Joan "hit it out of the park!" We absolutely loved her and appreciated the work she did in preparing her remarks. It really resonated with our attendees.
Joan Lunden is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, television host, and motivational speaker who has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 40 years. Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America for nearly two decades, making her the longest-running female host ever on early morning television.
Lunden continues to be one of America's most recognized and trusted journalists, making her a sought-after speaker for events nationwide. As an ardent health & senior advocate, Lunden has testified before the Food and Drug Administration advocating mandatory mammogram reporting and the Congressional House Ways and Means Committee advocating for the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Lunden hosts the PBS television series Second Opinion with Joan Lunden and the Washington Post Podcast series Caring for Tomorrow on the future of healthcare. Lunden is also the ambassador to the Poynter Institute's MediaWise for Seniors program, which educates individuals over 50 on media literacy - separating fact from fiction online. Lunden recently served as a visiting professor at Lehigh University in their College of Health, teaching Population Health and the Media.
One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 60 magazines and book covers. Lunden's newest book, Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging, quickly became a New York Times Best Seller.
In June 2014, Lunden was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. An eternal optimist, she turned her diagnosis and subsequent cancer treatment into an opportunity to become an advocate to help others. Lunden shared her battle against breast cancer in her book Had I Known.
Lunden has served as a national spokesperson for organizations such as the American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, American Lung Association, American Red Cross, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today's modern working woman.
Joan Lunden's books include Why Did I Come into This Room: A Candid Conversation About Aging; Had I Known; Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving; Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood; Wake-Up Calls; A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road; Joan Lunden's Healthy Living; Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking; Mother's Minutes; Your Newborn Baby; and Good Morning, I'm Joan Lunden.
Featured Keynote Programs
Had I Known
My Breast Cancer Journey
Joan Lunden shares her personal experience of breast cancer and what she has learned through her journey about health, fitness and the importance of family, friends and community. She gives the patient’s perspective on her treatment from her own personal experience and from what she has heard from the thousands of women who write into her website. Joan includes advice on how to be the CEO of your own health.
How To Be the CEO of Your Own Health
Joan Lunden speaks on how we need to reform the way we approach the management of our own health, and how we interact with our doctors and medical institutions. Joan gives strategies on how to take charge of your health as well as be a better patient, helping you to live healthier, happier and longer.
The Ten Best Secrets to Success
Having interviewed top business tycoons and a myriad of world leaders over her three decades as a journalist, Joan Lunden shares what she has learned throughout her career along with advice from the most successful people in the world and their common traits. Joan shares her personal journey of making it to the top of the tough television news business as well as how she reinvented herself launching her own business based on her focus in women’s health and wellness. As one of the most well-known working moms in the country, Joan can also talk about balancing home and family—how to keep your family values while being a successful working woman.
Joan helped pave the way for working women in America after a long career in a male-dominated industry. Joan has a unique perspective with tips and anecdotes that transcend any industry. In her empowering talk, Joan shares how she navigated it all with optimism, determination, and of course, her witty sense of humor.
Speech Topics Events:
Secrets of a Successful Woman: Risk, Passion, Humor, and Perseverance.
Now That We Have It All, How Do We Do It All
Strategies for Success: Women’s Path to Power and Reinvention
I wanted to tell you how WONDERFUL Joan's speech was yesterday! I am continuing to hear rave reviews from throughout our community, from healthcare professionals, cancer survivors, those currently in treatment and interested community members
Joan skillfully and graciously made the audience feel at ease while also delivering a very interesting and informative speech. It was a pleasure working with Joan and her team.
I would like you to know that Joan Lunden inspired one of the attendees at our Oncology Symposium to get her long overdue mammogram Lo and Behold it was positive. She was an early stage but still need surgery [and treatment]. She is absolutely convinced that if she did not attend this symposium, she would not have gotten this exam and who knows when she would have followed thru. Joan makes a difference.
Joan was wonderful--I wish she could hear all of the positive feedback. Richmond women love Joan Lunden!!
Numerous ladies have shared their enthusiasm and gratefulness for Joan's incredibly meaningful and inspiring visit, along with her dispensing excellent advice! [O]ur mammogram center has been flooded with phone calls! We all thank you for coming to Richmond and assisting us with raising important research funds while providing education - the BEST of both passions we all share! So very glad we met!
Thank you so much for a fabulous talk to The Present Day Club on Wednesday! Joan was SUPERB! So professional and polished, yet approachable and humorous. We all loved it. Those of us who did not already have Joan's book purchased it right away following the talk. Bravo and thank you!!
"We received a lot of positive feedback from everyone in attendance and we were absolutely thrilled with how the session went. You were a truly captivating speaker and provided us all with a lot of life lessons and advice that will stick with us for life."
Joan was wonderful! I have been inundated with emails and phone calls since yesterday. Everyone is giving me positive feedback - Joan was engaging, funny, heartfelt, approachable, and so very nice! The entire day was a huge success.