Speaker Lori Bumgarner

Lori Bumgarner speakerCareer expert Lori Bumgarner is a sought-after speaker who provides informative and interactive presentations designed to teach audience members how to discover their passions and pursue them with “paNASH.”

Lori has been a frequent guest speaker at various corporations, universities, and professional organizations. She’s been published in Inc., The Huffington Post, and The Daily Positive and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s online blog. Lori is the author of two books, including an Amazon #1 bestseller, and has been named one of  Nashville’s top ten coaches for 2017 and 2018.

Lori’s Presentation Style

Lori’s no-frills approach provides participants tangible take-aways that can be applied to each audience member’s career stage. She has been praised for providing interactive exercises and unique “nuts-and-bolts” how-to instruction on being competitive in today’s world of work, including the current job market AND the world of freelancing and entrepreneurship.  

To book Lori, please complete the paNASH speaker request form.


“Passionate. Thought-provoking. Stimulating. Career enhancing. Lori’s approach to guiding your career was a session we will never forget. Working with a team of nearly 45 professionals, there was a wide range of marketing talent from designers, editors, copywriters to digital strategists, email marketing managers and business to business marketers. Our team needed focus and for the employees to understand their roles and meaning in the organization.

Lori led a session of thoughtful leadership starting with a provoking question, “What makes you unique?” We went on to define a series of individual attributes that made up our personal and professional brand.

What was important about this, was that it enhanced the sense of value for my team. We went on to discover the topic of what’s important to others around you, including your manager.

I have struggled with some of my team members thinking that what they do creates value, but it doesn’t always translate to what the priorities of the company or manager are. By learning to identify what’s important to others, it promotes growth and a more unified corporate agenda.

It all concluded with an individual mission statement, which was a wonderful reveal to the team about why they come to work, and what drives them. It allowed me as a leader to understand their motivations and work to fulfill them. I would highly recommend this session to other corporate leaders.”

Shelly Riera, VP of Marketing, Brookdale Senior Living

“Lori’s presentation on the topic of branding was one of the best ones I’ve heard. Her focus on this popular topic was so different from other branding presentations. It was very engaging and she did a great job walking the audience through each step on identifying, packaging and presenting your brand. Lori gave real-life examples from clients she has coached through the branding process, which resonated with the audience. Attendees left with key takeaways and next steps they could implement in the days to follow.”  

Patricia Jacobs, Former Director, Office of Career & Professional Development, Belmont University

 “Lori’s program gave me the nuts and bolts of how to figure out what sets me apart from my competition so that my sales pitch is authentic and engaging. Prior to her presentation, I was lost on how to explain my business to others. Now I have the tools to do so with clarity, authenticity, and confidence.”

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To book Lori, please complete the paNASH speaker request form.