Anastasia Lipske, 61

“I now believe attractiveness is so much more than what’s on the outside. It’s the confidence and love for others on the inside that is much more attractive.”

“I now believe attractiveness is so much more than what's on the outside. It's the confidence and love for others on the inside that is much more attractive.” Anastasia Lipske was photographed and interviewed in 2022 at the age of 61 by Photographer Rachel Hadiashar at the studio in Sherwood, Oregon.

‘Every day is a new opportunity to do things better than the day before. Every day is a do-over. No matter what. No matter how much I mucked things up… if I am still breathing, I can strive to do better next time.’ 

As a self-described “delightful mess,” the most abundant lesson Anastasia has learned is that forgiveness is powerful and needed. She strives to show up in life in the most honorable way possible and with full integrity even if she is occasionally a few minutes late. 

She attended college for a moment to be a court reporter, but her father shared his revelation that being in a courtroom day in, and day out would not be the most positive life for her to live. As both her parents taught personal growth seminars for a living, he definitely knew what he was talking about. Though she would often butt heads with him, she thankfully took that to heart and started a 30-year career in luxury tourism. She specialized in working with international ground operators and was known for her annual highlight event at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for more than 800 attendees from around the world during a week-long tourism conference. 

2008 was a challenging time in tourism when God’s very windy road of change led Anastasia into life as a solopreneur creating her own unique speaker and podcast booking agency for people who speak for free to grow their business. She also consults individuals on how to use speaking and podcast guesting to generate influence, awareness, and clients and just for fun…puts on women’s retreats and a monthly virtual book club for women. 

Anastasia is in the season of her life where family is everything! She treasures every moment with her three young granddaughters, three adult children + son-in-law, and siblings…all with whom she is very close. Though she has had the opportunity to be a world traveler, she is currently calling in the dream of a little RV to pack up her dogs and travel her homeland while managing her business from the road. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ~ Anonymous

Anastasia can be found online at www.AccessSpeakers.biz

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