· Author of Creating Your Heaven on Earth (2008, printed in Italian and
· Living Now book award recipient
· Author of Courage: Agreeing to Disagree Is Not Enough (2014)
· Founder of the Mississippi Institute of Peace – speaking, writing, and
workshops on creative peacebuilding, conflict resolution, unifying diverse
groups, social mediation, and having hard conversations (a list of speaking
engagements is available upon request)
· Has spoken to thousands of people at live events since 2008
· Has appeared multiple times in local and national media including NPR
· Spoke alongside best-selling author of The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz
at the Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY
· Co-founder and COO of Thrive Health, Inc. – a successful holistic health and
inspirational center in Starkville, Mississippi
· National Strength and Conditioning All- American (because it’s so cool)
Meagan's Areas of Expertise
Meagan addresses the following topics as a keynote speaker and workshop leader:
· Conflict resolution
· Creative peacebuilding
· Overcoming fear
· Building relationships
· Influential leadership
· Facilitating hard conversations
· Unifying diverse groups
· Team building
Is Peace Really
Meagan speaks on stage in Syracuse at the Palace Theater alongside Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz. This is Part II of her talk.
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Moving and aggressive. Meagan's story is an inspiring one but not for your comfort. Instead, it challenges us to find those parts of life that may still linger in the shadows, afraid or ashamed to 'come out', be real and truly live. We all need and can benefit from witnessing this kind of courage.
~The Right Revd. C. Shannon Mallory DD, retired Episcopal Bishop~
Meagan O'Nan is an honest, gifted writer. She is a compelling, dynamic speaker. She is a genuine seeker of truth, of love, of hope, of peace. Meagan is all these things and more. Her heart is open – open to everyone and everything and every moment of every day. In our chaotic and sometimes frightening world, Meagan reminds me to be a little bit more courageous. Listen to her story, and you'll be encouraged, challenged, affirmed, and reminded, too.
~Rev. Bert Montgomery, Author/Teacher/Baptist Minister~
Meagan's talk was powerful, and emotional. It brought tears, laughter, and acknowledged deeply personal issues about being different. The event was by far more relevant, inspiring, and communal than any typical college homecoming event. Meagan emphasized that it is not just ok to agree to disagree, but that most importantly, we must look inward and learn to love and accept ourselves.
~Student, Mississippi State University~
The first time I ever met Meagan O’Nan, she was the keynote speaker for the Women’s Wellness Retreat in Starkville, MS. Her message was beautiful and powerful and timely; however, that’s not what captured my heart. What touched me so deeply was her presence and her compassionate, resilient heart. Meagan is a creative, dedicated peace keeper, and her message of hope, healing, forgiveness and peace is what this world needs right now.
~Dana Tate Bailey, ICST, Earth Medicine Practitioner~
Meagan has the ability to speak to a variety of audiences with great success. She researches the subject as an extension of her own knowledge to provide accurate and current data. She speaks from her heart and the connection with her audience is visible. Questions coming from the Q&A segment show she has inspired and challenged the people. Her stories and client examples prove her abilities as a bard; they're told with humor, sincerity and compassion. Meagan is a woman of integrity and your next event will benefit from her presentation or workshop.
~Bobbi Winslow, Youth Director for United Centers for Spiritual Living~