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.
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.
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.
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.
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.