Linnea Baker is a Christian Inspirational & Motivational Speaker/Certified Mental Health Counselor/Song Writer/Piano Artist/Author & Worship Leader.
Linnea has shared her inspirational story, all over, from Salem, Oregon & Seattle, Washington to St. Louis, Missouri & Sevilla, Spain.
Linnea connects with her audience through sharing relatable stories, humor & music that she has written...God's light truly shines through her warm spirit.
Having been honored to work with artists, such as pop/country icons Crystal Gayle & Patti Loveless, as well as being an Inspirational Speaker, Linnea has developed her gift of Artistry & Inspirational Speaking & her audience is deeply impacted.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
As an Inspirational Speaker, I provide a positive message full of lots of laughter, relatable stories and the powerful reminder of God's hope & happiness that He wants for each of us.
As a musician, the audience will hear my emotions poured out through piano pieces that I've written...an extension of my heart and soul and where I'm at with God on this journey called life.
For special events, I play semi-classical/contemporary piano pieces.
As a Workshop Educator on Mental Health, the audience will hear my personal story of overcoming Depression, Mania (Bipolar Disorder), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety & Panic Attacks. Also, I provide resources available for overcoming Depression, Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as Education on Mental Health/Mental Illness, Medication, Natural Supplements, Treatment Options, learning Healthy Coping Skills, How to Help a Loved One who Is Struggling, Biblical Characters who Struggled with Depression, Anxiety & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Light Therapy, Pet Therapy and Take Home Life Skills for Every Day Stress.
Hi my name is Linnea. I have been so blessed to have shared my personal story and music that I have written, all over - from Sevilla, Spain and Seattle, Washington to St. Louis, Missouri - USA.
I am a girl who loves God & loves people. I love to laugh, I love coffee, writing music, my family and my dog, Ranger, whom I spoil way too much.
My husband & I have been married for 22 years & we have two boys who are 16 years & 20 years old.
☆ My Story:
From living in a barn to living in Spain and hiking with wild apes on The Rock of Gibralter....to being hospitalized for a month due to Major Depression and Anxiety...to becoming a Mental Health Counselor & Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Instructor...
"Linnea shares her life journey with grace and transparency...letting God's light shine through her authenticity to touch the lives of others."
My story is about overcoming life obstacles...from Major Depression, Trauma, Anxiety, PTSD and everyday stressors through sharing spiritual truths found in God's Word, professional mental health strategies & tips, relatable stories, humor and music that I have written.
My story is a positive message about hope and healing and overcoming mental health struggles while thriving and living out God's perfect will for our life. Laughter, Love of God & Lattes are key ingredients!
☆ I have been honored and grateful to speak at the following venues:
● Churches / Retreats / Banquets
● Church Conferences
● Oregon State First Responders and Salem Police Academy "Crisis Intervention Training" (CIT) Classes
● Colleges / High Schools
● Key Note Graduations Speaker
● Hospitals / Oregon State Hospital
● Business Luncheons
● Women's Banquets / Retreats
● The "National Alliance on Mental Illness" (NAMI) Workshops / Events
● Bible Study Classes / Pulpit Supply
● Nursing Schools
● "Celebrate Recovery" 12 Step Services
● Living Room Small Group Get togethers
☆ My Heart:
"It is through our darkest trials when we truly seek God with all of our heart, mind and soul...and it is there where we truly find Him."
☆ For a more professional outlook on myself, I posted some of my credentials below :
■ Christian Inspirational Speaker (20+ years)
■ Certified Mental Health Counselor & Coach
■ Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
■ Dialectical Behavior Therapy Facilitator
■ Oregon State Trainer/ Educator for the "National Alliance on Mental Illness" (NAMI)
■ Theology Teacher
■ Writer / Author
■ Piano Artist / Singer / Songwriter
■ Worship Leader
"Whether your event requires a stage or the event is in your living room, Linnea is prepared to share her wisdom and story to fit your needs.
Linnea brings her radical authenticity, warm spirit and shares from a place of personal experience and professional wisdom. We loved having Linnea speak at our retreat and have already booked her to come back."
First Nazarene Church of Reno, Nevada
"I look forward to hearing Linnea's story every single time in our Crisis Intervention Team Classes. The response and feedback and practical tips she offers Oregon First Responders is priceless. I am honored to have been working with her for the past 10 years."
Sheriff Kevin Rau
Oregon State First Responders/Salem Police Academy CIT
☆ CONTACT INFO:
If you would like me to speak at your next special event or gathering, please contact me with the date, time, place/state, budget and specific details of your event and someone will get back to you as soon as possible with pricing and detailed information.
Thank you so much,
Additional Booking Notes
Each venue is different. I find that each special event is also unique on what they can offer and provide as to help create the best possible setting for their event. I am very flexible and work with each event coordinator on an individual basis.
I do travel with my own stage piano if a piano is not available, for events that request my music.
Past Booked Events
|May 02, 2014||Workshop|
Original Instrumental Piano Pieces that I've written (Semi-Classical/Contemporary)
Original Christian Contemporary Songs that I've written (with lyrics & piano)
If asked to lead Worship: Worship Songs (Contemporary, Gospel, Hymns)
Influences & Inspiration
Speakers: Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Lisa Harper, Ann Kiemel Anderson
Musicians: My mom, Billie Hanold, Andre Crouch, Crystal Gayle, Gospel Blues Bands, any Classical Pianists, and many Contemporary Christian Artists
Podium or Stand for Speaking Engagements.
If there is not a piano available for me to play for special events, please let me know so that I can bring my own Stage Piano.
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