Motivational Speaker for Your Next Live 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
Signature Keynote (Virtual or In-Person)
Discover Your Mission: 4 Lessons From a 50-State Journey [45 minutes w/ optional Q&A]
Comfort zones are not that comfortable, and fears are not that scary. What’s scary? Not moving in spite of them.
- Break cycles of procrastination
- Discover what is truly important
- Develop systems to stay productive
- Tools to Break Out and Stay out- of Comfort Zones: a deep dive on Janine’s 4 lessons
- Social Media: defining your brand’s unique voice
- Stories on Giving Back: a ‘give-back’ activity / experience
“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 Disruption
[Virtual: 35-45 minutes w/ optional Q&A] This is a powerful, clear, and concise talk with an interactive activation at the conclusion designed to spark positive growth and change. Help your members / employees gain control of their time – and move in spite of fear by doing “what they can, with what they have, right where they are” in their personal and professional lives.
Curate Your Day: Achieve Productive (and Sane!) Workflow from Home[Virtual: 35 Minutes + Optional Q&A] Working from home seemed like a dream for many…until it became a reality. The world is full of new obstacles. The often-challenging ‘living room office’ doesn’t need to be one of them. Janine has developed simple steps to help home-office-warriors stay gain control of their day. Her tips and methods are habit-building, easy to maintain and repeat. If you want to help your team get the most out of their make-shift workspace and realize long-term goals with daily marching orders, this practical talk is the right choice.
“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.