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There's only one thing that's constant in this world, and it's CHANGE.  Your leadership is needed as we cut through the chaos and lead with purpose, not panic in 2020 and beyond.

Looking to connect + maybe work together? Here's where to start:

Hey-o + Welcome, friend!

Speaker + consultant based in raleigh, nc

I'm here to equip you to lead change - in your life, in your business, and in the world

Making people laugh + cry almost simultaneously, crafting killer cocktails, doing a pretty epic worm, dishing out tough love in a non judgmental way, + inspiring action.

what I'm really known for:

...,Em Sexton brings her ‘win them over’ know-how, delightful enthusiasm and every day wit to encourage women to use their influence for good. She is a speaker, small business coach, and impact entrepreneur on a mission to equip women to create change and come alive.  From Wall Street to the streets with no name, you can find Emily traveling in developing nations to find gorgeous goods for her Downtown Raleigh, NC Boutique + online shop, The Flourish Market.  Her latest venture, The Locality, a co-working space + incubator for 60 female entrepreneurs, opened in the Summer of 2019 with membership spots selling out before construction even started, proving that women are realizing life and business are not meant to be done alone.


My official fancy bio: With a past career on Wall Street as a Vice President of Communications and Change Management...


Need an engaging storyteller to motivate the heck out of every person in your audience? I’ve been told I’m the girl for the job (wink). With WOO as my top strength + Communication as my #2, I’m ready to lean into the uncomfortable and fire up your audience to lead change and come alive - in their personal lives and in their businesses (even when it's uncomfortable).

Keynote Speaker


Where is God when life gets hard?  I love leaning into the uncomfortable + sharing the redeeming love of a Jesus that weeps with us.  I especially love engaging with audiences that have been burned + hurt by Christians.

Faith Based Talks


Are you a conference organizer for small business owners? Let’s connect! I love helping small business owners understand how to win others over - to not only their products + services, but even more so to their bigger brand story + mission.

Entrepreneur Trainings


It would be my great honor to motivate your tribe to live a life of positive influence + impact. We have a list of 25 specific topic ideas for you to choose from to best fit your audience’s needs.  

Podcast Guest


While I’m sadly no longer able to work 1:1 with entrepreneurs, I offer 4 online courses that are the jam! These online classes will take you from overwhelm to focused, purposeful action that will grow your business, your impact, + your legacy.

Educational Resources


--> conference organizers who need an engaging storyteller to motivate the heck out of every person in their audience.

--> podcast hosts who want to inspire their listeners to live a life of positive influence + impact.

--> retreat organizers for small business owners who are looking for a speaker to teach attendees how to win others over - to not only their products + services - but to their bigger brand story + mission.

--> corporate trainers who wish to empower women in the workforce to confidently own their influence (yes, I still saved some sharp looking power suits from my corporate days!)

--> mid to large size businesses who want to equip their managers with the resources to lead employees through change + uncertainty.

My favorite type of people in the world to work with are...


- Jenna Kutcher, Host of the Goal Digger Podcast (Top 5 in iTunes for Business Podcasts)

"Emily is incredible. The way that she speaks makes you listen, and she has so much valuable wisdom to share. She makes people feel seen and heard and she really contributes to the world in a way that makes you feel less alone. I think what I love the most about Emily is that she can use a topic like influence (something that we might have iffy feelings about) and really persuade you to know that this is how we can change the world. I am just so thankful for voices like Emily’s in this world. This was THE best podcast interview I’ve ever done."

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- Kat Harris, Host of The Refined Collective Podcast

"Your heart. Your message. Your voice. You are the woman for the job. Hands down."

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- Allie Roepe, Founder of Restored Women

"A heartfelt sincere thank you again for last night! I personally was so encouraged by your words. I loved everything that you shared. There were so many great practical takeaways and our table conversation was also really rich. I know everyone really enjoyed it!"

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- Julie C, Event Attendee

"If everyone had your vulnerability + love I can't fathom what this world would be like. I can't wait to listen to the recording again and again!

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- Rebecca L., Event Attendee

"Your talk was so powerful. You had me laughing and crying."

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- Regan R., Event Attendee

"I have listened to your message multiple times and each time I hear even more that hits me.  Your message is what my heart and mind needed to hear."

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- Kirsten B., Event Attendee

"Your message touched me and opened my eyes to how I can positively impact those in pain around me, even if I have my own junk I have to deal with."

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- Chelsea C., Event Attendee

"I laughed, cried, and said 'Amen!' more than once. You're such an encouragement to so many!"

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- Redefined Courage, Event Attendee

"As I listened to your words I held back the tears in my eyes as I am at a crossroads in my business / life. As you were speaking, I felt peace. Em, you're a blessing and mighty teacher. You speak life!"

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- Emily D., Event Attendee

"You are vulnerable and strong and brave and share truth and your heart."

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If you're interested in booking a 1:1 coaching session with me aimed at helping you to launch or scale your business, we always aim to get you on my calendar within a 2 week timeframe!

We can't wait to hear from you!



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