Motivational Speaker

Archie pulls inspiration out of her hat and offers tips for life you can hang your hat on...

whatever hats you wear.

Themes: Every speech is tailored to fit the audience. 

Examples: Putting it All Together; Thinking Outside the (Hat) Box; Finding Self-Esteem, Following Your Bliss, Looking Good/Feeling Good/Doing Good; Re-Inventing Yourself; Making a Difference; Tossing Your Hat in The Ring; Don't Hang up Your Hat

When YOUR theme is "Hats off to....," see what Archie can Pull Out of Her Hat for YOU!  Specialty: Emceeing and Writing Fashion Shows...your  guests or our Ladies as models

Other topics: Make up Magic; Memoirs Done Write; Advice at the Drop of a Hat


As Speaker for the monthly Zoom Meeting of The Barbara Club (based in Southern California)

Thank you sooooo much for the wonderful meeting.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and we learned things, too. I loved all your different hats and where you wear them.  You have a great group going out and doing volunteer work.  I 'm very impressed that you use your hats in such a positive way.  Thanks again,

Barbara Goldberg


Archie pulls the topic "Curiosity" out of her hat for a Creative Morning presentation

Beaufort Historical Society

Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Celebration

Customs and Border Protection

Speaking Engagements

Zoom Meeting of The Barbara Club

Spotlight Award Acceptance Speech

Creative Morning:  Curiosity Killed the Hat...

Beaufort Historical Society:  The Role of Hats in Southern Culture

Presentation on "How to Travel With Hats" on board Windstar Cruise

"Celebration of Women," United Methodist Women's annual Mother-Daughter Tea

Emcee for Broken Hearts Foundation


She and Me Tea for Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina

Mother - Daughter Tea, Faith Baptist Church

Coordinator and Commentator for Fashion Show for Cookie Jewelry

The Palms and The Sandpiper Assisted Living Facilities

The Courts of Awards, Ceremony to recognize the achievements of The Girl Scouts

South Carolina Educational Office Professionals

3rd Marine Division Association Annual Meeting

"Make a Great Impression: Refresh Your Style and the Poise That Goes With It," Center for Women

"Writing Women Back in History," for Women's History Month, sponsored by Customs and Border Protection

Coosaw Creek Women's Club

Sixth Annual Women's Escape Weekend -
"Rediscover, Re-energize, Relax"

Church of The Holy Communion Holiday Luncheon

Emcee for American National Image Beauty Pageant

Pep talk to girls at Garrett Academy, the only school in SC given the Distinguished Title I School for Overall

 Achievement Award

Presentation at Ashley Hall, the only all girls independent, college preparatory day school in South Carolina

Influential Women in Business panel at Septima Clark Academy

 "Hints from The Hat Lady from head to toe," Trident HealthFinders, the 3rd Thursday of every month

Women Involved in Rural Electrification (WIRE); a community service organization of MCEC (November)

Emcee and writer for City of Charleston "Aging in Place" Hat Fashion Show (October)

Guest Speaker at Councilette Tea Party sponsored by Women's Council Department of Greater St. Peter's Church

Emcee and writer for Pattison Academy Fashion Show Fundraiser (July)

East Cooper Newcomers (May)

Antique Car Club Meeting (May)

The Footlight Players Theater Board Meeting (May)

Emcee and writer for Fashion Show for "Hats off to Magnet" fundraising event for the Academic Magnet High School,

 ranked 27th in the nation (March)

 "Hints from The Hat Lady from head to toe," Center for Women (January)

Charleston Artists Guild

South Carolina Federation of the General Federation of Women's Clubs

Young ladies of Florence Crittenton Manor

Military Spouses of Servicemen (currently active)

Reunion of Military Spouses of WWII Veterans

Rotary Club of Charleston

HarborView Presbyterian Church

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity & Charleston Tea Plantation "Tea Party Fundraiser"

Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals.  State and Central Educational Conference, Indianapolis

The Carolina Dental Forum

P.E.O. Sisterhood

The East Cooper Rotary Club

St. Andrews Episcopal Mission Women's Club Meeting

Hat Luncheon, Naples, FL

Memphis Shelby Central Public Library, "wHAT's in a Hat?"

St. Andrews Episcopal Mission, "An Elegant Fall Preview of Hats"

YWCA of Lake County (Illinois), "Hats Off to Women of Philanthropy"

American Business Woman's Association, West Ashley Chapter

South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association 59th Annual Conference

St. Peters AME Church

South Carolina Education and Business Summit

Lawton Bluff Garden Club

Medical Conference, sponsored by "The Semi-Colons"

Citadel Baptist Church


Premier Designs

College of Charleston, Women Studies Program

(North) Carolina Inn, Annual "Parade of Birdhouses"

Harbor Club Tea

Berkeley County Christian Women's Group

Nichols African Methodist Episcopal Church

  Archie, Top Hat