Bring Puttylike to Your School, Organization, or Event
Are you looking for a passionate and engaging speaker? The Puttylike team give talks both online and in-person about what it means to be a multipotentialite, how people with many passions build fulfilling careers, and how to tap into your multipotentialite super powers.
We work in a range of settings: corporate, educational, conferences and more. Puttylike can tailor presentations to both youth and adult audiences, with content that will be interesting and actionable for multipotentialites and specialists alike.
If you’re interested in working together, please contact us and we’ll get back to you within a few business days.
Neil Hughes (he/him) is a comedian, author, physicist, tutor and professional speaker. His TED talk about the surprising link between mental health and the physics of custard has been viewed over a quarter of a million times. When he’s not speaking in schools about pudding and mental health, he’s writing books about magical shops filled with human personality traits, crafting websites, or writing articles for Puttylike—the online home for people with many passions.
Emilie Wapnick (she/they) is an award-winning author and community builder. She is the founder and creative director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling, and fruitful careers and lives. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University.
Emilie’s TED talk, Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling, has been viewed 7 million times. Her book How to Be Everything was published by HarperCollins in 2017. It has been translated into 13 languages and won a Nautilus Book Award. Emilie has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, BBC and Lifehacker.
“We were excited to partner with Puttylike for our speaker series! They were open to learning about the population we work with and tailoring the content to our audience. The content was informational and Neil’s delivery was entertaining, relatable, and engaged the audience. This presentation normalized having various interests and brought to light the ways these interests can integrate into your day to day life – a valuable message for our Young Scholars.”
– Davidson Institute Staff
“Emilie has a unique presentation style. As a multipotentiate, she has the ability to connect with every person in the audience: students, parents, educators and administrators. With the use of humor, stories of struggle and success, and a sense of understanding, Emile provided parents and teachers with strategies and ideas to engage learners who are multipotentiates, or to re-engage disenfranchised learners by understanding that these students have great potential that needs to be nurtured. Parents and teachers who attended Emilie’s presentation shared that she was one of the most refreshing, honest and “real” presenters they have seen in a long while.”
– Blanche Kapushion, Director of Gifted and Talented Department of Jeffco Public Schools
“This was fun! I learned some ways to approach my several interests (one job including all interests, several long term commitments, or getting one and pursuing the others as hobbies). The presenter was fun, casual, interactive, and engaging.”
– Davidson Young Scholar
The talk and workshop were phenomenal: energetic, engaging, and informative. Both helped expand students’ and community members’ ideas of their own potential. Additionally, the speaker did not only talk in theory; they also provided a solid framework for concretely exploring multipod identities.
– Renata Gerecke, Vice President of Operations at Pomona Student Union
Neil Hughes gave a brilliant and inspiring presentation at the 3rd Annual Trent Graduate Students Symposium (TGSS) event, and had a message applicable and relevant to all graduate students from all walks of life. Neil created a lasting impression on the audience through his incredible humour and helpful advice while depicting everything you need to know about multipotentiality. He spoke about his own life story and real life case studies that demonstrated how to utilize your multiple talents and skills to develop your dream career. Despite the event taking place virtually, he was still able to reveal his ideas and witty personality through the screen, instantly becoming the fan-favourite at the event!
– Natasha Prytulka, TGSS Speaker and Presenter Coordinator
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Interested in working with us? Send us an email with some information about your event and organization, and we’ll get back to you shortly.