many years at the national She Speaks conference. I’ve even helped pastors communicate better.
Currently I speak at conferences with and co-host a weekly radio show with Encouragement Cafe – you can listen to podcasts of that show here.
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Published multiple non-fiction books and contributed to others, including the NIV Real Life Devotional Bible. Learn more about my writing work here.
Spoken in forty of the fifty-two states.
Earn consistently high ratings from the audiences I’ve served, and the event coordinators who’ve hired me.
Served on staff at Proverbs 31 Ministries as a writer and speaker for over a decade; now speaking through Encouragement Cafe Ministries.
Teach public speaking courses for the University of North Carolina Wilmington
Served as the 2016 speaking coach for several TEDx speakers.
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I married my public speaking professor. Yes, yes, I know. But you should know he’s only six years older than me.
I’m an extrovert, and also an avid reader. Some favorite non-fiction writers include C.S. Lewis, Mark Buchanan and Shauna Neiquist. When speaking at an event, I like to interact with the audience. I typically use visual aids or powerpoint as well.
My one word for 2016 has been AHEAD. I’m still deciding on my one word for 2017.
I drink coffee from Trader Joe’s concentrate mix. And my Netflix list includes everything from Madame Secretary, to Gilmore Girls, to Downton Abbey. If ever I am kidnapped, please pray, then send Raymond Reddington from The Blacklist to rescue me.
To read more about what I do, visit this page.
If you are planning an event and you need a keynote or breakout speaker, or perhaps an emcee, drop me an email and tell me about the event – we’ll explore how I could help.
My fees are available upon request.
*If you or someone in your organization could benefit from some communication coaching, get in touch with me to discuss how I can help. Need some writing help instead – hop over here.
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