Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An
award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful
entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television
personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good
Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to
top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host
ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4
presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes,
their families and themselves.
With her keen interest in family, health, and wellness, Joan Lunden has continued to be a reassuring and informative presence in American homes for more than 30 years. With that passion and journalistic trust, Lunden has created a brand dedicated to helping families live easier, happier, and healthier lives. Her latest venture is a line of healthy non-stick cookware,Twiztt by Joan Lunden, which recently launched nationwide in Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Also under Lunden’s brand is her Resurgence skincare line by the popular Murad Skincare.
Lunden founded and runs a women’s wellness retreat, Camp Reveille, where women come to relax, recharge, jump-start their fitness, and have fun in a Maine summer camp setting. Every day, women visit Lunden’s website & blog, Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living for health, wellness, and lifestyle tips, family information and parenting advice.
A part of the sandwich generation, Lunden’s demographic spans from working mother of 7 including two young sets of twins, ages 7 and 9; to caregiver to her 93 year old mother, so she truly understands the stresses women face today. Lunden brings that experience to all her projects, whether focusing on parenting, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, or family caregiving.
From real-life experience sprung Lunden’s passion for elder and family caregiving. She is the spokesperson for the nation’s leading senior referral service, A Place for Mom; she currently hosts RLTV’s Taking Care, a series dedicated to caregivers across America; and she recently co-authored a new edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregiving.
Lunden has served as national spokesperson for various organizations such as The American Heart Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, The American Lung Association, The American Red Cross, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and The Colon Cancer Alliance. She speaks regularly around the country about health & wellness, parenting, success & balance in life, and more.
One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 40 magazines and book covers. Her books include Growing Up Healthy: Protecting Your Child From Diseases Now Through Adulthood; Wake-Up Calls; A Bend In The Road Is Not The End Of The Road; Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living; Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking; Mother’s Minutes Your Newborn Baby; and Good Morning, I’m Joan Lunden. She also hosts the exercise video Workout America.
Sample of Speech Topics
“How to continue your healthy lifestyle during these tough economic times.”
“The Ten Best Secrets to Success in Business”
“How Not to raise stupid kids…what technology is doing to our children and how to avoid the pitfalls”
“How to take care of your aging parent and not make your children suffer so they can continue with their daily lives.”
Joan Lunden Speaking Testimonials
Nancy Brown, Chief Executive Officer of American Heart Association:
“I wanted to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your continued support of the American Heart Association and our mission. It’s been such a pleasure to spend time with you at Go Red for Women’s Grand Salon the past two years and I was thrilled about your continued collaboration with Go Red for Women by inviting a heart disease survivor to speak at Camp Reveille. We’re fortunate to work with thousands of survivors and advocates across the country who are making a significant difference by sharing their inspiring stories. Joan, thank you for your passion and commitment to helping women and their families live longer, stronger, healthier lives.”
Joshua Krakoff, Chief Operating Officer of JCC Rockland:
“We were so pleased to have had Joan Lunden participate as the keynote speaker for our first ever Women’s Health and Wellness Symposium in 2009. 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 participations was a critical component to the success of the event.”
Jody O’Neill, Administrator of Virginia Medical Management Group Association:
”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.”
Bonny Breuer, Women to Women, Greenville, South Carolina:
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.
Jackie Smaga, Executive Director of The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc.
“Dear Joan, Where do I begin thanking you!? On behalf of Michael, myself, and everyone at The Michael Bolton Charities, I am writing to express our deepest gratitude to you for serving as the Mistress of Ceremonies for our 17thannual event. Thank you for being with us since our beginning – thank you for taking the time to witness our work firsthand by visiting our beneficiaries over the years – thank you for helping to spread the word about our work.
Thank you for lending your time, talent, and voice to our video. Your continued kindness, generosity, and friendship means the word to us. Because of you, we have been able to continue our mission by helping us raise significant dollars over the past seventeen years. These funds will fuel our work to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. Because of you, the future is brighter for so many.
Thank you again for all the amazing work you do for so many worthwhile causes. We are honored to have you in our family. “
Michael Bolton, Founder of The Michael Bolton Charities, Inc.
“Joan, No words will convey my gratitude for your friendship and support. You are superwoman to all of us.
Much Love, Michael”
Patricia Warner, Executive Director of University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital:
“It was a very special treat for me to meet you and more importantly that you were willing to lead our Women’s Power Breakfast Panel. We have a very special Women’s Health Program and with your help, and that of Vivian, Liz and Laura, you really have expanded our reach to a broader audience.
The power of women in taking control of their lives is so strong. And, as we know, women make so many decisions about health and wellness for their families. I appreciate you being with us and for sure a “buzz” was created.”
Dana McNulty of Accenture Public Service Women’s Leadership Forum:
“It was a pleasure meeting you at The 2008 Accenture Public Service Women’s Leadership Forum in Sacramento. I truly appreciate you sharing your stories of inspiration and determination with us. I’ve also been enjoying reading your bookA Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road. I have personally taken many of your points to heart and will refer back to them many times in the future.”
Daniel Weiss, President of Lafayette University:
“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. Enclosed is a copy of our group photograph as a small momento of the occasion and as a reminder our great pleasure in presenting you with an honorary degree on that day.
On a personal note, I was delighted to have the opportunity to spend time with you on that busy day. You were especially gracious to spend so much time with us and I much appreciated having the chance to talk. Please accept my thanks and best wishes.”