Host, Moderator, Keynote speaker, and Interview Guest.

An international speaker, Lunden inspires and energizes audiences, leaving them laughing and applauding as she shares candid stories based on her life and iconic career.

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Keynote speaking

Keynote speaking

Joan is a sought after keynote speaker for a wide variety of organizations. In her refreshingly straightforward style, Joan shares the candid advice that has motivated her throughout her career, inspiring audiences to take charge of their health, their happiness, and their success.

Recent Live Events:

  • Women & Wellness Luncheon for VCU Massey Cancer center
  • Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference
  • Fidelity National Financial Sales Event
  • Women’s Health Day at Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Girls Empowerment Mission BeDazzle Event


Joan is a veteran in guiding discussions and making panelists feel comfortable. Joan brings her own insight to a panel discussion, while skillfully navigating the personalities of the experts on one stage. Joan leads panels on a variety of topics, from the role of women in media, health & wellness, breast cancer, caregiving, and leadership.

Live event host

Live Event Host

Joan is no stranger to live appearances. As the longest-running host of Good Morning America, Joan has over 30 years of expertise as a journalist, host, and interviewer. From hosting award shows to leading symposiums, Joan brings her professionalism, passion, and sense of humor to live events, engaging audiences at luncheons, awards ceremonies, and galas.

Recent Live Events:

  • Argentum Senior Living Conference
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation Awards Luncheon
  • Greenwich Hospital Gala
  • Oncology Nursing Society Annual Conference
  • Michael Bolton Charity Gala
  • American Heart Association Press Launch

Joan's Topics Include:

Breast cancer

Breast Cancer

Joan shares her journey of breast cancer, why she went public, and what she learned through her experience. From breast cancer myths, risk factors women need to know about, and tips for enduring the cancer journey, Joan talks about the hard decisions, and the silver linings she discovered along the way.

Speech Topics Events:

  • My Breast cancer Journey
  • The Patients Perspective
  • My Transformation from Patient to Advocate
Keynote speaking

Caregiving & Boomers

66 million Americans are caregivers for someone they love. With people living past 100, there is an increased demand for family members to serve as caregivers. From informational documents to balancing your health as a caregiver, Joan shares her personal journey of caring for her aging mother while raising a family and managing her career.

Speech Topics Events:

  • From Career to Caregiving and Everything in Between
  • Embracing Change: The New Reality for your Family’s Future

Leadership & Success

From small-town weather girl to earning the seat as co-host of the top morning TV show in the country, Joan shares her perspective on leadership and strategies for success from her personal journey to the top. With insights from the most successful people in the world, Joan shares her discoveries, including her say “yes” attitude.

Speech Topics Events:

  • My Journey from Small Town Sacramento to the Big Apple
  • 10 Best Secrets to Success
  • Fostering Leadership and Achieving Dreams

Women’s Empowerment

Joan helped pave the way for working women in America after a long career in a male-dominated industry. Joan has a unique perspective with tips and anecdotes that transcend any industry. In her empowering talk, Joan shares how she navigated it all with optimism, determination, and of course, her witty sense of humor.

Speech Topics Events:

  • Secrets of a Successful Woman: Risk, Passion, Humor, and Perseverance.
  • Now That We Have It All, How Do We Do It All
  • Strategies for Success: Women’s Path to Power and Reinvention
Health wellness

Health & Wellness

Joan advocates for how essential it is to live a vibrant, active, and engaged lifestyle to protect yourself from chronic illness. Joan discusses heart health, diabetes, cancer, and general women’s health & wellness. Joan shares the changes she made to live a healthier lifestyle and the importance of putting yourself and your health first.

Speech Topics Events:

  • How to be the CEO of your Health
  • The Secrets to Living Younger Longer: The New Mid-Life
  • Protecting your Heart: Being Proactive about your Heart Health

Motivation & Inspiration

In her motivational talks, Joan shares personal inspirational mantras and secrets for living life with a positive attitude. Joan gives tips about how to seize opportunity and inspires audiences with her “expect to win” philosophy. By saying yes to challenges, Joan talks about how she was able to overcome obstacles and create her own success.

Speech Topics Events:

  • Power of a Positive Attitude
  • Overcoming Change and Staying Motivated
  • A Bend in the Road is not the End of the Road: Preparing for Life's Changes


Ms. Lunden’s participation drew a huge crowd to the inaugural event, and she electrified the room with her inspiring life story and commitment to women’s health and wellness. She is an incredibly engaging and thoughtful speaker, and her participations was a critical component to the success of the event.

— Joshua Krakoff

Chief Operating Officer of JCC Rockland

Joan, thank you for your passion and commitment to helping women and their families live longer, stronger, healthier lives.

— Nancy Brown

Chief Executive Officer of American Heart Association

The women of Greenville are STILL talking about your visit — you made quite an impact on our community and brought such positive energy to us.  I cannot thank you enough for your generous spirit and kindness - to say the least, you've left big shoes to fill in the years to come.

— Bonny Breuer

Women to Women, Greenville, South Carolina

Joan, you were terrific at the Austin Go Red For Women Luncheon!! We all appreciated your graciousness and your message about health, prevention of heart disease, were impactful. So many of us felt you were talking specifically to us and that was a gift. Thank you for your amazing energy, humor, and presence.

— Ann Jerome

American Heart Association

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