Meet Brook

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

(Maya Angelou)

IMG_6005Brooklyn Raney is a motivational speaker who focuses on self-expression, personal leadership, and life skills to develop adolescent females and young women.  She encourages her audience to fit their strengths with their personalities; to live and lead by example.

She empowers them to change the world.

Brooklyn is currently the Dean of Students at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH. She graduated from Colgate University in 2007 where she played on the women’s ice hockey team. Following Colgate, she completed her master’s degree in Educational Theater at New York University. Through this program she built and developed interactive workshops and seminars on leadership and life skills for adolescents. She loves to take these programs all over the country, and the world, and work with youth to set goals to be successful and respectable leaders in their homes, schools, and communities.

Since 2008, Brooklyn has engaged, educated and empowered countless young women throughout the United States, Canada, and South Africa.  Embracing Maya Angelou’s motto, Brooklyn thrives with passion, compassion, humor and style, presenting on a range of personal development topics such as self-image, building healthy relationships, conflict resolution and leadership.

Over a humble cup of coffee she will tell you that her proudest achievement is establishing the Girls Leadership Camp at Kimball Union Academy and acknowledges her keynote address to the Culver Girls Academy, her alma mater, as the highlight of her speaking career.

Brooklyn and her husband Bill live in Meriden, NH with their son Landen, and dog Tuukka.  Speaking and education may be her profession but family and coaching young women are her passion.

Her Approach

Adolescence is a defining period in a young woman’s life.  Through her “Girls Who Rock—Finding Your Inner Voice” talk, Brooklyn has developed a platform as an effective and engaging speaker applying a creative skillset, including:

  • Storytelling and performance
  • Comedy and humor
  • Facilitation of group exercises
  • Exploration and conversation

Through honesty and self-reflection Brook relates with her audience, building an enjoyable and engaging environment for young girls to learn, laugh and let go.


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