Connie Pombo

Living Life Passionately!™

What Others Are Saying...

Connie Pombo has been described as: inspiring, delightful, spiritually refreshing, energetic, entertaining, and engaging!  See what event planners and attendees are saying:

"Dynamite for the soul!"

"What marvelous energy...SO inspirational and humorous!"

"Fabulous speaker, such passion!"

"Inspiring! Yet, she's practical and informative. She gave us specific suggestions to find our passion!"

"An example of a woman who has gone through life's hardships and found the creative energy to pursue her passion; contagious and truly inspiring!"

A partial list of satisfied clients:

·         Merck Pharmaceuticals, Whitehouse Station, NJ

·         United Parcel Service – Women’s Leadership Conference, Harrisburg, PA

·         Fox Chase Cancer Center, Eileen Stein Jacoby (Celebration of Life honoree), Philadelphia, PA

·         Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

·         The Breast Cancer Center at Carroll Hospital, Westminster, MD

·         Hartford Hospital and Healthcare System, Philadelphia, PA

·         Holy Redeemer Hospital, The Bott Cancer Center, Meadowbrook, PA

·         The Weekend of Hope, Stowe, VT

·         American Cancer Society

·         American Business Women’s Association

·         Brethren Mutual Insurance Company

·         Horizon of Hope, Longaberger Baskets, Morgantown, WV

·         The Support Connection, Yorktown Heights, NY

·         Woman Wise Mammography Center, Findlay, OH

·         YWCA, Mohawk Valley, New York

Corporate Events and Keynotes:

"You were a complete hit and everyone commented on how wonderful you were! Besides being funny and capitvating, all of us thought you were completely inspirational and motivating!  You are a marvelous speaker, writer, and soul motivator. You have definitely left your footprints in the sand. Thank you for showing us the path." ~ Lois Newswanger, United Disabilities Association

"Where do I begin? I feel like I've known you all my life. Thank you for serving as our evening keynote speaker for the 12th Annual Brethren Mutual Women's Conference. Your message was BEAUTIFUL! " ~ Becky Marshall, Event Meeting Planner, The Brethren Mutual Insurance Company, Hagerstown, MD

"Thank you for blessing us with your keynote at the 'Candle of Hope Banquet' and for helping us promote this great event. We appreciate all you did to help promote our event. ~ Melanie Henry, Executive Director of Mom's House, Lancaster, PA

Cancer Conferences and Forums:

"I recall a saying that references walking in another person's shoes. Although we cannot always walk in another person's shoes, we can open our hearts to hear about their journey. Connie Pombo opens her heart to you when she shares her journey with breast cancer. She shares her trials and triumphs in a way that you can relate to your own life and the challenges you face. Her down-to-earth, but realistic approach to sharing her journey will invoke thought and a personal desire to approach your challenges differently, and possibly take a different path than you had originally planned. Connie will guide you down the same path she walked and at the same time, bring you back home again." ~ Debbie Spiker, Horizon of Hope Coordinator, Morgantown, WV


"You are truly a dynamic woman and I cannot thank you enough for your presentation at our Breast Cancer Survivor's Luncheon. The women connected with every word you said. I watched as heads nodded across the audience.  You made an amazing connection with survivors, but our physicians as well." ~ Heidi Volpe, Event Coordinator, Frankford Hospitals, PA

"Our ladies were so moved how you shared your life story of cancer with them. You have an amazing ability to connect with the audience. We would love to have you back." ~ Michelle Orr, Event Coordinator of WIN 

"The impact of your words on how physicians relate to their patients was so helpful; I am using it in my curriculum for residents in Internal Medicine." ~ Larien Bieber, M.D., Lancaster, PA 

"Your sense of humor is so delightful and a testimony of God's healing hand!" ~ Cancer Survivor

"This was just what the doctor ordered. I wish others the same journey to hear her. It helped me regain myself!" ~ Cancer Survivor

"Very beneficial!  All cancer patients should have a similar presentation before their surgery, treatment or radiation." ~ Cancer Survivor

Writing Seminars: Writing to Heal

"This writing program was very inspirational and has made my life so much fuller and richer. Connie gave excellent ideas about journaling, photos, and enjoying nature--an excellent program for cancer survivors and caregivers."~ Mary Valla (Weekend of Hope, Stowe, VT)

"Connie inspired me as a caregiver and gave me many insights into the life after. I will not forget her love for life and what she has to give to others." ~Cancer Survivor

"I was surprised to have been so moved by Connie's story and insights. Her joy is contagious." ~ Cancer Survivor (Weekend of Hope, Stowe, VT)

Writing to Publish:

"You have covered so much relevant information in such a short time--you have managed to reach many levels. Thank you so much!" ~Terry Cadeaux, NY

"Thank you for all the fabulous information, writing and publishing tips; I can't wait to get started!" Patty Bateson, Maine

"Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with us. It's been very enlightening. I am one-third of the way through a book that I started in 2006; I look forward to completing and publishing it soon!" ~ Monica Holland-Greene, Weekend of Hope, Stowe, VT

Women's Retreats/Conferences:

"I cannot begin to tell you how you blessed our women through your ministry this past weekend. Your message was relevant, rich, and well received! The women are talking about the effect you had on them. Ministry is more than just words, but also how we relate to people. It was so nice to see how you spent time with the women...listening and ministering to their needs. You are such a joy and I thank God He sent you our way!" ~ Denise Clark, Gettysburg, Baptist Church, Gettysburg, PA

"Thank you so very much for your wonderful presentation at our women's conference.  I have heard nothing but glowing reports. You challenged all of us to reach beyond our comfort zone; you were God's messenger." ~Katey Bailey, Event Planner, Deale, MD

"You were such a blessing to our women. Everyone has been talking about how it was one of the best retreats we have ever had. You were such a blessing and encouragement to all of us!" ~Riva Trace Women's Conference, Gettysburg, PA

"Thank you for being our retreat speaker for the weekend. I have heard nothing but great reports. So many women said,"Listening to Connie was like having a conversation with an old friend." ~ Terry Ferguson, First Baptist of Phillipsburg, NJ

"I've heard nothing but positive comments from the women at our church who attended the "Living the Passionate Life" retreat.  Bless you for your service to Him!" ~Terry Bryant, Sr. Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC

I've talked to so many of the women and only heard praises. You were assigned here for such a time as this--they loved you! Thank you for being one with us. ~Mary Kay,Women's Ministry Director, High Mill Church, Canton, OH

"Our ladies spoke very highly of you! We were so blessed to have you with us on Ladies' Night Out at our church. Thank you for all you do to minister to women. We look forward to working with you again." ~ Pastor Shane Wilt, West End Baptist Chapel, MD

"Connie is a dynamic speaker! Her love for the women and the Lord combined with her "bubbly" personality keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what she has to say next. What a 'speaking' gift she has been given!" ~ Lorraine Lattanzi, Women's Ministry Team, Calvary Bible Chapel, DE

"The surveys we collected from the leadership retreat have been so positive! There were so many breakthrough God moments. The information Connie gave us was so rich and beneficial!" ~ Laura Acuna, Co-Leader of Women's Ministry, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Damascus, MD

"We can't thank you enough for blessing us with your presence!  God is using your testimony to touch lives for His glory. We were laughing one moment and crying the next...what a joy to have you as our speaker this year." ~ Brenda Edwards, Women's Ministry Director, River of Life Fellowship, Lehman, PA

"All the feedback has been tremendous from our ladies' retreat--we would love to have you back again.  We never laughed and cried so much in one weekend." ~ Tammy Markell, Women's Ministry Coordinator, Crystal Springs

"Our ladies were so blessed by your message "Called Alongside."  We're so excited to be able to start on mentoring program--you inspired us with your words and encouraged us with your presence. We would love to have you back next year!" ~ Jan Clemmer, Mentoring Program Coordinator, Paradise, PA

"We truly enjoyed having you as our guest speaker and we were so blessed by your message, humor, genuineness and honesty. It was a real joy to get to know you and spend a bit of time with you." ~ Linda Szymanski, Valley Forge National Christian Conference Center, PA

"Connie's message of love and hope brought tears of joy to our hearts. What a beautiful picture of Jesus she painted for our lives. We so much needed to hear her message, 'Trading Ashes for Roses.' We would love to have her back again! ~Kathy Bowers, Women's Ministry Leader, Berkshire Baptist Church, Shillington, PA

Your talk was humorous, inspiring, and a great way to encourage women! Thank you for being part of our first mentoring coffee." ~ Elena Sauer, Women's Ministry Director, Lancaster County  Bible Church, Manheim, PA

"Living the Passionate Life received rave reviews from the ladies at our church!" ~ Marice Kozub, Women's Ministry Leader, Morning Star Fellowship, Bechtelsville, PA

 "Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I have heard nothing but praise from your message, "Living the Passionate Life." God bless you and your ministry." ~ Dale Edwards, Women's Ministry Leader, River of Life Fellowship, Lehman, PA