Amma Marfo is a thoughtful yet incurably silly independent higher education professional, writer, and editor based in Boston, MA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida.
Amma is a dynamic and sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, group dynamics, learning and optimizing the temperament of your organization, cultivating environments that encourage creativity, and incorporating your values into your work and larger goals. She speaks on college and university campuses across the country, at regional and national conferences, and has partnered with organizations like HubSpot, Wayfair, Startup Institute Boston, and General Assembly. She's the author of two books about introversion; her latest, Cultivating Creativity (2017) was developed to help individuals and organizations bolster their creative potential.
Her other interests include live comedy, surfing, trivia, and gluten-free cooking/baking. You can follow her on Twitter @ammamarfo.
Creativity - how to harness one's own creative potential, how to cultivate work environments that encourage creativity, how to rethink equity and justice through creativity frameworks
Temperament - how to effectively supervise introverts, how to thrive as an introvert at work
Communication - navigating tough conversations, empowering activism with values-led thinking
More than 100 miles
I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions
Empowering Introverted Students in Higher Education, delivered for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in 2016.