As a teen, Pamela Schuller had the worst diagnosed case of Tourette Syndrome in the country, a touch of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and a whole lot of pent-up anger. She spent years depressed, suicidal, and wishing her differences away. Over time, she started looking at her life differently and turned her obstacles and challenges into the very fuel that propels her.
Now an internationally known disability and mental health advocate and professional stand-up comedian, Pamela’s stories of growing up in a body she had no control over are engaging, powerful, a little bit heart-wrenching, and unapologetically funny.
Pamela has spoken and performed in seven countries, in every state in the US, and for more than 90,000 kids, teens, and professionals. She holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through the Arts and an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy, and post Masters certificates in Executive Coaching and Leadership in the Digital Age.
She has grown that skillset into a repertoire that teaches kids and teens to be proud of who they are, communities to be deeply inclusive, and corporate teams to be innovative and learn to make smart, bold moves. She can be seen on Buzzfeed, Doctor Mike Videos, NBC, and SiriusXM and she has worked on inclusion and accessibility with Disney, Google, WellsFargo, and United airlines to name just a few.
Pamela doesn’t just “tolerate” what makes her different; she embraces it, loves it, and finds the funny in it… all while challenging her audiences to do the same.
What Makes Me Tic: Lessons for an Inclusive Community
Finding Your Voice, From Stigma to Stage
Improv and Inclusion
An interactive, game-filled session, this workshop brings home what it feels like to create a
team that truly values every person, their differences, and what they bring to the community.
Moving past a basic inclusive mindset and into concrete tools and goals, this workshop will
focus on making your community truly inclusive.
Stand-Up Comedy Writing
It’s not just about the jokes – participants graduate this workshop with new leadership skills in
public speaking, developing your voice, and finding your funny!
Storytelling For Youth
Everyone has a unique perspective and stories to tell – help your young people find and share
Team Building Through an Inclusive Lens
Flexible for the age range of your audience, this session includes improv, movement games, and
a lot of laughter to get your community feeling like a cohesive unit.
A former youth professional, Pamela can design the right leadership experience for your young
people. Choose from: Peer-to-peer inclusion, creating innovative programming, recruitment
and retention, growing a community that values differences, and up-front public speaking.
Mental Health Check-Up
Explore the protective measures that support our mental health, including self-care techniques
and building resilience. Particularly helpful for youth professionals and summer camp staff.
Craft clear and engaging elevator pitches that use your strengths to effectively communicate
your personal or professional goals. Ideal for business and corporate teams.
Smart, Bold Business
Alternatively called F**k Your Fears, this workshop helps corporate professionals break down
the barriers that are keeping you from being your most innovative and daring self.
Storytelling for Corporate Success
Our personal story is our best tool for success. Learn how to craft and deliver your personal
narrative in a way that builds your business and invites potential clients and funders to say yes
Sessions By Design
Does your community need something you don’t see listed? Pamela will create a program
specifically for your community or team, with your goals at the center.
Note: Every workshop is custom built for your community and the goals you have in mind.
Most sessions can be geared toward any age group from elementary students to corporate
teams, unless otherwise noted
For more information about Pamela’s keynotes, performances and workshops, please contact email@example.com