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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 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

“Orly is inspiring and motivating. She was a perfect fit for our Gala. She created a feeling of positivity and inclusiveness, which makes for a great event.”

Rabbi Mitch Mandel, Executive Director, Aish Toronto

“As a career-long educator, I have had the opportunity to hear several motivational speakers. Orly Wahba has, by far, been the most proactive and pragmatic. Orly simply brought to light how easily we collectively could change the world if we pay attention to the opportunities that are presented to us to be kind and recognize the kindness others present to us daily. Orly's engagement and challenge to the boys to be better was motivating. Because Orly is so personally charismatic, her audience is automatically drawn in and prepared to learn and grow. Her message and presentation are infectious.”

Shonique Alexander, Head of Middle School, Gilman School

“Thank you so much, Orly, for lifting and empowering our community. I am confident your impact will have a lasting impact. In fact, I have already observed the ripples of kindness extended throughout our school. My friends and fellow students have expressed their enjoyment with your presentation, sharing that they found it to be an “enlightening experience considering what the day was” and very “inspiring.” I witnessed tears transform into smiles, and laughter emerge out of new exchanges. Grandview is very grateful to have had you on campus on such an emotional day.”

Emma DeStefano, Director of Character Education and Health Teacher, Grandview Preparatory School

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