Award-Winning Journalist, Women's Health & Wellness Advocate & Breast Cancer Survivor
An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, and women's health & wellness advocate, Joan Lunden has been a trusted voice in American homes for more than 30 years. For nearly two decades, Lunden greeted viewers each morning on Good Morning America bringing insight to the day’s top stories. As the longest running female host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 5 presidents, 5 Olympics, and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families, and their health. Read More >
Joan Lunden Addressing a Women's Summit
Fight Like a Warrior
Don't Limit Your Possibilities
In her most candid keynote yet, acclaimed broadcast journalist and baby boomer Joan Lunden delves into the various phases of aging and takes the dull and depressing out of aging, replacing it with wit and humor. Through her poignant and often hilarious personal experiences, Lunden candidly shares her anxieties, breakthroughs and how she’s coping with the realities of aging. She will also explore the science of aging, including how it impacts the body and brain, while dispelling myths and revealing useful options to stave off the aging process for as long as possible.
Lunden shares why she decided to go public with her breast cancer battle, what she learned, the breast cancer myths she discovered, and risk factors women need to know about. Lunden takes you through the hard decisions she had to make, and the silver linings she came across along the way.
Lunden shares how much times have changed for women over the past 50 years, the obstacles they have had to overcome, and having experience in constantly reinventing herself and her career Joan gives advice on how to use reinvention as a tool for success.
Lunden shares what she learned through her personal experience as a cancer patient and what she learned from the thousands of patients and survivors who reached out to her through her website and social media. Lunden tells of the fears a patient harbors, the hard decisions a patient has to make during the battle to save their life, the lies we all tell to our doctors, and the importance of screenings that can save people lives.
Joan 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.
Lunden speaks frequently on the topics of motivation, inspiration and change. Leaving her seat on Good Morning America after two decades, Joan had to deal with reinventing herself in front of millions of Americans. Since then she has faced career and personal life hurdles, overcoming each with new strategies for dealing with life’s changes. Joan shares her personal story as well as giving advice on how to be flexible with what life throws your way while maintaining your sense of self.
66 million Americans are caregivers for someone they love, and that is 30% of the U.S. population. Some experts are predicting that figure will triple over the next decade. A longer life expectancy has led to an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers. Being a part of the sandwich generation Joan had to take care of her aging mother while still raising two sets of young twins and managing her career. From this experience, Joan quickly launched a large portion of her career into the dedicated space of “caregiving.” It is without doubt this is the next health crisis facing our country. Joan shares her personal experience of caring for her 93-year-old mother while still working and raising young children. Joan shares what she has learned about how to be prepared for caregiving so you can avoid getting overwhelmed when a crisis happens. Read More >
Joan Lunden is no stranger to the spontaneity of a live appearance. As the longest-running host of Good Morning America, Joan has over 30 years of expertise as a journalist, host, and interviewer. Lunden leads panels on a wide variety of topics, including the role of women in media, health & wellness, breast cancer & genetics, boomers, caregiving, and success & empowerment. Read More >
Lunden is a seasoned veteran and is known for making panelists feel comfortable with her warmth and her natural way of guiding a discussion. If you have a client looking for an experienced moderator for their next event, Lunden has an unparalleled ability to bring her own insight to a panel discussion, while skillfully navigating the personalities of many experts on one stage. Read Less ^
"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!"
"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 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 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. She completely exceeded my expectations (which were really high!) I particularly enjoyed hearing about her 10 principles for happiness and all of the stories about her career trajectory as well as tips for working moms and work/life balance - very motivating for me as a working mom with a 5 and 7 year old. There were actually more men there than we expected and they thoroughly enjoyed it as much as the women!"
"Joan was wonderful—I wish she could hear all of the positive feedback. Richmond women love Joan Lunden!!"
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.
"We were thrilled to have Joan Lunden speak to the Virginia MGMA. She was warm, friendly and knowledgeable as she shared her insights into the 10 traits of highly successful people. Everyone loved it."
"The women of Greenville are STILL talking about your visit—you made quite an impact on our community and brought such positive energy to us. I cannot thank you enough for your generous spirit and kindness—to say the least, you've left big shoes to fill in the years to come."
"Ms. Lunden’s participation drew a huge crowd of over 200 participants to the inaugural event, and she electrified the room with her inspiring life story and commitment to women’s health and wellness. She is an incredibly engaging and thoughtful speaker, and her participation was a critical component to the success of the event."
"On behalf of everyone at Lafayette, I would like to express our appreciation for your exceptional contribution at Commencement. Your speech was both inspiring and completely relevant to our graduates as they look to life after college. I have heard from a great many of our students, faculty, and staff that your speech was outstanding and much appreciated."