Events & Engagements

What is your Ironman?

Teri’s story and message, Powered by Hope, encompasses universal themes that are relevant to a variety of audiences.

  • Athletes and weekend warriors
  • People dealing with cancer or other debilitating illnesses or injuries
  • Anyone facing obstacles
  • Anyone looking to add meaning to his or her life by accomplishing a goal

By sharing her experiences, Teri connects with people in a very personal way, leaving them inspired and ready to take action. She would love to speak to your group or organization.

Contact Teri for more information and Teri’s availability.

Teri on Stage

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Teri is an avid multi-sport athlete. Two weeks after completing Ironman Louisville in 2009 she was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Two years after that, Teri achieved one of her most important goals: crossing the finish line of the Ironman World Championship 2011. Teri’s story is truly incredible.

Teri considers her experience a gift, one she gladly shares through speaking engagements. Her inspirational message, “Powered by Hope” is impactful on a variety of levels and to all types of audiences.
Attendees experience:
The snap of finger your life can turn upside down
When life changes will you embrace it or run?
Asking for help versus the willingness to accept it
Saying “Yes” to your “No”
From weakness comes perseverance
Find your passion–Dream big–Anything is Possible!

Recent Corporations and Non-Profit Partners

  • Northwestern Mutual, Continued Fight Boot Camp, Lenders One,
    Washington University Medical School
  • Pedal The Cause, Colon Cancer Alliance, Undy 5000 5K, The Family

Click here to view Teri’s testimonials.

Contact Teri for more information and Teri’s availability.

Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

Join Teri and participate in the upcoming events listed below. If you can’t make the event, check out the websites of these important causes.

Past Events & Engagements


The TODAY Show on NBC


Afternoons on Eleven KPLR


Roche Diagnostics Corporation Indianapolis

Northwestern Mutual St. Louis

Ventana Medical Systems Phoenix


Innovative Timing Systems

Ben Newman Companies

Tom Hill Institute Eagle Summit

Lenders One Banking and Lending Association


Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine St. Louis

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Academy of the Visitation

Rockwood School District

Siteman Cancer Center


Colon Cancer Alliance

Pedal the Cause

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

American Cancer Society – Relay for Life St. Louis

Hellenic Spirit Foundation

The Family Center St. LouisUpRize School of Leadership and Ministry

National Society of Histotechnology

Boone Hospital Center

Campaigns and Events:

Southeast Missouri Mine Safety

Dress in Blue Day National Campaign

St. Louis Garden Club

Brent Sharpless Foundation

Kris Schell Memorial Challenge


Ironman 70.3 World Championship Las Vegas

5150 U.S. Championship Hyvee Triathlon

Virgin London Marathon London

Million Dollar Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend

Capitol of Texas Triathlon

Undy 5000 Colon Cancer Alliance Run

5150 Fresh Idea Triathlon

Pedal the Cause A World Without Cancer

Big Shark New Town Triathlon

Steps for Hope The Cancer Support Community

Great Go! St. Louis Marathon Weekend


WunderGlo Foundation Cancer Warrior Award

Helenic Spirit Foundation Athena Award

Colon Cancer Alliance Sapphire Distinguished Service Award