Marianne Bjelke

(Bee-Yell-Kuh)

Marianne Bjelke is a speaker, consultant, and freelance digital content designer.

This former New Yorker was a stand up comedian at 21, and opened her first successful business (a retail herb, tea, and gift shop) at 25. Her corporate career has run the gamut from from Regional Customer Service Manager for a northeast home improvement retail chain, to Construction Accountant, Business Analyst, Product Manager and Operations Director. 

She’s been a married DINK (“Double Income, No Kids”). A single mom. An adoptee, raised by an ex-nun. A stand- up comedian, sole proprietor of an herb, tea & candle shop, a web designer. A non-profit board member, wedding officiant, and manager of a local award-winning band.

She has overseen the details of projects from concept, through development, and into successful launch.  Notable among these is HealthXnet, a web-based solution streamlining the flow of information between health plans, hospitals and providers in New Mexico.

And all of that meant nothing on the day she nearly lost her son…

 

Adept at personal and professional transformation, she helps audiences and clients transform their business, digital presence, and themselves.

On a personal note, Marianne is single mom to a delightfully curious boy, who has taught her a great deal about sensory processing disorder, patience, priorities, gratitude, and joy. They live with their dogs in the foothills of the beautiful Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is on a fitness journey and has dropped seventy pounds in 10 months. She enjoys kayaking, canoeing, and hot springs (in spa resorts or as primitive hiking destinations).

In her spare time, she enjoys laughing, wine, and collapsing from exhaustion.

 

 

Marianne has the ability to connect with the audience like no other! She is genuine, kind ,and considerate of her audience. Plus her ideas in her presentation brought real value to my business. Thank you, Marianne!
Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2019-02-20T16:23:59-06:00
Marianne has the ability to connect with the audience like no other! She is genuine, kind ,and considerate of her audience. Plus her ideas in her presentation brought real value to my business. Thank you, Marianne!
Alan Post, Sunflower River
I don't think I ever properly thanked you for your early and crucial support of Sunflower River. Your kick in the pants helped us develop the processes we use today.
Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2017-07-20T15:15:57-06:00
I don't think I ever properly thanked you for your early and crucial support of Sunflower River. Your kick in the pants helped us develop the processes we use today.
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Marianne is very engaging speaker that knows how to deliver, with humor!

Rene Chavez, Dean
Dual Credit / ECHS Counseling Coordinator
El Paso Community College

Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2019-02-20T15:12:14-06:00

Rene Chavez, Dean
Dual Credit / ECHS Counseling Coordinator
El Paso Community College

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Marianne is very engaging speaker that knows how to deliver, with humor!
I think you are an awesome presenter! Your presentations are always informative with added humor!

Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2017-02-20T15:18:10-06:00
I think you are an awesome presenter! Your presentations are always informative with added humor!
David Mink, DTM
Marianne Bjelke's presentation of "5 Secret Steps to Becoming a Superhero" is powerfully delivered. Her correlation of her seven year old son's steps to becoming a Superhero to grown-up steps for success is unique and memorable. Her emotional ending is gripping. I highly recommend Ms. Bjelke as a speaker for your next conference.
Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2019-02-20T16:29:02-06:00
Marianne Bjelke's presentation of "5 Secret Steps to Becoming a Superhero" is powerfully delivered. Her correlation of her seven year old son's steps to becoming a Superhero to grown-up steps for success is unique and memorable. Her emotional ending is gripping. I highly recommend Ms. Bjelke as a speaker for your next conference.
Susan Selk EPCC
Thanks so much for presenting at the last minute for us. I had no idea that you came all the way from Albuquerque! I heard very positive feedback. Especially from the man who got the cape. Thanks again!

Sue Selk, Professor of Speech
Instructional Coordinator – Speech
Dual Credit Instructional Coordinator
El Paso Community College

Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2018-10-20T15:06:04-06:00

Sue Selk, Professor of Speech
Instructional Coordinator – Speech
Dual Credit Instructional Coordinator
El Paso Community College

Susan Selk EPCC
Thanks so much for presenting at the last minute for us. I had no idea that you came all the way from Albuquerque! I heard very positive feedback. Especially from the man who got the cape. Thanks again!
Annie Jung, NMMS
By the way, you are an excellent presenter, Marianne. You did an excellent job of explaining things logically and concisely, and in handling the questions and audience. You were applauded and that rarely, rarely happens. Nice going.

Annie Jung, Associate Executive Director
New Mexico Medical Society

Marianne Bjelke
5.0
2017-06-09T15:12:44-06:00

Annie Jung, Associate Executive Director
New Mexico Medical Society

Annie Jung, NMMS
By the way, you are an excellent presenter, Marianne. You did an excellent job of explaining things logically and concisely, and in handling the questions and audience. You were applauded and that rarely, rarely happens. Nice going.
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Featured Keynotes

#BeAuthentic

#BeHereNow

#BeReady

Just ONE MORE MINUTE

(Living Your Authentic Life)

In just one minute, a life can change forever: intentionally or unintentionally; for the better or for the worst. Marianne’s shares the terrifying minute that changed her life, challenging you to examine yours.

#BeSuper

#BeYourBest

#BeExtraordinary

The 5 Secret Steps to becoming a superhero

(As Told By A 7 Year Old)

Being a superhero isn’t easy, but YOU are up to the challenge! This sticky, stinky, wise-cracking 7 year old boy shows us just how to be extraordinary.

#BeAware

#BeNimble

#BeReceptive

The teacup on the table

(It's All a Matter of Perspective)

Relying on just your point of view when negotiating or trying to make a point? At least half of the variables are left out of the equation. This simple technique gives YOU an astounding communication advantage.

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Speaker

Bring Marianne in to your event, and your attendees will be laughing, learning, and motivated. Keynote sessions, breakouts, and educational seminars tailored to your objectives.

Coach

The fastest way to reach results is to set your goals and measure your progress. Bring Marianne to the table to set your milestones, goalposts, and to hold you accountable to your plans.

WEB DESIGNER

Your digital impression is a lasting impression. Bring Marianne to your team to make your brand shine without breaking your budget.