Molly Kawahata

Tagline: The Hope Whisperer

Talent Highlights

  • Molly Kawahata, renowned speaker, strategist, and ice climber, is acclaimed for her groundbreaking work in unlocking the transformative power of hope within organizations.
  • With a distinguished background as a former climate advisor to the Obama White House, Molly brings a wealth of expertise in leadership, organizational development, and narrative transformation to her speaking engagements.
  • Affectionately known as “the hope whisperer,” Molly’s captivating life story, featured in the award-winning Patagonia film, THE SCALE OF HOPE, has resonated with audiences worldwide, amassing over one million views on YouTube and streaming on Delta Airlines.
  • As the Founder of Systemic Impact Strategies, Molly advises leading brands, NGOs, and foundations on climate strategy, organizational development, and communication, driving tangible impact and fostering cultures of resilience and innovation.
  • Molly’s impactful keynotes and workshops have captivated audiences at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center Presidential Monument, Google, and Harvard, empowering individuals and organizations to envision and create a brighter future together.

Keynote Topics

Molly delves into the fascinating realm of hope within the workplace, presenting the science behind its potential to transform organizations.

Molly provides evidence-based strategies to help leaders and organizations increase retention, productivity, engagement, job satisfaction and employee morale through the science of hope.

This insightful keynote and/or workshop provides actionable strategies for organizations seeking to infuse hope into their workplace ethos, enhancing overall well-being and performance.

Tailored as a keynote and/or workshop for employee and organization audiences, this topic takes a deep dive into the profound influence of hope in our lives and its capacity to spark a collective force within organizations.

Molly explores the interplay between individual and collective mental health, shedding light on how cultivating hope can foster resilience, agency, well-being, and collective action at an organizational level. Gain valuable insights into the transformative power of hope within your team and organization.

In this keynote and/or workshop, Molly equips leaders and organizations with evidence-based strategies to enhance retention, productivity, engagement, and employee morale through the science of hope.

Her guidance empowers leaders to create hope-centered work cultures that transform individuals and organizations from the inside out, enabling them to achieve their mission more effectively and efficiently.

Grounded in psychology and neuroscience principles, Molly empowers in this keynote and/or workshop organizations, brands, creatives, and thought leaders with the proven effectiveness of hope-based storytelling.

She covers narrative development, the neuroscience of storytelling, metaphor as a framing tool, and cultivating future-oriented thinking to drive transformative change within organizations.

Drawing from evidence-based practices in climate cognition, communications, and framing, this keynote and/or workshop offers practical strategies to empower companies and organizations to impact climate discussions, action, and thought leadership at the societal level.

She infuses these strategies with the transformative power of climate hope, inspiring others to recognize that a brighter future is not only possible but within their collective agency to shape.

Molly Kawahata is a dynamic speaker, strategist, and ice climber renowned for her pioneering work in harnessing the power of hope within organizations. With a background as a former climate advisor to the Obama White House, Molly brings a unique blend of expertise in leadership, organizational development, and narrative transformation to her speaking engagements. Affectionately […]

Molly Kawahata is a dynamic speaker, strategist, and ice climber renowned for her pioneering work in harnessing the power of hope within organizations. With a background as a former climate advisor to the Obama White House, Molly brings a unique blend of expertise in leadership, organizational development, and narrative transformation to her speaking engagements.

Affectionately dubbed “the hope whisperer,” Molly’s insights into the science of hope have earned her international acclaim, positioning her as a leading voice in catalyzing positive change.

Molly Kawahata | Hope Whisperer

Expertise and Background:

Molly’s journey is as captivating as her message. As depicted in the acclaimed Patagonia film, THE SCALE OF HOPE, Molly’s life story intertwines her passion for conquering towering Alaskan mountains with her personal struggle with mental illness. Through her experiences, she has cultivated a profound understanding of the transformative potential of hope, which she now shares with audiences worldwide.

With a focus on leveraging hope as a catalyst for change, Molly founded Systemic Impact Strategies, a consultancy dedicated to advising organizations on climate strategy, organizational development, and communication. Her strategies have empowered leading brands, NGOs, and foundations to drive tangible impact and foster cultures of resilience and innovation.

Molly’s impact extends far beyond consultancy work. Her riveting keynotes and workshops have captivated audiences at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center Presidential Monument, Google, and Harvard. Drawing on insights from behavioral change and transformational leadership, Molly empowers individuals and organizations to envision and create a brighter future together.

Why Book Molly Kawahata:

Event planners seeking a speaker who can inspire, educate, and ignite positive change should look no further than Molly Kawahata. With her captivating storytelling, backed by research and real-world experience, Molly delivers keynote presentations and workshops that leave a lasting impact. Her ability to connect with diverse audiences, from CEOs to activists, ensures that her message resonates across industries and sectors.

Molly Kawahata’s expertise in unlocking the transformative power of hope makes her an invaluable asset for events focused on leadership development, organizational culture, and societal change. By booking Molly, event planners can provide their audience with actionable strategies for driving meaningful change within their organizations and communities.

Why Use Speakers Inc:

Event planners tasked with curating an unforgettable experience for their audience can rely on Speakers Inc to connect them with top-tier speakers like Molly Kawahata. With a vast network of thought leaders and industry experts, Speakers Inc ensures that every event is elevated by engaging and insightful presentations. By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners can access a diverse roster of speakers, tailored to their specific audience and objectives, saving time and ensuring a memorable event.

Summary and Conclusion:

In summary, Molly Kawahata is not just a speaker; she is a catalyst for transformative change. With a unique blend of expertise in climate strategy, leadership development, and narrative transformation, Molly empowers organizations and individuals to harness the power of hope and realize their full potential. Through her riveting storytelling and profound insights, Molly leaves a lasting impact on audiences worldwide, inspiring them to envision and create a brighter future together.

As event planners seek speakers who can inspire, educate, and mobilize their audience, Molly Kawahata stands out as a beacon of hope and empowerment. With her unparalleled ability to connect with diverse audiences and her proven track record of driving real-world impact, Molly is a must-have speaker for any event aiming to spark positive change.

Molly leverages profound insights in behavioral change to empower individuals and organizations to not only envision a brighter future, but also realize their collective power to create it.

She is an Advisory Board Member to the Environmental Voter Project and an Advisory Council Member to the AAPI Victory Fund. In her free time, Molly is an avid ice climber, with a particular passion for scaling technical ice routes in Montana and the Central Alaska Range. An introduction to the film can be viewed here.

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