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I am a passionate speaker, having gotten my start through 4-H at the age of 8. Since then I have spoken to thousands of people about networking, communication, and leadership. I am available to speak to your business, school, or community organization about putting Small Town Leadership lessons to work for you.

See Natalie in action

Highlights from “Unleash your Inner Coach to Inspire Creativity” presentation delivered at the 2017 WELD Leadership Conference at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. 

Your guest speaker was effective, paced her “show” nicely. She is warm and engaging.

Natalie was wonderful – entertaining as well as informative.

I absolutely loved your format of speaking and all the information you shared.

I was very happy to see how engaged the students were in your presentation and the information you were able to share with them from both your personal and professional experience will serve them well in the future.

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your presentation. I am a newcomer to the networking scene and found what I was able to see very informative.

I thought your presentation was organized and definitely personal.  I understand that people need to know where you are coming from and I can relate because I’m from a small town too!

Thank you for sharing your expertise on networking and relationship building. Your balance of personal stories, memorable lessons, and clear rules allowed students to understand and apply good relationship management strategies. 

More information about my background and speaking areas of expertise can be found here.


Organizations I’ve presented to include:

Canton, Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce

Ernst & Young

Nationwide Insurance

Palo Alto YMCA

The Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business

The Ohio State University – College of Engineering

The Ohio State University – Buckeye Leadership Fellows

Scioto Ridge Job Networking Association

Stanford Alumni Association

Stanford University

Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD)


Click here to contact me today to discuss speaking at your next event.

Natalie Siston

Natalie Siston

Small Town Leadership Founder

Natalie believes everything she needed to know to succeed in her career she learned by growing up in a town of 600 people. As a Certified Professional Coach and award-winning public speaker, she helps her clients and audiences make wherever they are feel like a small town. She lives in Dublin, Ohio with her husband, Rob, a professor at Ohio State and two little girls.