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Naomi Judd            

Grammy-Winning Singer

From humble beginnings as a single Mom in a small Kentucky town to her meteoric rise as a country music superstar and American icon, Naomi Judd's incredible life-long journey is an inspiring story of overcoming the odds through optimism and hard work.

Naomi Judd was first known to the world as half of country music's duo The Judds, with her daughter, Wynonna. Reaching unprecedented success, The Judds sold 20 million records, scored fifteen #1 hits and received over sixty industry awards, including six Grammys and seven consecutive CMA Vocal Group of the Year awards.

At the pinnacle of their career, Naomi was stricken with Hepatitis C, a potentially fatal chronic liver disease, incurred from an infected needle when she worked as a registered nurse, cutting short her musical career and forcing her into retirement to battle the disease. The Judds bid farewell to the fans in 1991, but Naomi did not step out of the public spotlight for long.

She served as the first national spokesperson for the American Liver Foundation, using her fame, her experience as a former RN and her passion to help people. As a keynote speaker, she re-directed energies into communicating her learnings and research, educating audiences about the scientific link between mind, body and spirit in the healing process. A member of Dr. Andrew Weil's board of directors, Naomi advocates an integrative holistic approach to medicine along with the latest in modern technology. She helps to bridge the conversation between academia, medical communities and the everyday person about health and family-related issues whether her audience is the National Institutes of Health or a group of uninsured, single working moms.

After her recovery and nearly 10 years away from the stage, The Judds reunited on Dec. 31, 1999 for a New Year's performance that became the kickoff to a reunion tour in 2000. A successful author as well, her self-penned bestseller, Naomi's Breakthrough Guide, 20 Choices to Transform Your Life, remained on The New York Times best-seller list for over eight weeks. Her other books include The Transparent Life, and the bestseller Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully, which was a message of empowerment to the millions of Baby Boomers She's also written several children's books as well. From 2005 to 2007 she hosted Naomi's New Morning, a weekly talk show on the Hallmark channel.

Coming full circle to where we first discovered this unique personality, Naomi helped launch CMT's reality competition hit, Can You Duet, as a talent judge for two seasons from 2008-2009. In the summer of 2009, following a Judds performance at the CMA Music Festival for 50,000 fans, the reaction sparked The Judds to consider reuniting for a tour one last time and returning to the studio to record new songs that capture what The Judds would sound like today had they never stopped recording. That tour became realized as the 2010 "The Judds: The Last Encore" which traveled to 18 markets during the holiday season and featured new Judds music, Judds classics and holiday favorites. Naomi and Wynonna's preparations for the tour are featured on their own series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Meanwhile, Naomi continues humanitarian efforts including St. Jude Children's Hospital, River Cities Harvest, the Saint Louis University Liver Center, M.A.D.D., Parents Television Council, Make-A-Difference Day, Women's World Peace Initiative, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and she created her own July 4th Judd's Annual Food Drive to benefit families of Appalachia.

Described as the "Star Next Door" for her extraordinary talents and "tell it like it is" candor, Naomi provides an authentic voice to communicate complicated issues that touch upon subjects ranging from health and wellness, aging, parenting, and the power of the mind, body, spirit connection.

Speech Topics

Eight Characteristics of a Survivor

Loss of your job, a health crisis, and failing relationships are just a couple of the common drivers of personal crisis which cause feelings of loss of control of your life. Learn how to not only survive but thrive amidst personal difficulties as Naomi discusses the eight characteristics of survivors from having a support system to having a purpose in your life.

How To Have a Breakthrough, Not a Breakdown

Given only 3 years to live when diagnosed with hepatitis C and forced to leave behind her musical career during the pinnacle of The Judds success, the now- recovered Naomi Judd shares her hard-won wisdom that peace of mind isnt the absence of a problem, its in finding the proven ways to deal with them. This speech is inspired from her New York Times bestselling book, Naomi's Breakthrough Guide.

Aging Gratefully

Inspired by her book, Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully, this lecture presents facts, myths, insights and good news for Boomers in a delightfully entertaining way through a message of looking for more meaningful ways we can define ourselves so we can enjoy aging.

30 Ways To Live the Transparent Life

Based on Naomi's first book, The Transparent Life, she leads the audience through a journey of self-discovery and transformation through 30 proven, practical ways to live more fully and honestly, regardless of your circumstances. The audience learns short, inspirational lessons from her own experiences - tragic, triumphant and transcendent - about living honestly and without pretending.

Creating Health, Wealth and Happiness From Nothing

Do you have a mentor in making a dream become a reality? Would you like to hear how someone with a grim prognosis became a medical miracle? Are you yearning to become less stressed and depressed? Naomi has answers learned through her own life's journey.

An Evening with Naomi Judd

How to Survive a Crisis

Holistic Medicine: How to Have a Breakthrough, Not a Breakdown

Women's Health Issues

How to Live a Transparent Life

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