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Emmy winner and media brand founder advocates for more kindness

Lu Parker

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Inspiring audiences by sharing poignant anecdotes from her career, Parker shares personal experiences of struggles and successes on the path to her dreams.

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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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Redefining Kindness

Keynote topics by speaker Lu Parker

Lu’s mission is to help you eliminate your insecurities, get unstuck, and create your most successful life.

Whether in front of a camera, large audience, or breakout session, Lu reminds people that kindness is a strength not a weakness. Her keynotes encourage listeners to take action that supports wellness, positivity, self-care and success.

Her most requested speaking topics include:

  • How Kindness Creates Success.
  • Goal Setting— Letting Go of Perfection & How to Tap into Your Authentic Self.
  • Elevate Yourself Through Kindness— Recognizing.
  • Triggers & Learning to Forgive.


Lu’s available services include:

  • Event Host.
  • Keynote Address.
  • 1 Hour Workshop.
  • Half Day Seminar.
  • Full Day Seminar.
  • Coaching.

Lu Parker Speaker Reel

Why kindness matters from former Miss USA and KTLA anchor Lu Parker

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Lu Parker is an incredible speaker with a big heart. From introductions to commentary, the evening was seamless. She is a true pro.

Carrie N. Callahan

Claire's Place Foundation

Her message is universal and can go across any industry that would be interested in hiring her to motivate their talent and get people to think outside the box of what a regular convention speech might be.

Jeanette Arthur

Berkshire Hathaway Philadelphia

Wonderfulspeech! I like her idea of juststand back and take a moment and listen.

Paulette Sheer

Berkshire Hathaway Realtor Alpharetta

Lu did a tremendous job! It takes a lot of guts to come up and tell something that personal, that well.

Kenneth Jenny

Managing Partner - Mediatise

Out of all the key takeaways, this insight from Emmy Award-winning journalist and former Miss USA Lu Parker, rings true and speaks to our ethos at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties.

Ellie Johnson

President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New York Properties
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Keynote topics with Lu Parker