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Holly Robinson Peete

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Biography

From her 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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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

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