Regina  Brett

Speech Topics

  • 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours

Regina Brett

Author, Cancer Survivor, Award-Winning Journalist

Regina Brett is the voice readers and audiences turn to when they want inspiration for life.

She is a New York Times best selling author whose popular book God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours has been published in 18 countries. Her presentations at hospitals, seminars, colleges, churches, commencements, conferences, fundraisers and annual meetings inspire audiences to take the next right step, create the life of their dreams, make peace with the past, say yes to life and be the miracle they want to see in the world.

As a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary, Regina has gained the attention and hearts of readers throughout the country. As a columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer – Ohio’s largest newspaper and the 16th largest newspaper in the country – her columns are posted on refrigerators, tucked into wallets, quoted from pulpits, clipped, tweeted, snail-mailed and emailed around the world.

She also hosts “The Regina Brett Show,” a live call-in radio show weekly on NPR affiliate WKSU 98.7 FM, which is also podcast on-demand at www.wksu.org. She’s also been a guest on Oprah & Friends Radio.

Regina’s most popular column, 50 Life Lessons, is about faith and family, about the lessons cancer taught her and the ones she learned growing up in a family of 11 children and as a single parent for 18 years. That column became a viral Internet sensation, attracting international attention and leading to the publication of God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours in 18 countries, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Russia, Sweden, Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Indonesia and the United Kingdom.

An in-demand speaker, Regina has given keynote talks at medical facilities, universities, libraries, retreats, churches, prayer breakfasts and conferences for human resource employees, journalists, nurses and social workers. An accomplished extemporaneous speaker, companies also ask her to speak at volunteer/employee recognition events, annual meetings and staff retreats where she always tailors her talks to specific audiences. One of her most memorable talks was the commencement address she gave at Case Western Reserve University to graduating social workers. A transcript of that talk went into wide circulation, inspiring others who’ve chosen to practice in this important helping profession.

Regina has an M.A. in Religious Studies from John Carroll University and a journalism degree from Kent State University. Her new book, Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible, Possible, will be released in 2012.

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