Keynote Speaker


I am a charismatic speaker whose stories bring hope. I inspire transformation and healing by using my own compelling life stories to engage and connect on a deep emotional level. Through laughter and tears, audiences learn how to move forward without denying the past.  

I am not your typical speaker;  I am animated, high-spirited, and effective with a gift to connect with an audience who always leave with new inspiration.

Among a variety of topics:

I have survived the challenges of major illnesses, devastating personal losses and financial ruin more than once, yet have refused to become a victim. My goal is to share with others how to survive and....... thrive.

In my bi-weekly talk show “Never Ever Give Up Hope”, I interview people with remarkable and heart-warming stories of how they overcame overwhelming obstacles and achieved success. “Never Ever Give Up Hope” has an international audience in over 70 countries.

In 2015, I received the Woman of Impact Award from Focus on Women Magazine as well as Author of the Year for my fast-paced memoir, Battered Hope, written as a novel.
I am a regular contributor to several blog sites. I have been published in three anthologies including a best-seller.

In addition to motivational speaking, hosting a talk show and writing, I am a business owner, a wife, mother, grandmother and together with my husband have rescued over 30 dogs.

One of my greatest pleasures in life is sharing my life story as an inspirational speaker.  I have traveled extensively as a speaker for Women's Clubs, Business Groups, Church Groups and Health Awareness Groups for thirty years.  

Please contact me at to book me as a speaker.  I guarantee each individual who attends will be encouraged and inspired to rise above any curves that life may throw at them.  Sharing laughter and challenges so intense, you can hear a pin drop!

I am a member of AWSA, 
                           Advanced Writers and Speakers Association

I am a contributor in three anthologies:  

I Am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People: Inspirational Short Stories to Warm the Soul

I am featured regularly on Midlife Boulevard

I am a contributor for She Owns It -- Celebrating, Supporting and Connecting Women Entrepreneurs

Regular contributor to A New U 2Day

Return the Child - He is Not Yours To Keep was featured on Monday Morning Mommy

One Woman Can Make A Difference featured on Women's Web


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THANK YOU for those who have nominated me for awards and recognition

I was honored to receive the Women of Impact award from Focus on Women Magazine, October 2015

And the 2015 Author of the Year Award

I am thrilled, honored and always pleasantly surprised to receive each award from my peers, which is the greatest compliment.

those who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”. - See more at: The Sunshine awards are given to those who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

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The Sunshine Awards are given to those who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

I cherish the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because it is my goal to inspire and to motivate.

The Dragon Loyalty Award is awarded to writers/bloggers for consistently writing back their fans and making comments on other fan's works.

The Versatile Blogger Award is given in  recognition for great commitment, diverse talents and generosity shown by bloggers of our community. It is a great motivation and a celebration of their work in the blogosphere.

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