Don't let her youthful looks and boundless energy fool you! This captivating woman presents with over forty-five years of professional theater and public speaking experience, spanning a wide range of venues, audiences, and cities throughout the United States.
This spirited survivor rose to new heights when everyone around her felt her life as a productive citizen was over. After all, her doctors told her she would spend the rest of her life in and out of mental institutions.
When it seemed like her life couldn't get any worse, she decided she only had two options - she could either live, or she could die. Wambui Bahati chose to live. However, if she lived, she told herself it would be on her own terms.
For the past 17 years she has researched, studied and explored various “quality of life” altering strategies. Her mission was to find out how to have a life of joy, peace and fabulous health – the best life possible! This inspiring woman not only 'got up' when everyone thought she was 'out for the count', but rose to new heights and continues to soar.
Today, she shares inspiration, motivation, celebration and the strategies and techniques that were instrumental in her reclaiming and turning her life around. She reveals how she nurtures her mind, body, and spirit as she continues to re-invent herself. She reminds audiences of how wonderful and powerful they already are and about the God she found in her and the God that resides in each of us.
She has been a Broadway star. She has been on welfare. She was told she would spend the rest of her life in mental institutions. She has been homeless. She has dined with a former President of the United States.
Wambui enriches her presentations with insightful and dramatic illustrations, stories, songs and humor. She knows what it takes to challenge and inspire her listeners to "remember" just how powerful and wonderful they already are.
In a genuinely honest, compelling and fun way, Wambui tells how she found inspiration and exhilaration out of desperation. As if that's not enough, Wambui shares the strategies, sound advice and universal wisdom that the audience needs to feel good about themselves, release their own creativity and move toward being the success they were born to be.
Each of Wambui Bahati's (Miss Inspiration's) presentations is custom planned to motivate, entertain, awaken the spirit and spark the enthusiasm of the specific audience.
Wambui Bahati was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. She began her formal theatrical studies at the New York University School of the Arts and made her professional theatrical debut in "Godspell" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. She went on to perform in the Broadway productions of "Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar" and many Broadway show tours.
Named John Ann Washington at birth, Wambui Bahati is her new legal name taken on during the "reinvention of herself." In Swahili Wambui means "singer of songs," Bahati means, "my fortune is good." The native North Carolinian lives in New York City and is the proud mother of two adult daughters. Her most celebrated book is, "You Don't Know Crazy - My Life Before, During, After, Above and Beyond Mental Illness".
Her passion: Reminding YOU of YOUR Magnificence!