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Amma Marfo

Speaker and Facilitator at SPEAK Educators (a division of FUN Enterprises)

Education Management

Boston, MA

Biography

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.

Passion

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

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I am willing to travel

More than 100 miles

When it comes to payments

I generally get paid for speaking but make exceptions

Topics

entrepreneurship leadership education creativity management conflict resolution temperament group dynamics idea generation valuesbased leadership intergenerational workplace education management

Example talks

SA Speaks

Empowering Introverted Students in Higher Education, delivered for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in 2016.