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IMPACT Portsmouth 11.04

  • Liars Bench Brewing Co 459 Islington Street Portsmouth, NH, 03801 United States (map)

IMPACT is a speaker series curated to inspire you with life stories told by movers, shakers, and change makers. These are the stories of how one's life experience can inspire a mission and one's mission to do great things can change the world.

Our speakers are impacting their communities in ways that are shaping history. Join us for an intimate night that will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired. We think when you hear what great things these people are doing, it might make you want to listen to the pull of your own passion and purpose. 


4 speakers.
30 minutes per speaker.
No cue cards, no slides, no podium.
All proceeds are equally donated to non-profit organizations chosen by the speakers.


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Bob Fernald is a local open water marathon swimmer, who is among a select few swimmers in the world to hold the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. This consists of a successful 21-mile swim across the English Channel, a 28.5-mile swim around Manhattan Island, and a 20.2 swim across the Catalina Channel in southern California. Bob is a Portsmouth, NH native who has a professional background in building successful customer experience businesses across different industries. With very little swim background, his swimming is adult-onset. Overcoming fear, and adversity along the way, Bob has joined a short list of the world's elite open water swimmers.

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Amber Lilyestrom is a transformational branding & business strategist, writer and speaker. She is the host of The Amber Lilyestrom Show Podcast and helps entrepreneurs turn their passions in to heart-centered brands and thriving businesses. From idea conception to the construction of the business and its digital landscape, Amber supports visionaries, leaders and disruptivators in changing the world and their lives by designing businesses that support their bigger life mission. Amber is a devoted wife and mama and when she's not chasing around her busy 3-year-old or working with her beloved clients, you can find her out on the paddle board on her family's waterfront New Hampshire home.

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Mike has worked with executives for over 20 years, helping them discover their core messages and present with style and stunning visuals. Leveraging his background in theater, public relations, and corporate communications, he leads his clients through initial strategy, presentation structure, design, and delivery. For nearly a decade he worked as a Creative Director and the SVP of the Creative department in an integrated communications agency where he served both regional and national clients. Most recently he founded DECK in 2017. DECK is an agency focused on presentation consultation, design, and coaching.


Tina is an acute care and vascular surgery physician assistant with a bachelors degree in exercise science. A former competitive gymnast and cheerleader, she's always had a passion for health, movement and wellness. She's a superfood junkie who enjoys nutrient dense food and adaptive CrossFit. She is a new amputee focused on wringing the good out of life and hopes to inspire those around her to lead a healthy fulfilling life despite adversity.



Tickets are general admission. Seats vary from picnic tables to stools. Some standing room only. The realness of the Liars Bench garage is part of the realness of this event. One flight token included with ticket.

Speakers begin at 8:00pm.
Doors open at 7:30pm.
General Admission $26, Includes one flight token.
Liars Bench Brewing Co., Portsmouth, NH

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