It’s never too late to create
Do you want to inspire audiences with the possibilities that lie ahead of them—helping them to find their own paths to live, thrive, and create at any age? Do you need a speaker who is wise and witty yet doesn’t preach—who delights audiences with her energy, insight, stories, and practical messages?
Sally is a gifted performer who bridges the world of wisdom traditions with the art of getting things done, devotion with discipline, mysticism with making money. She speaks with wit, vulnerability, and an insightful no-bullshit voice about the gifts and challenges that come with aging.
She’ll leave your audiences wanting MORE—more opportunities to create, more ways to express their authentic selves, and more time with Sally.
Finding the more creative you after midlife: Examples from two five-minute talks for Ignite Seattle
“Because of its realness, I found the piece [Please Help me Remember} stunningly beautiful in its exploration of what it’s like when a member of a family system suffers a dramatic change. “
Your presentation was very moving for everyone in the group. One member said you were the best speaker that we have ever had, so that gives you a little insight into how deeply positive everyone felt about your presentation.
What really touched me deeply about your performance is its intimacy. I felt you giving yourself wholeheartedly to it.
Your playful intelligence and wisdom shone through. Watching your courage and vulnerability in describing how you received news that changed your life moved me so much. You are a unique performer – not afraid to laugh at the paradox and the pain of it all. I left your performance feeling much more empowered myself.
“Sally gave us an amazing gift of “Cultivating Hope” as a closing presentation for our conference, Media That Matters. She was able to weave core themes she heard throughout the conference together with her stories, music, and dance — bringing all the dynamics of our work alive.”
Our very diverse group found Sally Fox an inspiration. Her thoughts, philosophy, and very timely information were articulated with such spirit that we all left the meeting buoyed with renewed energy and commitment to our goals.
She renewed our confidence in ourselves and confirmed our reasons for being. We would recommend her to any group committed to getting results while honoring the human spirit.”
Where Sally has spoken:
A Few Offerings—with more we can share
We’ll customize a talk for you — about creativity, storytelling, thriving as we age, or dealing gracefully with the many paradoxes of life.
Sixty is NOT the new 40
This is but one of the many myths about aging we need to dismantle to live more engaged, wonder-filled lives. Rather than pretend to be younger, why not find the gifts that live within your age—and share them proudly with the world. Isn’t it time to feed your soul—and reinvent the stories you’ve been telling yourself about the second year of life. It’s your best time to create and thrive—and the moment you have.
Why not embrace aging with its challenges and opportunities—and live with the authentic passion you’ve always wanted to express?
Shape the story you want to live
Stories bring meaning to our lives and you are the author of yours. Why not shape a new story about who you are, where you have been, and where you are going. Here are some easy practices for reviewing the past, deleting old messages, and expressing more of who you really are. Whether you want to leave something for your grandkids, write a memoir, or plan the life ahead of you, Sally’s practical ideas will help you design the future you want to live now?
Embrace the Muse: Expressing a more creative you
When it comes to creating, many of us grew up in the world of I can’ts. We began to believe, “I can’t sing,” “I can’t draw,” “I can’t dance,” or “I can’t build a thing.”
We lose touch with the enormous fun that comes from the process of expresing ourselves creatively.
As we age, it’s the perfect time to let go of those messages so that we can enjoy the process of whatever our souls are calling us to do.
These performances will captivate your audience and can lead to deep and engaged conversations.
Please Help Me Remember
“Please Help Me Remember” is a 45-minute performance about living with early-onset dementia. Every year in this country it’s estimated that approximately half a million adults under the age of 65 suffer from it.
This is the story of one family, spoken through the words of the wife who is losing her memory, her husband, and her daughter.
The story is about coping, laughing, caring, and enduring. It is about balancing medicine and faith, loss and hope.
Although the focus is on dementia, it also speaks to those who deal with other forms of challenging life circumstances. The piece leads effectively into a community dialogue about living gracefully with dementia or with a loved one with dementia.
We Heal Each Other
In this 45-minute performance, Sally brings to life the story of Ly Sieng Ngo who survived the worst of Cambodia’s horrific Killing Fields only to discover that her trauma didn’t stop when she arrived at her new home in Seattle.
But through reflection and perseverance, combined with a deep desire to help others, she came to heal herself and was able to bring healing to her community in profound and unexpected ways.
For her work, Ngo was awarded a prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader award. This performance will stir your heart with the power of human resilience, commitment, and the power of stories to move us through trauma.
Embracing the Clown
(A fifteen minute performance)
When she was 60, a friend told Sally to try clowning. While she was familiar with improv theatre, nothing prepared her for the vulnerability she would face on stage behind a red nose
This performance is for anyone who fears the humiliation of going public, or isn’t ready to take the risk of failing in order to break open to new possibilities in life.
Do you want to speak, your story or present a talk?
We can help you become a confident, compelling presenter with your own great stories to tell!
We can customize a talk on creativity, aging, storytelling or the challenges of a changing world.
We ALWAYS customize our talks, and we can craft a talk for your group! Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch!