For the Back-to-School edition of The Star Boutique we used Helen Macmillan as our key note speaker and workshop facilitator and couldn’t have made a better choice! From the very beginning Helen was easy to contact and stayed in communication with our team for weeks leading up to the event. After sharing with Helen our demographic and mission statement, she developed a presentation that we were blown away by. Taking our name, Helen, shared with our group of homeless teenagers her “5 Star Powers.” Her energy was so positive and upbeat that the captured the attention of our girls. She encouraged our girls to participate during the presentation and they did so without hesitation! Looking at their faces in the crowed I can tell that they were all moved by her speech about the “I am”. She told our girls that the phrase only has power if THEY give it power. She told them that they got to choose who they are and that the labels that may have been placed on them by others do not matter. This was powerful because these girls were not only living in shelters, but suffered various forms of physical and emotional abuse, depression and bullying. After her presentation she was thanked by our girls with hugs and photo ops. Based on this experience, will definitely want to have Helen back on board with the Star Boutique and will recommend her services to our partners. Because of Helen, our girls felt like they were in a safe space and we can never thank her enough for that.
Praise for Helen MacMillan
Danielle Skeen, Founder and CEO at The Star Boutique