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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's message was at the same time incredibly inspirational and down to earth. The students walked away from her presentation inspired and empowered to be able to create real and lasting change in themselves, their school and their community. Her presentation drew in the students by relating to Orly's own struggles and life experience, everyone in the room was hanging on her every word."


"Our students are still raving about Orly’s talk weeks later. She has a knack for evoking passion and emotion out of students and faculty alike. Many of our students have been inspired to take a more active role in helping others after hearing Orly speak. If you are looking to see a more positive change in your organization, I highly recommend bringing in Orly.”

Yeshivah of Flatbush, NY

In recognition and support of Mental Health Awareness Week at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU), we welcomed Kindness Guru Orly Wahba to speak at a virtual community event on May 20, 2021. Her message was powerful and left attendees feeling energized, hopeful and ready to change the world using one simple tool – kindness. On behalf of the CCIU and the event’s attendees, thank you, Orly, for your time and encouragement to not only be kind but to live a life that is full of kindness. We can already feel the energy and inspiration from what our attendees are saying:

“I wanted to say how fantastic Orly’s presentation was. I appreciated the opportunity to listen to her!”

“Orly Wahba was inspirational and affirming. I absolutely loved her presentation!”

“I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved in organizing this event, as Orly Wahba presented an amazing, uplifting and inspirational story.”

“Thank you so much. I am beyond touched.”

“I greatly enjoyed Orly's presentation. She is full of positive energy and is inspirational. I loved her message, ‘just be you.’ She’s a winner!”

Chester County Intermediate Unit

“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

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