Workshops & Training:
Keynote & Event Speaking:
"Abigail was our Keynote Speaker at our annual gala and she did an amazing job. While her story is incredibly heart-wrenching, Abigail presented it in a positive way, greatly connecting with the audience. She reminds us of the resilience of the human spirit and individual power that perseveres in the midst of darkness." - Jennifer Walker, Executive Director, Crisis Center
"It was an honor to have Abigail Manning speak at our event about "Building Authentic Culture and Empowered Trust." Abigail was a captivating speaker that kept our group engaged from beginning to end. She was open with the group about her experiences and as a result, the attendees felt comfortable to share their own personal experiences. This allowed attendees to learn in depth about how to apply healthy culture in their businesses." - Alexa Pohl, Executive Director, TiE Rockies
Consulting & Advising:
“You gave me the power, understanding, and support to tackle Bullying! Our one-on-one chat provided me with the tools I needed to face a difficult conversation. I was able to feel calm in the middle of a storm. Thank you, Abigail!” - Julie W., Supporter of Abuse Free Sports for Student-Athletes
"The premise of understanding oneself, then changing oneself and thereby changing the world gives an effective path for action and emphasizes that our individual actions matter. You gave me a path forward." - Kurt, Attorney at Law
Kim "KC" Campbell, MBA, MAKim "KC" Campbell, MBA, MA· 1stFirst degree connection
Keynote Speaker | Fighter Pilot | Senior Leader | Combat VeteranKeynote Speaker | Fighter Pilot | Senior Leader | Combat Veteran
As the Director for the Center for Character and Leadership Development (CCLD) at the Air Force Academy, we were charged with hosting a short-notice resilience day for the 4,000-member Cadet Wing. Due to COVID restrictions, we needed more instructors to hold multiple sessions at the same time. After talking with Abigail about the focus of her work, I knew she would be a perfect fit to deliver the content we needed. She delivered several sessions to rave reviews and really connected with the cadets. Several cadets stayed after to talk with her and have still remained in contact with her to this day. We also brought Abigail in to do a short virtual keynote to share her work with CCLD and then once again for an optional evening resilience session for cadets. Abigail has an amazing way of connecting with people, both young and old. She is honest, authentic, vulnerable, and truly cares about her audience.
Retired CIA Executive Manager / Member, Advisory Boards / Braver Angels AmbassadorRetired CIA Executive Manager / Member, Advisory Boards / Braver Angels AmbassadorOctober 22, 2020, Frederick (Rick) worked with Abigail G. on the same teamOctober 22, 2020, Frederick (Rick) worked with Abigail G. on the same team
Abigail is one of the most positive people I have ever known. Her optimism is infectious, her authenticity and willingness to share her story are inspiring, and she does her homework. As a result, every time she speaks about mental health topics or soft skills development, she connects with her audience and empowers people to change their lives for the better. She is truly impressive!
Executive Director at International Foundation for Cultural Property ProtectionExecutive Director at International Foundation for Cultural Property ProtectionOctober 15, 2020, Robert was Abigail G.’s clientOctober 15, 2020, Robert was Abigail G.’s client
The International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP) was recently lucky enough to feature Abigail Manning as a primary presenter for its annual international conference. As a unique and engaging subject-matter expert, Ms. Manning provided a timely, provocative, thought-provoking, and perfectly prepared session to a diverse audience. Ms. Manning is a highly engaging, down-to-earth, and very genuine presenter. Her presentation provided a multitude of powerful new concepts and perspectives, including strategies for surviving and thriving in even the most challenging of times. Her knowledge, professionalism, and enthusiasm are simply unparalleled. The IFCPP is honored to work with Ms. Manning, and hopes to benefit from all that she has to offer for years to come.
- Colorado Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert (see quote from Contact page in the black box)
Justin R. Stoddard
Abigail is one of the most eloquent, engaging, and deeply connected speakers I have ever worked with and I value every opportunity to listen to her powerful stories of triumph over adversity. Her background and powerful stories of learning to thrive amidst constant challenges inspire young cadets, senior leaders, and community members alike. I will always be grateful to Abigail for showing me how to value and embrace my "purple thread" experiences as essential pieces of my own life quilt. She is a talented speaker, an exemplary leader, and a better friend.
Jon MacaskillJon Macaskill·
Retired Navy SEAL Commander | LinkedIn Top Voice | 3D Media (Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality) Business Development Lead | Men Talking Mindfulness Podcast Co-Host & Producer Retired Navy SEAL Commander | LinkedIn Top Voice | 3D Media (Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality) Business Development Lead | Men Talking Mindfulness Podcast Co-Host & Producer
Abigail cares more for strangers than most people care for their best friends or family - all heart! She is an expert in fighting through challenges and overcoming adversity. She uses her personal experience to help others heal after trauma. People are better after knowing Abigail - and I count myself as one of those!
Michael Giorgione, have this in the middle as he talks about “victim, etc”
- Abigail is the epitome of resilience. She is a woman of incredible strength and positive outlook who does not live her life as a victim, though she has been through repeated personal hell, and instead she chooses to be an example and mentor. She is a researcher, consultant, and instructor in prevention of harassment training and leading with healthy life skills. As a co-instructor of our “Leading a Healthy Work Environment”, this is daunting and exhausting work, but I have never seen anyone more motivated and inspired than Abigail when she has spent an emotional and impactful day talking with, sharing and supporting others.