Holly Robinson Peete
Celebrated Author, Actress and Advocate for Health and Families
From Holly Robinson Peete first appearance on the award-winning children’s show Sesame Street at the age of four to her most recent gig on the hit comedy series Mike & Molly, Holly Robinson Peete – an actress, author, talk show host, activist, and philanthropist – has consistently used her celebrity status as a platform to…
From Holly Robinson Peete first appearance on the award-winning children’s show Sesame Street at the age of four to her most recent gig on the hit comedy series Mike & Molly, Holly Robinson Peete – an actress, author, talk show host, activist, and philanthropist – has consistently used her celebrity status as a platform to advocate for issues dear to her heart.
Following her father’s battle with Parkinson’s disease, she and husband Rodney Peete – a former NFL quarterback – formed the HollyRod Foundation in 1997 to help improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. In 2005, they extended the Foundation’s mission to provide support and resources to those affected by autism when their eldest son was diagnosed with the condition.
A celebrated author, Robinson Peete co-authored with her 12-year-old daughter the NAACP Image Award-winning My Brother Charlie, a children’s book about autism from the sibling’s perspective. Her first book, Get Your Own Damn Beer, I’m Watching the Game: A Women’s Guide to Loving Pro Football, won her the 2006 Quill Literacy Award. A third book, another Scholastic children’s title, is due out in 2013.
Robinson Peete’s longevity and visibility in the entertainment community has led to a successful career as a spokesperson for some of the country’s biggest brands, including Target, Toys”R”Us, Colgate, Skechers, Epipen, and Carnation. She is also set to launch a new lifestyle brand of products offering everything from women’s clothing and beauty products to home decor and pet products, which will be available at stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods.
Whether discussing her son’s autism or how she maintains a successful work-life balance, Holly Robinson Peete delivers inspiring keynotes that offer audiences vital tips and roadmaps for managing their own lives and careers.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
Luck Favors the Prepared: One Crazy Momma’s Balancing Act Tips
In this talk, Holly Robinson Peete offers her “crazy working momma” tips for maintaining a successful work-life balance. Audiences will walk away and inspired and refreshed, knowing that if Holly can do it – so can they! Robinson Peete’s tips include:
- Staying prepared and ahead of the curve: If you know better, you do better.
- Taking care of you: If momma isn’t happy and healthy, no one is!
- Lights out/work out: Stress, sleep deprivation, and lack of exercise cause not only weight gain, but poor reactions to stress.
- Delegate: Other people are capable too!
- Just say no: You can’t please others at your own expense.
- Remain flexible: Relax, breathe, and go with the flow.
- Cut yourself some slack: You get another shot tomorrow. Manage and minimize guilt and feelings of failure.
Not My Boy! A Personal Journey with Autism
In this presentation, Peete shares with audiences a heartrending, candid look inside the personal journey of their son’s autism and offers a first-of-its-kind, inspirational road map that will help families facing similar challenges move forward.
Sharing the Wealth of Health
From Jumpin’ to Hangin’: Balancing Life
The Importance of Civic Engagement: Never Stand on the Sidelines
Matters of Life: Supporting the Struggles of a Loved One Battling Cancer
Actress Holly Robinson Peete's Keynote Remarks for the Hope Flies Health Series
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