Discover yourself. Love yourself. Share yourself.

LOREN MICHAELS HARRIS

Because you were made for more.

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MEET LOREN

Author. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Recording Artist.

Loren Michaels Harris is a survivor of the foster care system and an adoptee. He draws upon his upbringing to motivate and inspire others in overcoming their obstacles to success and achieving the life they want. Find out more

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NEW BOOK

FOSTERING YOUR MESSAGE
(available soon on Amazon)

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

"Loren Michaels Harris excited my school audience of teachers, therapists, social workers and paraprofessionals! He is a vibrant speaker that uses examples we can all relate as well as to clearly articulating his point. He mixes music, video with real world experiences that can certainly perk up an audience. His message was relevant to our needs and he does his homework. Not only was he a "Motivational" speaker, but we all can walk away with something that can be applied in our everyday lives in and out of the workplace. My staff is requesting that he return mid-year for the "boost" they need to motivate and inspire them to assist in completing a successful school year! Double thumbs up for Loren! Outstanding!"

— SHERYL WAGEMANN, PRINCIPAL, PAEC 803


Loren Michaels Harris was absolutely amazing. I will recommend him to the moon and back. We will hire him again!

— DEBBIE FLIEHMAN, PRESIDENT, CREATIVE TECHNICAL RESOURCES, INC.

 
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Loren Michaels Harris reading LOST OR FOUND at the 2016 Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan show. To view the video of Loren reading his incredible story of surviving one birth mother, one adoptive mother, and 20 foster mothers please visit the Listen to Your Mother Show YouTube channel. Click on the image to view the video. 

Loren Michaels Harris reading LOST OR FOUND at the 2016 Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan show. To view the video of Loren reading his incredible story of surviving one birth mother, one adoptive mother, and 20 foster mothers please visit the Listen to Your Mother Show YouTube channel. Click on the image to view the video. 

Image credit: Scott R. Gane Photography Loren met a woman after the 2016 Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan show who shared her story of fostering three siblings. She and her husband had been wrestling with the idea of adopting them. She was deeply touched by Loren's story and said that it helped her decide to pursue adoption. 

Image credit: Scott R. Gane Photography

Loren met a woman after the 2016 Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan show who shared her story of fostering three siblings. She and her husband had been wrestling with the idea of adopting them. She was deeply touched by Loren's story and said that it helped her decide to pursue adoption. 

Image via MichelleMadridBranch.com Thank you to Michelle Madrid Branch and Heather Lei for sharing my story about my experience in foster care (Foster Care Advocacy, Foster Youth Advocacy, and Orphan Advocacy) in the Quilt of Life series. Click on the image to go to the article. 

Image via MichelleMadridBranch.com

Thank you to Michelle Madrid Branch and Heather Lei for sharing my story about my experience in foster care (Foster Care Advocacy, Foster Youth Advocacy, and Orphan Advocacy) in the Quilt of Life series. Click on the image to go to the article. 

Loren Michaels Harris is interviewed by Lene' Lynn St. John for her radio show, "Being True to You." Loren's topic is: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT. Click on the image to listen.

Loren Michaels Harris is interviewed by Lene' Lynn St. John for her radio show, "Being True to You." Loren's topic is: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT. Click on the image to listen.

Loren is joined by Gospel Songstress Tonya Egler at PAEC 803! Speech Topic: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT

Loren is joined by Gospel Songstress Tonya Egler at PAEC 803! Speech Topic: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE RIPPLE EFFECT

Loren involves several of the PAEC 803 staff in a version of THE PRICE IS RIGHT (fact: Loren's childhood dream was to be a game show host)

Loren involves several of the PAEC 803 staff in a version of THE PRICE IS RIGHT (fact: Loren's childhood dream was to be a game show host)

THE RIPPLE EFFECT....the beauty is in when the ripples reach their destination!

THE RIPPLE EFFECT....the beauty is in when the ripples reach their destination!

The written version of Loren's 2016 Listen to Your Mother: Southwest Michigan reading, LOST OR FOUND, was published in Foster Focus Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 3: 

I am only one child, but in total there were 22 mothers. 22 individual women who wore their own distinct “version” of what it means to be...a mother. 22 individual women who saw something totally different from the other, each and every time they looked at me. 22 different faces that I would either squeeze with all my might to remember in times of pain, heartbreak, or misery…or push away with all my might to forget.
— http://www.fosterfocusmag.com/articles/lost-or-found

The incredible GAIL BROWN, Founder of ENGAGING SPEAKERS, gifted me in so many ways! A moment I shall never forget!

Incorporating music in my speeches from my album, to me is such an incredible blessing.

Incorporating music in my speeches from my album, to me is such an incredible blessing.

Always so very honored when I get the opportunity to share the stage with some of the best speakers in the country!  

Always so very honored when I get the opportunity to share the stage with some of the best speakers in the country!

 

Presenting to 450 Junior High School Students at Finley Junior High in Chicago Ridge, IL

Presenting to 450 Junior High School Students at Finley Junior High in Chicago Ridge, IL

Thanks to all of the truly awesome team members at AIDS ASSIST OF NORTHERN INDIANA!  It was an incredible honor to present to you and your wonderful clients...thanks for having me!

Thanks to all of the truly awesome team members at AIDS ASSIST OF NORTHERN INDIANA!  It was an incredible honor to present to you and your wonderful clients...thanks for having me!

Loren Michaels Harris with Amelia Thomas of AIDS ASSIST OF NORTHERN INDIANA

Loren Michaels Harris with Amelia Thomas of AIDS ASSIST OF NORTHERN INDIANA

Thanks for sharing many lessons learned! "In mid-September, Positively Naperville received a letter to the editor from Loren Michaels Harris regarding an NPR.org story about the Ohio police release of graphic overdose photos featured on Sept. 12, 2016.  As publisher of the hyper local monthly publication in a city focused on fighting addictions and drug abuse of all kinds, I was struck by Loren’s thoughtful, timely and meaningful words, especially as they related to local initiatives such as “Connect for Life,” “KidsMatter,” and Project H.E.L.P. His reference to being a motivational speaker and his never-ending story of survival prompted my wondering about a presentation to our Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown. Our small Rotary club is always looking for 30-minute programs. Speakers are invited to present educational topics such as the one addressed in his letter. We talked, we met, Loren agreed and the date was set for Oct. 26.  Though electronics failed to connect that afternoon, preventing members from viewing Loren’s video introduction, he punted ably, landed on his feet and started from the very beginning of his 54 years. The trials and tribulations that have contributed to Loren’s strength of character and determination live within an engaging story of surviving one birth mother, one adoptive mother, and 20 foster mothers. Against so many obstacles, Loren is a survivor of the foster care system who says his only source of continual healing from the scars of foster care comes from addressing the need for better protection of all children, especially from social media, neighbor to neighbor. Rotarians experienced a very compelling presentation by a man who appears to be at home with his powerful story, one that needs to be told over and over—with or without the video introduction."

Thanks for sharing many lessons learned!

"In mid-September, Positively Naperville received a letter to the editor from Loren Michaels Harris regarding an NPR.org story about the Ohio police release of graphic overdose photos featured on Sept. 12, 2016. 

As publisher of the hyper local monthly publication in a city focused on fighting addictions and drug abuse of all kinds, I was struck by Loren’s thoughtful, timely and meaningful words, especially as they related to local initiatives such as “Connect for Life,” “KidsMatter,” and Project H.E.L.P.

His reference to being a motivational speaker and his never-ending story of survival prompted my wondering about a presentation to our Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown. Our small Rotary club is always looking for 30-minute programs. Speakers are invited to present educational topics such as the one addressed in his letter.

We talked, we met, Loren agreed and the date was set for Oct. 26. 

Though electronics failed to connect that afternoon, preventing members from viewing Loren’s video introduction, he punted ably, landed on his feet and started from the very beginning of his 54 years. The trials and tribulations that have contributed to Loren’s strength of character and determination live within an engaging story of surviving one birth mother, one adoptive mother, and 20 foster mothers.

Against so many obstacles, Loren is a survivor of the foster care system who says his only source of continual healing from the scars of foster care comes from addressing the need for better protection of all children, especially from social media, neighbor to neighbor.

Rotarians experienced a very compelling presentation by a man who appears to be at home with his powerful story, one that needs to be told over and over—with or without the video introduction."

PRESENTING TO THE NAPERVILLE DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB....PRICELESS!

THANKS TO EVERYONE AT THE WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION! IT WAS A TRUE HONOR TO PRESENT TO YOU.

THANKS TO EVERYONE AT THE WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION! IT WAS A TRUE HONOR TO PRESENT TO YOU.

This group of Raw Materials Engineers were a ton of fun during my interactive portion of the presentation!

This group of Raw Materials Engineers were a ton of fun during my interactive portion of the presentation!

During my presentation at The Whirlpool Corporation's Global Conference for Raw Materials Engineers, it was awesome to have the assistance of a few of the participants to truly bring my interactive portion of the presentation to life!

During my presentation at The Whirlpool Corporation's Global Conference for Raw Materials Engineers, it was awesome to have the assistance of a few of the participants to truly bring my interactive portion of the presentation to life!

 
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NEW ALBUM

No Fences

The album No Fences is the first anthem supporting marriage equality. Loren's latest release on the album is "Dream." A portion of the proceeds benefit the Orlando Victims Project.

Purchase in iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby or anywhere digital music is available.

 
 
 
 
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Location

Naperville, IL

 
 
 
 
 
 
What happens to those who give and give, and still they give some more? Will they yet in time, cross a finish line, is there victory . . . is there a score?
— Loren Michaels Harris
 
 
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