Professional Speaker and Author
Joan Brock is an extraordinary woman, author and speaker! She has transformed adversity into challenge, and frustration into opportunity.
When Joan Brock spoke at the Million Dollar Round Table, her performance was heralded as extraordinary! Joan’s own life has been nothing less than extraordinary. Recently her life story was made into an original television film for Lifetime! It is titled “More Than Meets the Eye: the Joan Brock Story”, starring Ms. Carey Lowell. It continues to be replayed, and is also being shown around the world!
The movie is based on her book by the same title, published by Harper Collins in 1994. Since that time Joan has toured the world, sharing her story as an inspirational speaker. Her personal style has won the hearts of her audiences, as they admire her wisdom, courage, humor… and the difference she has made in the lives of so many! Joan was also featured in a coffee table book as one of 35 inspirational women in America, titled “Believing in ourselves”.
Joan’s poignant story of the sudden loss of her sight (WHILE working at a school for blind children), then the loss of her young husband to cancer and the journey of going forward positively and productively, will captivate your audience. As a single parent, widow, blind and disabled young woman… she simply did not allow herself to be told she couldn’t do ‘it’. Her personal style, charm, humor and love for life will instill the gift of putting life in its’ proper perspective, as the audience also enjoys the unfolding of the ‘happy ending’!
For almost two decades Joan has been encouraging her audiences to choose the path of a positive direction. The importance of organizing your life, personally and professionally, is an important point made with every participant! No matter the audience size or demographics, Joan will target your theme, goal of the conference or simply inspire your attendees. Don’t miss this poignant, humorous and uplifting presentation!
- Changes: The one constant in life is CHANGE. It is an on-going process, both personally and professionally. Joan’s life has been filled with unexpected changes. The loss of her sight, then the loss of her first husband to cancer, are only two examples of her life experiences that have given her the tools to speak with expertise. Her presentation will present a poignant perspective of coping with and an insight into dealing with change. Finding the advantages in this reality, will propel your audience to accepting that which is sometimes out of our control.
- Insurance: The insurance industry is a ‘natural fit’ for Joan! After the loss of a spouse at the young age of 36, she learned the importance of being insured and being prepared. The support from her husband’s policy enabled Joan, a blind, disabled, single parented widow, to put a roof over her daughter’s head, was able to put Joy through college and gave her the financial foundation on which to start her life over. This reassuring financial support was one of the instrumental tools which lifted Joan and enabled her to go forward in that positive, productive direction of inspiring others. She wrote her autobiography, published in 1994 by HarperCollins, which eventually became a made for television film for Lifetime! Joan’s appearance at the Million Dollar Round Table was heralded as one of the most inspiring presentations in their many distinguished years, and catapulted Joan’s career as a seasoned speaker. The Million Dollar Round Table is also featured in the book, and the movie which continues to be shown around the world!
- Women’s Issues: Joan has lived her life as a widow, single mom, a business woman, a wife, a sister, a girlfriend, a daughter, … and all while being disabled … and, like all women, keeping 16 balls in the air at all times!
Joan targets her women’s conferences and meetings with thought provoking insights into ‘pulling up your boots straps’ and getting on with it….. All with a smile and a glint in her eye. From the poignancy of life to the silliness of a moment… from laughter to tears, Joan’s keynote at her many women’s conferences has proven to be the highlight of the day!
HarperCollins Published book, “More Than Meets the Eye” and the basis of a Lifetime Television film.