ABOUT POLLY LETOFSKY
Polly Letofsky is an inspirational keynote speaker, award winning author, and honored fundraiser for breast cancer.
Based in Denver, Colorado, she’s best known for her solo journey by foot around the world.
POLLY’S KEYNOTE PROGRAM (CEU approved)
Polly left her Colorado home on August 1, 1999, and headed west. She traveled across 4 continents, 22 countries, and
over 14,000 miles – by foot – to become the first woman to walk around the world.
As an awareness campaign for breast cancer, survivors and well-wishers around the world came to walk with her. Every day
strangers welcomed her into their homes and shared meals. The world had embraced her. But in the middle of Polly’s five
year journey, the world suddenly shifted on its axis when September 11 flung us all into a crossroads in world history. Polly
suddenly found herself embedded in a vastly changing world and realized she could never retrace her steps home – they’d
vanished in a tide of world events.
It's through the lessons of her own daunting journey that she brings the lessons of goal setting and perseverance to life.
"She spoke to key leaders in our organization connecting her walk around the world to the challenges we face every day in our workplace.
--Human Resources Manager | Adams County – Colorado"
Your audience will walk away with a renewed commitment to empower themselves, to take on larger, bigger, bolder projects without the
walls of fear holding them back. With her multi-media presentation they'll learn lessons in resilience, community collaboration,perseverance,
adaptation, attitude, commitment, and turning fear into fuel, will provide clarity to their goals.
Lengths of program: 30-minute to 2-hour
MEDIA COVERAGE and BEST SELLING BOOK
Polly’s GlobalWalk has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations around the world, including
Good Housekeeping, CNN International, The CBS Early Show, NBC’s Your Total Health, and Fine Living Channel’s Radical Sabbatical.
Newcastle Productions has recently released Polly’s GlobalWalk, a documentary chronicling her journey. Her book 3mph: The Adventures
of One Woman's Walk Around the World has won six national awards, including Best Memoir at the National IPPY Book Awards,
as well as Best Memoir at the Writer's Digest Best Book Awards. Her audio book, which she narrated, has just been released to glowing reviews.
A natural storyteller, since her return, Polly has been speaking to rapt audiences around the country. She richly details her journey with
humor and honest reflection, the good times and the hardships. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always inspirational, Polly’s inspiring
keynote personifies the spirit of commitment and perseverance that will compel your audience to take on life’s biggest challenges – one step
at a time.
Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always inspirational, Polly’s program personifies the spirit of commitment and perseverance that
will garner a new strength in your team to reach goals.
Contact Polly directly to discuss her availability and how she can inspire your audience: please email her at Polly@PollyLetofsky.com
- WINNER 2011 Writer's Digest Best Memoir for 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
- WINNER Best Travel Memoir at the 2011 IPPY Book Awards for 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
- WINNER 2011 Best Memoir at CIPA Book Awards for 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
- The 2012 City of Wheat Ridge Reads Book of the Year for 3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World
- 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award -- Brown College, Minnesota
- Colorado Business Women's 2012 Woman of the Year