Project Description

Startist in Chief

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, entrepreneur, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. After a career in marketing, Becky now shares the power of “stARTistry,” a philosophy she unveils in her new book, Start More Than You Can Finish: A Creative Permission Slip to Unleash Your Best Ideas.

Becky also wrote and illustrated the best-seller Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone, named a Best Books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Becky has written for, The Huffington Post, Live Happy, and more. Her artwork is in collections around the world.


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Becky Blades, headshot

Audience Takeaways

Participants will learn to

• act on their ideas faster

• become better creators and problem solvers

• restart, pivot, and iterate all the way to the finish


Do Your Laundry Or You’ll Die Alone

Start More Than You Can Finish

Reviews for Becky

“Becky Blades is a captivating and inspiring speaker. She has twice spoken and emcee’d our organization’s gala, energizing the audience to prepare them for two record-breaking fundraising auctions. In a more intimate presentation, she gave a stirring commencement address for graduates of our job training program. She authentically connects with people in all walks of life.”

Natasha Kirsch, Founder & CEO - EPEC

“I booked Becky Blades to speak at National Charity league after seeing her at a large women’s gathering. She is entertaining, engaging and masterful at adapting her personal experiences to different audiences. Our group had 12- to 18-year-old daughters. Most recently, I saw her charm a sold-out adult crowd at a comedy show she created and hosted! She’s a marvel.”

Erin McGill Perilla, Volunteer Leader, National Charity League, Inc.

“Becky Blades is a creative force with the answers to all your excuses. I do whatever she tells me to do, and you should, too. She will have you starting things that scare you and wondering what took you so long.”

Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat and MidLife Bites