A Personal Video Message From Joan
"Joan Is A Windfall For Audiences"
Joan Minnery has her audiences on their feet. They cheer, sing, move, applaud, laugh and rave about her ability to ignite a crowd. She is one of the most highly sought after Motivational Speakers in Canada. Her dynamic & interactive inspirational performances are energetic, happy, insightful and musical.
Joan's very popular book Walking My Way Back To Me has spearheaded her into the limelight as she invigorates her audiences on the following Key Note Topics...
• Motivation, Movement & Music
• Focus On Seniors - The Art of Movement
• Weight Loss/ Weight Management
• I AM Concept of Self Love & Self-Empowerment
• Health, Wellness, Fitness
• Anti-Bullying/Bullying in the Workplace
• Conceive, Believe, Achieve
• Women in Spotlight
• Put Down The Fork & Get Moving
Envision your event with happy and motivated people.
Participants appreciate being highly engaged and energized.
At the end of the event, you want to see folks inspired and ready to take action.
Joan Minnery is the Little Engine That CAN!!!
Joan has that unique gift of having a real, raw, and relatable knack to motivate people. She makes them feel good. Joan is an authentic enjoyable personality – effervescent and high energy.
People are happy when they hear her speak.
Joan relates unforgettable honest stories of struggle and triumph.
Her powerful talks are full of passion, laughter, humour and surprise. Afterwards audiences are ignited and spirited to do better.
Joan’s workshops are fun, interactive & creative. She gets people up moving and uses straight forward techniques to engage in dialogue, movement and social interaction. She delivers her insightful yet crucial messages with passion, energy, humour and the added element of music. As a professional entertainer, she is no stranger to the spotlight. She has toured across Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. She combines her stories with what she does best – SING!
Humber College - Film Award Nominee -- Produced & Directed by Hali Gale
Scotia Bank Centre, Niagara Falls. TOPS Convention
Getting everybody UP - Put Down The Fork & Get Moving!!!
“Joan, we would like to thank you for the outstanding presentation that you delivered at our 5th Annual Meet n Greet for our weight management convention. Your motivational presentation “Walking My Way Back To Me” was truly an uplifting and educational experience for our attendees. There was a great deal of very positive feedback from our participants. You are an inspiration to many on this weight loss journey. When you spoke to our members you presented in a manner that connects and encourages. Your authenticity and enthusiasm are very appealing, and your unique perspective adds great validity to your message. We highly recommend your skills as a dynamic speaker and we thank you once again for your offering. “
- Aimee Watson, CBPSO, Peterborough Ontario.
“Joan spoke to our group of over 200 women; offering inspiration, entertainment and motivation. She did that with flying colours. She spoke of her past challenges, many of which would seem insurmountable to most of us. From there, she presented the steps she took in order to arrive where is today; one of the most praised and marveled at speakers of our area. Not only is she a huge inspiration to fitness and health; she can be seen constantly giving back to her community and is helping so many others who are struggling to achieve their own healthier lifestyles. Joan interspersed her talk with getting the group to stand and take part in movement activities to great stimulating music. Laughter could be heard throughout the entire room – they loved it. Joan Minnery is a fantastic motivational speaker -- no matter what age group, gender or economic level. She puts her heart into her topic and makes people believe they can achieve their goals. She gets them moving in more ways than one. She is a great inspiration. Never has so many Probus members asked us to rebook a speaker again.”
- Vera Skitch, Chair, Grand River Probus, Brantford Ontario
"Joan Minnery is one of the most motivational speakers I have ever heard. The first time I heard Joan tell her story I looked around the crowd and I do not believe there was a dry eye in the house, including mine. Joan is very upbeat gets the crowd involved and is very caring. She has been an entertainer all her life but you can tell Joan’s passion is motivating and getting up in front of people to not only talk about her struggles but help people keep their eye on their prize." - Doug Lucas, Chapter President-TOPS #4199, Elora Ontario
"Joan was asked to participate as a speaker at “Inspiring Women”, our fundraising event in April 2012. Joan has no fear of sharing her weight loss journey either in small, quaint gatherings or large formal functions. She is passionate about sharing her story with others in the hopes that she helps one person at a time to choose activity, fitness and healthy eating over the opposite. Her audience is attentive and she has the right mix of ‘light versus serious’ conversation throughout her presentation." - Vicki Spadoni, Children's Safety Village, Brantford Ontario
"While attending the Best Western hotel in Brantford; I had the wonderful opportunity to share in the amazing experience that IS Joan Minnery! With her incredible ability to 'hold' an audience, she took us along on her life changing journey highlighting the fight for her life. We felt her sorrow, her determination and her joy as she led us through her trials and tribulations along her path of growth. Visual displays of her former misery drew empathy, understanding and reliability from the conference participants. Joan is a charismatic and honest speaker. She reaches into her heart and lays it on the stage in an offering to those who still suffer. Joan shares her hopeful message so effectively that I felt empowered to take my first step! Joan Minnery's expertise in motivational speaking, along with her extensive knowledge of healthy lifestyles and fitness, make her a dynamo that captures, informs and inspires her audience!"
- Beverley Miranda, Canadian Red Cross, Brantford Ontario
"I have been to a few of Joan Minnery's Health Symposiums in Brantford and Brant County. She is one VERY motivational speaker, happy to be there for those of us who attend. She's a veritable dynamo of positivity. She imparts a great deal of wisdom and has no problem with letting us know of her personal journey and her reason(s) behind it. She gets us all energized with a sneak peek of work out exercising - with us participating - just to help us get motivated. Joan’s presentations are full audience participation. I personally have seen people cry or applaud Joan for her success. Everyone willingly gives their answers to questions that Joan poses about everything pertaining to Weight management and health. All aspects are covered in an audience participated manner." - Bev Hilliker, Brantford Ontario -
“Put Down The Fork & Get Moving”