Lois McElravy, Lessons from Lois, works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to use the power of humor and the magic of laughter to:
- handle the pressures and demands of work and home
- cope with the unpredictable swift pace of life
- deal with difficult people
- build healthy relationships
- adjust to constant change
- develop creative solutions
- produce positive outcomes, and
- have more fun.
Lois McElravy will tell you from personal experience,
"There is nothing funny about living with a brain injury,
but there is plenty to laugh about."
The same principle holds true when trouble strikes
at work or home.
There is nothing funny about ...
- everyday disruptions
- unexpected difficulties
- uncontrollable influences or
- dealing with constant change.
But there is plenty to laugh about ...
if you "develop your humor habit."
Lois McElravy grew up believing that she could accomplish anything she set her mind to do. Little did she know her mind would turn out to be her biggest challenge.
Twenty-one years ago, Lois was living a life she loved. Newly married just nine months to Larry, their family resembled a miniature Brady Bunch. In a split second, everything changed. Without warning, a utility truck crashed into her car, and shattered her promising future. The resulting brain injury she suffered may have destroyed Lois' life plans, but not her spirit. Learning to laugh and "hangin' on with humor" rescued her from the distress and despair surrounding her daily life, and initiated her recovery.
Doctors told Lois that 2 years post injury was the best she could hope for her brain to recover. Even though her situation felt hopeless, Lois never gave up striving to improve.
When Lois was 12 years post injury, she started to experience some noticeable improvements with brain function. When Lois asked her doctors to explain why her brain function was improving, they answered, "It is the result of your consistent effort of doing small things over an extended period of time."
When Lois was 14 years post injury, she started her own motivational speaker business, Lessons from Lois. She was accepted into National Speakers Association three years later.
Lois' keynotes and trainings entertain, inspire and stimulate audiences to "hang on with humor when life looks ugly." Her personal story stimulates others to examine their own response to challenge and adversity.
Hilarious personal stories, "Lessons from Lois" impart life-changing insights and equip participants with humor strategies and practical solutions to overcome the seriousness of their life challenges and feel happy.
Her universal message inspires audiences - "never give-up or lose hope." Lois motivates participants to boldly ask for help and be faithful to do the small things, so they can conquer their challenges, and achieve surprising results one day at a time.
Lois travels and presents motivational humor keynotes, humor workshops and change/adversity trainings at state and association conferences, women's expos, teacher PIR events, early childhood/ADHD seminars, disability events and brain injury conferences. Lois is frequently booked to present motivational humor lunch and dinner keynotes for annual events or awards banquets. Lois' humor workshops and adversity/change programs are popular in-house workplace trainings.
Lois lives in Missoula, Montana with her husband Larry. She is an award winning Toastmaster, a member of National Speakers Association(NSA), The Brain Injury Association of America(BIAA), and The Association of Applied Therapeutic Humor (AATH). Missoula Businesswomen's Network(MBN) awarded Lois the MBN 2008 Woman of the Year. You can read the humor tips and published articles Lois has written on her website at www.lessonsfromlois.com or her blog at http://blog.lessonsfromlois.com.
Visit www.loismcelravy.com to learn about Lois' expertise in humor and brain injury.
Character Performance / Signature Story Keynote
"What do you do when life looks ugly?"
Lois grew up believing that she could accomplish anything she set her mind to do. She never considered her mind would turn out to be her biggest challenge. Lois shares her emotional journey of confronting her personal loss and adjusting to a sudden life change caused by a brain injury. Her character, Louis, reminds us that laughter is the best medicine, but there will be times when we are unable to laugh. So then... what do you do when life looks ugly?
Survive, Revive and Thrive with Humor and Laughter
Lessons in the Art of Recovery
Dare to Feel Happy NOW!
Develop Your Humor Habit
Dismiss Ho-hum and Invite Ha-ha into Your Workplace
Your Child's Sense of Humor - The Unexpected Truth
The Sensitive Side of Humor
There's Nothing Funny About Change
Adversity Breeds Diversity
ADD/ADHD-Beast or Blessing?
When There's Too Much To Do and Not Enough of You
BRAIN INJURY PROGRAMS
What do you do when life looks ugly? (Character Performance)
The Ripple Effect of Brain Injury in
Families and Relationships
Social Awareness Survival Kit
Grow Past Surviving to Thriving with the GPS Thriver Guide
Puzzle Club, Brain Injury Survivors Talk
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Descriptions of Lois' presentations
Client list and testimonials
Purchase Lois Humor Cd's
Lois' blog: http://blog.lessonsfromlois.com
Lois' brain injury blog: www.themindmaze.com
Lois' humor blog: www.hanginonwithhumor.com