Award-Winning, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author of Molly’s Game, an Oscar-Nominated Film
Molly Bloom is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game. She is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. Her games featured hundreds of millions of dollars and players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, A-Rod, and Ben Affleck.
Bloom began her career as a world-class skier. While training as a pre-teen she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and had to undergo surgery that the doctors said would end her athletic career.
US Ski Team
A year later, fully recovered; she was back on the slopes. She later joined the U.S. Ski Team and at 21 years old was ranked No. 3 in North America in moguls, but her Olympic dreams would go unrealized as she left the team to pursue other projects. This led her to what she thought would be a year sabbatical in LA. Bloom was finishing her degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and was in the process of applying to top tier Law Schools, when her assistant job turned her into an accidental entrepreneur, running one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world, pulling in as much as $4 million per year.
What happened next is where her story truly begins. Some of Molly’s engagements include Fortune 1000 and strategic clients such as Comcast and US Bank.
The film Molly’s Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, stars Academy Award winner for Best Actress, Jessica Chastain (as Molly), Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chris O’Dowd. Featured on Daily Hive and the New York Times as a ‘must watch’ movie, Molly’s Game is now available to stream on YouTube TV.
Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, for companies like Blackrock Financial, SiriusXM Radio, and delivered the 2018 commencement speech at Colorado State University.
Currently, Molly is focusing her energy on uplifting and mentoring other women after having been the student of amazing, dynamic women herself. In 2020, she launched the One World Group to support women facing various challenges, especially those exacerbated by the global pandemic. In 2022, she launched TORCHED, a new podcast about Olympic controversies.
MOLLY'S GAME: THE TRUE STORY OF THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MOST EXCLUSIVE, HIGH-STAKES UNDERGROUND POKER GAME IN THE WORLD
What’s it like to run an exclusive poker game for the rich and famous? Molly Bloom went from Olympic-level skier who didn’t know a thing about poker or Hollywood to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. In this motivational talk, Bloom will show the sales and marketing skills she used to attract hundreds of millions of dollars to the game and spark the interest of players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, A-Rod, and Ben Affleck. Audiences will get the inside story not shown in the film as Bloom shares true-life tales of her experience.
ENGAGE, CONNECT AND LEVEL UP WITH AFFECTIVE PRESENCE
In today’s world of media overload and disconnection, it’s increasingly more important to connect and engage effectively with people for work, family and in everyday life. Affective Presence is the exciting and previously unexplored science of how you connect and engage with people, make them feel, and create an impact. It is a buildable skill that has the potential to transform the lives of those who employ it and make the world a better place. From running the largest poker games in the world, populated by some of the richest and most powerful, to convincing Aaron Sorkin, the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood to adapt her book, to becoming one of the most booked speakers in the industry, Molly Bloom has identified the through line responsible for her success, Affective Presence. In this interactive session, you will learn the top methods for building Affective Presence, develop practical takeaways and practice how to engage and connect with people for all aspects of work and life.
BET ON YOURSELF AND YOU’LL ALWAYS WIN: OVERCOMING SETBACKS
How do you come back from a failure? After the FBI arrested Molly Bloom and confiscated all her earnings from her poker business, she could have given up. Instead, she used the same lessons she learned from her father that led her to come back from back surgery to be ranked No. 3 in North America in moguls, to overcome this setback. She wrote the bestselling memoir, Molly’s Game, convinced Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay, and the film earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. In this inspiring talk, Bloom will share true stories and life lessons showing that when you bet on yourself in business, you can always win.
MAKE EVERY CUSTOMER FEEL LIKE A HIGH ROLLER
Molly Bloom didn’t know a thing about running a poker business when she was asked to set up the most exclusive high stakes poker game in Hollywood. She was faced with the daunting question: how do you create an experience that will keep the rich and famous coming back when they can go anywhere to play poker? Molly found if she built a unique customer culture, not only would players come back, the game would become so exclusive that everyone would want to be a part of it. In this exciting and informative talk, Bloom shows how she created an experience like no other for her players and how you can apply the same principles for creating an exclusive experience for your customers.
MOLLY'S PLAYBOOK FOR SUCCESS: CHAMPION MINDSET
Molly Bloom shares her playbook for winning, derived from her experiences skiing for the US Ski Team, running the largest poker games in the world, writing a best-selling memoir, and making an Oscar-nominated movie. She breaks her philosophy for growth and success down into 7 major points over the course of her presentation, which audiences will leave invigorated, informed, and primed for their own success.
UNDERSTANDING RISK AND BEATING THE ODDS: FROM THE US SKI TEAM CHAMPION WHO WENT FROM OLYMPIC HOPEFUL TO RUNNING THE LARGEST, HIGH-STAKES UNDERGROUND POKER GAME IN THE WORLD
In this engaging session, learn from champion athlete, top booked keynote speaker, bestselling author and scrappy entrepreneur Molly Bloom, on lessons from her athletic background and hosting thousands of hours of high stakes poker, business and hustle with the world’s most prolific people in business, entertainment and politics. Participants learn Molly’s framework for managing risk, building courage, designing strategy and the perseverance to stick with it. This is a great presentation for sales, marketing, leadership and general audiences, who want to learn a new framework and be entertained in the process – with Hollywood stories, intrigue and some inside scoop on how the world really operates.