Pamela Burke was the opening speaker at an event for College of Saint Elizabeth students and she was truly fantastic! Her main points were first, the importance of networking, second, be authentic and lastly, be open to opportunities that challenge your weaknesses. I really enjoyed her story because it taught the valuable lesson that everybody goes on a professional learning journey full of trials and errors, and even stagnant periods. She highlighted that she did not become successful overnight which led to one of her lowest points in her career. It was humbling. She answered my question about networking very thoroughly and that’s where she explained the importance of authenticity. Her entertaining and comforting words gave the audience much room for self-reflection. As a senior in college, we hunger for these real life raw experiences. Pamela really set the stage for a rewarding conference and I am so glad I attended and didn’t miss an opportunity to learn more about others and myself.
Student / College of Saint Elizabeth
Pamela's presentation to the college students in attendance was perfect in tone, topic, stories, engagement and time. She exudes positive energy and kept the students attention not only by her charismatic way of presenting, but because she asked questions they could answer, listened carefully, responded directly, and then used the exchange later on in the talk. Pamela rocked it for CSE students!
Pam’s value as a motivational speaker is that she speaks from sheer conviction and from a sincere desire to help. By rising from the depth of hopelessness to her present level of confidence, she has touched everyone who has experienced confusion and doubt in finding their purpose in life. Her message has taught me that one’s circumstances must never serve as an excuse not to pursue a brighter future.
Pamela is an delightful inspiration to those who she addresses. She is also a philosopher and motivational speaker who draws you in with her impeccable presentation skills and real life stories. She spoke to a group of HS students preparing for the college process journey and also addressed career development. She was excellent at connecting with the students and offered mentoring help so students would make smart career decisions once they graduated from college. Pamela is an all around All-Star!
I have had the great pleasure of hearing Pam speak many times over the past few years. She is equally comfortable delivering a humorous or thought-provoking speech as she is delivering an emotional or inspirational speech. She is always well prepared and her approach is genuine and heartfelt. If I had to describe Pam as a speaker in one word, that word would be captivating.
Pam has changed my life. Her speeches have inspired me to make the most of every opportunity, large or small. She speaks from the heart, taking her personal experience and transforming it into a message that is extremely relatable. Pam has one of the strongest work ethics I've seen; combined with her thirst for excellence, you can count on her to bring her A-game to everything she does
Director & Actuary
Pam speaks from her heart. So, when you hear Pam speak you will hear conviction and enthusiasm in her voice, and her words will be imbued with warmth and laughter.
I have had the good fortune to listen to Pam speak to my colleagues at our place of employment and to students at a local college. On each occasion, I glanced through the audience and noticed that others appeared to feel as uplifted and energized as I was by Pam's words. Pam possesses one of those rare gifts that enables her to reach a group through the energy she emanates and to craft her words so that people not only hear, but also feel, her message.
Pamela brings so much positive energy to the room. She is very warm and welcoming and you can trust her to help you out.
I strongly recommend Pamela as a leader who evokes trust, someone who gives you confidence by just her presence, and someone who can lift you up from your current level and help you go to next level, by her speech and her conduct.
Pam is remarkable -- on her toes, on her game, and on point. It is refreshing to find a speaker who is so authentic, speaks from the heart, and grabs the hearts of others. Such an inspiration!