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Loretta LaRoche

Author, Humor Consultant & International Stress Management

Loretta LaRoche is an acclaimed speaker, author and international stress expert and humor consultant who has evoked wit and irreverent humor on her audience for over 30 years.  Using humor to reframe a stressful situation, Loretta captures a new perspective on the difficult parts of life. Her teaching style, credibility and incontestable humor are integral parts to her compelling presence.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


Life is not a Stress Rehearsal For most of us life has become a pressure cooker of unrealistic expectations, information overload, relentless marketing and workaholism. We spend our days stressed out over being stressed out. Loretta makes us see the wisdom of a more civilized time when no one carried a cell phone during a peaceful walk on the beach. With her contemporary wit and a hearty dose of old-world wisdom, Loretta brings a breath of fresh air for everyone who’s suffocating in our techno crazed, germ-phobic, “go-go-go” world. Life is Short! Wear Your Party Pants Loretta has helped millions of people find ways to lighten up and overcome stress. In this presentation she gives you the tools you need to not only reduce feelings of tension, but also to bring joy, passion, and gusto into your life. Her techniques are a brilliant blend of old-world common sense and the most contemporary research in brain chemistry, psychology, and mind-body studies. Loretta gives you dozens of proven techniques for recognizing the ten simple truths that will lead you to an intense, happy, successful life: resilience, living in the moment, optimism, acceptance, humor, creativity, moderation, responsibility, meaning, and connection. How to Prevent Hardening of the Attitude Our work literally takes up most of our lives. Therefore, it would make sense for us to choose to enjoy it. Find out how to look forward to Monday instead of enduring until Friday! Discover how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can affect work performance, relationships and our own self-worth. Humor is Serious Business! Over the years Loretta has been asked by many of her workshop participants to develop a training program to instruct them in her pioneering techniques on how to use humor as a coping mechanism for stress management. Her model incorporates years of study and experience which melds psychology, philosophy, science and her innate humor which has made her a leading expert in her field. This program can be either 90 minutes or 3 hour Workshop. The WOW Factor: Wisdom, Openness and Wonder as a Benchmark for Living Well We’ve all met enthusiastic, energetic people that leave us wondering what they could possibly be “on” to be the way they are. Most individuals today report fatigue and stress as a way of life. There are a myriad of causes, but the most prevalent problem is the notion that life is a constant series of tasks that need to be accomplished and expedited quickly. As a result taking care of one’s health and happiness becomes secondary to making sure everything is done by the end of the day. Ironically this mentality actually drains our resources and dampens the very thing we need to have a productive life which is energy, or a feeling of “WOW”. Our ability to use our wisdom, be open to new ideas and experience wonder in the everyday is exchanged for a robotic mentality based on forging ahead. When we are in a “WOW” mode relationships flourish, success is more attainable, and we tend to feel more energetic.


Induction | Friars Club, New York City

The Walter C. Alvarez Memorial Award for Medical Writing

  • You were a hit with everyone who attended our 11th international symposium in November. As you know, the majority of our attendees live with chronic rare illnesses and come together to connect with one another and to learn more about their disease and how to cope. So many patients came up to me after your presentation, still laughing, and commenting how that was the first time they have laughed that much in years!

    - cBs/cton
  • You hit it out of the park again! It was an honor to be a part of such an energizing day.

    - Director, NH Businesses for Social Responsibility
  • Loretta was perfect for the convention opening - she energized the audience and lifted their spirits - people’s faces were glowing!

    - Ontario Long Term Care Association

Summary Profile

Loretta is founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc, a company offering programs and products for life style management. Loretta’s special brand of optimistic psychology has an undeniable positive effect on the health of all that are exposed to her. As an acclaimed author, she has toured with the Hay House, “I Can Do It!” conferences.  She is a well-recognized Hay House best-selling author of 8 books. Loretta has sold out venues across the country with her outrageous one woman show: Boston Symphony Hall, The Hanover Theatre, Emerson Magestic, Berklee Perfoming Arts Center, Providence Performing Arts Theatre , Palace Theatre in Albany NY, Capital Centre for the Arts in Concord NH, Stadium Theatre, Telus Center in Canada, just to name a few. Loretta has toured with The Power Within sharing the stage with Arianna Huffington, Former President Bill Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Tony Robbins and many other great leaders. She is a well-recognized TV personality on PBS with seven one-woman television specials airing on 80 PBS stations across the country. She has been nominated for local and prime time Emmy Awards, and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates. Loretta improves the health of your organization by alleviating stress through humor, leaving audiences happy and optimistic. Loretta is an internationally recognized stress-management consultant who advocates fun, optimism, and resiliency. She uses her wit to help people learn how to take stress and turn it into strength.