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"Molly Carlile is an energetic speaker with a passionate commitment to the caring professions. Her presentations are always lively and sure to engage the audience."
-Professor Anne Marsh, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University
"I attended the conference in Brisbane and i must say you are an inspiration to me. I went to the conference after an extremely hard time at work for the past 3 years i was ready to give up nursing completely, but listening to you, has given me the strength to continue nursing.
"I was completely disheartened with my career and my life actually. I can’t really express what you did for me over those two days i really don’t understand it either but something happened. I’m not a particularly spiritual person and i now see that there has been something missing from my life. I am only at the beginning of my journey to self awareness but we all have to start somewhere.
"I have decided not to return to the toxic environment i have been working in, in fact on Friday after the conference i received a call offering me a healthcare management position so i took it.
"So thank you Molly."
“I had written a series of health plays (see healthplay.com.au) in which I dealt with otherwise confronting subjects such as prostate cancer, widowhood and diabetes by using a thread of comedy through the play, to entertain, while informing the audience and relaxing them to open up, during the following forum.
“Molly Carlile approached me to use that formula for a play about palliative care. My first reaction was – palliative care? Where do I find the comedy in that? Well, after several sessions with her I had my play, “Four Funerals in One Day”, not because there’s anything funny about dying, but in the positive approach she evidenced, the way she was able to normalise and de-mystify the subject, I was able to find that thread of lightness to ease the audience into the subject and through that to a greater understanding. To put it simply – it is something we all have to face but it’s the last thing we want to talk about it. And in the forum following the play, I was able to watch Molly stride into the “devil’s lair and beard the demon” – and take the audience with her.
“Molly has a rare skill in connecting with an audience. Her lack of preaching and pretence gets an audience instantly on side. I am also happy to say, she has used this talent to educate children, both through her teaching and her books. We had several schools attend the play and their participation in the forum afterwards proved that it connected with them.
“The best tribute I can pay to Molly is that I have already booked her to ‘see me over’.
—Alan Hopgood AM
“Molly Carlile was a keynote speaker at The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international arts and health conference in Port Macquarie in November 2009. Molly is a highly engaging presenter, readily connecting with her audience in a personal and interactive way. Her presentation on palliative care entitled “A Safe Space for Scary Conversations” tackled a difficult subject with humour, passion and integrity, providing practical information and amusing insights into those challenging times in peoples’ lives that embrace grief, loss and death – at whatever age. Molly is an excellent communicator and strategic thinker.”
—Margret, Director, Arts and Health Australia
“My son has just finished reading Jelly Bean Secret and he loved it. He has been brought up with death and dying because of what I do so it was interesting to do some of the tasks in the back of the book. It was very well structured. You are such an inspiration and you should feel very proud.”
—Jo Kelly, Palliative Care Coordinator
“I would like to send my heart felt appreciation for the opportunity to share in the 2 day conference, as I found myself nodding and pondering pretty much for the entire 2 days to your words of wisdom and experience. So much so that I last night went home and sent off 4 job application letters having been elightened to the reality that had been eating away at me without being acknowledged formally, that my current employment is not longer providing the happiness and satisfaction a job should or has done in the past and that the team I work with is not a key and lock fit for me anymore. I have found myself remoulding to be who they need for their structure rather than be my natural self.”
“If you want someone who can talk about things that everyone else finds difficult to talk about Molly Carlile is the person. Molly has an incredible ability to talk about death and dying in ways that will engage, inform, entertain and inspire.”
—Kevin, Chief Executive Palliative Care Victoria
“I always enjoy working with Molly as she has that rare mix of professionalism combined with the ability to change to evolving market needs.”
“I always enjoy working with Molly as she is able to adapt her presentations to the evolving needs of our clients.”
“It is good working with Molly as she is consistently highly professional.”
“Molly’s vibrant personality and teaching ability make her an ideal person to work with groups of people from diverse backgrounds.”
“Molly’s ecclectic background is invaluable in teaching people who may have difficulties communicating with others.”
“Molly’s background enables her to speak across a large range of topics which are of great interest in today’s society.”
—Cynthea Wellings, Managing Director, Ausmed Conferences and Publishing Australia
“Molly is an exceptional speaker who manages to connect with audiences even when discussing difficult topics”
—Cancer Nurses Association
“Molly, your commitment and genuine professional care has significantly assisted the University in its mission to promote high quality teaching and learning. Thankyou so much for your professional support, enthusiasm and commitment to what has been an important program initiative of Victoria University”
—Professor Terence Seedsman, Victoria University
“Vivacious, Funny, thought provoking and enlightening. are the words to describe Molly Carlile as she tackles that subject that affects us all Death. In a world that seems to shy away from an open discussion of this topic, it is refreshing that someone is opening our hearts and minds and challenging our views on dying, caring for the terminally ill and death. I absolutely love being part of the audience when Molly speaks.. what a breath of fresh air and divine candor !”
—Simone M. Matthews, Universal Life Tools Co-Founder and Principal, ULT Metaphysical School of Healing