Hi There! I’m Sandy O'Brien

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About Me

My Story

I am a mom (of two lovely girls), an artist (who creates with makeup, spaces, fabric, words and anything that inspires me), a Licensed Massage Therapist LMT, CLT (body worker and energy worker using all kinds of modalities and techniques in a therapeutic practice), the owner of Creative Juice Group ( a fabulously creative event entertainment company), a "seasoned" (that means I know a lot because I have been around for a really long time) event expert, breast cancer survivor (and survivor of lots of other life events too), author (currently in the process of being published) and motivational speaker (I love my job). Keep reading to get to know more about me, or click the "Contact" tab at the top of the page. Thanks for stopping by.

 

My Skills

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Creative

Napkin Sketches
Targeted Campaigns
Painter / Sculptor
Artist
Writer
Costume Design
Makeup
Seamstress
Creative Content
Concept Development
Designer

Bad-Assery

Massage Therapist and Energy Worker

Therapeutic Art Life Coach

Happiness Life Coach

Full Life Cycle Project and Event Management

Eyes on the Prize

Brain Storming Sessions

Idea Guru

Wickedly Detail Oriented

Ducks In  A Row

Big Girl Party Wearer

Public Speaking

Motivator

Comic Relief

Business

Networking

Social Media

Communication

Presentations

Talent Acquisition

Event/Staff Management

Vendor Management

Logistics

Team Building

Contract Negotiations

Budgeting

 

My Experience

Background & Expertise

As a small business owner, I have been privileged to work for myself. However, with every project comes a new boss. So, I learned quickly how to suit up in the uniform of the team I am playing for and to always wear my big girl panties just in case I have to be the coach.

Owner and Creative Expert
Creative Juice Group LLC

Full life-cycle project and event management, including experiential marketing, trade shows, corporate and social events.

Events and Sales Manager
Elmwood Park Zoo

Spearheaded production of new menus, day-to-day departmental protocols, new event rental guidelines, streamlining of in-house event procedures, redesigned and rebuilt event packages – average event in 2017 increased to $18,000-$35,000 (from $11,000-$15,000 in past years). Creatively engineered new offerings using pre-existing items and spaces that were not utilized to their potential.

  

Scenic Painter and Seamstress
Scenery First

Worked directly with designer on set builds; sewed soft goods, including drapes, backdrops, and large costumes as well as painting detail, realistic murals and faux finishes and miniature models. Works can be seen on Carnival cruise ships, Costa cruise ships, The Philadelphia Flower Show and the Philadelphia Zoo.

Massage Therapist LMT, CLT

Private practice since 2014 and currently practicing at LifeTime Athletic in King of Prussia. Licensed Massage Therapist practicing various modalities of body work: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofacial, Trigger Point Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, MuXing (hot bamboo), Gua Sha (Scraping), Medical Massage, Hospice Massace, Pre-Natal Massage and more. Energy work modalities: Reikki Master, Chakra Balancing, Guided Meditation, Therapeutic Art Life Coaching, Life Coaching.

 

Sandy O Speaks

BEING YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
Keynote

Delightful presentation using shoe analogies to empower women, help them find what makes them sparkle, how to be true to themselves, be mindful in their lives and to find their superpowers.

GETTING YOUR CREATIVE ON
Interactive Presentation and Brainstorming Session

Presentation in which creative topics are discussed. Where does creativity come from? How can I be more creative? And dispelling the myth of "I don't have a creative bone in my body". Audience participation is encouraged.

LET'S BOUNCE
Interactive Keynote

Those little rubber balls - they're called "SUPER" balls for a reason. Through my personal story of survival, I explain how I "bounced back", learned how to "roll" with the punches, how to aim, target, and how to dissappear. Powerful, thought provoking, tear jerking, inspiring, belly laughing presentation.

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
How to Design an Event in ANY Space

Learn how to use your space to enhance your event. Maximize your budget and take full advantage of the environment for which you are designing. For an interactive session, bring your photos and videos of your space and let's brainstorm together (increases the presentation by 30 minutes).

Retreats -  Workshops - Classes OH MY!

Your group, your team and the encouraging wisdom of Sandy O. Gather together for inspiration, enlightenment and empowerment. Call or email for details.

 

Sandy O Writes

"I Wish, Period..."


Currently in process for publication. This book was written and illustrated by Sandy O'Brien for her daughter who was approaching puberty and menstruation. It is the passing of some female wisdom from a mother to her daughter to calm the fears and welcome Aunt Flo each month for her visits.

  

Sandy has been writing and drawing for years. "I Wish, Period..." is the first book being published due to the enthusiasm of her daughters. Three other books are waiting patiently for this first one to be born so they too can one day be enjoyed by others.

 

Education

What I’ve Learned

Drexel University

Design Arts Curriculum / Emphasis in Interior Design

University of Delaware

Interior Design / Theater Production (minor)

Life Experience

All the schooling in the world could never teach me the things that I learned through experiencing the building of my own business, overcoming health issues, and becoming a parent.

 

Awards


GALA AWARD 
Special Events Magazine

Best Team Effort – International recognition - Fundraising Event – Event Pros Take Action – Forces of Nature: the combined effort of over 120 event professionals raised over $250,000 to help rebuild the lives of victims of natural disaster

  

ILEA ESPRIT AWARD
International Live Events Association

Best Industry Innovation – International recognition - for pioneering the living bar, a fountain typed apparatus manned by a costume performer who magically pours a signature beverage from a fingertip

GALA AWARD
Special Events Magazine

Best Industry Innovation – International recognition - for pioneering the living bar, a fountain typed apparatus manned by a costume performer who magically pours a signature beverage from a fingertip

ILEA LIBERTY AWARD
ILEA Philadelphia Chapter

Best event entertainment at a social or corporate event in the Greater Philadelphia, tri-state area. Three consecutive years.

PAMPI SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Pennsylvania Chapter of Meeting Professionals International

Awarded by a panel of my peers – recognition as a premier vendor/supplier in the Greater Philadelphia area Special Event Industry.

ILEA BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
ILEA Philadelphia Chapter

Four consecutive years. Best photography at a corporate or social event in the Greater Philadelphia, tri-state area.

MORE...

(not a complete list, but you'll get the idea)

Taste and Tour of the Countryside - Presidents Award - (multiple years)

ILEA Liberty Award - Best Team Effort 

Gateway To Bucks County - Most Colorful Display - 


 

"Breast Cancer was life changing, I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone BUT I do wish everyone the enlightenment that I gained going through the process.
I hug harder,
I breathe deeper,
I tolerate less!"

Sandy O'Brien

 

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you.

Call me! Shoot me an email! Send a carrier pigeon! Or fill out the form! 

Sandy O'Brien

Conshohocken PA 19428

215.651.5369

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