From small groups to large corporations, if you’d like to add something completely different to your next event, you want Teresa Rhyne.  

Being a lawyer, writer, dog lover and breast cancer survivor, Teresa has the life experiences to captivate and bring an audience… from tears to laughter within the same five minutes . She shares her unconventional message (borrowed with permission from the beagles of course) anywhere an inspirational, humorous, cancer-surviving, dog-loving, pessimist-turned-reluctant- optimist, motivational speaker may be needed. 

A joy, an inspiration and a witty, funny speaker, Teresa left our audience with a permanent grin. Her loving and trusting relationship with her beagle Seamus was so special and heartwarming. Katie Parker, Executive Director Susan G. Komen® Inland Empire

Teresa’s Speaking Topics Include…

Focus on the Cookies

An Focusentertaining presentation on how Teresa learned to think like an optimist when she most certainly felt like a pessimist. Teresa’s beagle Seamus survived cancer against all odds and he was right by her side when she was diagnosed herself. She followed the dog’s lead and learned to focus on the “cookies” in life and now she shares that knowledge in a heartfelt and humorous talk. 



From Tragedy to Target and the Top of the Times

Target Emerging Authors 3 (1)Teresa shares the story of how an unknown writer not only got her memoir published, but had it picked up by the Target store chain and eventually saw it hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and #10 on the USA Today list, in addition to becoming an international bestseller. 



Brought to You By the Beagles

Brought to YouA discussion of how Teresa came to live a more compassionate lifestyle, inspired by her beagles—one of whom was rescued from a pharmaceutical lab where he was the victim of animal testing, and the other of whom was used by a backyard breeder and then abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles with a cancerous tumor and riddled with buckshot.  Teresa shares with audiences how through these dogs and her surprisingly humorous experiences rehabilitating them, she learned the many ways we unknowingly harm animals and ourselves, and what we can each do to calm the cognitive dissonance in our lives and live more compassionately—for ourselves and for the animals.

Teresa’s presentations have been enjoyed by a variety of audiences including animal lovers, those with an interest in health and well-being, cancer survivors and warriors, writers, readers, women’s groups, and corporate customers, and anyone who appreciates an entertaining, humorous and thought provoking talk. Presentations can be customized for your group and pricing can include copies of one or both of Teresa’s books for the audience members—a take-away gift sure to please your guests. 

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