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Audience in ballroom

Conference Events  •  Keynote  •  Breakout Sessions

“The excitement in the room was obvious.  You did an amazing job of educating and entertaining this huge group!  As a result, we have invited you back to speak at another conference 6 months from now in Atlantic City.   We have never invited a speaker back so quickly as we have with you.”

Margaret O'Neal, Director of Education and Certification

Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association, USA

" After seeing you at a conference, Lisa, from our Casper division recommended you when I was organizing our Speaker list.  So glad she did!! The feedback was great. I hope you enjoy reading about the impact you made on our attendees!  Some thought the closing speaker was going to have big shoes to fill to measure up, but Lorna McLaren knocked it out of the park! Very energetic and engaging speaker. Perfect finale. Once again, thank you for joining us in San Antonio. It was such a pleasure to meet you and hear your beautiful message.

Cynthia S. Paskett,
Sr. Consultant

Event Organizer, Lincoln Financial Network 2019 Staff Forum,
san Antonio, TX

“Both of your sessions were excellent – the crowd loved your presentation style, information and interactive exercises.  The most consistent comments were to have you back again and that they had fun.  Certainly when someone can make learning as much fun as you do, I would like to talk to you about next year's conference.

Pat A. Hillmer,
Conference Coordinator

Trade Show & Conference, Landscape Ontario Congress, Canada

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PJ group
Sydney conference

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"The group was so engaged. Lots of amazing feedback from everyone who attended. Many said it was the best session they have attended so far!  Thank you for your agility and willingness when you had to change your plans on the fly today! I think it worked very well"

Holly Sorgen 

event Moderator

Wendy Hunt, Admin, City of Grande Prairie, SK

“Thank you for using humour and keeping us involved. I have a short attention span and I didn’t find myself drifting mentally. Thank you also for being real (no sugar coating or preaching of the topic)


Daniel Johnson, Purchasing Manager

“10’s on how to build high performing teams. If anyone didn’t go away with 20 ways to do better on the job, they were asleep. Thanks Lorna!”

Advanced Food Products, WI

Alison Sibbald, Business Development & Promotions Manager

“Loved all the fantastic and useful quotes, all acronyms very useful.
Lorna’s humour is priceless! The humour made it much easier to retain information.”

Wanganui Chronicle Newspaper, Wanganui, NZ

John Connell, Chief Administrative Officer,

"Lorna, thank you for the wonderful presentation on public speaking skills. In fact, the day after the San Francisco class, the Commissioner called me at home to congratulate me on the excellent choice of vendors; he had heard nothing but good things from the staff.

Congratulations on the successful class on a topic that most people dread. I look forward to working with you again at a future class."

Department of Financial Institutions, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California

Linsea O’Shea, Executive Assistant

“Lorna is fabulous, engaging and brilliant! I never thought I would come to laugh about my challenges and difficulties and get a quick and workable tip the very next second”

BC College of Teachers
Lorna signing her book
Vince Pocente, Lorna, Kit Grant, Trina Read

Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Convention
with Vince Pocente, Keynote Speaker and NYT Bestselling Author, Kit Grant, International Speaker, Dr. Trina Read, Award-winning Speaker, Bestselling Author.