A few of the places abby has spoken
I have been in Education for 42 years and I have never heard a better inspirational speaker than Abby. She is a difference maker!
Dr. James Monaco- Retired Superintendent of Schools
Abby has spoken with over 50,000 people throughout her speaking career. Her message resonates with corporations wanting their employees inspired to produce their best work, health groups wanting actionable steps from someone who has walked in those shoes, churches looking for a biblically sound teacher with a heart for spreading the gospel, and grief groups looking for a way to move forward.
Abby Rike Rockenbaugh, a loyal, hard working, lover of life, faced an unfathomable tragedy in October 2006 when her beloved husband, 5 ½ year old daughter, and 2 ½ week old son were killed in a fatal car crash. With God’s grace, she chose to forge ahead in her new life.
Following the wreck, Abby graduated with a Master’s of Education degree maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Deciding there was more living to do in this life, in May of 2009, God led Abby on a very public journey of healing and wellness.
Abby began her journey on NBC’s hit reality series “The Biggest Loser” weighing in at 247 pounds. Through blood, sweat, and tears, she stood on the scale at the December finale weighing in at 147 pounds.
In the years following, Abby has had the privilege of sharing the many lessons she learned along the way with hundreds of corporations, hospitals, churches, grief groups, universities, and schools.
Abby feels blessed to have had the opportunity to realize God’s grace full circle and feels compelled to share with others what she experienced firsthand.
The Biggest Loser served as the catalyst to jumpstart her back in to living, and Abby feels like the best has just begun. She continues her healthy lifestyle and vigor for life and is a living example that even in your darkest hour, there is always hope.
Abby remarried in 2011. She and her husband, TJ, call Rockenbaugh Mountain in Nashville home, along with their gaggle of four-legged friends including dogs, chickens, and fainting goats. They are active members at their home church with TJ serving as a deacon and Abby teaching a Bible study class.
Abby published her first book, Working It Out, in 2011. She has appeared on the Ellen Show, Jay Leno, The Today Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda, Better TV, The 700 Club, Praise the Lord, and numerous others. She also has been featured on the cover of Life & Style Magazine, Woman’s Day, and was featured in People magazine.
“If you're at the point where you want to change your life, Abby's message is a must.”
Sherri Kayser- CEO Peace Lights
Working It Out: How Health and Wellness Promotes Mind, Body, and Soul Healing
This 45 to 60 minute multimedia presentation focuses on whole health. Participants are challenged to look at their lives through a different “lens” to change their perspective on health. Participants are presented with actionable steps to take home to be equipped and empowered to live a healthier life.
Working It Out: Finding hope, in your darkest hour
This 30 to 60 minute multimedia presentation focuses on how faith allows us to get through even the hardest times. Participants see first hand how God’s grace has allowed Abby to move forward despite hideous circumstances. Audience members leave with a sense of hope that they too can know the healing found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Working It Out: Finding purpose in the mundane of life
Participants are encouraged to analyze self-truths to enable them to live purpose-filled, balanced lives. So many times people get bogged down in the day-to-day of surviving that they miss the actual living. Audience members are tasked with reevaluating current self-truths and are empowered to know they can find joy despite difficult circumstances.
Working It Out: Creating an environment for teacher and student success
This 45 to 60 minute multimedia presentation is geared for Educators including: administrators, teachers, and support staff. Audience members are challenged to see the world from a new perspective. With current demands on educators, sometimes students get lost in the shuffle. The goal of this presentation is for participants to be empowered to make the ripple effect of their lives great.
Working It Out: Do you want to be healed?
This 45 to 60 minute multimedia presentation provides the biblical basis for grieving. Participants are tasked with asking themselves the hard questions so they can move forward in the grieving process.