Motivational Speaker for Your Next In Person or Virtual Event
The first person to sing the national anthem in all 50 states explains how failure and tragedy lead to her uncommon path to success, inspiring audiences to evacuate their comfort zones and reach maximum potential. For more video clips click here.
Watch More of Janine’s Keynotes
Discover Your Mission: 5 Lessons From a 50-State Journey
[Live or Virtual Keynote: 45-60 minutes]
Through stories that are both comical and moving, Janine takes audiences across the nation along her historic journey. A journey rooted in five life lessons instilled by Stange’s strong-willed Italian mother who had strict rules about efficiency, organization and living an honest life. Using her own story as the example, Stange makes the argument that the time for self-examination is now. Her mission took both a shift in thinking and habits in order to abandon the comfort zones that Janine occupied for over a decade.
Using her signature wit and wisdom, Janine motivates people to not only identify ways to make personal change, but to give back along the way. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine their professional and personal goals/values – and walk away inspired to think big, increase their performance, and overcome any obstacles in the way of their mission. Though everyone’s path to success is different, we all can “Start small, and start today”.
In a unique interactive activity at the conclusion called, The Mountain Toss, Janine activates each attendee to “do what they can, with what they have, where they are”.
- Break cycles of procrastination
- Discover what is truly important
- Develop systems to stay productive
How You Made Them Feel: A Daughter’s Perspective
[Live or Virtual Keynote: 30-45 minutes]
Like most of us, Janine promised to give back, eventually. But as a talented singer, first she wanted to win a Grammy and go on world tour. After her mother’s sudden passing, Stange was devastated, with no anchor. But it was this tragedy that shook her out of her comfort zones. Fueled by the heart-ache and as an homage to her mom, Janine embarked on the mission to sing the National Anthem in all fifty states to raise awareness for the troops.
Janine communicates her own personal patient experience story, as she talks about spending every day with her mom who had stage IV breast cancer. From the chemo-treatments, to hospital and rehab stays, to in-home hospice care, she personally got to witness the importance of every person that took care of her Mom. Attendees will walk away realizing how vigilance and attentiveness is both noticed and appreciated – along with feeling valued, respected, and honored for their own mission in healthcare.
Breakout Session options:
- Curate Your Day : Achieve Productive (and Sane!) Workflow from Home
- Tools to Break Out and Stay Out of Comfort Zones: a deep dive into Janine’s 5 lessons
- Stories on Giving Back: an interactive ‘give-back’ activity / experience
- Social Media: defining and executing on your brand’s unique voice
“I cannot speak highly enough about Janine Stange. I had the opportunity to host Ms. Stange for a speaking engagement via a remote Zoom call experience. The level of passion and conviction for her story and message resonated even virtually — I can only image the powerful connection that could be made in person. Ms. Stange story of perseverance, making a difference and sharing the commitment of our military and their families is a message that needs to be heard.”
– Lisa S., LYL
5 Keys to Maintaining Balance: During and After Disruption
[Live or Virtual Keynote: 45-60 minutes]
As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said: “change is the only constant.” Well, Heraclitus would have been amazed if he were able to look around today. This session is a powerful, clear, and concise talk with an interactive activation at the conclusion designed to help your employees and/or members not only spark resilience, but maintain a path of positive growth during disruptive change. Participants will leave inspired to move in spite of fear and shift their focus to doing “what they can, with what they have, right where they are” in both their personal and professional lives.
“Thank you for joining us at our first virtual Key kickoff. Let me just say you were a hit! Your message resonated with our agents and the feedback was incredible. I think your talk generated more chat than any other part of our kickoff!” – Key Realty
Key participant takeaways:
- If you compromise your values you will ultimately lose
- If you’ve got time to ‘lean’ you’ve got time to ‘clean’
- Never let ’em see you sweat
- Check your blindspots
- Don’t just say you care, show you care
“Janine Stange is a star to work with from start to finish. Early on in the planning process she took a valued interest in my organization, the attendees and nature of the event. It was clear that she used this information to curate engagement with my guests. The day of our event she took the opportunity to meet with VIPs and created personal connections with them, this went a long way with our group. Furthermore, on stage, Janine eludes confidence and relatability, seamlessly flowing between her personal journeys to those that our guests could relate to. Lastly, she has a stellar voice with a humble humorous personality. She is a great asset to any event”
– Associated General Contractors of America
Small Town Lessons, Historic Impact
The lessons instilled by Stange’s strong-willed Italian mother in a bagel shop on Long Island became the backbone of her history-making journey and are now the backbone of her motivational speaking.
With Long Island Italian humor and stories from the heart, Stange encourages people to uncover the mission and identify the often-hidden comfort zones that hinder growth.
In her case it was a tragedy that shook her out of her comfort zone. Stange provides hacks to tap more easily into such self-determination, while also stressing the value of friends and family in each moment.
Everyone’s path to success is uncommon. Using her own story as the example, Stange makes the argument that the time for self-examination is now. In an interactive exercise she implores the audience to start small. But to start, today.
Diverse American Faces and Places
The speech takes place against the backdrop of big city American life and small town Americana. Stange shares stories about the diverse American faces and places she encountered along her journey, and their thoughts on what it means to be American.
Who is Janine Stange?
Janine Stange embodies the never-quit attitude. She is the first person to sing the National Anthem in all fifty states. This challenge was undertaken to raise awareness for the troops. It was also a challenge that was sparked by tragedy.
Janine’s well-known story is newly memorialized in the documentary National Anthem Girl. What few know is that it began as a little girl, working in the family’s Long Island bagel shop. Watch more video clips of Janine’s talks here.
Her strong-willed, Italian mother had strict rules about efficiency, organization and living an honest life. She also had an uncommon appreciation for the military. As Janine’s singing career took off, she encouraged her to sing the National Anthem at every chance.
Janine promised to give back, eventually. But first, she wanted to win Grammy’s and go on world tour. After her mother’s sudden passing, Stange was devastated, with no anchor.
Fueled by heart-ache and as an homage to her mom, she decided to sing the Anthem in all fifty states to raise awareness for the troops.
On the emotional, solo journey Janine sang at a high school donkey basketball game one day and a packed NASCAR event, the next. She had to react. Pivot. Re-organize on a daily basis. With no budget, no assistance and no experience, lessons from the chaotic bagel shop flooded back, guiding her along the way.
She met countless, diverse Americans, military and civilian alike. She sang in big cities, and experienced small town Americana at its finest. For Stange, the journey was as good as any World Tour. The lessons from her youth and the way in which these experiences enabled her to make history are the backbone of Janine’s motivational speaking.