“Laurie Laughlin? I’ve heard of you!”
I never tire of hearing that, as I smile with a combination of pride and humility. Only to have the next question, “Aren’t you that actress from Full House who is involved in the college cheating scandal?! Aunt Becky?<Insert deflated ego> No, that’s Lori Loughlin, with an “O”, as in Oh crap, busted. That is definitely not this redhead. Our names sound the same, but are spelled differently. (That’s called a homophone). Read about this mistaken identity problems and watch for my Two Weeks in Jail Tour here.
I’m Laurie Laughlin, with an A, a Funny Motivational Speaker who lost my parents and my home at a young age, lost a job that I truly enjoyed, lost my health, my entire life savings, and I even lost the ability to trust and to feel safe. But the one thing I never lost is my sense of humor.
With a degree in Homeland Security, background in lie detecting, direct sales, and stand up comedy, I now enjoy my days as a corporate keynote speaker.
In my most requested program about resilience, Ditch the Disaster Mentality and Go From Fizzled Out to Fired Up, I show audiences how they can use laughter to push through difficult times to keep going despite setbacks and challenges.
I love my basset hounds, strong coffee, crossword puzzles, and witty banter.
I asked others how they would describe me. Here are their responses:
Anal, blunt, caring, clever, cool mom, crazy, determined, direct, entertaining, fact finder, fair, funny, hilarious, honest, humorous, informative, intelligent, intriguing, opinionated, passionate, persistent, precise, punster, real, sarcastic, seriously sarcastic, solid in beliefs, straightforward, thoughtful, truthful, unexpected, unique, very knowledgeable, vivacious, witty, wry
And some could formulate full sentences to describe me:
Laurie’s humor is quick and laugh-out-loud funny. With just a few words, she has me chuckling at her uncanny wit. –Tricia McDonald, Grand Haven MI
Znamy si? z Laurie od lat i tylko ona potrafi wywo?a? u?miech swoim inteligentnym i subtelnym dowcipem. (Translated: I have known Laurie for years. No one makes me laugh more than she does with her intelligent wit.) -Witek Ozimek, Bielany Wrocawskie, Poland
One of your gifts is that your methodology and humor make delegates learn a lot. -Holger K., Bempflingen, Germany
OMG, what a funny lady! I have been in the audience of two of Laurie’s performances and on each occasion the crowd was in stitches. Laurie brings clean humor to grand heights. Her act is fresh and perfect for any event. -Richard van Holz, Grand Haven MI
Laurie has always provided laughter and fun for those around her. I’ve seen her wit in action for over 20 years now and she never fails to entertain. She is creative, funny and a real charmer and will provide your group with an event that will be talked about long after it’s over. -Debbie Burton, Rockford MI
Laurie I absolutely look forward to your humor and tongue-in-cheek tidbits every time I see you! Thank you for being a source of laughs and “somethings” to think about. -Kris Campbell, Temecula CA
I was so excited when I heard my company hired you to speak at our quarterly meeting. You definitely delivered. We were still laughing about it the next day. -Reese G., Indianapolis IN
Laurie, I adore your humour. I have shared a number of your quips just so others can witness your wicked style and have a hearty laugh. -Christine Holroyd, West Gippsland, Australia