Let me introduce myself

My name is Mollie Plotkin, I love connecting people and that’s how this keynote speaker agency story begins

Vince Papale and Mollie Plotkin at the Eluna Network's Annual Fundraiser in 2019 / Hire Keynote Speaker Vince Papale by contact The Mollie Plotkin Group

Once upon a time, in 2004,

I was struck with the idea that Philadelphia needed a one-stop sports marketing agency for athlete appearances and keynote speakers. I wanted to create an agency where people would find their favorite professional athletes for all their events.

Having experience in sales, and having met a local area sportscaster, a sports marketing agency was born!  Within 18 months, my company represented every coach in the NHL, along with 40 other athletes and coaches throughout North America.

Then, like now, what made us different is that we only represented people we had the opportunity to know. You can’t sell a product unless you know the product, and my product was motivational speakers from the world of sports.

The Next Chapter starts in 2019,

when we reimagined a new company focusing on sports, wellness, diversity & inclusion and leadership speakers. In 2020, we expanded our virtual speaker services by representing even more virtual motivational speakers and training individuals in virtual media coaching. With an expansion of our services offered, we came up with a new name, new website and a renewed passion for what we do.

There is no better time than now to contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to find the perfect keynote speaker for your live or virtual event.

Whether its a kickoff meeting that needs some spark, a conference that needs a keynote speaker, a virtual program in need of an engaging leadership expert or a team in need of some wellness training, we’re here to help.

Our Team 

Who we are and what we love to do (bonus: now you know who you’re talking to on the other end of the phone):

Mollie Plotkin

When not sitting outside in business attire having my picture taken, I spend a large part of my day speaking to people and learning about who they are, what they do, and how we can work together.

Getting to know my speakers, listening to their stories, and developing ways to help them find their right audience is what makes me happy. We are all storytellers. And I’m lucky enough to be inspired by MPG Storytellers each and every day.

Luke Pastore

“Create your own story. These are the first words I think about when I wake up and the last words I think about before I go to bed. Everyone’s life is like a storybook and what they do with that life puts words on the pages. Well, I want my story to be the most exciting storybook anyone has ever written. I want it to be full of adventures, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and all of the challenges life can throw at me. Realizing early on that my story needed more characters, I discovered my passion for people! I love meeting anyone and everyone, learning all about their stories as well. As a college student at Villanova University, my story has only just begun. I treat every day as a new opportunity to write the most epic story this world has ever seen”.

Frank Villanueva

“At the age of 20, I could honestly say I’ve lived a full life. I’ve traveled the world, developed many hobbies, and made countless friends. But I don’t want to stop now, I believe everyday is an opportunity to improve myself. I love challenges, learning new things, and sharing stories. Some of my hobbies include engaging in sports, playing the piano and ukulele, songwriting, drawing, skateboarding, watching Marvel movies, hanging with friends, and being outside. My biggest fear is becoming complacent with myself. And my dream is to be a father that my children love and strive to be like. Currently a junior at Penn State University, I find my greatest challenge is balancing school work with social life. But like I said, I love a challenge!

Maddie MacDougal

“I am a junior at Penn State University who is shocked to find that I am somehow an adult now. I love writing and doing any art projects that I can get my hands on (my heart is still broken over A.C. Moore’s shutdown). My character flaws include spending too much money on coffee and walking around for hours in Barnes and Noble without buying anything. I love watching crime documentaries, although I desperately hope to never be a part of one. I love learning more about the world when other people tell their stories. I hope that one day I’ve lived a life full of adventure that I am interesting enough to tell my own.”

Connor Griffin

“To quote Jango Fett from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, “I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.” As you can probably guess, I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I can also name the title of all 73 Game of Thrones episodes in order. I’m a lover of all things nerd, but my biggest love is undoubtedly for sports. I’ve played sports throughout the vast majority of my life, but I’ve developed such an interest in being a voice for sports, as well. One day, I hope to be a national sports broadcaster either on radio or TV. In the meantime, I’m just living life at Penn State University. And to relate back to my “simple man” quote, the best flavor at the Creamery is vanilla. That is all. 

Erin McCloskey

Frank, Mollie, Connor and Luke,    June 2020

​“Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.” – Og Mandino