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Whimsical World Founders Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent Speak to Inspire and Empower Audiences From business keynotes to school visits, Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent are empowering motivational speakers who share their strategies for overcoming adversity and living life with passion and aliveness as well as their inspirational journey. Their talks are custom-designed for your organization, school, conference, or event and focus on authenticity, confidence, and personal empowerment. In addition, Sheri and Derek speak to elementary school students about the importance of kindness, what it takes to be a successful author, and the behind-the-scenes of transforming an idea into a book.

Sheri and Derek are co-founders of Whimsical World, an empowering brand that inspires, delights, and educates children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. We aim to make positive change through the power of whimsy and imagination. To book Sheri and Derek to speak at your next event, email info@whimsicalworldbooks.com.

Sheri and Derek have spoken to and inspired thousands people throughout North America including events for PBS, Barnes & Noble, the Girl Scouts of America, USC, and UCLA, corporations including Macy’s and California Pizza Kitchen, and has keynoted for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Southern California Writers Conference, the American Association of University Women, the Missouri Writers Conference, the Writing Pad, and the South Bay Women’s Conference.

Our School Visit Program is designed to meet the needs of any school. Themes include: anti-bullying, being brave, asking for help, adapting to change, being authentic, science and astronomy, the importance of reading and writing, how to become an author, learning Spanish, and more! Our energetic and stimulating presentations expand children’s imaginations with whimsy and wonder from the depths of the ocean to the heights of the galaxy, and always include awesome giveaways, prizes, and a book signing experience. We’ve spoken to over 65,000 students throughout the United States so far and visited over 350 schools.

Our shows correspond to different age groups, and we often do multiple shows per day so that every child in the school has a chance to experience the magic. Grades TK-K can enjoy a show centered on the educational books Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse and Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose. Grades K-3 will love our shows focused on Sheri’s #1 best-selling The Little Series books, which promote social-emotional learning: personal empowerment, anti-bullying, and self-esteem building. K-3 students can also hear about Derek’s space adventure Simon and the Solar System or experience a bilingual presentation of El Perro con Sombrero and Doggy Claus/Perro Noel. For grades 3-6, Derek offers interactive, choose-your-adventure slideshows based on his popular series Scary School and his humorous S.T.E.A.M. chapter book, Principal Mikey. Sheri and Derek can also tie in their visit with your school’s fundraising initiatives. To date they have helped raise over $100,000 for schools throughout the U.S.

Sheri and Derek love to speak at conferences, corporate functions, pop culture events, organizations, red carpet celebrations, and festivals sharing:

  • How to make your dreams come true: the magic of authenticity and inspired action
  • What it takes to be a successful independent author
  • Secrets behind authenticity, confidence, and personal empowerment
  • The behind-the-scenes of transforming an idea into a book

To book Sheri and Derek to speak at your next event, email info@whimsicalworldbooks.com.

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Whimsical World founders Sheri Fink and Derek Taylor Kent are available for media interviews. For availability and inquiries, please email info@WhimsicalWorldBooks.com


Book Writing, Publishing, & Marketing Strategies 90-minute course all about writing, publishing, and marketing books to become a successful independent author

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How to Find and Hire the Perfect Illustrator for Your Children’s Book 60-minute course about how to find and hire the perfect illustrator for your children’s book

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Kickstarter Crowdfunding Success Strategies 60-minute course sharing behind-the-scenes marketing and business strategies that could help you achieve your crowdfunding goals

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Author Mentoring by Sheri FinkHave you ever dreamed about writing a book and being a successful author? Having the right mentor can make your journey faster, easier, and much more enjoyable. Email info@sherifink.com to discover more.

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