For the past 26 years, Harriet Turk has worked with organizations that specialize in teen leadership, DUI prevention and DUI enforcement. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice, and has worked as a probation officer, youth programs coordinator and national traffic safety consultant. Harriet’s background has helped guide her in developing prevention and enforcement programs that are successful with teens, educators, and parents.
Having been a student leader while in high school and college, Harriet knew that alcohol/drugs were not the only teen issues that needed to be addressed. Eating disorders, body image issues, and insecurity were areas where Harriet personally struggled. Drawing from her experience with bulimia,she has crafted a message of hope, while giving participants tools to create positive change.
Harriet has worked with students, schools, community, and state agencies from all 50 states. She has also been involved with several international diplomacy conferences, and has been a speaker for programs where as many as 12 different translators worked while Harriet spoke!
Combining humor with content, education with integrity, and performance with character, Harriet encourages your audience to be their very best, live a life with purpose, and reach their highest potential.
She challenges people, and changes lives.
Harriet travels from Memphis, Tennessee.
Harriet is, hands down, the best motivational speaker for young women available today. She consistently delivers a great presentation and encourages our young women to challenge self-imposed limitations and achieve their dreams. She reaches her audience on a level unparalleled by other speakers and always leaves them wanting to hear her speak again!
Engaging everyone around her with her funny and powerful stories that leave you motivated to make a change!
Harriet was off the scale for audience reaction. She was a great choice for our event.
Harriet was dynamite! She presented a program that the students and faculty are still talking about. Thank you for challenging everyone to be who they are!
I really thought it was going to be another boring assembly, but Harriet was fun and enthusiastic. It was the best assembly we have ever had!
I loved how involved we got — not just sitting in our seats the whole time. The eating disorders and body image message was an important one for all to hear.
Harriet Turk is the superwoman of today’s world, with the capability to absolutely transform her audience!