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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, NYBrooklyn College, NYBaruch College, NYWagner Ranch Elementary, CAYeshivah of Flatbush, NYBarkai Yeshivah, NYMorristown High School, NJFrelinghuysen Middle School, NJVernonia Schools, PortlandDiscovery Charter School, CADiablo Middle School, CABaker Elementary School, NYLakeville Elementary School, NYSaddle Rock Elementary School, NYGrandview Prep School, Boca Raton, FLSaint Andrews School, Boca Raton, FLOlamiTEDx TelAvivAish TorontoAish UKErie City Mission

Hebrew Wizards, CTSeton Catholic Middle School, IowaWashington Middle School, IowaEmery Weiner School, TexasVillage Middle School, TexasSAR, NYPS 199, NYMcLoughlin Middle School, WASeton Catholic, WAOur Lady of Lourdes, WAKingsway Christian School, WAJohn F. Kennedy School, NYNotre Dame Catholic High School, CTValley View Middle School, NJJewish Federation of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MichiganMFAJewish Federation of San DiegoGilman SchoolGift UK

Kindness Boomerang Tour

See Orly in Action

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What Others Are Saying

“Orly Wahba is a ball of energy, super motivator, certifiable influencer, and encourager extraordinaire. She embodies and shares a character of authenticity, a work ethic of excellence, an inspiring belief, and an infectious joy to everyone she meets. How do I know? Myself, my students and my fellow mentors that make up Urban University, a seemingly small, insignificant, youth leadership program in Erie, PA were the recipients of everything Orly! She made herself available at an inconvenient time, amid her very busy schedule to share her leadership journey and held nothing back. We were inspirationally blown away and left compelled with the truth that we ALL have the capacity to change our world. Thank you Orly from the bottom of our hearts!”

RoseMarie Lackey, Director of Youth Ministries, Erie City Mission


“We were so privileged to have Orly join us on behalf of Aish UK, Chazak, Gift and JFS. Orly shared with us some incredible life lessons, experiences she has personally gone through that have shaped who she is today. These lessons were inspiring, relevant and a call to action. Students came away with a clear understanding of what living life to the full looks like, and her ability to execute and deliver on all these values was amazing. Thank you for inspiring us!”

Aish UK


“Orly took the students on a journey that was so real and relatable. Using her own personal experiences she was able to impart some hugely important life lessons that didn't come across as preachy or judgmental. Her passion really came through and hopefully that passion will feed through to the student and encourage them to be people who are proactive and willing to make an impact on the world. I've had excellent feedback from the students and personally speaking, the talk was exactly what I needed to hear and I found it incredibly inspiring.”

Shira Joseph, GIFT UK


Orly spoke to the entire Sophomore grade about her own life experiences and inspired each and every one of them to make the most of their situations and to always choose kindness. The students were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the talk, despite the fact that it was on Zoom (an almost impossible feat with high schoolers in this day and age who are 'zoomed out'). The students were able to relate to her stories and left excited to take the next step towards making real changes. Here are some testimonials from our students:

"I thought she was an amazing speaker!"
"I loved it. She has so much passion and inspired me. She made me want to hear more and listen."
"I loved everything she had to say and I would listen to the speech on repeat if I was able to."
"I really liked it and I related to the things she said in some ways. I also cried, I really really liked it."

Thank you so much Orly for inspiring our students!

Caroll Dweck and students, Yeshivah of Flatbush Highschool


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