"Few people have the ability to touch hearts and minds at the same time. Angela Maiers is one of these rare individuals."
- Mark Schneider

My keynotes are inspiring, uplifting, liberating, empowering, and actionable.

Each keynote speech I deliver is customized and tailored specifically to the interests, needs and circumstances of the audience.

Some of my most popular topics include:
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“You Matter” at TEDxDesMoines




“Whispering to the World” at BIF Summit




Client Testimonials

Don’t just take my word for it; take theirs:

“There is a reason that Angela Maiers is recognized as one of today’s most influential education thought leaders: her work resonates with teachers, school leaders, students and parents alike. At this year’s Microsoft Education Empowered E 2 Conference, Maiers delivered the closing keynote, How Big is Your Brave?. Not surprisingly, she focused on the importance of bravery, leadership and courage. And true to her unique and authentic style, she delivered. To say that Maiers blew the E 2 crowd away would be an understatement. “
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education - Worldwide Public Sector - Microsoft Corporation
“Within minutes of meeting Angela Maiers, I knew I wanted her to speak at BIF-9. Her passion is electric and infuses every room she enters with high energy and a sense of boundless optimism. Her talk at the conference exceeded even my high expectations for it. It received a well-deserved standing ovation and generated an intense and enduring buzz.”
Saul Kaplan, Business Innovation Factory
“When I began to assemble the program for my first Community Manager Conference, I was eager to bring in a closing keynote speaker who would attract registrants, create a buzz and send the attendees home on a high note. Angela Maiers was all of this and more. Her keynote was inspiring and actionable, and people still talk about it.”
Tim McDonald, Director of Community, Huffington Post
“Angela Maiers helped our educators realize they can change the world. She coupled her message with practical ideas, equipping teachers with tools to unleash student potential. She taught us how to escape the ‘crab bucket’ and bring out the best in others. You Matter and Passion Driven are not slogans, but potent concepts that dramatically increase relevant learning. Few people have the ability to touch hearts and minds at the same time. Angela Maiers is one of these rare individuals.”
Mark Schneider, Superintendent, Mid-Prairie and Keotah, IA

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Educator. Entrepreneur. Leader. Disruptor. Visionary.

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination.

She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 25 years.

She is the author of six books, and her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times.

Angela is the founder and president of Choose2Matter — a universal movement that challenges us to make “mattering” a way of life.

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Leader. Visionary.  Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker

Angela Maiers embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years. During this time Angela has taught every level of school from Kindergarten to Graduate level as well  as consulting with businesses around the world.

She helps individuals and organizations understand and embrace the transformative power of technology and the underlying social web.  Her outspoken and passionate advocacy for innovative education balanced with her down-to-earth style has made her a sought after keynote speaker across all venues.  Angela’s vibrant and courageous voice are transformative in both the business and education space.

She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius,The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. These books have inspired readers everywhere with lessons and ideas necessary to find their way on the social web in this newly flattened world.

Her  “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed over a half a million times and inspired Choose2Matter; a global movement that “challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems.”  Students tackle authentic real world problems in real time learning the skills and habits needed most  for college, career and citizenship.  In just a few short years, Choose2Matter has grown from a few classrooms to a reach of nearly 60 thousand classrooms, across 100 countries, touching more than a million students per year.

Whether she is addressing an auditorium full of  leaders or sitting on the floor helping 1st graders find their way through new tools and technologies, Angela Maiers’ message is the same;  “YOU MATTER  and  the world needs your contribution.”

Additional Info:  

Angela earned a Bachelor of  of Science in Education and a minor in Neuroscience from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate and post graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  Angela holds two master’s degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership.  

As owner and lead consultant at Maiers Education Services,  she has been using her passion for literacy and technology to discover creative ways to assist schools and organizations in  meeting their learning and productivity goals.

When she is not at home in Castle Rock, Colorado,  spending time with her family, you will find her on her blog angelamaiers.com or on Twitter at @angelamaiers her favorite space for thinking, creating, and pushing the scope of her imagination and learning.

Address:  12648 Leafdale Circle

                Castle Rock, Colorado

Email: angela@angelamaiers.com

Phone:  515.554.2004

Website/Blog: AngelaMaiers.com


Twitter: @angelamaiers





Angela Maiers flies in coach; usually from Denver, CO but often from other cities in which she works. She books her own air travel.


Most conferences reserve and pay for Angela’s hotel room at the principal conference hotel, but Angela is happy to make her own arrangements if the client prefers.

Airport Transfers:

Angela typically takes a car service from the airport to her hotel, even if it is a considerable distance. If a team member is traveling with her, they will rent a car and drive, when appropriate.

Presentation Requirements

When feasible, Angela prefers that audience members be seated at tables, rather than in rows of chairs. This is especially true for extended workshops.

Angela’s presentation requires:

  • A standard projector
  • Connection cables from the projector to her laptop
  • A connection to play audio from her laptop
  • Angela uses a 2015 Macbook Air.
  • Angela brings with her a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter and a clicker.