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For more than ten years, L.Y. has been wowing audiences alike at conferences, summits, nonprofits, public and private schools and colleges, and businesses. Now, L.Y. combines her storytelling gifts to help like-minded audiences dedicated to personal growth and development to overcome their deepest fears, aka monsters, which is the inspiration behind her compelling and engaging book, Don’t Look at the Monster, and her pioneering: The Monster Theory—a mixed media platform to help women realize their full potential in the face of adversity and embrace their passion, purpose, and power!

My Story

Who knew a scrawny, puny, terrified of her own shadow six-year old, growing up in poverty turned abused teen single mom would one day become an award-winning author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and empowerment advocate.

How did I do it?

One word: courage. But courage didn’t come easy. It took having to confront some of the most terrifying moments of my life.

I remember it so vividly.

I had just lost my mother, I was going through a divorce, had walked away from a lucrative 20+ year corporate career, liquidated all my assets, broke into my piggy bank, and defied my family and friends who looked at me sideways.

All in the name of embracing a more meaningful and purposeful life.

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L.Y.’s unique storytelling style captivates and inspires audiences . . .

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The Monster Theory:

Through her compelling and engaging storytelling style, L.Y. takes audiences on a moving journey in her inspirational and innovative The Monster Theory series created to help individuals, leaders and organizations discover and confront their monsters and take back their power!

The Power of Embracing Your Fears:

In this provocative and captivating keynote, L.Y. takes the audience on a transformative experience to confront their fears and provide the tools and inspiration to get unstuck and unleash the possibilities of who they really are!

The Saving Promise Story:

L.Y. takes the audience on a deeply moving journey as she speaks candidly about the impact domestic violence has had on her family for five generations and her transformative journey to save Promise, the story that inspired Don’t Look at the Monster.

THE LATEST FROM L.Y. MARLOW

DON’T LOOK AT THE MONSTER

Through her provocative and deeply moving storytelling style, L.Y. takes you on a captivating journey as she shares candidly her most terrifying moments and monsters—from soul crushing struggles to painful loss. And just when she finds the courage to face her fears, she encounters the biggest monster of all. It would take wise words from her three-year-old granddaughter to inspire L.Y. to surrender and embrace a purposeful life—the gifts, the lessons and the blessings.

DON’T LOOK AT THE MONSTER contains practical advice pulled from L.Y.’s story for people suffering and struggling with their own fears. This heartfelt and relatable story of tragedy to triumph will inspire women from all walks of life to confront their own monsters and embrace their purpose, passion and power.

What People Are Saying

L.Y. Marlow’s The Monster Theory generated our highest attendance to date for the year. Her style was very engaging and had a personal touch that resonated with our members. Her presentation transcended project management and had a strong appeal to people even outside the Project Management Institute (PMI) community. L.Y. left us feeling empowered. She is an inspiration to us all.

Marcus S. Parker (President & Board of Directors, Project Management Institute, International)

To say that The Monster Theory was inspiring and the perfect kick-off to our conference is an understatement.  When L.Y. Marlow shares herself, you can’t help but be moved, inspired, and ready to confront your fears to change the world.

Anne E. Collier, MPP, JD, PCC (Principal, Arudia, Professional Training & Coaching)

If you want impact, if you want results, and if you want to take your life to the next level then attend The Monster Theory event. It is a must! It addressed my past monsters and removed the shame. You know the shame game we do to ourselves when we’re embarrassed about our monsters. I was surrounded by powerful women who were supportive and encouraging. Plus it was a lot of fun! We all walked away feeling like we had gained a sisterhood.

Erica Wigley (President & CEO, Plus Skin Cosmetics)

L.Y. Marlow’s The Monster Theory is meant to give you the strength to move on from being held back by your fears.  She wants you to FACE your monsters knowing it is your power to eradicate them. Through L.Y.’s inspiration, you CAN face those fears more effectively by removing their power! It changed my whole concept of fears.

Isabel Einzig (Leadership Coach, Uniquepathways)

ORGANIZATIONS MOVED BY L.Y.’S TALKS, KEYNOTES AND LECTURES

The Links

The Links

NYC Mayors Office

NYC Mayors Office

UNIFEM

UNIFEM

Younger Women

Younger Women

Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins

UMD

UMD

ORG

ORG

First Baptist of Glenarden

First Baptist of Glenarden

Dept. of Air Force

Dept. of Air Force

IDVAAC

IDVAAC

Providence

Providence

Wings

Wings

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