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Faith McKinney - Successful Thinkers of Indianapolis. Indianapolis, IN, US

Faith McKinney Faith McKinney

Lead Ambassador/ Media Personality | Successful Thinkers of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN, UNITED STATES

Faith McKinney, "Schmingling-The Art of Being Well Connected"








Speaker Faith McKinney is the author of the upcoming book "Schmingling- The Art of Being Well Connected"
and is leader and founding member of Successful Thinkers of Indianapolis, Indianapolis' premier free monthly networking organization which focuses on start-up entrepreneurs, college students and established non-profits.

Faith is the on-air personality for the online magazine where she conducts local and national celebrity interviews. She's conducted over 100 interviews with such notables as: legendary journalists Dan Rather and CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Jazz legends George Benson, Freda Payne, musical genius Kirk Franklin and many many more!

Faith serves as a speaker for the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana where she shares her experience as a Kidney Donor and the importance of organ donation.

Faith's high energy presentations and relaxed style reveal her authentic personality as well as her passion for Schmingling! Her topic, Schmingling- The Art of Being Well Connected, is a practical guide to taking your career from the Janitor's closet to the Corner Office.

You'll discover how to:
- Gain the confidence you need to connect with industry leaders
- Establish yourself as an expert in your industry (Guerrilla style)
- Get the support you need to

Industry Expertise (1)

Media - Online

Accomplishments (7)

Lead Ambassador and Host of Successful Thinkers of Indianapolis Networking Organization (professional)


I lead Indianapolis' premier free monthly networking organization providing upscale venues and nationally known speakers to our members free of charge! Our membership has grown to over 300 members and counting.

On air Talent (professional)


I cover local community events and conduct local and national celebrity interviews. Over 100 interviews including: Veteran journalists Dan Rather, Soledad O'Brien, Jazz musician George Benson, Gospel artist Kirk Franklin, Tavis Smiley and many more!

VP of Education Toastmasters International #42 (personal)


I am the Vice President of Education for Toastmasters #42. I am responsible for the education and achievement of members of Toastmasters.

Kidney Donor (personal)


I am a very proud Kidney Donor!

Wife/Mother of special needs adult child (personal)


I am the mother of a child with profound special needs. Camille is 25 and lives at home.

Quoted in The Wall Street Journal (personal)


August 14, 2012 Quoted in the Wall Street Journal.

Ebony Magazine (personal)


Mentioned in Dec/Jan issue of Ebony Magazine

Education (1)

IUPUI/ Stanford: n/a, Business/Japanese

Event Appearances (3)

From The Janitor's Closet to the Corner Office

Revenue North-  Indianapolis, IN


Schmingling-The Art of Networking

Revenue North  Indianapolis, IN


Networking Techniques

Dress for Success  Indianapolis, IN


Sample Talks (1)

Radical PR to Take You Where You Want to Go!

I teach eleven proven techniques that get you noticed and well connected to the movers and shakers in your industry.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


0 to 5000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee