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Stacy Pederson        

Award-Winning Actress, Comedian & Keynote Speaker

Stacy Pederson is an innovator. After failing in every conceivable way (including life itself - literally) she chose to reinvent herself. She is now a sought-after Keynote Motivational Speaker who gives audiences fun —yet practical actions on how to overcome stress, handle change, be more resilient, and live a life that matters.

Pederson holds a BFA in Theatre and has performed stage, film, commercial, standup comedy, and radio work. She is the co-founder of The Academy of Children’s Theatre, (ACT) in Colorado Springs, as well as Ministry Center for the Arts, (MCA). Her humor is witty, creative, clean, and professional, She won first place out of all comedians in “Colorado’s Got Talent”.

Pederson’s stand up comedy and outlook on life began with a diagnosis of a terminal illness with her first husband. She began a difficult journey fraught with failure — a failed marriage, single parenting, job loss, broken dreams, and financial ruin.

In July of 2011, Pederson stepped on a rusty nail. This simple misstep resulted in several bouts in the hospital, near death experiences, and surgery with lifelong repercussions. She now has a deep understanding of the universal need we all have for hope, love, joy, and laughter. She uses her perspective to add depth and inspiration to her performances.

Speech Topics

Dying to Laugh: How to be Happy When Life is a Mess

Want your employees to be more productive, make more sales, have less sick days, stay longer for less salary, an outperform your competition? Teach them how to be HAPPY! Stacy shares how she went from losing everything-including almost her life- in a three week time period. It was through this process of loss that Stacy learned how to truly live. Your audience will leave with 7 actionable steps on how to stress less, enjoy life more, and be HAPPY...even at work.

The 7 Habits of Highly Stressful People

We all know stress is bad for our growing bellies, bottoms and shrinking bottom lines. Stacy gives a unique and hilarious take on being a “Professional Stresspert.” Diagnosed with PTSD after almost dying several times, Stacy shares 7 stress habits to successfully sabotage you and your co-workers’ productivity and quality of life. Walk away with some practical “de-stressing” tips based on physiology and mindset, as well as practical tips on getting along with their co-workers or difficult customers.

Dying to Laugh: What to do When the Stories You’ve Been Told are Wrong

In 2023, Stacy discovered she had been misdiagnosed with her health journey over the last 12 years. Shocked and hopeful, Stacy shares how embracing life’s unexpected twists and turns are key to moving forward.

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