Brenda Ackerman

Brenda Ackerman

London, Ontario
Author of “Aging Sucks… But You’re Gonna Love It!”™ | Aging Mentor and Coach
Brenda Ackerman is a seasoned conference host, professional speaker and emcee. With over 37 years of experience at the esteemed 3M Company, Brenda is an award-winning marketer with extensive expertise across a variety of industries. Her unique perspective blends real-world experience and insights with an entertaining and relatable style, making her presentations engaging and memorable. Brenda has delighted audiences at numerous conferences and events across North America with her captivating performances. In addition to her impressive career achievements, Brenda Ackerman is also the author of the acclaimed book, "Aging Sucks… But You’re Gonna Love It!™," a woman's survival guide to getting older. Her universal relevance and inclusive approach make her talks a welcoming space for all, and her message resonates with diverse audiences. Brenda Ackerman's expertise and dynamic presence make her an ideal choice for organizations seeking a speaker who can deliver value and engage audiences with practical insights and actionable takeaways.
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Aging Sucks… But You’re Gonna Love It!

Brenda Ackerman is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has been inspiring and educating audiences for years. With extensive expertise in sales and marketing, across numerous industries, she brings a unique perspective to her presentations, blending in real-world experience and insights with a relatable and entertaining style.

Brenda has presented at numerous conferences and events across North America throughout her 37-year tenure with the 3M Company, where she was a recipient of multiple national and global sales and marketing awards.

Brenda is also an author, having written an exciting new book entitled: Aging Sucks… But You’re Gonna Love It!™

Brenda Ackerman calls it a “Woman’s Survival Guide to Getting Older.” It’s a must-read for anyone who has struggled with the aging process.

Whether speaking to a small group of executives or addressing a packed auditorium, Brenda Ackerman delivers a captivating and memorable performance that will leave audiences entertained, but also inspired and informed.

Brenda Ackerman’s presentations on aging are universally relevant and inclusive. She recognizes that aging is a shared experience that affects everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or beliefs.  Brenda’s talks are a welcoming space for everyone, and her message resonates with a diverse range of audiences.

Brenda’s flexibility and versatility as a speaker allow her to deliver engaging speeches on several topics, while also tailoring her presentations to meet your organization’s unique needs.



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Brenda Ackerman Topic Presentations

let’s change the way we talk about “the change”™

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  • It’s time to break the silence about menopause! For too long, this natural and inevitable stage in a woman’s life has been shrouded in secrecy and shame.

    Menopause can be an isolating and daunting experience for women, both physical and emotionally.  Brenda’s personal account of menopause, delivered with authenticity, vulnerability, and humour, offers invaluable guidance and support to women navigating this challenging time. Moreover, her presentation highlights the need for increased awareness and education surrounding menopause within society.

    The hush-hush culture surrounding menopause is doing a disservice to women everywhere. It’s time to shatter the taboo and start speaking openly about this transformative time. By sharing our experiences and supporting one another, we can create a more informed and confident community of women.  This is our change to make – let’s embrace it and start the conversation.

shattering silver ceilings™

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  • Women have been pushing and breaking through glass ceilings since the 70s, and while many have succeeded, others still face barriers. But as we get older, we encounter yet another obstacle, a “silver ceiling.” This is a term used to describe the societal pressures and expectations placed on women as they age.

    In a world that glorifies beauty and youth, we are told we must fight aging, be ashamed of it, and maintain our youthful appearance at all costs. These messages are deeply engrained in our culture, starting from a young age, and can lead to negative self-talk and a lack of confidence as we grow older.

    Brenda believes that women shouldn’t have to conform to anyone else’s standards. Instead, stay visible and relevant on your own terms and show the world your unique beauty and wisdom.

    Brenda will talk about how we need to empower ourselves and one other to embrace the beauty and wisdom that comes with age and will share how we can work towards a more inclusive and accepting society for all women.

aging sucks…. but you’re gonna love it!™

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  • Brenda’s presentation on aging is a celebration of the privilege of getting older.  Through her powerful storytelling and personal experiences, Brenda challenges negative self-talk and encourages us to embrace the beauty, wisdom and empowerment that comes along with getting older.  Brenda shares her personal experiences with authenticity and vulnerability.

    In this talk, Brenda will encourage you to not let anyone else define your worth or set the standards for your life. She will encourage you to stay visible and relevant on your own terms and show the world that aging is a privilege to be celebrated, not feared.


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