Me Ra Koh

Keynote Speaker

Find out why Oprah, Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest, Disney, Sony and others can’t get enough of Me Ra Koh.  Experience the triumph of pairing creativity with the guts to thrive despite failure and rejection. Through stories and laughter, Me Ra activates courage in her audiences to achieve the impossible.  

Me Ra Koh grew up being told she was worthless and the cause of all her father’s problems. As a freshman in college, she was suicidal and living out of her car in Seattle parking lots. At nineteen, she was committed to a psychiatric ward. 


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Through her unbelievable story of triumph, bestselling author and master photographer, ignites the power of storytelling in us all. You will laugh, maybe cry, but most of all, get ready to experience the transformation Me Ra brings to your audience. Experience the power behind the art of active listening, discover how to stand out in an oversaturated market, and learn how to unearth the resilience in the those you work with and your family. 

In 2014, Me Ra moved from Seattle to Dallas, TX. She and her husband own FIORIA, a luxury portrait studio specializing in capturing and celebrating the resilience in families and individuals. Their Rising Phoenixes fly in from the around country to have a life changing FIORIA Experience. She also has a daily show on Disney Junior inspiring creativity in preschoolers and their parents and is a reoccurring guest expert on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Me Ra is the author of six non-fiction books that inspire the soul and creativity. She and Brian have two adult children, love to travel, and her dad is now one of her biggest fans.




  "As Director of the Sony Artisans of Imagery program, I have many opportunities to work with the most talented artists in the world. Each artist is selected because of their unique strengths. For Me Ra, the list of strengths is very long including her unique ability to tell a story, captivate her audience, and share her compassion. I have had the privilege of working with Me Ra since 2008 on several projects. But my favorites are when I am able to stand in the back for one of her inspirational talks for Sony in the photo industry. From presenting keynotes to a room of thousands or an intimate room of ten, Me Ra always has a special way of connecting and empowering her audience."

-Kayla Lindquist, Director of Sony Artisans of Imagery

Me Ra’s stories transform the discouraged and fearful. She sets in motion the tenacity to push past fear and doubt to achieve the vision her audiences have for their work and family. Through engaging keynotes and workshops, she explores these core themes;

-The Art of Active Listening
-How to Stand Out in an Oversaturated Market
-Listening Prayer: 4 Minute Practice to Transform Your Marriage, Family and Work
-7 Stages to Building an Impossible Dream
-hard Earned Wisdom for Parenting Adolescents and Adult Kids in Today’s World
-Beauty Restored: Me Ra's Rising Phoenix Story from a Locked Psychiatric Ward to Disney Host
*All keynotes are tailored for Corporations, Non-Profits, Churches and Entrepreneurs







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deborah@changemakertalent.com

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To learn more about Me Ra Koh as a speaker for your event, please contact her speaking manager; 

Deborah Benson 
Founder. ChangemakerTalent 

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  "Even when speaking to a room of over 800, Me Ra has the ability to personally touch each individual in the audience, presenting a powerful message that hits the heart and challenges the mind. Incredibly genuine in her words and stories, she brought forth both laughter and tears, and attendees left feeling inspired and empowered.  Me Ra isn’t simply a speaker your attendees are sure to enjoy; she’s one you’ll want to take time to experience for yourself."

-Sarah Wilkerson, CEO of Clickin Moms

-First of two women photographers to be sponsored by SONY since 2007

-Go-to guest photo expert for Live with Kelly & Ryan, Oprah's Nate Berkus, and others

-Host of "Capture Your Story with Me Ra Koh" on Disney 

-Author of six books that inspire the soul creatively and spiritually

-Me Ra Koh's photography has been exhibited in the American Museum of Natural History, New York; Somerset House, London; and galleries worldwide.

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