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Loretta LaRoche
"The Humor Potential"
Loretta LaRoche Expertise: Stress Management • Change • Humor • Life Balance
Fee Range: $15,000 to $20,000
Location: Massachusetts
Loretta LaRoche has helped people deal with everyday stress for over thirty years. With irreverent humor and an innate sense of the absurd, Loretta helps people see how needlessly complex and stressful our lives can become.

Loretta's wit, wisdom and humor is a common-sense view of life that leaves audiences inspired, motivated and roaring with laughter. Often irreverent--always hilarious--keynote speaker and lecturer Loretta helps people discover how thoughts, feelings and behaviors can affect work performance, relationships, success and self-worth. Loretta shows how humor can benefit the health of an organization and its employees, and improve productivity in the workplace.
An international consultant and lecturer in the field of stress management, Loretta is widely known as star of six award-winning specials on PBS, including favorite titles, The Joy of Stress, Humor Your Stress, How Serious is This, Relax! You Only Live Once, Get a Life, and her newest addition, Life is Short! - Wear Your Party Pants. She has appeared as a guest-expert on the CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC networks.

Through hilarious anecdotes and practical exercises, Loretta's best-selling books Relax - You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left (Villard 1998), introduces the power of humor to overcome stress in everyday life and Life is Not a Stress Rehearsal (Broadway Books 2001) brings yesterday's sane wisdom into today's insane world so we can slow down, smell the roses, and learn to laugh at ourselves again. Her newest book, Life is Short! -Wear Your Party Pants (Hay House 2003) brings her one-of-a-kind perspective for living an optimistic and resilient life in these challenging times.

Every year, Loretta conducts over 100 lectures, seminars and training workshops, for healthcare professionals, hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Clients include NASA, FAA, IRS, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MD Anderson Medical Center, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Dun & Bradstreet. At the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Loretta teams up with Joan Borysenko, Mind/Body scientist, clinician and teacher for a series of weekend conferences for women.

Loretta LaRoche is an adjunct faculty member at The Mind/Body Medical Institute of Boston, affiliated with Beth Israel and Harvard Medical School, and is a contributing writer for The Wellness Book by Dr. Herbert Benson, Mind/Body Medical Institute. She has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, The Boston Globe, First, Woman's Day and Self. Her weekly column, Get a Life, is published every Monday in The Patriot Ledger's Lifestyle section.

Programs and brief descriptions:
  • The Joy of Stress
    (Finding The Bless in the Mess)
    Join Loretta in discovering that " stressed spelled backwards is desserts." Explore the possibilities that can help us use stress as an ally rather than the enemy. Learn to become more resilient, creative and joyful.

  • How To Prevent Hardening of the Attitude TM
    (Reducing Stress in the Workplace)
    Our work literally takes up most of our lives. Therefore, it would make sense for us to chose to enjoy it. Find out how to look forward to Monday instead of enduring until Friday! Discover how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can affect work performance, relationships and our own self-worth.

  • Whine, Women & Song
    (The Wit and Wisdom of Womanhood)
    "We are women hear us roar!" Is it possible to climb the corporate ladder, pick up toys, be a domestic goddess and not lose your mind?
    Discover the fun in the feminine as we share the wit and wisdom of being a woman.

  • Parenting With Humor
    (Is It Possible?)
    "Sit down, stop it, clean your room, don't use my good scissors!" Sound familiar? Can we raise a responsible human being using optimism, joy and good humor without resorting to awfulizing and catastrophizing? Explore the possibilities of having a family that laughs and supports each other.

  • Love, Laughter & Lasagna
    (A Recipe for a Positive Outlook)
    Sick of being a "Human Doing?" Savor ways to elicit the past to reframe the present into a simpler lifestyle that honors families, friends, a sense of community and yourself.

  • Life Is Not A Stress Rehearsal
    (Bringing Yesterday's Sane Lifestyle Into Today's Insane World)
    For most of us life has become a pressure cooker of unrealistic expectations, information overload, relentless marketing and workaholism that we spend our days stressed out. Loretta makes us see the wisdom of a more civilized time when no one carried a cell phone during a peaceful walk on the beach. With her contemporary wit and a hearty dose of old-world wisdom Loretta brings a breath of fresh air for everyone who's suffocating in our techno crazed, germ-phobic, " go-go" world.

  • Life Is Short- Wear Your Party Pants
    (10 Simple Truths That Lead To An Amazing Life)
    Loretta will give you the tools you need to not only reduce feelings of tension, but also bring joy, passion, and gusto to your life. She gives you dozens of proven techniques for recognizing the ten simple truths that will lead you to an intense, happy, successful life: resilience, living in the moment,optimisim,acceptance,humor,creativity,moderation, responsibility, meaning and connection. As Loretta says" Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift- that's why they call it the present."

  • Authentic Happiness: It Takes Courage to be Happy
    One of the most self-defeating concepts in the modern world is the pursuit of happiness. Not because it is not without merit. Since we all know that feeling good far outweighs feeling bad. It is "how" we go about it that has helped create the epidemic of self-entitlement, depression, lack of humor, and outbursts of anger that permeate the culture. We cannot buy, or demand happiness. Loretta LaRoche, a pioneer in the field of stress management using humor as a coping mechanism, now brings you her newest work..."It takes Courage to be Happy"... She brings newly discovered life-transforming answers to how we can change our lives, mentally, physically, and spiritually through a series of groundbreaking information and exercises that show the connection between happiness and human behavior...
    1. Discover how to reduce self-chatter - When unnecessary self-chatter subsides, you will become calmer, more attentive and content.
    2. Explore how to increase positive emotions in your life to counter depression. and stress..
    3. Become empowered by learning how to be authentically happy, which in turn creates a more prosperous life, better relationships, and a longer healthier life.
Client Testimonials:
"Since seeing Loretta's Joy of Stress video, my performance development peers and I have been "evangelizing" for humor to relieve stress. We share your message often and have shown your tapes ever since. You have a profound effect on all of us. Thanks for being courageous enough to bring your message to corporate America - we need it!"
-- J. S., Cleveland, OH

"The CEO of Rockland Trust Company introduced Loretta LaRoche to an audience of over 400 employees at the annual employee meeting, with the comment, "once you see and hear Loretta you will never forget her!" those words may be an understatement."
-- J. E. Dugan, Assistant VP, Rockland Trust Company, Rockland, MA

Articles:
Get A Life: You can't buy your way to happiness
Get A Life: Age not an excuse for female flab

Books:
Book:Life Is Short - Wear Your Party Pants! Author: Loretta LaRoche    Book:Relax- You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left! Author: Loretta LaRoche    Book:The Joy Journal Author: Loretta LaRoche
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