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"Lori connects with her audience by using straight talk and directly addressing complicated challenges that young people face. Lori's story of dealing powerfully with her recovery will leave everyone in the room inspired to tackle the toughest self development objectives in their life with confidence. She offers many strategies for dealing with the intense stresses of being in school, that leave any student better prepared to succeed in education."

CU

Drew Johnson
Student, Chancellor’s Leadership Class,
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

"I never really thought that much about how and what I eat. With her humorous approach Lori opened my eyes to see that as a student USI logoand as a college athlete, I owe it to myself to adopt a better lifestyle including balanced meals, more sleep and limiting soda and alcohol."

Student Athlete
University, Southern Indiana


FSu"Lori grabbed our attention with her humor and singing. She packaged her message in a way that we totally related to and enjoyed."

Sean Bevil
Chief of Staff, Student Government
Florida State University

"Lori is a great story teller and motivational Siobhanspeaker! I highly recommend her for eating disorder programs."

Siobhan McDaniel
MSW Intern
Salisbury University

“Lori spoke to over 500 hundred college women and administrators at TCU. We desperately needed some help with Eating Disorder Awareness on our campus. She captured the crowd with her enthusiasm and humor and had them listening intently to her own personal story of struggle and triumph. Lori’s message of hope and healing is so powerful that you can’t help but want the life of freedom that she describes.


Booking Lori to speak at our campus was more amazing of an experience than we could have imagined. Her humor, wittiness, intelligence, honesty, and genuine compassion all make for a powerful program. Lori’s message of hope will impact many lives, just like the hundreds she inspired at TCU, we couldn’t have done NEDAW without her and look forward to her coming back to speak.”

-Martha Moseley

Women's Studies Student and recovered anorexic
Texas Christian University

"All college students are stressed, and Lori does a great job emphasizing the importance of slowing down, as well as sharing her experience with eating disorders with college women who are battling the same issues."

Emily Storms
Student
Loyola University Chicago

“Lori’s expertise and story are really powerful. Students immediately feel really comfortable with her. They understand she’s spent a lifetime working on issues which establishes trust and credibility so people feel open with her. I personally gained tremendous insights and feel Lori’s style and message are very helpful and valuable.”

Metro State College of Denver logoJoanna Snawder
Associate Director, Women’s Studies
Metro State College of Denver

"Our students really enjoyed Lori's openness and how she shared healthy tips for everyone as part of her speech on eating disorder awareness."

Sara Peters
Women's Center Director
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

SaraPeters "Lori speaks candidly, humorously and from the heart about her life experiences and recovery from bulimia. There is a great need for what Lori has to offer and her passion for helping students is infectious."

George N. Suel Jr. Ed.D.
Adjunct Instructor
Antelope Valley College

DrGeorge
Keynote Programs

“If you’re looking for someone to jump start and empower their team to get them to achieving their goal then I highly recommend you hire Lori Hanson. She is amazing.

Lori on behalf of the Women of Key, I would like to thank you for your assisting us with kicking off our new program. Your energetic and motivating tips were very empowering. Everyone left grateful and inspired that they could achieve anything, if they take care of themselves first. Your tips definitely benefit all employees in any organization. I had women come up to me and tell me as they were leaving, that they were excited to share your tips and books with family members!”

Debbie Trujillo
VP, Community Relations Director
KeyBank

“In my opinion Lori Hanson’s closing keynote for the ADA’s Health and Well Being Conference was the best program of the conference. I was fortunate enough to attend her program and to watch her tie the conference together as the closing speaker of the conference. After a full day of programs it was a most welcome closing session.

Her personal journey and stories really connected with our attendees. She inspired us to believe that anything is possible. She delivered her motivational message with lots of laughs, a burst of energy and created a lasting impression.

If you’re looking for a dynamic keynote speaker with a different flavor to spice up your conference or event, I highly recommend Lori Hanson. She will challenge, entertain and motivate your attendees to take action.”

Craig S. Armstrong DDS
Chair, Dental Health and Wellbeing Advisory Subcommittee 2013
American Dental Association


Unlike other presentations I have attended on the subject, Lori’s approach to finding “Balance” was different. Her focus was to start from the inside out; taking care of your personal well being so that you have all cylinders firing when you try to manage the multitude of demands on your time. What she said made perfect sense, starting with what you put into your body for fuel. It is something we have all heard, but Lori clearly illustrated how that is what connects the dots in finding Balance.

Her enthusiasm and real life testimonial inspired the audience to learn more and take action in their own lives. Her insight is something I wish I had in my twenties, but it is never too late to start living a better version of your life today. Thank you Ball LogoLori helping me begin to find my balance.”

Alison A. Medbery
Director of Business Management
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

"Thank you for speaking at our CenturyLink Women’s National Chapter Annual Meeting. We were touched by your stories, challenged by your message and inspired to take action and create more balance in our lives.

The information you shared expanded our understanding of the nutritional
component of finding balance. Your balancing exercise provided a concrete method of putting your message into practice. Your talk was rich with wisdom to improve our lives.

The seeds you planted will change us for the better and help us to realize our full potential.”
CenturyLink

Kathleen R. Haile
National President
CenturyLink Women


“Thanks so much for coming to our WINS event here at McGraw Hill. I know that it wasn’t your usual engagement of speaking, that you were we on a panel.

You absolutely filled the void in termMcGraw-Hill Companiess of helping people understand about attitude, how important it is—giving them a plan on your visualization board and overall filing in the gaps. You blended so well. I’m so happy that you came.”

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Michele B. Irwin
Key Accounts Representative
KMGH-TV - AZTECA AMERICA-COLORADO

“Several of the topics really resonated with our group, including: awareness of the negative messages we can tell ourselves, taking at least 5+ minutes each day for ourselves, and using our minds to envision ourselves achieving what we want. Lori’s stories were both interesting and inspiring and all of our participants thought that it was time well spent.”

“As the coordinator of the event, I particularly appreciated Lori’s professionalism and attention to detail. Lori spent extra time tailoring the presentation to our audience and working with me in advance on logistics to ensure a seamless delivery.”Accenture

Leslie D. Pham
Manager, E-Learning
Accenture


"Thank you so much for coming to CH2M HILL to present a seminar on stress and life balance. It was very informational and well received by our employees. Many folks commented that they were able to apply your tips immediately to help manage stress in their lives! We look forward to having you back for presentations in the future."

ch2mShayla Glendenning
Injury Prevention Specialist
CH2M HILL

"Thank you Lori for sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge about how to reduce and practice self-care for health care providers. "

craigTerry Chase, MA, ND, RN
Patient & Family Education Coordinator
Craig Hospital

“Lori Hanson is a dynamic speaker who shares her humor and csgcompassion with her audiences. Her personal experiences and authentic approach quickly engage and captivate those she meets.”

Suzanne Broski
SVP Human Resources
CSG Systems
"Lori Hanson exudes the passion and energy of an individual who thrives on helping people improve their lives. She isan engaging rotaryand entertaining speaker. She discusses topics people don't usually talk about and inspired us to evaluate how we deal with stress and the amount of balance in our lives. Lori is humorous, compassionate and has a valuable message to share. I would highly recommend her for your next event."

Greg Nutter
Program Chair
Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club


"Thank you so much for your terrific presentation last night. You did a great job explaining the often confusing maze of Amazon's information and programs, and your handout was very helpful. You are a wonderful speaker and we all greatly enjoyed your take on Aaron's book, what worked for you and your books, and the tips you shared with everyone. I received many compliments on the program and it was obvious what a great success it was by how many people were talking to you afterward. Thanks again for your time and support of PALA."

Sharon Goldinger
Vice President
Publishers Association of Los Angeles

"Lori-really well done. You were very polished, decisive, informative, poised. Very impressive. We all thank you for an outstanding and generous presentation. We've received several praises about your palapresentation."

Gary Young
President
Publishers Association of Los Angeles
Director of Professional Development Independent Writers of So CA

Teen Programs

Kennedy"Thank you for sharing your life experiences with the young ladies at Penny Lane Centers' Teen Pregnancy Prevention Workshop. You made them feel comfortable with themselves and life. They know you can stumble, fumble in your life's journey, self correct and still continue your journey. Thank you, continue to share your stories."

L. Dianne Kennedy
Volunteer Manager
Penny Lane Centers

pennylane"Her voice draws you in to listen. There's a calming energy to Lori that invokes a sense of comfort. I was impressed by her victory over her past and the willingness to share to help others to heal."

Bill Parrish
Project Manager
Penny Lane Centers


"I'd like to commend you for making a difficult subject easily understandable to those of us in the group who were unfamiliar with the terminology. Your knowledge of the subject is clearly vast, and your passion for helping others is obvious and inspiring."

Karen Ratliff
Middle School Teacher
Santa Clarita, California

"Lori delivered laughter, entertainment and thought provoking messages to our teen girls at the Strive for Strength Annual Retreat. She's a dynamic speaker and changing lives daily...
Two thumbs up!"

Julie Ota
Co-Founder
Strive for Strength


klien"The awareness of the detrimental effects of drugs/alcohol, eating disorders, depression, stress, etc. is vital to our students. Creek was fortunate to have Lori Hanson share her experiences and educate our students with coping methods on these topics."

Euna Klein,
Student Senate
Cherry Creek High School

"I recommend Lori as a guest speaker and presenter for classes and schools. She spoke for my Life Management class at Valencia High School. The students liked her down-to-earth style and open nature. This is a hot topic that needs attention in our youth today."

Anne Kellogg
Educator/Tennis Coach
Valencia High School

Women's Programs

“If you’re looking for someone to jump start and empower their team to get them to achieving their goal then I highly recommend you hire Lori Hanson. She is amazing.

Lori on behalf of the Women of Key, I would like to thank you for your assisting us with kicking off our new program. Your energetic and motivating tips were very empowering. Everyone left grateful and inspired that they could achieve anything, if they take care of themselves first. Your tips definitely benefit all employees in any organization. I had women come up to me and tell me as they were leaving, that they were excited to share your tips and books with family members!”

Debbie Trujillo
VP, Community Relations Director
KeyBank

"Thank you for speaking at our CenturyLink Women’s National Chapter Annual Meeting. We were touched by your stories, challenged by your message and inspired to take action and create more balance in our lives.

The information you shared expanded our understanding of the nutritional
component of finding balance. Your balancing exercise provided a concrete method of putting your message into practice. Your talk was rich with wisdom to improve our lives.

The seeds you planted will change us for the better and help us to realize our full potential.”
CenturyLink

Kathleen R. Haile
National President
CenturyLink Women


“Lori Hanson presented B.A.L.A.N.C.E. – Find out where it is for ME to the Women’s Employee Resource Group at Ball Corporation. When I sent out the invite for her presentation, I was overwhelmed by the number of women who immediately accepted the invitation. It was indicative to me that the term “Balance” is something we, as women, continually seek throughout our lifetime no matter what stage of life we are in.

I too was very interested to hear what Lori had to present on how I could better manage my time and ever changing priorities. Unlike other presentations I have attended on the subject, Lori’s approach to finding “Balance” was different. Her focus was to start from the inside out; taking care of your personal well being so that you have all cylinders firing when you try to manage the multitude of demands on your time. What she said made perfect sense, starting with what you put into your body for fuel. It is something we have all heard, but Lori clearly illustrated how that is what connects the dots in finding Balance.

Her enthusiasm and real life testimonial inspired the audience to learn more and take action in their own lives. Her insight is something I wish I had in my twenties, but it is never too late to start living a better version of your life today. Thank you Ball LogoLori helping me begin to find my balance.”

Alison A. Medbery
Director of Business Management
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

"Thank you for such an awesome presentation at the November program meeting for Soroptimist International of Glendale. Wow! Our club members are still singing your praises! Your motivational presentation, How to Keep Balance in a Crazy Lifestyle, was delivered in such a captivating way — and your ability to craft your message in an energetic and inspiring manner made it a fun and memorable experience for all who attended.

On behalf of the SIG Board, I appreciate the valuable contribution you have made by speaking at our meeting and making our program meeting most enjoyable for our members. The knowledge, soropsinformation, and enthusiasm you shared really inspired us to find guilt-free balance in this crazy lifestyle we certainly all live."

Liz Mirzaian
1st Vice President of Programs
Soroptimist International of Glendale, CA


“Thanks so much for coming to our WINS event here at McGraw Hill.

You absolutely filled the void in terms of helping people understand about attitude, how important it is—giving them a plan oMcGraw-Hill Companiesn your visualization board and overall filing in the gaps. I know you had conversations with the other panelists before speaking and you blended so well. I’m so happy that you came.”

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Michele B. Irwin
Key Accounts Representative
KMGH-TV - AZTECA AMERICA-COLORADO

“It was great having Lori out to speak to our Women’s Networking Group. She was a very engaging speaker and our women gained a lot from her stories and philosophies. Several of the topics really resonated with our group, including: awareness of the negative messages we can tell ourselves, taking at least 5+ minutes each day for ourselves, and using our minds to envision ourselves achieving what we want. Lori’s stories were both interesting and inspiring and all of our participants thought that it was time well spent.”

“As the coordinator of the event, I particularly appreciated Lori’s professionalism and attention to detail. Lori spent extra time tailoring the presentation to our audience and working with me in advance on logistics to ensure a seamless delivery.”Accenture

Leslie D. Pham
Manager, E-Learning
Accenture


"Your Balanced Nutrition on a Budget speech was perfect Zonta logofit for our LifeForward community advocacy workshop. Your energy and humor were a great addition to our program."

Chris Miller
President
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita

"Wow! Lori Hanson is a powerful and exciting speaker and an entertaining singer. She had all 250 women in stitches with her song! If you can book Lori for your women's or community event it will be the BEST decision you make."Citrus Valley Health Partners Logo

Dawn Cooper RN, BSN
Director Program Development
Citrus Valley Health Partners



"Lori is an outstanding speaker highly knowledgeable in assisting women having eating disorders. She is energetic, enthusiastic and extremely passionate about promoting healthy eating habits. She continues to bring a wealth of new ideas to our treatment team here at Casa de las Amigas.

Lori has a special connection with many of our residents. I do believe her personal experience is one of the strongest attractions for our residents because she demonstrates on a professional andpersonal garcialevel that recovery from any addiction is possible."


Doreen Garcia

Executive Director
Casa de las Amigas

"There was something about Lori...I realized it was the passion in her voice as she talked about helping the victims suffering from eating disorders. Lori's personal experience hits hard and her authority, confidence, and knowledge of healing is advanced and practical.

Lori's life experience suffering from an eating disorder herself combined with her articulate and passionate presence is leading the charge in the holistic treatment of addiction from eating disorders.

After hearing Lori lecture I am reminded of the adage "the Cavalry is coming." Lori is on the fast track to becoming an icon in her field."

Mike Gantenbein
CADCII, MA, Drug & Alcohol Counselor


"Last week I had the pleasure of hearing Lori Hanson speak on the topic of "Bulimia to Bliss," at the January meeting of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Women's Association for Addiction Treatment.

I have heard Lori speak at other professional meetings, and each time, I come away feeling inspired and reassured that there's hope for any one who struggles with eating disorders or other food issues.

The author of "It Started with Pop-Tarts..." and "Teen Secrets to Surviving & Thriving," Lori is a talented and engaging speaker with an important message about the way we feed ourselves - nutritionally as well as emotionally."

Margot Desannoy, MFT
Southern California Community Liaison
Willow Springs Center, Reno, Nevada

 


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