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Keynote:  $6,000/exp
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North Carolina Based

Bobbie Staten
Motivator & Humorist

Bobbie is a funny, funny lady.  A rare talent with spontaneous, creative, contagious humor.  She delivers clean, original material that leaves the participants laughing, thinking, reflecting, and growing. Her timing is superb; her message upbeat; her style, entertaining.

Bobbie's background as a nurse and business entrepreneur allowed her to see first hand the pain, stress, and frustration that so many people experience at home and work. Her message reflects a universal theme as old as time, yet fresh and relevant for today's hectic life style. When you have your health, family, and priorities balanced, life just seems to fall into place. For the few times when it doesn't — laugh! Learn to use laughter to let out little puffs of pain!

Bobbie is a nationally recognized professional speaker. She speaks over 90 times a year to association and business meetings. She holds both bachelor and masters degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has been a member of the American Nurses Association, and the Scholastic Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.


Bobbie Staten bases her presentations on a paradoxical foundation: graduate health degrees combined with a healthy and sometimes irreverent sense of humor about people and the lives they lead. In her witty way, she manages to have audiences laugh through topics of wellness, happiness, life and stress management, customer service, and people skills.

Bobbie's topics are a results of her personal battle with life, health, and finding happiness. For years Bobbie felt unfulfilled, working in positions that didn't especially match her talents or natural tendencies. She was unhappy and it showed. She talks of turning life around; having the courage to take responsibility for finding one's own happiness.

Once a chronic dieter (the rhythm method of girth control), and an ex-two-pack-a-day smoker, she understands how hard it is to make lifestyle changes. However, firsthand knowledge provides her with a special insight that helps audiences find the courage to take the plunge! Bobbie's health philosophy is based on each individual's responsibility for self-care, guided by - not controlled by - health care professionals.

Bobbie began her career as a nurse and has held positions of head nurse, nursing supervisor, and psychiatric nursing instructor. She opened a nursing practice in 1988 to help others caught up in the "I can't" mode, where she helped thousands reach their personal health goals. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Public Health from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bobbie's natural humor emerged while speaking before groups and as a result, more and more groups began asking Bobbie to appear as an afterdinner humorist. Bobbie has a message ... one of finding balance in life. The message is simple and as old as time...If you have your health and your family, you just about have it all. So lighten up. Take your work, but not yourself, so seriously!

Bobbie has been speaking professionally since 1986 and now pursues this full time. She has earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professional credential of the National Speakers Association. During her nursing career, Bobbie joined in Sigma Theta Tau (the National Scholastic Nursing Honor Society), and the American Nurses Association. Bobbie is married and has one son, Steven. She lives in the beautiful South in a 117 year old farmhouse with her family, 4 spoiled-rotten dogs and an occasional mouse.

Keynote/After Dinner Presentations
  • Batteries Not Included.  A motivational presentation designed to give you the jump-start you've been missing. Charge your battery while you laugh and learn to work smart, work together, and most importantly fall in love with your job again. Bobbie's most frequently requested program . Clean Humor (60-90 minutes).
  • Why They Make You Crazy.  A fun and informative look at different personality styles. Participants will learn basic behavioral tendencies of their own personality style and the styles of others. Focus on how to use this information to improve relationships with co-workers, peers, and customers, and to improve communication, and foster harmony at work and at home.
  • Ten Tickets to Success.  A humorous wink and a serious look at the things you need to pack for your trip to success. Learn what gumption, character, truth, punctuality and termites all have in common and why they need to be part of your carry-on luggage! Nothing is as hard as it looks or as scary as it feels when you have the right skills and a good plan in place.
  • Sure, Like I've Got All Day.  Spinning your wheels? Overwhelmed with your "to-do" list? Learn to increase your productivity with helpful tips on time management, goal planning, and organizational skills. Baby steps make all the difference.
The Wellness & Motivational Humorist...Bobbie Staten

Encourage your employees to begin to become skilled managers, goal oriented workers and happier campers with....BOBBIE STATEN.

Bobbie is a funny, funny lady. A rare talent with spontaneous, creative, contagious humor. Her timing is superb; her message upbeat, her style entertaining. She delivers clean, original material designed to leave the participants laughing, thinking and reflecting.

Bobbie's message is fresh, yet as old as time. If you have your health, your family and balanced priorities, life just falls in place.

Bobbie is a professional motivational humorist who has spoken to businesses, associations and healthcare facilities throughout the United States and Canada. She conducts approximately 100 presentations each year. Her background prior to speaking was in nursing. Bobbie holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 Topics to Consider

    •      I'm Going To Be Happy When...A look at life, family, work and priorities
    •      Batteries Not Included- The needed jump start you've been missing.
    •      Humor In The Workplace- Fun with techniques.
    •      Dangling On The Fringe- Stress in the office.
    •      And others.....


"Well; you did it again! You absolutely knocked 'em dead! Really, I guess you could tell from the standing ovation, but in case you missed it, they really loved you!"

Council For Leaders
In Alabama Schools

"Great! Wonderful! Best Speaker I have ever heard! I laughed so much I thought I'd 'pee in my pants'!"

Office Manager
Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine

"While addressing your letter, I noticed so many initials behind your name that I wanted to add my own to your credits. G.R.E.A.T.!"

Ben F. "Buddy" Cheek, IV
1st Franklin Financial

"Awesome! Just what the Doctor ordered."

"On the evaluation scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest, you averaged a 7 because many participants said you were a 10!"

Angela Farthing
NC Association of Educators

"I have never seen a group of serious medical administrators laugh so much for sixty minutes. It was indeed the highlight of our program."

Rich Hively
Indiana Medical Group Management Association

"Great message to live by and go home with a new outlook. Bring her back again and again!"

AG Processing, INC


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"Bobbie Staten possesses a quixotic mix of personality traits: Dale Carnegie's motivational knack, and the Energizer Bunny's stamina; Dear Abby's advisory abilities and Dave Barry's anecdotal quipping; Mother Theresa's belief in humankind's potential and David Letterman's quirky sense of humor".

JB Shelton, Columnist
The Herald Sun