• DYP™ Speaking Services

    Inspire, motivate, engage and interact

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    My path to becoming a speaker is on the unconventional side: half my tongue was removed and rebuilt with parts from my forearm. The end result: cancer remission and a strong speech impediment —don’t worry, you can still understand me! Yet none of this has stopped me from discovering my power and surging forward with a new purpose.


    In 2016, I accepted the opportunity to speak about “Celebrating Life”, power, gratitude, and discoveries when life gets tough.


    That experience led to my second act as a professional speaker, touching the lives of hundreds of people by sharing my extraordinary experience. But it isn’t about me at all! My purpose is to help you discover your power, your way; to help you to overcome adversity and rediscover a deeper you.


    Does your organization or faith-based audience need a thought-provoking and inspiring speaker to energize its members? Do you seek to address the hard issues of life yet not sure how to break the comfort zone? My presentations are designed to inspire, motivate, engage, and interact with an audience that takes them beyond the moment and moves them forward with confidence, energy, and POWER!

  • I am also happy to customize a keynote for your organization

  • "Joana Breckner has a tale to tell. Her experience with oral cancer, from diagnosis to treatment to survival and the aftermath, is compelling and eye-opening for dental professionals and patients alike. ."

    Karen Hoffman

    Manager, Education & Events, California Dental Association

    "She has the ability to take you on her journey from detection, through treatment, to survival.

    She is definitely a force. When she speaks about her fight, people listen."

    Craig Burns

    Vice President of the Kiwanis Club

    Thousand Oaks

    "She is a true survivor who exhibits qualities of strength and hope.

    Joana is a role model for all women who are forced to overcome obstacles

    that were not planned during their journey."

    Amy Corneau


    Soroptimist International of Simi Valley

  • For topics and rates

    please contact Joana for details at DYPSpeaker@gmail.com

  • Previous Engagements

    Joana has presented to these outstanding organizations:

    • Academy of General Dentistry 2022 Conference - Oral Cancer campaign (VIDEO)
    • Beyond Oral Health-"A Deep Dive into Oral Cancer" lecture series-special guest (VIRTUAL)
    • California Dental Association -  Oral Cancer Campaign (VIRTUAL)
    • Cancer Council “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” fundraiser hosted by North Eastern Jewish Centre (VIRTUAL)

    • Cancer Support Community Pasadena (multiple workshops)
    • Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (multiple workshops)
    • Cancer Support Community – Gilda’s Club in West LA (multiple workshops)
    • Cancer Support Community Westlake Village (multiple workshops)
    • Chabad of Encino - Shavuot Event
    • Chabad of Encino Women’s Circle
    • Chabad of Sherman Oaks Women's Circle (VIRTUAL)
    • Chabad of Simi Valley Women’s Circle
    • Chabad of Tarzana Speaker’s Series
    • Chabad of Westlake Village Speaker’s Series
    • Chabad of Westlake Village Gala
    • Dental Society of Montana, District 1 (VIRTUAL)
    • Dental Society of Montana, District 2 (VIRTUAL)
    • Dental Society of Montana, District 4 (VIRTUAL)
    • Hadassah, San Fernando Valley, CA Chapter
    • Hadassah, Huntsville, Alabama Chapter (VIRTUAL)
    • JWI - Jewish Women International Mom Talk (VIRTUAL)
    • Kiwanis Club of Burbank
    • Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth
    • Kiwanis Club of Conejo Valley
    • Kiwanis Club of La Canada
    • Kiwanis Club of Glendale
    • Kiwanis Club of Moorpark
    • Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley
    • Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks

    • Kiwanis Club of Ventura
    • Lion's Club of Pasadena (VIRTUAL)
    • Montgomery Bucks Dental Society, PA (VIRTUAL)
    • Northwest District Dental Society, NM (VIRTUAL)
    • Oklahoma Dental Assoc. Conf. (VIRTUAL)
    • Optimist Club of Malibu
    • Rotary Club of Conejo Valley
    • Rotary Club of Westlake Village
    • San Antonio District Dental Society (VIRTUAL)
    • Soroptomist Club of Simi Valley
    • Soroptomist Club of Conejo Valley
    • Southside Dental Society, VA (VIRTUAL)
    • Thurston Mason County Dental Society, WA (VIRTUAL)
    • Union County Dental Society, NJ (VIRTUAL)
    • York County Dental Society, PA (VIRTUAL)
    • weSpark Cancer Support Center