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Colleen Coffey

Mental Health Advocate, National Speaker & Innovation Project Manager at Phired Up Productions

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Colleen Coffey Biography

Colleen Coffey, EdD, is a seasoned speaker and mental health advocate. For over a decade, she has been speaking life into audiences and organizations across the country. Coffey has worked with the renowned programming company Phired Up Productions for the last 10 years and currently serves as its Innovation Project Manager with a special interest in organizational recruitment, retention, and relationship-focused training. Coffey was also instrumental in the creation and training of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, serving as a leader in the Active Minds/National Mental Health Awareness Campaign Bureau merger.

With a family history of mental health disorders, Coffey was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and obsessive/compulsive disorder at a young age but did not get the correct treatment until much later in life. In spite of a high school and college career that included leadership positions, starring roles, and popularity, Coffey silently suffered panic attacks, extreme stress, and feelings of emptiness. While in graduate school, she found proper treatment, and with a combination of psychiatric and medical doctors, a therapist, and a nutritionist, she broke out of the cycle of being angry, sad, anxious, and preoccupied. She learned that diagnoses don’t lead her life, healthy coping skills were accessible, and she was good enough as herself.

Coffey has become a widely-sought speaker and consultant devoted to showing audiences that mental health disorders are often a product of biology, environment, or both and that recovery is possible, stigma is useless, and everyone holds the power to transform communities.

Coffey has a degree in Social Work from Belmont University, a Master's Degree in Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has served as principal investigator on over 10 research projects, including a large project evaluating the impact of mental health programming on college students. She has also studied retention and exit voice loyalty among fraternity and sorority members and has special interests in program evaluation, qualitative research, fraternity and sorority recruitment and retention practices, and member/employee efficacy. Coffey is a published author and served as a volunteer advisor to fraternity and sorority chapters for eight years.

Coffey is the mother of three young children, the oldest of whom had a heart transplant at the age of 3. She is a passionate advocate for organ donation, parent-doctor relationships, and congenital heart disease research and has navigated motherhood against some remarkable odds. She is an active blogger, an avid student and teacher of yoga and pilates, a dater of her husband, whom she has loved for over half her life, and a mentor to a variety of young professionals in many different fields. Coffey’s presence is appreciated as a loving member at South End United Methodist Church and a parent at High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Therapy Center.

Coffey challenges her audiences and clients to make a difference with genuine warmth and strong regard for each and every person listening to her. Her presence on stage and in any organization is contagious, welcoming, and impactful and, in some instances, has proven to be life-saving.

Speaking Topics
  • Other options with Colleen

    Colleen has passions and experiences far beyond the mental health platform. Ask about having her teach a Pilates class, facilitate a conversation on conflict resolution, speak as an advocate/ally for disenfranchised groups, or provide transformational information about organ donation to your students.

  • “My Sister, My Brother, My Keeper”

    This interactive program is geared specifically towards fraternity and sorority chapters. Colleen shares her story and provides chapter leaders with the tools they need to create a stigma-free environment in their chapters. Through a variety of mechanisms, Colleen will consult with students about how to be open, honest and respectful in relationships with each other and within their organization. Colleen “gets Greek” really well and connects the values of each organization to mental wellness in a way that students have called “relevant,” “thought provoking” and “inspiring.”

  • Chapter Workshops

    This 60 minute workshop offers students and faculty the opportunity to learn about and discuss how to start and grow an Active Minds chapter.

  • “Being Enough”

    In this powerful program, Colleen Coffey shares her experience of surviving with mental illness as a platform to discuss what it means to live a complete and authentic life. This program teaches audiences about knowing yourself, loving others, and realizing that YOU are ENOUGH. Colleen shares powerful and specific tools for mindfulness, self-affirmation, listening openly, and loving oneself and others without judgment. This is a tremendous program for faculty/staff, student groups, non-profit or corporate retreats and team-building exercises. Audiences will walk away feeling more whole and more connected to each other. This program requires 2-4 hours.

  • “A Complete Life”

    Colleen Coffey shares her story with audiences across the country, relating her earliest memories of anxiety at the age of three, through her teens, and into adulthood.

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  • How do I book Colleen Coffey to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Colleen Coffey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Colleen Coffey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Colleen Coffey or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Colleen Coffey

    Speaking fees for Colleen Coffey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Colleen Coffey are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Colleen Coffey, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Colleen Coffey speak about?

    Colleen Coffey is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Education, Empowerment, Mental Health, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Colleen Coffey travel from?

    Colleen Coffey generally travels from Tennessee, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Colleen Coffey’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Colleen Coffey for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colleen Coffey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Colleen Coffey or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Mental Health Advocate, National Speaker & Innovation Project Manager at Phired Up Productions

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Colleen Coffey Biography

Colleen Coffey, EdD, is a seasoned speaker and mental health advocate. For over a decade, she has been speaking life into audiences and organizations across the country. Coffey has worked with the renowned programming company Phired Up Productions for the last 10 years and currently serves as its Innovation Project Manager with a special interest in organizational recruitment, retention, and relationship-focused training. Coffey was also instrumental in the creation and training of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, serving as a leader in the Active Minds/National Mental Health Awareness Campaign Bureau merger.

With a family history of mental health disorders, Coffey was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and obsessive/compulsive disorder at a young age but did not get the correct treatment until much later in life. In spite of a high school and college career that included leadership positions, starring roles, and popularity, Coffey silently suffered panic attacks, extreme stress, and feelings of emptiness. While in graduate school, she found proper treatment, and with a combination of psychiatric and medical doctors, a therapist, and a nutritionist, she broke out of the cycle of being angry, sad, anxious, and preoccupied. She learned that diagnoses don’t lead her life, healthy coping skills were accessible, and she was good enough as herself.

Coffey has become a widely-sought speaker and consultant devoted to showing audiences that mental health disorders are often a product of biology, environment, or both and that recovery is possible, stigma is useless, and everyone holds the power to transform communities.

Coffey has a degree in Social Work from Belmont University, a Master's Degree in Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. She has served as principal investigator on over 10 research projects, including a large project evaluating the impact of mental health programming on college students. She has also studied retention and exit voice loyalty among fraternity and sorority members and has special interests in program evaluation, qualitative research, fraternity and sorority recruitment and retention practices, and member/employee efficacy. Coffey is a published author and served as a volunteer advisor to fraternity and sorority chapters for eight years.

Coffey is the mother of three young children, the oldest of whom had a heart transplant at the age of 3. She is a passionate advocate for organ donation, parent-doctor relationships, and congenital heart disease research and has navigated motherhood against some remarkable odds. She is an active blogger, an avid student and teacher of yoga and pilates, a dater of her husband, whom she has loved for over half her life, and a mentor to a variety of young professionals in many different fields. Coffey’s presence is appreciated as a loving member at South End United Methodist Church and a parent at High Hopes Inclusive Preschool and Therapy Center.

Coffey challenges her audiences and clients to make a difference with genuine warmth and strong regard for each and every person listening to her. Her presence on stage and in any organization is contagious, welcoming, and impactful and, in some instances, has proven to be life-saving.

Colleen Coffey Speaking Topics

  • Other options with Colleen

    Colleen has passions and experiences far beyond the mental health platform. Ask about having her teach a Pilates class, facilitate a conversation on conflict resolution, speak as an advocate/ally for disenfranchised groups, or provide transformational information about organ donation to your students.

  • “My Sister, My Brother, My Keeper”

    This interactive program is geared specifically towards fraternity and sorority chapters. Colleen shares her story and provides chapter leaders with the tools they need to create a stigma-free environment in their chapters. Through a variety of mechanisms, Colleen will consult with students about how to be open, honest and respectful in relationships with each other and within their organization. Colleen “gets Greek” really well and connects the values of each organization to mental wellness in a way that students have called “relevant,” “thought provoking” and “inspiring.”

  • Chapter Workshops

    This 60 minute workshop offers students and faculty the opportunity to learn about and discuss how to start and grow an Active Minds chapter.

  • “Being Enough”

    In this powerful program, Colleen Coffey shares her experience of surviving with mental illness as a platform to discuss what it means to live a complete and authentic life. This program teaches audiences about knowing yourself, loving others, and realizing that YOU are ENOUGH. Colleen shares powerful and specific tools for mindfulness, self-affirmation, listening openly, and loving oneself and others without judgment. This is a tremendous program for faculty/staff, student groups, non-profit or corporate retreats and team-building exercises. Audiences will walk away feeling more whole and more connected to each other. This program requires 2-4 hours.

  • “A Complete Life”

    Colleen Coffey shares her story with audiences across the country, relating her earliest memories of anxiety at the age of three, through her teens, and into adulthood.

Colleen Coffey Videos

  • Sneak Preview: Colleen Coffey
    In a soft southern drawl Colleen Coffey shares her story, “A Complete Life," relating her earliest memories of anxiety at the age of three, through...
  • Sorority Retention Results
    Dr. Colleen Coffey Melchiorre shares the results of Phired Up's sorority retention research.
  • Colleen: My Story Growing Up with a Mental Health Disorder
    Active Minds speaker Colleen Coffey on her story growing up with a mental health disorder. Protect and promote children's mental health:...

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  • How do I book Colleen Coffey to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Colleen Coffey for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Colleen Coffey, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Colleen Coffey or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Colleen Coffey

    Speaking fees for Colleen Coffey, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Colleen Coffey are under $10,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Colleen Coffey, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Colleen Coffey speak about?

    Colleen Coffey is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Education, Empowerment, Mental Health, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Colleen Coffey travel from?

    Colleen Coffey generally travels from Tennessee, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Colleen Coffey’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Colleen Coffey for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Colleen Coffey for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Colleen Coffey or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Colleen Coffey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Other options with Colleen, “My Sister, My Brother, My Keeper”, Chapter Workshops, “Being Enough” and “A Complete Life”. The estimated speaking fee range to book Colleen Coffey for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Colleen Coffey generally travels from TN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Christian Conte, Dr. Kristen Lee, Michelle Zarrin, Libby Rapin and Sahar Paz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Colleen Coffey for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Colleen Coffey Speaking Topics

  • Other options with Colleen

    Colleen has passions and experiences far beyond the mental health platform. Ask about having her teach a Pilates class, facilitate a conversation on conflict resolution, speak as an advocate/ally for disenfranchised groups, or provide transformational information about organ donation to your students.

  • “My Sister, My Brother, My Keeper”

    This interactive program is geared specifically towards fraternity and sorority chapters. Colleen shares her story and provides chapter leaders with the tools they need to create a stigma-free environment in their chapters. Through a variety of mechanisms, Colleen will consult with students about how to be open, honest and respectful in relationships with each other and within their organization. Colleen “gets Greek” really well and connects the values of each organization to mental wellness in a way that students have called “relevant,” “thought provoking” and “inspiring.”

  • Chapter Workshops

    This 60 minute workshop offers students and faculty the opportunity to learn about and discuss how to start and grow an Active Minds chapter.

  • “Being Enough”

    In this powerful program, Colleen Coffey shares her experience of surviving with mental illness as a platform to discuss what it means to live a complete and authentic life. This program teaches audiences about knowing yourself, loving others, and realizing that YOU are ENOUGH. Colleen shares powerful and specific tools for mindfulness, self-affirmation, listening openly, and loving oneself and others without judgment. This is a tremendous program for faculty/staff, student groups, non-profit or corporate retreats and team-building exercises. Audiences will walk away feeling more whole and more connected to each other. This program requires 2-4 hours.

  • “A Complete Life”

    Colleen Coffey shares her story with audiences across the country, relating her earliest memories of anxiety at the age of three, through her teens, and into adulthood.

Colleen Coffey Speaker Videos

  • Sneak Preview: Colleen Coffey
    In a soft southern drawl Colleen Coffey shares her story, “A Complete Life," relating her earliest memories of anxiety at the age of three, through her teens, and into adulthood. With a family...
    Sorority Retention Results
    Dr. Colleen Coffey Melchiorre shares the results of Phired Up's sorority retention research.
  • Colleen: My Story Growing Up with a Mental Health Disorder
    Active Minds speaker Colleen Coffey on her story growing up with a mental health disorder. Protect and promote children's mental health: childmind.org/speakup

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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