Exuberant, Heartwarming Breast Cancer Survivor
Becky M. Olson is The Breast Cancer Survival Expert!
Few would guess any woman who has raised five children and battled breast cancer three times, while maintaining a successful management career would have any energy left for a busy schedule of traveling and speaking. But Becky Olson is not any woman.
The author of The Hat That Saved My Life, Becky brings her perpetual positive outlook from a bounty of life experiences to her programs. Each story evokes both the humor and heartache that stem from that experience. More importantly, Becky shares her spunk and her insights into keeping the spark and enthusiasm of our inner child alive and well while managing life’s many responsibilities.
When cancer showed up the first time, Becky was a top sales rep with a multi-billion dollar corporation. She had also gone back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree, something she had put off for 25 years in order to raise her family. Many told Becky she should quit her job and school so she could focus on her health. To Becky, that meant quit doing what she loved so she could focus on her circumstances. Becky decided instead to focus on living.
Becky‘s positive energy and heartfelt spirit extend into the world not only as a speaker, but in her role as president and co-founder of Breast Friends, a non-profit breast cancer outreach program based in Oregon, dedicated to “helping women survive the trauma of breast cancer…one friend at a time.”
Oh, and did we mention Becky holds the prestigious D.T.M (Distinguished Toastmaster) award from Toastmaster’s International? This is a woman who talks from experience with depth, passion, and a flair for the dramatic. Watch for the feather boa…
Becky has been speaking as a keynote presenter since 2003. As a three-time breast cancer survivor, author and co-founder of Breast Friends, she has become known for her ability to inspire and motivate audiences with specialties in three areas:
BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR CELEBRATIONS
Highly sought after by event planners, Becky has shared her insights at events across the country including numerous Susan G. Komen luncheons. Her specialty in this arena is survivor celebration events that offer hope and inspiration to all survivors regardless of their place along the journey. She will have your audiences rolling with laughter and crying tears as she shares her humorous yet poignant story. Survivors will walk away encouraged and often with a game plan for the next stage of their journey. Her most requested topics are “Humor, Happiness and Hope,” and, “Finding Joy in Adversity.”
Becky comes highly recommended. She has shared her message of “Compassionate Care – A Survivor’s Perspective” to medical professionals from all modalities including medical clinics, hospitals, and regional conventions. Imagine if all the chatter from patients about your medical team was positive, with patients feeling extremely well cared for, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally. Your clients will hear how she fired her physician over a piece of Kleenex and how you can avoid the same problem. This program qualifies for CE credit. Her topic is titled “Compassionate Care – A Survivor’s Perspective.”
GIRL’S NIGHT OUT and WOMEN’S CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
If you are looking for a fun and meaningful message, Becky is the right person. She has the ability to reach out and encourage all of us to look at the challenges in our lives, and make way for positive outcomes. She does it with humor and wit. She will give your audience the tools they need to overcome adversity and create their personal legacy. Her topic is titled, “Don’t Spare the China…The Art of Creating a Legacy.”