With over twenty years experience as both an activist and spiritual teacher, Eileen Flanagan brings clarity and depth to the question of how to make a difference. Audiences leave her talks engaged by her hopeful stories and inspired to live with greater purpose themselves. Her signature talks include:

  • Living with Purpose and Power
  • Climate Change: What can we do about it?
  • Simplicity—Liberation, Not Deprivation
  • What do Black Lives Matter and the Climate Movement have in common?
Eileen Flanagan is a captivating storyteller. Her blend of insight, humor and warmth immediately drew us in. I highly recommend her as a speaker, and have already brought her name up as a presenter for another organization with which I am involved.
Carol Camerino
Eileen’s talk was the best plenary presentation I’ve ever attended. Not only did she have a good, focused, pertinent message to give. . . but she presented it in an engaging way, using simple tools of adult education. Just terrific.
Attender, 2014 Friends General Conference Gathering
Eileen’s contribution to the Living with Stress panel discussion during the 2010 Duke Alumnae Weekend reflected her personable approach, experience, and sensitivity. Her real-life anecdotes engaged and colorfully illustrated her talking points.
Beth Ray-Schroeder, Duke University
Eileen communicates with amazing clarity and simplicity even when the ideas she is sharing are deep and complex. Everyone in the audience was moved by her presentation. . . Eileen would be a great speaker in a wide range of settings.
Margaret Sayer

We Have More Power than We Know

Love, Power, and Transforming the World


Eileen’s speech begins at 5:12

Successful and Spiritually Grounded Activism


Eileen’s speech begins at 12:27

Eileen Flanagan at Earlham

Sample Venues

  • Duke University
  • Swarthmore College
  • Villanova University
  • Friends’ Central School
  • Cambridge Friends School
  • Powershift
  • Ethical Humanist Society
  • Friends General Conference
  • Pendle Hill retreat center
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