Stacy Pederson is an innovator. After failing in every conceivable way (including life itself-literally) Stacy chose to reinvent herself. She is now a sought-after Keynote Motivational Speaker who gives audiences fun—yet practical actions on how to overcome stress, handle change, be more resilient and live a life that matters.

Stacy Pederson’s stand up comedy and outlook on life began with a diagnosis of a terminal illness with her first husband. She began a difficult journey fraught with failure—a failed marriage, single parenting, job loss, broken dreams and financial ruin.

In July of 2011, Stacy stepped on a rusty nail. This simple misstep resulted in several bouts in the hospital, near-death experiences and surgery with lifelong repercussions. Stacy now has a deep understanding of the universal need we all have for hope, love, joy, and laughter. She uses her perspective to add depth and inspiration to her performances.

Stacy Pederson holds a BFA in Theatre and has performed stage, film, commercial, stand-up comedy, and radio work. She is the co-founder of The Academy of Children’s Theatre, (ACT) in Colorado Springs, as well as the Ministry Center for the Arts, (MCA).

Stacy’s humor is witty, creative, clean and professional, she won first place out of all comedians in “Colorado’s Got Talent”.

Featured Topics:

 Dying to Laugh

Want your employees to be more productive, make more sales, have less sick days, stay longer for less salary, out-perform your competition? Teach them how to be HAPPY! In, “Dying to Laugh, How to Be Happy When Your Life is a Mess” Stacy utilizes comedy, characters and good ol’ fashioned facts for a lighter take on a serious subject. Stacy shares how she went from losing everything-including almost her life- in a three week time period. It was through this process of loss that Stacy learned how to truly live. Your audience will leave with 7 actionable steps on how to stress less, enjoy life more, and be HAPPY…even at work. This talk is practical, poignant, entertaining, funny AND will help your bottom line. Great for after lunch keynote, closing keynote or spouses programs.

The Seven Habits of Highly Stressful People

We all know stress is bad for our growing bellies, bottoms and shrinking bottom lines. Stacy gives a unique and hilarious take on being a “Professional Stresspert.” Diagnosed with PTSD after almost dying several times, Stacy shares 7 stress habits to successfully sabotage you and your co-workers’ productivity and quality of life. Your audience will laugh, identify with the 7 habits of highly stressful people, and walk away with some practical “de-stressing” tips based on physiology and mindset, as well as practical tips on getting along with their co-workers or difficult customers.

The Dirt on Grit

This leadership training is designed to help leaders develop “grit” in their employees. Some key components to grit may come as a huge surprise. Stacy shares tips and perspective on what “grit” is, how you can model it as a leader, and ultimately create a company culture that helps foster it in your organization. What makes Stacy an expert? As her bio briefly describes, Stacy had lost everything at one point, become gravely ill, suffered from severe depression and PTSD, and never quit. She’s walked the walk of what is shared in this talk. AND, yes, there is humor. Leaders will walk away with perspective on what grit is, actionable steps to take for their own personal and professional lives, as well as a strategy plan for developing grit within their own organization. Stacy offers a funny, lighter keynote version of this program on developing grit for employees of all types.

What people are saying…

Community Director

Stacy is a very gifted artist who knows how to work a crowd. Her fresh, original material gets all ages engaged and fills the venue with laughter.

Association Executive

Funny, funny, funny. Need I say more???

She was hilarious and made our event a total success!

Marketing Expert

Stacy has an intelligent energy that lights up the room. When you’re planning that next big corporate event. Or, that next keynote at your college, yacht club, or private organization.


A message delivered with humor is a message remembered and talked about for many years”

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Stacy's Expertise

Humor - 100%
Leadership - 100%
Productivity - 100%
Relationships - 100%
Stress-Free Living - 100%

Stacy is a very gifted artist who knows how to work a crowd. Her fresh, original material gets all ages engaged and fills the venue with laughter.

Community Director


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