“Even though she was speaking to a huge group, I left feeling like I had talked with Margit over a cup of coffee. She makes an authentic and personal connection with her audience.”
Dr. Margit Henderson has over 25 years of public speaking experience, recently serving organizations such as Merrill Lynch, Health One: Sky Ridge Medical Center, the Financial Planning Association, Executive Women International, and the Universities of Michigan, Iowa and Michigan State on behalf of TIAA.
Participants will leave your event feeling inspired. Margit’s speeches consistently get rave reviews.
Margit is a member of the National Speakers Association
“Dr. Henderson’s delivery is dynamic, authentic, and sure to make you re-evaluate your daily decisions in order to live and age healthfully!”
Invite Margit to Your Next Event
If you’re looking for an energetic, engaging and informative speaker for your next event, look no further! Dr. Margit Henderson is an expert about cultivating lifelong health and resilient retirement. Her passionate engagement with audiences leaves participants inspired to take action to improve their wellbeing.
Resilient Retirement Events
As a financial advisor, you’re always looking for ways to add value and deepen your client relationships. Show clients you care about their wellbeing as well as their financial life by hosting a program that addresses healthy aging and psychological preparation for retirement. By engaging Margit to speak to a group of current and prospect clients, you will broaden the reach and impact of your next client appreciation event. Previous Resilient Retirement Event hosts include Merrill Lynch and TIAA.
Client Engagement Program options include:
Optimistic Aging: Charting Your Course for Retirement Adventure
Transform clients’ fear of aging into excitement about the future. In this energetic and inspiring presentation, Dr. Henderson debunks aging myths, offers a positive outlook for the future and shares secrets to lifelong resilience.
The Best Is Yet to Come!
Dr. Henderson shares funny and inspiring stories of late-life triumphs to illuminate that the best is, indeed, yet to come! She weaves in compelling research showing that life satisfaction increases with age and reveals the secret to lifelong resilience. Audience members will view their lives and futures through a new lens and leave filled with vim and vigor!
Margit’s book Optimistic Aging: From Midlife to the Good Life makes a thoughtful welcome or thank-you gift to support your current and prospective clients’ resilient retirement.
“Dr. Henderson is truly an academic who breaks down “ivory tower” ideas to a practical constructive format that all of us can learn and grow from. Furthermore, Optimistic Aging’s true gift comes from how otherwise unsavory aspects of aging are turned into zesty learning experiences which are colorful and engaging. Dr. Henderson woos the reader into optimism!”
Chad Prusmack, MD
“Dr. Henderson’s Optimistic Aging talk is full of useful information, but also presented with such a heart-open
and authentic connection to the topic and the audience. Dr. Henderson is a wonderful presenter.”
Wellbeing Breakthrough Events
Support the wellbeing of your employees, association members and/or clients by bringing Margit to your next wellness event. Previous Corporate Wellness Event hosts include Executive Women International, Blue Federal Credit Union, American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center.
Wellness Program options include:
No Spandex Required: Wellness in the Workplace
Healthier employees have higher job satisfaction and productivity. In this playful presentation, Dr. Henderson explains how to incorporate health-promoting choices during the workday. Participants come away with personalized, actionable plans to overcome obstacles and make healthy choices at work.
Find Your Follow-Through: How to Breakthrough to Action on Your Best Intentions
Move from stuck to activated. In this illuminating presentation, Dr. Henderson explains why most resolutions don’t result in lasting behavior change and shares the secrets to developing actionable plans for healthy living.
“You were exactly what we envisioned. Thank you for delivering such a meaningful and energetic presentation that was customized for
(our audience). We appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and your enthusiasm with us.”
Professional Resiliency Events
Consider bringing Margit to your company for a double-header: a professional development program for your team and a same-day client engagement event. Previous Professional Development Event hosts include the FPA (Financial Planning Association) and NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors).
Professional Development Programs include:
Peak Performance Playbook: Simple Strategies to Thrive Under Pressure
Don’t choke when the pressure amps up. Dr. Henderson explains the science of stress and provides research-based, daily practices to facilitate peak performance and optimal living. During this fun and interactive event, participants develop personalized strategies to move from reactivity to resiliency.
Crack the Procrastination Code:
How to Breakthrough to Action on the Must-Do Tasks You Avoid
Empower your employees to tackle their most dreaded work tasks. In this illuminating presentation, Dr. Henderson shares her Actionability System and shows how it can transform avoidance into productivity.
A Tale of Two Futures: Why and How to Talk with Your Clients about Pessimistic Aging and Optimistic Aging
In this presentation for financial advisors, Dr. Henderson explains how to discuss aging to strengthen the working relationship with your clients and lead them to resilient retirement.
“Margit’s talk was outstanding. Her content was well-received by NAPFA’s advisors. We left her session with
many actionable items for how to address aging and health with our clients.”
Details for Event Planning
As an event professional, you have countless details to bring together for a successful event. Margit is committed to making your job easier.
As your speaker, Margit will:
- Be a responsive and pleasant collaborator with you prior to and during the event
- Instill confidence in your executive team that the event’s business goals are being met
- Leave your audience members invigorated, inspired and eager to apply their new insights
Below are many of the key ingredients you will need to consider Margit as a speaker and to get your marketing materials and event set-up ready prior to your event.
Margit offers customized programming to address your audience’s specific needs. Use these printable One Sheets to present Margit as an option for your event planning committee.
- Henderson Resilient Retirement Speaker One Sheet →
- Henderson Wellbeing Breakthrough Speaker One Sheet →
- Henderson Professional Resiliency Speaker One Sheet →
- Video Samples →
Prior to your event, Margit will provide a speaker introduction, speaker bio, headshot and event description customized to your program topic.
Fees & Book Orders
Margit’s professional Speaking Fee varies based upon event type, duration, location, date, and level of customization. To get the most out of your investment, consider bringing Margit to your company for a full day of programming: a professional development or wellness events for your team and a same-day client engagement event.
To reserve a date on Margit’s calendar, a 50% deposit and signed contract are required. The remaining fee is due on the day of the event.
If appropriate for your program topic, Margit’s award-winning Book, Optimistic Aging, makes a great addition to your event give-away bag. Margit can provide a bulk-purchase rate for your book order.
Margit will provide a customized description for your Event Marketing Materials. She can also record a promotional video speaking directly to your audience for a marketing email blast and/or write a newsletter article to help promote your event.
Margit’s preferred Room Set-Up:
- Riser or stage
- No podium
- Lavaliere microphone
- Projector and screen
- Chair/table set-up that supports a standing movement activity and audience member interaction during the presentation