terri talks

Terri Talks

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?
 
 

Beauty Lessons

  • 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

Terri and attendees of the Intermountain Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society Fall Conference--Terri delivered the Keynote Address “A Crooked Smile: Facing Change with Grace and Humor.” 

Terri and attendees of the Intermountain Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society Fall Conference--Terri delivered the Keynote Address “A Crooked Smile: Facing Change with Grace and Humor.” 

 
 

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

Healing Journeys

Gilda’s Laugh Fest

University of Michigan Medical Center

Ford Motor Company

Boca Raton Community Hospital

Kaiser Permanente

Cancer Lifeline

Washington State Dental Hygienist Association