Emmy Award-Winning, ESPN & SEC Sportscaster, Addiction Prevention Advocate
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lauren on our sold-out event! Lauren’s mix of passion, humor, and authenticity on the stage made her the perfect leader for our event. Her story is so powerful and her wisdom is beyond her years. Most of all, she is the same backstage as she is on stage. I am a huge Lauren Sisler fan!”
-Shawn Lovejoy, Courage to Lead, CEO
(Emcee and Guest Speaker, Courage to Lead Live, February 2020)
“2020 was a disastrous year for organizations like ours due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the cancellation of most meetings and events. However, with conditions improving, our Board of Directors desired to move forward with holding an in-person event for our 2021 Spring Business Meeting in Montgomery. We knew that finding a quality guest speaker might be difficult given the circumstances.
I had followed Lauren Sisler’s career since she first came to Birmingham as a Sports Anchor on CBS42. I was somewhat familiar with her back story of overcoming personal adversity. As a result, I felt that she would be a great choice to speak to our group, and offer an uplifting message in the uncertain times we’re all currently living in.
Lauren did not disappoint. From the first time I contacted her about speaking to our group, she was receptive to the opportunity. She remained a consummate professional throughout the process, ensuring that everything would run smoothly on the day of the event. When she spoke to our group, she was charming and witty, but her message was extremely powerful.
Her words struck a special chord with me in that my father was in the hospital, and I realized I was wrestling with some of the same issues that she had faced as a result of her parents’ hidden addictions. Lauren also reminded us that time is precious, and that once it’s gone, it can never be replaced. I took her words to heart, and have placed a renewed emphasis on spending quality time with my family, and hopefully helping my father make a full recovery.
I would strongly recommend Lauren to speak to any group that needs to hear her inspirational message of hope. Trust me, you will not regret it.”
-Tim Ayers, Alabama Utility Contractors Association, Executive Director
(Keynote Speaker, Annual Luncheon, April 2021)
“Lauren came to speak at a ladies night we had at First Baptist Church of Trussville. Her story is a beautiful picture of both strength and grace. But, it’s what Lauren did OFF of the stage that will leave such a lasting impact. She was engaged and tuned in to everything we did that night. She was willing to just BE with us for the evening and talk about life’s messiest of situations with each individual that wanted to. Her time with us was truly a treasure that won’t be forgotten.”
-Kelsey Walk, First Baptist Church Trussville, Director of Preschool Ministries
(Keynote Speaker, Mom-to-Mom Event, April 2021)
“Lauren was terrific when she spoke to our basketball team. Her knowledge of the sports-media industry, her advice on how to handle yourself during interviews and her insight on brand-building were all very helpful to our student-athletes. She has a vivacious personality which made it a fun and enjoyable experience for our entire team. You could immediately tell she has a passion for what she does. She did an excellent job in preparing our guys for what was to come and we would welcome her back any time.”
-Nate Oats, University of Alabama, Men’s Head Basketball Coach
“Lauren delivers a powerful message, unmasking the global struggles with addiction, and delivering it right into her audience’s lap. Her story knocked me to my knees, and then lifted me up with hope. I was shocked that this happens, angered that more wasn’t being done, and inspired to join the fight. It honestly made me want to love those close to me more, work harder, and chase my dreams. It didn’t take long for Lauren to expose every nerve and make me feel alive.”
-Jim Dunaway, JOXRoundtable Sports Talk Radio Host
“We were fortunate to have Lauren speak to the students and faculty of Leeds High School. What an impactful testimony. She delivers her message with such passion and zeal that everyone in attendance was captivated from start to finish. Anyone struggling with a difficult situation, addiction, lack of motivation, or self esteem issues would benefit from hearing Lauren Sisler speak. After listening to her we were all motivated to persevere and work through the pitfalls of life. Thank you Lauren you have been a blessing to Leeds High School!”
-Rayford Williams, Leeds High School, Principal
“Lauren’s personal story and willingness to share with our student-athletes and staff continues to have a tremendous impact to this day. She made us all realize that we will have struggles as we go through life but they don’t define us or hinder us from using the gifts that God has given us to make a difference. The world is truly a better place because of Lauren, her story and her gifts.”
-Martin Newton, Samford University, Director of Athletics