Edie Hand (Photo by Josh Fogel)

Passion, Perseverance, Positive Projection

A highly sought-after professional speaker, Edie shares her extraordinary stories of tragedy and triumph with hundreds of audiences each year. As the co-author of the book, ‘Women of True Grit’, Edie’s message is a recipe for living and facing life’s challenges head-on. Edie’s motivating presentations capture her broad range of experiences including growing up around her cousin, Elvis Presley, facing and beating cancer three times, succeeding in network television, and developing and growing a successful business.  It always engages and motivates audiences to recognize life is the string on which we hang our pearls and teaches us how to recognize them in all areas of our life.

Here are some of the current topics that Edie Hand speaks about on her presentations.


Topic 1:
How to Mop With Your Pearls On |  A Guide to find your inner Woman of True Grit

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Your attitude towards situations every day can make all the difference. Edie shares some of her personal, inspirational and humorous stories that show the benefits of building your string of pearls, which are guides to healing one’s brokenness. The String is your life and the Pearls represent your unique necklace. Edie’s stories will define what each of the Pearl colors represents to better help you understand your passion, help build more perseverance, and leave you with a positive projection of your life.  Faith is a powerful element of the presentation so components may include scripture (depending on venue) to let you know you are not alone in building your pearls of life.  You will leave knowing you have the grit to do hard things.  Edie’s story is your story.


Topic 2:  Cancer the Unexpected Gift | How to Live Well Through Health Challenges

After numerous battles with cancer and living with chronic illness, Edie Hand knows faith, the right attitude, and the support of friends and family, and came to understand the touch of unseen hands was critical in beating this disease.

This program is based on her and Dr. Daugherty’s book of stories about average people and their common bond; the enemy of cancer and the subsequent suffering associated with it.  Conquering cancer is not done necessarily by surviving disease-free, but by finding benefit in the experiences. Extraordinary lessons are to be learned from ordinary people – not in dying, but in living. These stories teach us to live a meaningful life.  You too can do hard things!


Topic 3:  The ABC’s of Networking in Today’s World

There is no denying we’ve become a more “networked” world today.  Remote offices, co-working locations, social media platforms, text messaging, and video conferences have changed the dynamics of how we interact during our daily routines.  New guidelines need to be established and the level of relationships has evolved too.  This presentation shares insights and advice on how to leverage your network to advance your personal goals.


Topic 4:  The Rides | From Graceland to God’s Amazing Grace

vulcanmedia-movieposterEdie shares the film “The Last Ride” which is based on her true story “The Last Christmas Ride.”  The story of a sister’s love for her three young brothers will take you on a ride that could help you apply some lessons of love to your life.  After years of chats on the back porch with her grandmother Alice, Edie learned about the pearls of hope and how these pearls would help her through the many trials she would face in her life.

The film and presentation help the audience to understand how to turn hard things into beautiful situations.  See how you too can find hope in paying life forward with a focus on faith, family, and friends. 


Customized workshops and other speaking topics are available. Please inquire.


Here is a short video with some highlights of Edie’s speaking and television performances and appearances.

Edie Hand Highlights from Edie Hand on Vimeo.

For information on speaking engagements contact Edie Hand.

Click here to download and print a list of Edie’s current speaking topics   (PDF)