Innovation built up from Complete Failure

Innovation Built Up from Complete Failure

Stacy Pederson is an innovator. She’s also a complete failure. After failing in every conceivable way, Stacy chose to reinvent her life. She is now a sought-after Speaker/Clean Comedian who gives audiences fun—yet practical—advice on overcoming stress, innovation, and living a life that matters.

Theater-Based Performance Education

Stacy Pederson holds a BFA in Theatre and has performed stage, film, commercial, standup comedy, and radio work.  She is the co-founder of The Academy of Children’s Theatre, (ACT) in Colorado Springs, as well as Ministry Center for the Arts, (MCA).

Award-Winning Style of Comedy and Speaking

Stacy’s humor is witty, creative, clean, professional, and enjoyable for all ages. She recently won first place out of comedians in “Colorado’s Got Talent” in 2013 and took second place in the overall competition.

Interwoven Storytelling and Stand-up

Stacy Pederson’s stand up comedy and outlook on life began with a diagnosis of a terminal illness with her first husband. Stacy began a difficult journey fraught with failure—including a failed marriage, single parenting, job loss, broken dreams, and financial ruin.

Then in July of 2011, Stacy stepped on a rusty nail while building a set for a kid’s musical theatre camp. The simple misstep caused several bouts in the hospital, near death experiences, and surgery with lifelong repercussions. Stacy now has a deep understanding of the universal need we all have for hope, love, joy, and laughter. She uses her perspective to add depth and inspiration to her performances.

Stacy is now married to the love of her life and best friend, Jeff Pederson, and is the mother of several amazing children. They reside in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area. Stacy understands firsthand the power of pain, hope, fear, failure, laughter, legacy and future/forward thinking. She loves sharing her lessons with others.

Facts About Stacy

  • Almost died several times
  • Was raised by hippie parents
  • Has performed in front of thousands
  • Suffers from terrible stage fright

  • Has accidentally blown the button off her pants on more than one occasion
  • Continues to speak to organizations of all types for the simple fact she gets to stay in hotels, and hotels have housekeepers


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