Loretta Woodward Veney is a thirty-five year security management professional who spent the first fifteen years of her career managing security personnel before starting her own training company offering topics including security management and operations, leadership, conflict resolution and communication skills.
In 2006 when Loretta's Mom Doris was diagnosed with dementia, Loretta began learning everything she could about the disease and hoped to share that information so others could be more prepared for this devastating diagnosis than she had been. In 2013, that hope turned into Loretta's first book, Being My Mom's Mom, which highlights the first six years of the family's dementia journey. Loretta had the unwavering support of her husband Tim who did everything possible to be of help to Doris along this journey, and together they were Team Veney!
By the middle of 2013 Loretta began receiving requests for presentations on her caregiver experience, and since that time she has given more than 275 presentations and keynote addresses.
In the summer of 2016, after almost 31 years of marriage, Tim died after a very brief illness while he and Loretta were traveling in NY. To help with her grief, Loretta took photos that she and Tim had taken over their many years of travel, added her motivational words to them and compiled them into her second book called Refreshment for the Caregiver's Spirit. Loretta dedicated the book to Tim and hopes that it will inspire caregivers through tough days and long nights.
Participants say Loretta is "inspiring", "knowledgeable, charismatic and energetic", and "the best speaker ever"!
Loretta brings Energy and Inspiration to every event!