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; 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!
The following presentations are available:
• “Discovering Your Power, Your Way in Challenging Times”
• “A Routine Dental Visit Saved My Life" - What I have learned being an Oral Cancer Survivor
• “Discovering Your Power, Your Way in Challenging Times”—A DYP Emergency Kit™ Workshop
• “Counting My Blessings in Tough Times”
• “Celebrating Life”
• “Recognizing Everyday Miracles”
I am also happy to customize a keynote for your organization
"Joana is a true inspiration, and by sharing her life experience, she changes the lives
of all who are lucky to hear her message of perseverance and hope."
Rebbetzin Chana Herzog
Chabad of Encino
"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."
Vice President of the Kiwanis Club
"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."
Soroptimist International of Simi Valley
For topics and rates
please contact Joana for details at DYPSpeaker@gmail.com
Joana has presented to these outstanding organizations:
Cancer Council “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” fundraiser hosted by North Eastern Jewish Centre (VIRTUAL)
Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks
weSpark Cancer Support Center
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