Lisa is an amazing speaker who captivates her audience with the way she weaves research, personal stories, and real life into relevant advice. She gives parents tools that allow them to be more effective while instilling confidence and a feeling that you're-not-in-this-alone. Lisa does not lecture or judge; she speaks frankly and always has a unique and knowledgeable view on parenting topics.

Robin Eisen, Co-President Shaker Heights High School PTO

Lisa is masterful working with faculty. Her warmth and humor engages them, putting them at ease as she communicates an understanding of both their compassion and commitment to their students and the challenges they face. Her presentations are interactive and practical, providing teachers with concrete strategies whose value they all recognize. Lisa is, without question, the most popular professional development speaker we’ve had in the eight years I’ve been Head of School.

Susanna Jones, Head of School Holton Arms School

I have been consistently amazed by Lisa’s ability to meaningfully connect with teens on topics of great importance to their overall well being. Her humor and warmth put students at ease, whether they are engaged with her one-on-one or in large groups, and she deftly encourages them to understand themselves far better than they may have thought possible.

Colm MacMahon, Head of School Rippowam Cisqua School


Dr. Damour speaks around the world on a wide range of topics including stress, anxiety, well-being, parenting, education, and child and adolescent development. She welcomes the opportunity to tailor her presentations to fit the needs of a specific audience.

To inquire about arranging a virtual or in-person speaking engagement with Dr. Damour

  • schools and community-based organizations should contact Colleen Abdalian at
  • all other individuals or organizations should contact Creative Artists Agency at this link or 424-288-2898.

Watch Dr. Lisa Damour in action at TEDxCLE speaking on “The Difference Between Adults and Grown Ups”