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. By eighteen 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 professional 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.

Me Ra is a transplant from Seattle based in Dallas, TX. She and her husband own, Me Ra Koh Portraits, a portrait studio that helps families discover and celebrate what means most with the ones they love. She has a daily show on Disney Junior inspiring creativity in families and is a reoccurring guest expert on Live with Kelly and Ryan.     Me Ra is the author of five non-fiction books and is currently working on a magical fantasy, slow burn romance novel. She has two teenagers, loves travel, and her dad is now one of her biggest fans.


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  "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 Value of Rejection
-The Power to Pivot
-Overcoming Fear, Doubt and Guilt
-Conquering Perfectionism
-Reconciling Families
-Creativity Develops Courage, Courage Produces Confidence

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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

-Go-to guest 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

-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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