As a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker, author and nurse, LeAnn has been featured in print and on countless radio and television programs across the country, including Newsweek Magazine's Voices of the Century issue, Investors Business Daily, Woman's World, PAX-TV's It's A Miracle show, CNN, FOX-TV, BBC, NPR and PBS.
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LeAnn Thieman is a nationally acclaimed professional speaker, author, and nurse who was “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed. LeAnn has been featured in Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue, on FOX-TV, BBC, NPR, PBS, PAX-TV’s It’s A Miracle, and countless radio and TV programs.
After her story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup’s most prolific writers. Her devotion to thirty years of nursing, made her the ideal co-author of Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul. She went on to coauthor 10 more Chicken Soup books, including Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Father and Daughter Soul, Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul, Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2, Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Living Catholic Faith, Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, Second Dose, Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Book of Miracles, and Chicken Soup for the Soul, Answered Prayers, just out.
As a renowned motivational speaker, LeAnn shares life-changing lessons learned from her Airlift experience. Believing we all have individual “war zones,” she inspires people to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and honors them for the difference they make in the world.
LeAnn is one of about ten-percent of speakers worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation and in August, 2008 she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
LeAnn and Mark, her husband of forty years, reside in Colorado where they enjoy their “empty nest.”
1) Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul, Second Dose or “I Didn’t Even Stop to Go to the Bathroom!”
2) Balancing Life in Your “War Zones” or Lessons from 100 Babbling Bawling Babies!
3) Light A Single Candle
4) Each One Reach One: 20 Strategies to End the Healthcare Worker Shortage
5) What’s This Generation Coming To?
6) Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul or “How Long Can I Keep This Up?!”?
7) You’ve Got To See It To Be It!