Lu Parker reveals the path to reach her dreams wasn’t easy and offers listeners actionable tools for attaining goals. As a former beauty contestant, she dealt with her share of challenges from competitors. Parker advocates for kind interactions, the elimination of insecurities, and moving dreams from thought to action. Speaking on the importance of authenticity by learning personal triggers, she helps audiences to set goals to achieve success with inner reflection. Whether speaking to professionals or students, the Emmy-winning television journalist and former Miss USA inspires others to reach for the stars and be kind on the journey.
Reasons to Book Lu Parker
- Audiences are undoubtedly enthralled by Lu Parker’s poignant and authentic stories about her journey to success. Offering helpful insights for achieving dreams, her entertaining presentations captivate audiences across the nation.
- Her keynote address equips audiences with practical tools for overcoming obstacles. With actionable steps in hand, listeners may immediately integrate her guidance and put talking points into action to create extraordinary achievements.
- Parker’s book Catching the Crown offers an inside look at the pageant industry and advice for maintaining a competitive edge.
Francis Louise (Lu) Parker is a television journalist, Miss USA winner, and motivational speaker. She began her career as an English literature teacher and later landed a television job with WCSC in South Carolina. San Antonio’s KABB offered Parker a reporter and weekend anchor position. By 2000, the station promoted her to the main anchor. In 2005, she joined KTLA in Los Angeles as co-anchor with Frank Buckley. Parker has attained acting roles and appeared on E! and Larry King Live. In partnership with Maria Shriver, KTLA developed an inspirational web show featuring Parker, called The Path.
In 1994, she competed in the Miss USA pageant and later reached the top six finalists for the Miss Universe Pageant. As a motivational speaker, Parker travels the country to inspire audiences to overcome challenges with self-reflection and kindness. Sharing captivating stories from her own career, she encourages listeners to set goals, pursue dreams, and remain authentic. Her keynote is a transformational experience, giving attendees insight into her own life and journey to success.
Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and an Education Master of Arts degree. She leverages her platform to raise awareness about important topics, such as promoting animal rights.
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