We all have the power within to create a happier life!

 Let me show your audience how.

My passion is sharing my story and the lessons I’ve learned through a ten year season of storms, with audiences of all sizes and backgrounds. Every talk I give is the embodiment of my dream to help and inspire others.

I have become an expert in transforming pain into power. As a single, divorced parent I’ve survived a financial meltdown, a serious illness, a car accident, and the multiple losses of loved ones, all in rapid succession. I turned all those obstacles and challenges into a beautiful, passionate life that excites and energizes me every day. As a professional speaker I have been sharing my story on stages across North America since 2015.

My story reaches deep into the hearts of my audience, to connect and inspire. I believe in giving audiences easy to use tools that they can use to get immediate results in their life. I share the steps of my own success, and the process I take my coaching clients through so they can begin their own journey to turn their dreams into their reality.

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Join me at WalkFest

Idaho Springs Colorado
September 14-16, 2018


Listen to past episodes of the
Power up with Desirée Show

Hear her interview on the radio show, Live an Inspired Life.

Learn tips from Desirée on how to simplify your life on the Simplify Your Summer Summit interview.

Listen as Desirée discusses her book ,“Refuse to Sink: Truths for Tough Times” with Lena Anani.


Your presentation was more than ok. It was amazing!”

Participant, Expansion Live
Banff Canada, 2017

“Desirée is a dynamic speaker and beyond that one of the most genuine and kind individuals I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Karin S. Walsh, Psy.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Children’s National Health System
The Children’s Tumor Foundation
Austin, Texas 2016

“Desirée’s passion, positive energy and excellent communication skills made choosing her for a guest speaker at our first NF Empowerment Symposium an easy pick. As our last presenter, she left everyone feeling capable and eager to tackle life in a new and positive outlook, despite the disorder.”

Tracy Gregorash, Executive Director
Manitoba Neurofibromatosis Support Group, Canada
October 2015

“Thank you SO much for sharing your story as our expert for the Simplify Your Summer Telesummit. Your words touched all who listened and helped all of us evaluate and simplify our schedules, so that we felt more powerful in our choices. I had several ladies contact me and say how that exercise alone lessened the stress they were feeling. You have a genuine desire to help others that comes through your actions. Thank you again!”

Caroline M. Harper, Speaker/ Mother /World Changer
July 2015

“Your speech was just fabulous! I had so many staff members come up to me and let me know how much they enjoyed your talk. I believe a lot of what you said really hit the mark with our team.”

Penny Collins
Coordinator, Human Resources and Volunteer Development
Heart and Stroke Foundation | BC & Yukon
February 2015

“Of all the presentations I loved Desirée’s the best. It was inspirational and heartfelt.”

Participant, 2014 Living Healthy with NF Symposium


If you would like to have me speak at your upcoming event, please fill out the form below and include the following details: size of audience, topic of the keynote, type of event, location and budget. I am excited to hear from you!

Desirée is extremely passionate about helping others live their best life possible because she knows firsthand what it’s like to be unhappy, overwhelmed and paralyzed and how life transforms when you take that first imperfect step.

Sharing her experiences of overcoming loss, illness, and a busyness addiction, her inspiring and honest stories will show your audience that no matter where you are in life, you have the power to Choose Happy despite your circumstances.

Desirée is available for your next keynote speech, workshop, or lunch and learn. She will happily customize her presentation to fit your audience’s needs.

Desirée’s audiences leave her presentations feeling hopeful, inspired and excited for change. If that’s what you are hoping to accomplish at your next event, connect with Desirée today.