virtual motivational keynote inspirational speaker

Stacy Pederson, Keynote Motivational Speaker & MC

It took almost dying to teach Stacy how to truly live.

Through Stacy’s story and her authentic, engaging style, your audience can improve their quality of life by learning how to:

  • Stress Less
  • Be Happier
  • Move Forward From Failure
  • Deal with Change
  • Live a Life People Would Die For

Why Does a Talk on Happiness, Stress or Grit Matter?

-Eat too much. Slept too little. Cried a lot over the last 2 years?

-Is your industry or company dealing with change?

-Do you have engagement issues?

-High turn over rates?

-Are your leaders equipped to deal with all of the above?

Happy employees have fewer sick days, are more productive, and have lower turn-over rates. 

Stacy has a degree in theatre and a background in clean comedy. (That’s code for “she’s not boring”.)

Stacy has a professional studio for virtual presenting which includes professional lighting, sound and camera. She has also gone through the certification process to become a certified virtual speaker through Espeakers.

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See Stacy’s most requested topics below.

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Stacy's Most Requested Topics

Want your employees to be more productive, make more sales, have less sick days, stay longer for less salary, an outperform your competition? Teach them how to be HAPPY! In, “Dying to Laugh, How to Be Happy When Your Life is a Mess” Stacy utilizes comedy, characters and good ol’ fashioned facts for a lighter take on a serious subject. Stacy shares how she went from losing everything-including almost her life- in a three week time period. It was through this process of loss that Stacy learned how to truly live. Your audience will leave with 7 actionable steps on how to stress less, enjoy life more, and be HAPPYeven at work. This talk is practical, poignant, entertaining, funny AND will help your bottom line. Great for after lunch keynote, closing keynote, or spouses programs.


We all know stress is bad for our growing bellies, bottoms and shrinking bottom lines. Stacy gives a unique and hilarious take on being a “Professional Stresspert.” Diagnosed with PTSD after almost dying several times, Stacy shares 7 stress habits to successfully sabotage you and your co-workers’ productivity and quality of life. Your audience will laugh, identify with the 7 habits of highly stressful people, and walk away with some practical “de-stressing” tips based on physiology and mindset, as well as practical tips on getting along with their co-workers or difficult customers.

This leadership training is designed to help leaders develop “grit” in their employees. Some key components to grit may comes as a huge surprise. Stacy shares tips and perspective on what “grit” is, how you can model it as a leader, and ultimately create a company culture that helps foster it in your organization. What makes Stacy an expert? As her bio briefly describes, Stacy had lost everything at one point, become gravely ill, suffered from severe depression and PTSD, and never quit. She’s walked the walk of what is shared in this talk. AND, yes, there is humor. Leaders will walk away with perspective on what grit is, actionable steps to take for their own personal and professional lives, as well as a strategy plan for developing grit within their own organization. Stacy offers a funny, lighter keynote version of this program on developing grit for employees of all types.

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Clients Rave About Stacy Pederson

Virtual Presentation: Only a successful speaker can navigate timing and engage/keep an audience’s attention in a virtual setting without audience feedback.  Our team hosted Stacy Pederson to present at a virtual team meeting in November 2020; and by the flurry of messages, laughter and stories that continuously streamed in the chat box the entire 45 minutes, there is no doubt she was a huge success!  Stacy was dependable, flexible, and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process…a true professional who I hope to have the pleasure of working with again!

— Denise M. Kovacs, Merk Animal Health,

I HIGHLY recommend Stacy Pederson, a marvelous comedian. Not only does Stacy provide super fun entertainment with her always witty and often side-splitting humor, she prepares her talk by listening to the different presentations during your event and makes “respectful” fun of things she heard in a way that reinforces learning. The perfect performer to maximize the emotional and educational impact of your event, Stacy will win all hearts, even though she has a soft spot for women and fellow mom-preneurs. Book her today. Stacy’s schedule is sure to fill up!

— Dr. Josephine Gross, Cofounder and Editor in Chief of "Networking Times"

“Can I just say that the one event I attended where Stacy Pederson was the key note speaker was AMAZING! She was hilariously funny and poignantly real and deeply touching! I have literally been thinking about the things she spoke about for an entire year!! If you are thinking about hiring her- quit thinking and just do it! You will not regret it! (And by the way, she probably has zero idea of who I am, what event I attended or why the heck I am even writing this. Basically, I am just a person who was blessed by her words and her authenticity. I am not paid or even asked to write a single word of this.- She is just that good!) ….Trisha Winslow

— Trisha Winslow –, Event Attendee