Loretta LaRoche


Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche is an acclaimed speaker, author, and international stress management and humor consultant.

Using humor to reframe a stressful situation, LaRoche captures a new perspective on the difficult parts of life. Her teaching style, credibility, and incontestable humor are integral parts to her compelling presence.

She is on the Massachusetts General Hospital advisory council for anxiety and depression and is founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc, a company offering programs and products for life style management.

LaRoche writes a weekly newspaper column titled, “Get a Life: Sane Wisdom for an Insane World,” which is featured in the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts, every Monday and syndicated throughout the country by GateHouse Media.

LaRoche has performed nationwide with her one-woman show at a variety of venues, including the Boston Symphony Hall; the Hanover Theatre; Emerson Magestic; the Berklee Perfoming Arts Center; the Providence Performing Arts Theatre; the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York; the Capital Centre for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire; the Stadium Theatre; and the Telus Center in Canada.

She has also toured with the Hay House “I Can Do It!” conferences, and has shared the stage with acclaimed authors such as Christian Northrup, Suze Orman, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Collette Baron Reid, Lisa Williams, and Cesar Millan.

LaRoche is also the best-selling author of nearly a dozen books, including Relax—You May Only Have A Few Minutes Left!, How Serious Is This?, Happy Talk, The Joy Journal, and Life Is Short: Wear Your Party Pants.

She has been nominated for several local and prime-time Emmy Awards. Her other awards include the National Humor Treasure Award; an honorary doctorate from LaSalle University; Alumni of the Year from Hofstra University; and the Walter C. Alvarez Memorial Award for Medical Writing presented by the American Medical Writers Association. She was inducted into the Friars Club in New York City in 2009.