Mamie McCullough is a speaker who can touch the hearts of any group and provide hope and inspiration, but she has a real knack for reaching out to women. She understands the hopes, dreams, and fears that come with being female.
Not the Best Start in Life
When Mamie was three-years-old, her father died, leaving Mamie and her eight siblings and a suddenly widowed mother to keep things together in rural Georgia. Although Mamie's mother did not have an education or resources, she was determined to keep her family together, and she did.
The entire family pulled together, but clearly it was no easy feat to put food on the table and to buy the basic necessities like clothing. The family did manage. Love, hard work, and God pulled them through.
Just When Things Looked Better
Mamie did set off for college, although she had no idea that she'd need to pay for education. When she discovered that college costs money (and a lot), she did the proper Southern thing and went to the President to let him know that she would be heading home. It would not be polite to simply pack up a sack and head home.
The President of the college offered assistance, and Mamie worked her way through. She then became a very successful business woman and then shifted over to education and to motivational speaking to help others.
Life was looking good, but Mamie's husband died suddenly of a heart attack. Like her mother, Mamie had small children and was suddenly alone. She did have her education and a successful career, so she forged ahead and continued to focus on helping others.
Secrets to Success
Mamie knows that women have dealt with many of the issues she has faced. Some women tell her that they can relate to the stories she shares. Others simply nod. They know where Mamie is coming from.
The key message Mamie shares is: "I Can. You Can Too." She wears her bumblebee pin to remind her that all things are possible.
Mamie McCullough also provides tips for women who need a boost:
- Choose positive attitudes.
- Cultivate your talents.
- You can overcome "impossible" circumstances.
- Always live with enthusiasm (and keep a sense of humor).
- Visualize outstanding success and true happiness.
- Bee-lieve and make your dreams your reality.
Sample programs for women's groups include:
- I Can. You Can Too!
Motivation and commitment.
(See also: The "I Can" Story)
- How To Be Up In A Down World
Stay motivated and never give up!
- All Stressed Up and Know Where To Go
Dealing with change.
Check Out Mamie's Motivational Materials
Mamie's books and videos also provide great life coach ideas and tips as well as plenty of laughs. Just because the going may have been tough does not mean that you can't look back and cherish the memories — good and bad.
Treat yourself to a book or video by Mamie, or give the gift of inspiration to one the favorite women in your life.