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“Orly’s message to the audience was compelling, impactful, sincere and authentic. She has the unique ability to “dazzle” audience members with her powerful message with her incredible enthusiasm, dedication, and energy.”


Michael Rouse, President/Executive Director, ESF Camps

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Orly's Talks

Orly can customize presentations for a variety of audiences - from preschoolers to adult professionals; from schools, to companies to religious associations.

Developing the Kindness Muscle

(this talk can be adjusted to address audiences of all ages)
Orly shares her personal journey of overcoming adversity through her childhood and adolescent years and how kindness played a huge role in developing her sense of self value and self love. Orly addresses the deeper meaning of kindness and how even the smallest gesture can result in powerful connections; the greatest being a connection to oneself. Orly explains that dealing with social issues such as bullying, depression, substance abuse and violence from the “anti” approach, issues are only heightened. Through her story, she illustrates how we can prevent those said issues from materializing. “The answer is simpler than you think,” she explains.

Audience members will be left with a greater understanding of their inherent value, realizing that while we all have insecurities we all play a significant role and are an important piece of the puzzle.

Kindness Culture

(for companies)
Orly touches on how companies can incorporate a culture of kindness into the workplace atmosphere by simply shifting their perspective. While the theme of Orly's talk is focused on kindness, it is centered around self value and empowerment. During her talk, Orly shares her personal journey of overcoming adversity, how kindness played a huge role and how even the smallest gesture can result in powerful connections.

Audience members will be left with practical ways to begin making a change within both their personal and professional lives.

From Dream to Reality: The Process

(for audiences of all ages)
We’ve all have dreams of accomplishing great feats. What stops us? Orly takes you through a journey of her life. Starting as a 4-year-old dreamer who wishes of changing the world, the social obstacles she faced and the magic ingredient that changed it all around -- kindness and a bit of self-love. Audience members will take away practical advice and tools for incorporating kindness into both their personal and professional lives as well as a newfound understanding of their strengths and capabilities.

The Magic of Kindness

(for younger audiences: Nursery-5th Grade)
Orly shares her personal journey of overcoming adversity in her young childhood years; from difficulty learning to feelings of isolation from her peers. Orly shares how kindness from a teacher and her renewed sense of confidence helped her to push through and find that her greatest strength was inside of her all along. Through Orly’s short film, Kindness Boomerang, conversation and dialogue is generated from students sharing what kindness means to them and how they can begin making a change within their school and home.

Students will be left with a greater understanding of their inherent value as well as practical ways to begin making a change and a one of a kind kindness challenge from Orly.

Where Orly Has Spoken

UN International School, NY
Brooklyn College, NY
Baruch College, NY
Wagner Ranch Elementary, CA
Yeshivah of Flatbush, NY
Barkai Yeshivah, NY
Morristown High School, NJ
Frelinghuysen Middle School, NJ
Vernonia Schools, Portland
Discovery Charter School, CA
Diablo Middle School, CA
Baker Elementary School, NY
Lakeville Elementary School, NY
Saddle Rock Elementary School, NY
Grandview Prep School, Boca Raton, FL
Saint Andrews School, Boca Raton, FL
TEDx TelAviv
Aish Toronto
Aish UK
Erie City Mission

Hebrew Wizards, CT
Seton Catholic Middle School, Iowa
Washington Middle School, Iowa
Emery Weiner School, Texas
Village Middle School, Texas
PS 199, NY
McLoughlin Middle School, WA
Seton Catholic, WA
Our Lady of Lourdes, WA
Kingsway Christian School, WA
John F. Kennedy School, NY
Notre Dame Catholic High School, CT
Valley View Middle School, NJ
Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jewish Federation of San Diego
Gilman School
Gift UK

Kindness Boomerang Tour

See Orly in Action

Photos From Events

What Others Are Saying

"Orly Wahba is an amazing speaker, storyteller, and entertainer! Not only was she our keynote speaker at our virtual event in March, but she was also our co-emcee. And boy, did she ever knock it out of the park! When I first met Orly online, I knew a little bit about her work and had seen her videos, but once we started to collaborate, it was evident that she walks her talk. Orly was so easy to work with, perhaps because our work is aligned, and we share similar dreams. On some level, the concept of kindness is so simple. It’s just common sense; I mean how many ways can we encourage people to be kind, right? Who can’t get behind the idea of kindness? The way Orly spoke with her stories, energy, and authenticity, including her impromptu reactions to what was happening at our event, made the simple idea of kindness come alive. Our attendees loved it as evidenced by active and engaged online chat throughout the entire event. If I were to create a word cloud about Orly, I would say she is smart, articulate, passionate, thoughtful, organized, dependable, creative, gracious, kind, supportive, collaborative, caring, and mission-driven! Thank you so much, Orly, for this experience – before, during, and after!"

YMCA of Silicon Valley

"Orly spoke at our teen leadership conference and she was truly remarkable. She is warm, kind, and has an infectious smile that endears her to the crowd. At the same time, her message is strong, passionate and inspiring. She was extremely relatable to the group and her message was perfect."

Josh Grajower, Director of Education, NCSY | JUMP Conference

"It was a pleasure working with Orly. From the start she showed real interest in understanding our program needs, organization culture and worked with us to maximize the experience for our participants. She navigated connecting with a diverse group of Jewish high school leaders with warmth and sensitivity.
Our students were left inspired and motivated to grow themselves and impact their Jewish communities with their unique capabilities." ~Devora Simon

JSU Student testimonials:
"I loved listening to Orly speak and engaging with the others in class, I had the opportunity to ask questions and spark amazing conversations with other presidents."

"Very insightful. Took a lot away from it."

"This session was, by far, the most impactful part of the trip. Orly is an amazing speaker and a huge source of inspiration for me. She welcomed everyone’s opinions and guided us to create a goal and work to reach it. I would definitely love to listen to hear speak again!"

JSU Conference | NCSY

"Orly’s engaging and dynamic talk was the highlight of our leadership conference! Students walked away with real leadership lessons and were inspired by Orly’s own personal life story. We plan to use Orly again and I can’t recommend Orly enough as a keynote speaker!"

Shlomo Mandel, Director of JSU | NCSY Canada

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