Defined by Defeat: The Real Champion’s Story


Life rarely goes according to script, and our success is often defined by our defeats.

As a freshman at Rutgers University, Lauren unexpectedly lost both of her parents within hours of each other to their concealed battle with prescription drug addiction. In the aftermath, she was forced to navigate the world unknown and make some tough choices that are bound to every chapter of her story.

Whether you are a team leader, a company owner, or taking the next step in your career, you can use the power of your story to rebound from tragedy with courage and resilience.

“Sports is my passion, but my purpose is to share what I learned from my parents’ story – and how I learned to fall in love with my own.”

In her keynote, Lauren will guide you on an emotional journey through her personal story woven together with compelling stories from the sidelines. The audience will be:

  • Empowered to embrace their own story and find value in life’s challenges as a means of strength and catalyst for growth
  • Inspired to be resilient during times of change
  • Encouraged to maintain a sense of humor through some of life’s embarrassing moments
  • Motivated to take chances and walk through doors they never dreamed possible

Lauren Sisler
Emmy Award-Winning ESPN & SEC Sportscaster, Addiction Prevention Advocate