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Kristi Marsh

Kristimarsh@choosewiser.com 508.364.2649

Meet Kristi Marsh

Author. Speaker. Advocate. Survivor.

Founder of Choosewiser.com.

Diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer at age thirty-six and with three young children at home,

Kristi started on a quest to create a healthier home and body. Now a proponent for women’s

health, Kristi’s passion is to share her knowledge and journey with others.

“So many people are reluctant to make changes in their lives because they think it’s going to be expensive or time consuming. But making little changes over time in the products we smother on our skin, foods we devour, and surroundings in which we immerse ourselves, doesn’t have to be difficult. It actually can be fun.” Kristi founded an organization dedicated to educating women about the interaction between environmental toxins and their health, and empower and encourage them to become savvy, aware consumers.

Along the way, she transformed from online educator to inspirational, passionate, moving

speaker. Kristi’s efforts have been recognized and celebrated by :

 Toastmasters International Magazine, May 2012  Clean Water Action’s 2011 John O’Connor Award  Prevention Magazine’s Picture of Health, 2010  Healthy Living Magazine’s Champion of Health, 2010 Awards  Greenschool’s 2009 Outstanding Leadership Awards Her dynamic speaking style earned her 2nd place in Toastmasters 2011 International Speech Contest in Massachusetts.

Kristimarsh@choosewiser.com 508.364.2649 And Then Came the Book… Her first book, Little Changes, is a succulent swirling lollipop of lessons about the products we smother on our skin, foods we devour, and surroundings in which we immerse ourselves. A gut-wrenching roller coaster of emotions, her adventure involves a Western Grebe, farm stand spinach, a meaty love story, a rock in Wyoming, and some pioneers— which eventually captured national attention.

With a cup of humor, a smidgeon of sarcasm, and a wallop of mainstream motherhood, Little Changes enlightens readers about the simmering, swelling, epic transformation of our generation; becoming self-advocates for their own environmental health.

Between February and October 2012, Little Changes sold more than 1,500 books

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Little Changes was selected as:

 Campaign For Safe Cosmetics Summer Book club read 2012  Women’s Voices for the Earth Book Pick 2012

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 First Featured Rockstar in the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Recognizing Rockstars Launch  Vitamin Retailer Magazine, October 2012,Interview  Flour Sack Mama Blog, September 2012, Book Review  Toastmaster International Magazine, two page feature article May, 2012  Yahoo Women Who Shine Nomination  About.com Natural Beauty by Tricia Chaves: Ways to Detox Your Beauty Routine  Edible South Shore Magazine Book Review  Smart Health Radio Interview with Dr. Glenn, Los Angeles CA  Rene Syler Good Enough Mothers Life Lessons Interview  Seventh Generation mention on 7Gen Blog

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April 12th -13th Home EcoMomics 101 Weekend Retreat March 7th Natural Products Expo West: Marketing to Moms, Anaheim, CA.

February 4th Mansfield Mothers Club: “Deliciously Green and Clean” Event, Mansfield, MA January 17th South Shore Locavore’s Speaker Series: “Organic with a Budget Friendly Attitude,” Kingston, MA 2012 November  Festival of (Giving) Trees: Annual Luncheon Keynote, Southbridge, MA  Natural Resources Trust Annual Meeting: Tribute to Silent Spring Keynote, Easton, MA  Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital: Author Meet & Greet Boston, MA October  Boston University Medical Center Toastmasters: SPEAK Movie Premiere Panel Member, Boston, MA  Suffolk University: Guest Lecture Communication and Journalism Students, Boston, MA September  Celebration of Women & Health: Keynote, Easton, MA July  Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: Book Club Webinar with Stacy Malkan  Friends of Hanson Library: “Goin’ Organic with a Budget Friendly Attitude,” Hanson, MA June  Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Against the Tide: Meet and Greet, Hopkinton, MA  National Active and Retired Federal Employees: Monthly Luncheon Keynote, Halifax, MA May  Collaborative on Health and Environment-Alaska: Monthly Teleconference Guest  Franklin Newcomers Club: Event Keynote, Franklin, MA  Westwinds Bookshop: Meet and Greet, Duxbury Library, Duxbury, MA  Toastmasters District 31 Spring Conference: Workshop Presenter, Dedham, MA April  Purdue North Central Woman’s Association Annual Spring Luncheon: Keynote, Westville, IN February  Bridgewater State University Library, “Going Organic with a Budget Friendly Attitude,” Bridgewater, MA  Easton Ames Free Library Event: Author Meet & Greet, Easton, MA 2010  Happiness is a Habit Retreat: Guest Speaker, w/ Pam Young & Marla Cilley aka “Fly Lady,” Dallas, TX

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2013 Focus Platforms Cla-Clunk: Your Life Purpose Awaits There is nothing like an endearing real-life story to move your audience and create your most memorable event ever. Weaving inspiration with the concept of embracing our own beautiful bodies, this presentation will energize and enlighten your audience.

Avoiding science jargon and instead focusing on practical can-do principles, Kristi’s contagious, enthusiastic style leads audiences through an emotional and invigorating journey.

By the end, your guests will be ready to embrace, rally, and rededicate to your organization’s event theme, focusing on the health of our own beautiful bodies.

Potentials: Kick-off Keynote, focused guest speaker. Women’s leadership or health conferences. Can be used for breast cancer awareness, celebration of women, fundraising, self-created journey inspiration.

Kristimarsh@choosewiser.com 508.364.2649 Presentation Topics Cont’d Romancing the Everyday-Me’s They are curious. They are coming. They want to do the right thing. The Everyday-Me’s.

They could be your biggest market, yet, they are incredibly cautious and will turn on you in a heartbeat.

How should you approach this market? How can you gain their trust and build a long-lasting relationship?

We know choosing wiser can make impact our health and our family’s health and yet most of mainstream America remains unwilling to change their shopping habits. In this presentation, I demystify the ecomovement, shift it from doom-and-gloom messages, and educate you about how to reach and empower the Everyday-Me’s—busy working women and

stay-at-home mothers. In this presentation, I’ll explain:

 How to grow your chapters, business, support for your green efforts...

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Today, women use a vast number of chemical-based cleaners and other household products to keep their homes clean and fresh. Unfortunately, many of the chemicals in these products are harmful to our bodies. With some easy modifications, we can reduce our family’s daily exposure to these harmful ingredients, create a healthier home, AND focus on saving money.

 Engage the audience with my story...and why we want to Choose Wiser.

 Identify starting point ingredients to replace in your home.

 Discuss “alternative” cleaning products vs. DIY products.

 Lead with interactive cooking show style demonstration.

The changes recommended in this workshop will save money and help protect family member’s health.

45-minute presentation with cooking show style demonstration, followed by author signing.

Potential: Moms Club, Women of Today, Women Networking Celebrations. Community Health Event.

Conference break out workshop.

Budget Friendly and Goin’ Organic?

When it comes to topics, food is always a favorite. The question is, is it possible to eat genuine, organic foods on a budget? And

why should we or shouldn’t we examine this option? In this dynamic workshop, we’ll discuss these topics:

 Can choosing organic foods influence your health?

 If you have to make a choice, where should you start  Discuss definitions of terms like organic, local, sustain able, and natural.

 Why the acronym GMO is more important this year than any other.

 Farm fresh fruits and veggies: eat locally and seasonally or organic?

 How to choose happy meat, healthy eggs, and hormone free milk.

 How to find options when eating out.

High energy, information packed followed by author signing.

Potential: Community and Library Celebrations, Conference break outs, Women’s organization for a memorable night out.

Kristimarsh@choosewiser.com 508.364.2649 Kind Words….

“I've read other books on environmental toxins and the poisons that we (willingly or unknowingly) accumulate in our bodies every day. But Kristi made it matter. The combination of her personal health struggle and quest to learn "why?", humor, and plain un-sciency descriptions of techie concepts like hormone-disruptors combine to make "Choosing Wiser" seem not only worthwhile, but actually doable. Even by regular, non-hippie, non-wealthy, non-research-lab-owning ordinary people like me.” ~ Chandra Rambo, Everyday-Me “Anyone who is thinking about breast cancer prevention as well as “the cure” this month needs to know Kristi Marsh. Kristi and I met by coincidence last spring and there’s something about her that’s magic.

Where I’m a radical at times, she’s a diplomat..gently reaching out to people to help them learn about choices. The combination seems to work and I remember meeting her the first time in person and wanting to burst into tears at her courageous approach to life and beating cancer while maintaining her family and sanity. Please look her up and read her book trailer…it’s about making small changes to live a healthier life after a life changing experience. And if you believe in angels…believe in Kristi Marsh.” ~ Audra Conklin, Modern Mermaids “Eleanor Roosevelt said, ‘Many people walk in and out of your life but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart.’ I feel you have truly left a footprint in the Purdue North Central Women’s Association.” ~ Laura Odom, President Purdue North Central Women’s Association, Annual Spring Luncheon "I was at your talk at the Spring Conference. I love what your doing and the way you’re making the speaking and writing work. I hope one day I can make a similar leap!” ~ Stuart Pink, Toastmasters International World Champion 3rd Place, 2012 "Kristi, You are Amazing! Thank you for making the world a healthier place and for helping to give the beauty industry a makeover!" ~Stacy Malkan, author of, Not just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, and founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

“Kristi’s presentation reminded me to Stop. Think and Listen.” ~Pauline Alighieri, Executive Director, Mel’s Foundation, at a presentation at the South Shore Women’s Business Network.

“Ms. Marsh is that rare presenter who is able to deliver serious information with panache and energy. She is articulate, funny, touching, and down-to-earth – a combination that ensures her audience is fully engaged in all that she has to say. Her enthusiasm for her subject is contagious and lends itself to vigorous feedback and audience participation. The Ames Free Library hosted approximately 200 adult events in the last calendar year. The events contributed to the library’s winning of a finalist position in the competitive Best Small Library in America 2011 award. I would personally place Kristi Marsh in the top 15 presenters for a year that witnessed a highly noteworthy set of speakers.” ~ Uma Hiremath, Ph.D.Assistant Director Ames Free Library

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Request a copy of Little Changes: Paperback, eBook or audio  Join discussions on Facebook: Choose Wiser  Grow with me through the Be Choosy Newsletter  Connect through LinkedIn: Kristi Marsh  Tweet with me on Twitter: @ChooseWiser 

Kristimarsh@choosewiser.com 508.364.2649

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