Life Unstuck: The Daily Dare

BEST FOR THIS AUDIENCE:

Leadership Conferences, Women’s Network Groups, Corporations, Associations, Fundraising and Client Appreciation Events 

This keynote dares your employees or members to be open to change, transition and new ideas. It’s an effective opener to inspire participants to “Do the New,” or a closer to help participants take what they’ve learned at your event and implement it in their work and personal lives.

 

DESCRIPTION:

No matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, we can all get stuck especially during this pandemic. We’re overwhelmed with change and react by resisting or feeling handcuffed or powerless by events. Sometimes we lose  our best self along the way.  But the fact is, each of us has the power to own our day and move forward with  laughter, daring and a sense of adventure. An “I Dare Me” keynote is about creating the life and career you want; finding a way to get “unstuck”  and say YES to “Do the New”.  

IN THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL LEARN:
 

  • How to “own your day” again while recognizing routines and habits that keep us stuck

  • The science that explains why we actually need and crave first time experiences

  • How to retrain our brain to take small risks in order to create new possibilities and opportunities

  • See imperfection as the road to reinvention

  • Strategies to face our fears, be more courageous in the face of dramatic changes in the way we work, communicate and  socialize

  • Action steps we can take to bring joy  and wonder back into our lives

Speaking.

Lu Ann’s keynote is not just a presentation; it’s an uplifting experience. She entertains, inspires and motivates her audiences using humor, visual and active participation. This is the keynote you want if your organization or members are facing change and challenges at work and home, need hope, a good laugh and realistic ways to reboot and recharge. 

A lifelong storyteller, author and 8-time Emmy award winning journalist, she shares her own experience as a two-time cancer survivor and her year-long journey doing something new every single day to help audience participants experience the power of “Do the New”.  

All in-person and virtual "I Dare Me" keynotes are customized for each client; these are the most requested themes.

Additional Keynotes & Workshops.

I Dare Me for Career Counseling Professionals, Life Coaches, Counselors

BEST FOR THIS AUDIENCE:

College Career Service Organizations, Employment Transition Professionals and Coaches, Life Coaches, Psychologists, Caregivers, Teachers

 

DESCRIPTION:

Sometimes the people who give the most, need new inspiration and motivation. As someone who dares and counsels college students and adults on creating the life they want, Lu Ann knows it’s easy to “give it all away” at the office and feel too drained to do something for yourself. An “I Dare Me” presentation for those who “give at the office” reminds professionals they can’t be their best for others if they aren’t daring themselves

In this presentation you’ll learn:

 

  • To recognize the positive ripples of your giving life

  • Learn new ways to recharge your own battery and own your day

  • To give yourself permission to “Do the New” and “Share the Dare” so you can continue to inspire and help  others with new energy and joy

  • Daring ways to challenge your students and clients to live the life they want

I Dare Me for Survivors

BEST FOR THIS AUDIENCE:

Survivor groups and associations; non-profits; health care providers;  administrators; professionals; insurance agents; pharmaceutical organizations; and corporate network groups.

DESCRIPTION:

As someone who has had major surgery for breast cancer, kidney cancer and ulcerative colitis, Lu Ann uniquely relates to survivors and caregivers. Whether it’s a health crisis or a life crisis, an I Dare Me for Survivors presentation reminds participants of their unique perspective and power to get “unstuck” and live each day with daring and passion. With humor and self-deprecation, Lu Ann tells the story of not appreciating her survivorship until she went on the unique journey of doing something new every single day for a year.

Audiences laugh, cry and stand up and cheer as they recognize the lessons learned and leave with renewed motivation to create and embrace the life they want.
 

IN THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Ways to reboot and recharge life after surviving a health or life crisis

  • How to tap into the unique perspective and power of survivorship to face fear

  • To open up, share a dare and set a path for a new life adventure

  • As caregivers and health professionals how to make sure you are taking care of yourself so you can give to others

I Dare Me for Fundraising: The Karmic Giveback

BEST FOR THIS AUDIENCE:

For professionals in healthcare,  mental health, coaches, caregivers, HR  and non-profit fundraisers
 

DESCRIPTION:

Sometimes the people who give the most, need new inspiration and motivation. As someone who dares and counsels college students and adults on creating the life they want, Lu Ann knows it’s easy to “give it all away” at the office and feel too drained to do something for yourself. An “I Dare Me” presentation for those who “give at the office” reminds professionals they can’t be their best for others if they aren’t daring themselves.

 

IN THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL LEARN:

  • To recognize the positive ripples of your giving life

  • Learn new ways to recharge your own battery and own your day

  • To give yourself permission to “Do the New” and “Share the Dare” so you can continue to inspire and help  others with new energy and joy

  • Daring ways to challenge your students and clients to live the life they want

It's Your Year: Dare to Change Your Career

BEST FOR THIS AUDIENCE:

Best for industry associations, alumni groups and career services
 

DESCRIPTION:

Sometimes the scariest thing you can imagine is changing careers, especially if you’ve been going in one direction for a long time. As someone who successfully changed careers after 40 years as a TV News Reporter, Lu Ann knows what that’s like and the journey you must go on to pivot or change direction. As a career coach to college students, alumni and adults of all ages, this keynote challenges audiences from young and not so young to evaluate their strengths, face fears, and dare themselves once again to pursue a new dream with a game plan.

 

IN THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How to face your fear, “Do the New” and create courage

  • Ways  to evaluate your strengths and create a plan

  • How to find your own launch support team/ mentors

  • LinkedIn/The new resume and new resources for a "Do the New" career                     

Do The New: Launch Your Career

BEST FOR THIS AUDIENCE:

Best for college students, career coaches and counselors
 

DESCRIPTION:

Today’s college students living through the pandemic have unique fears and anxiety about how to dare themselves, launch their careers and move forward in their lives.  As a popular professor and career coach to thousands of college students , Lu Ann uniquely relates to this audience and inspires them with humor and active audience participation, to take charge of their future,  face fears and say yes to action steps that will help them create the life and career they want beyond college.

 

IN THIS PRESENTATION YOU WILL LEARN:

  • You create new opportunities when you “do the new”

  • Our brain naturally says no to anything new, even changing seats in class

  • Dares large and small help us accept imperfection and become more courageous in our daily lives. 

  • How to retrain the brain to say “YES”, accept challenges and create joy  in their lives right now.

  • Create a network of mentors