Terri is a nationally known humorist and keynote speaker. For forty years, she has inspired, informed, and entertained audiences across the country.
Terri has spoken in a variety of venues on topics including empowerment, stress management, conflict resolution, coping with change, and storytelling in organizations. She addresses health care providers on the healing power of humor, creating a healing environment for patients and providers, and overcoming lateral violence. Having now spent more time than she wanted to in the patient role, Terri is better equipped than ever to speak with providers on what patients need. Since the cancer years, Terri has shared her wisdom and her stories with cancer patients and those who care for them—which includes just about all of us!
It is Terri’s great joy and honor to connect with people and she is happy to customize her Talks to meet the needs of a specific audience.
A Selection of Terri Talks
A Crooked Smile: Facing Change with Grace and Humor
- Turning obstacles into stepping stones
- Dealing gracefully with unwanted change
- Holding your head up along the way
- “Some day we’ll laugh about this.” How about today?
- The rise and fall of the Vile Bitch Upstairs
- What really matters?
- The beauty of gratitude
- Relentless self-acceptance
Wit and Wisdom from Both Sides of the Bed
- A provider reports back
- A patient's eye view of what matters
- Balancing curing and caring
- Little things mean a lot
- Creating a healing environment: whose job is it anyway?
Successful Survivorship: Loving What’s Left
- Honoring the losses
- The healing power of fun
- Guts, resilience & hope
- Organic reinvention
Select List of Clients
Cynosure Health Summit
Center for Attitudinal Healing
Disability Arts Festival
American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Brigham & Womens’ Hospital
UCSF Holistic Nurses Association
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
California Pacific Institute for Health & Healing
Gilda’s Laugh Fest
University of Michigan Medical Center
Ford Motor Company
Boca Raton Community Hospital
Washington State Dental Hygienist Association