LaRae Quy, Speaker, Author, and Mental Toughness Coach

LaRae Quy is a powerful speaker who shares how FBI agents develop the mental toughness to break through self-limiting barriers and overcome obstacles.  As a former FBI counterintelligence and undercover agent, she will show you that mental toughness is not something you’re born with; it is a quality you can develop with experience.

LaRae speaks on topics such as:

The Number One Skill In Life is Not Giving Up

In this dynamic presentation, LaRae will show you and your team how to celebrate “smart failures” that lead to stunning successes. When average performers fail at something, they try something new. When successful people fail at something, they attack the same problem again and again until they succeed. Rather than run from the failure that is keeping you from success, learn from it and embrace it. Others encounter an adversity, and then give up, moving to other projects until they find something at which they finally succeed. People with mental toughness keep at it until they find the answer to the problem.

Actionable Takeaways:

  • Learn how to fail in order to succeed
  • Create flexible mindsets
  • Understand how heart is the key to success


A Leader’s Playbook for Mental Toughness
LaRae removes the mystery of what it takes to be mentally tough and thrive in today’s marketplace.
“You have to do everything you can, and if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining.”
This is probably not a surprise to anyone who already has the habit of looking on the bright side, but there is actually ample evidence to suggest that maintaining a positive outlook on life is one of the most important components of mental toughness. As leaders, however, it can be difficult to stay positive in this difficult economy. Nevertheless, our ability to succeed depends on our ability to trust our ability to cope at whatever life, and business, throws at us. In this fast-paced and dynamic keynote presentation, you and your team will learn how to create and leverage unbeatable mindsets.

Actionable Takeaways:

  • Discover how to choose your attitude
  • Engage curiosity
  • Show gratitude


Develop the Brain of A Leader
This dynamic presentation helps leaders and teams uncover the power of the #1 predictor of effective leadership—our mindset. Every time we say the word “I can’t” we are creating a feedback loop in our brain that impacts the way we’re going to behave in the future. Every time we say the word “I can’t” we’re reminding ourself of our limitations. We’re really saying, “I don’t have the confidence to do this.”
Have you ever said to yourself:
  • I can’t speak well in front of a bunch of people, so don’t blame me if it goes badly.
  • I can’t perform well under pressure, so don’t blame me if nothing happens.
  • I can’t take on a project like that, so don’t blame me if it’s not a success.

Every time we repeat phrases like these, they produce a negative feedback loop in our brain. In this presentation, learn how to stop using the word “I can’t” and replace it with “Yes, I can.”

Actionable Takeaways:

  • Move from emotional to logical thinking when under stress
  • Press into the unknown with confidence
  • Master your skills


LaRae’s story is unique and her message is invaluable. She provides the kind of keynote that makes a lasting impression in the personal and professional lives of audiences.

Her presentations make effective use of stories to maximize impact. She shares the tools used by FBI agents to develop the mental toughness needed in counterintelligence and undercover work. LaRae believes that every presentation should leave the audience with clear ideas that can impact both their personal and professional lives. LaRae presents a memorable keynote for breakfast and luncheon meetings, sales meetings, or corporate retreats.