Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Lynn Price

February 10, 2014
Lynn Price

Lynn Price

Expertise:   Social Entrepreneur, Change Maker, Survival

Speaking Style:  Inspirational. Informative. Impactful.

Travels From:  Denver, Colorado

Nancy Says:  “Because of Lynn’s vision, thousands of separated foster children, even those who have grown up, have been reunited with their siblings through Camp To Belong. Making memories is one of the greatest gifts you can give to another human being.”

Founder and President Emeritus of Camp to Belong 

Respected by the child welfare sector, and sought out by social entrepreneurs, Lynn shares the captivating steps to Vision For a Change. Lynn engages her audience by weaving her triumphant story of almost 20 years in foster care to giving back to the system as founder of Camp To Belong. Her messages resonate with wit and grit to move people to their own actions to make a difference in the world. Her audiences are empowered in her “Power of the Ripple” approach as the catalyst for change.

Speaking to youth and adults related to the system, and social entrepreneurs who want to realize their dreams, Lynn has been recognized in countless television and radio shows, publications and awards, including the recipient of the President’s Service Award, Oprah Winfrey Angel Network’s Use Your Life Award, Redbook’s Mothers and Shakers and featured on the front page of National Speaker Magazine. As an Ashoka Fellow, one of only a few hundred global social entrepreneurs in the US, she’s a spokesperson and advocate for what matters. She is author of Vision For a Change: A Social Entrepreneur’s Insights From the Heart, and Real Belonging, Give Siblings Their Right to Reunite.

Learn more about Lynn Price...

Lynn Price made IT happen since age eight when she found out that she was a foster child and had a sister in foster care with another family on the other side of town. The impact of that startling news and the trauma of a disconnected sibling relationship continue to motivate Lynn in her life’s work as a social entrepreneur, coach and speaker – most recently featured on the front page of Denver Woman magazine and the National Speakers Association magazine. She is an Ashoka Fellow (recognized as a global social entrepreneur) and the recipient of numerous national awards and accolades including the Points of Light President’s Service Award presented to her by President Bill Clinton and Oprah’s Angel Network “Use Your Life Award.”

Today, Lynn guides individuals and groups as a Thinking and Accountability Partner. With a passion to encourage people to do what counts for them and their all-encompassing worlds, she is the catalyst to think and take action differently. She helps clients identify who they are, clarify what they want out of life and align what they need to do to get there. With experience in corporate and non-profit leadership, Lynn brings unique insight to strategically plan and effectively implement steps committed to a fulfilling personal and professional life. As an inspirational speaker and personal coach, she helps people create change through impactful stories and conversations focusing on how clients define their wealth – making a living, leaving a legacy and making their “IT” happen.

In 1995, Lynn became a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children in foster care, began volunteering at a local shelter and became a licensed foster parent. While working with children in foster care, Lynn discovered that of the almost 600,000 youth in the foster care system in the United States, 75% are separated from at least one sibling when placed in foster care. Determined to help brothers and sisters connect, Lynn founded “Camp To Belong”, an international non-profit organization dedicated to reuniting siblings placed in separate foster homes and other out-of-home care for events of fun, emotional empowerment and sibling connection. While week-long summer camps highlight the organization’s events, they have become the catalyst for new legislation regarding sibling placement and visitation, recruitment of more families for siblings and best practice among child welfare professionals.

Prior to founding Camp to Belong, Lynn was a marketing and communications professional, helping launch the ESPN cable network and playing a key role in expanding cable programming for Group W Westinghouse Satellite Communications and The Golf Channel.

 

Presentation Topics

The Power of the Ripple 

Lynn engages entrepreneurial leaders who want to clarify their vision for a change and inspire renewed passion and dedication among their family, friends and colleagues. With storytelling and real life tools for forging ahead with innovation, creativity, entrepreneurial skills, impact and ethical fiber, she helps tackle individual and society’s greatest challenges with system changing solutions.  One step, through replication, through transition.  The Power of the Ripple ignites those who believe in social responsibility and their role to heal, transform and transcend a positive difference in the world.

You Don't Know What They Will Say Then 

Everyone is busy.  Plates overflowing.  Overworked.  Underpaid.  Going through the motions.  Questioning the Purpose.  Lynn turns overwhelm into the realization that our states of busy include unknowingly or strategically setting defining moments of impact forever.  She touches each audience member with a phrase, story or image to truly understand, accept and embrace their purpose in mentoring and modeling for other people in their lives. 

Lynn passionately discerns the good in each leadership role within individual, family – personal, professional roles to recognize that the purpose may not even be recognized or acknowledged until later in life. Audience members feel celebrated and leave rejuvenated with purpose.  Special focus for non-profit leaders, human service care providing teams, entrepreneurial  founders and corporate executive sectors.

Because Siblings Matter (Workshop)

Siblings are often taken for granted; yet they are most often times our longest relationships in life. 75% of children placed in foster care are separated from at least one sibling. Add the numbers separated by adoption and relative placement and you have countless youth void of a bond that shapes our entire lives.

Through real life stories, research and resources, Lynn features sibling definition, reasons for separation, life span impact and practice standards. Lynn weaves her corporate and non-profit entrepreneurial leadership experiences as examples that catapulted her visions into international collaborative ventures.

 

Videos

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Books

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