Stop Preparing. Start Doing.

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To hear words such as “this is the best Summer Conference ever” or “the presenter provided exactly what I needed” is affirming. It is apparent that you presenting atour Summer Conference provided an exceptional opportunity for teachers…”

— Delores P. Ali —

Education Consultant
NC Department of Public Instruction
Career & Technical Education Division

[Olenka] has a unique ability to gain trust and respect within a short amount of time… Forty-five days after the leadership camp was completed students continued to say, “she was the best speaker I have ever seen, bar none!” and “She helped me think positive for the entire weekend.”

— Mark Carpenter —

Rotary District 5490
Rotary Youth Leadership Award

This session was more than i expected. I left the training feeling completely excited and geeked up about the student success and achievement possibilities. Ms. Olenka Cullinan’s welcoming and positive spirit was infectious, and he passion for the content resonated troughout her presentation.

— Atiba D. Bethea, Sr. —

Marketing Teacher

Featured By:

Association for Career and Technical EducationArizona Girls Athletic FoundationArizona State UniversityBoys & Girls Club of AmericaInteract ClubJob Corps
Team mPhasisNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsNational Association of Student CouncilsRotary International


Many Speakers Motivate

Olenka inspires into action

Having moved to the US with $450 in her pocket, Olenka has lived through about every “I-can-never-be-successful-because” excuse a human can make. She empowers leaders to stop preparing for the perfect moment and start doing instead. As a speaker and an Action coach her goal is to help clients to up-level their business and mindset. She ignites brands to be great innovators in the Millennial & Women leadership marketplace.

She has the ability to inspire others to
stop preparing and start doing!

Popular Speaking Topics:

“Stop Preparing.
Start Doing”
Don’t wait too long for the “perfect moment” to begin. Instead, jump in and begin, even if you feel unprepared. Truth is, all great innovators have the courage to enter situations unprepared because one cannot prepare for the unknown.
Fail Your Way
to Success
If you don’t believe that we live in an anti-failure conditioned society, think of all the things you did not do in your life because you were afraid to fail!
Live Your Life
by Design
Fact: when you drive somewhere, you figure out your final destination first, then calculate the trip. Is that how you live your life?
Earning Your Potential
Facts: women still earn 81 percent of what their male counterparts do, according to the Labor Department’s 2017 data. The question is, “Why?!” What magical superpower propels men to the status of superheroes in business or workplace? None other than “brag”: the mastery of unapologetic, ‘in-your-face’ self-belief and ability to showcase their best side to employers, business partners and potential investors, even if they “wing it!”

All of Olenka’s Topics are customizable

This was pretty amazing to watch as [Olenka] successfully managed to cross both cultural and gender barriers with her presentation. She held the audience spellbound… Students wanted to learn and do more because they felt empowered, capable and motivated to make changes.

— Mick Chamberlain —

Principal, IntelliSchool, PV

I loved your passion and enthusiasm and had to email you immediately…which was 2 minutes after you finished! …I think it will be the difference between us being just having a good program and us having a great program that impacts young ladies where it changes the course of their lives.

— Mario Olsen —

Asst. Superintendent
Cumberland County Technical Education Center

I want you to know how amazing you are and how much I love the positive message you keep sending to us teens. Sometimes it feels like No one gets us or that we don’t have a voice, but I’m glad there is you out there…

— Lois Grace —

Freshman, H.S.

Olenka Has Worked With:

Association for Career and Technical EducationArizona Girls Athletic FoundationArizona State UniversityBoys & Girls Club of AmericaInteract ClubJob Corps
Team mPhasisNational Association of Secondary School PrincipalsNational Association of Student CouncilsRotary International


Olenka believes that “being a Passionista means to inspire people into action towards their dreams, to be the
‘hope and possibility agent.’ It is 100% about lives touched in a positive way, and spreading more Girl Power!

Olenka has co-authored a best-selling book, Passionistas: Tips, Tales and Tweetables From Women Pursuing Their Dreams with incredible #girlbosses, including CEO’s, founders, influencers, entertainment giants, and more sharing their authentic stories.

Available on Amazon and featured on Huffington Post

Inspire a future Passionista in your life!
20% of all proceeds will bring more underprivileged women into #iStartFirst Bootcamp programs!

Let’s help your future Passionistas turn their dreams
into a dream business, attitude and lifestyle!

Inspiration, dedication, persistence towards a self-directed destination is the passion that secures results. Passionistas: Tips, Tales and Tweetables from Women Pursuing Their Dreams teaches that with joy and insight.

— Mark Victor Hansen, —

Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series,
author of The One Minute Millionaire,
The Aladdin Factor and more

Interested in Olenka and Passionistas to
inspire your #girlbosses and #ladybosses?!



Need help with your passion path? Your brand’s identity?

Leadership skills? Speaking message?

Bootcamps – Trainings – 1 on 1 Coaching

Olenka’s experience with youth and millennials combined with her tested training and leadership skills as well as her keen eye for the “coolness factor” brings creativity and relevance to help you and your brand to level up in the market place.


Join Olenka for #istartfirst Bootcamp to discover

Business of income vs. business of impact

How your mentor circle affects your income (not that “the 5 closest people” old adage you already know!)

The reasons you need to stop preparing (and start living!)

Proof that your Brag equals your Impact

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