2017 Conference Speaker

Nancy Weil


Nancy Weil is a leading authority on the relationship between humor and grief and is known for her energetic, entertaining and content-rich programs. Nancy is the founder of The Laugh Academy and serves as Director of Grief Support and Community Outreach for Veterans Funeral Care in Clearwater, FL. She has certifications as a Grief Management Specialist, Grief Services Provider, Funeral Celebrant and Laughter Leader. Besides blogging for Legacy.com on grief related topics, she is also the author of the book If Stress Doesn’t Kill You, Your Family Might. For more information, visit: www.TheLaughAcademy.com.


Nancy has mastered the ability with her humor, fun loving, and enthusiastic way to give us the tools to manage sorrow and give us the practical healthy ways to cope with grief. You can’t help but walk away feeling light-hearted, happy, higher energy level and grateful for taking the time to sit in on Nancy’s program. She is a master of laughter and humor. I believe everyone should take the time to meet this dynamic woman and experience one of her workshops.
–Beth Gerrish, Dengler Roberts Funeral Home

You are the breath of fresh air needed for Richmond at our Good Grief Conference. Many people have told me they loved your time with us and I’m still chuckling with my red clown nose.
–Angela Duncan, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nancy’s program made our annual seminar a huge success. The audience was so pleased with her presentation that they were reluctant to leave. I believe they would have stayed as long as she was willing to talk!
–John Winfield, Cremation Society of Rhode Island

Nancy was lively and engaging in her presentation! She was just what we were looking for to motivate and inspire our grieving families. Her material was thought provoking and gave our families new ways to reduce stress and negativity in their life. We were extremely pleased by the amount of positive feedback.
–Crystal Jardine, Jardine Funeral Home