Teresa is one of the most diverse speakers in the industry today. Her uncanny ability to read an audience, her talent for customization, her lauded on-the-spot thinking, her inspiring delivery, and her unwavering professionalism have earned her invitations to speak at:

  • Women's Conferences and Events
  • Businesses & Entrepreneur Programs
  • Innovation Conferences
  • Arts Organizations
  • Writers Conferences and Events
  • Non-profits
  • Youth Organizations and Events
  • K-12 Schools & Colleges
  • Teachers' Conferences
  • Government Agencies
  • Hispanic and Diversity Groups
  • Senior and Veteran Organizations
  • And More

Teresa has been speaking professionally since 2002 and is a member of the National Speakers Association. She was the on-screen host of The Write Series and co-host of the World Positive Thinkers Radio Show. To get a sense of her delivery style, click here to watch one of her instructional or inspirational videos

Dancing in Combat Boots Performance

Bring Theater to Your Conference, Retreat, or Event

Professional speaker, author, performer, and historian Teresa Funke offers this one-woman show - a unique blend of performance, literature, and motivational speaking - to audiences looking for inspiration from the women who changed a nation.

What People are Saying About This One-Woman Show

Comments gathered from audience members after the show:


"Such an incredible book, and an even better experience to see it live!"

"A superb performance! The staging and presentation were magnificent."

"I was so engrossed that time just flew."

"A fabulous show! I came away inspired."

"Teresa has talent beyond writing. Her perfomance was very moving."

"Interesting, creative, inspiring . . . a treat!"

"A great way to learn about the amazing women of World War II."

The Characters:

Kathryn—“Dancing in Combat Boots”
A Red Cross worker on the front lines in France

Charlotte—“The Enemy You Know”
A secretary in a German POW camp near Greeley

Elena— “Las Estrellas De Oro”
A Mexican-American store manager in San Antonio

Marjorie— “Black Smoke Rising”
A military wife at the bombing of Pearl Harbor

Lucy—“Freer Than I’ve Ever Been”
An African-American Army WAC

Attie— “Three Thousand Men”
An artist who sketches hospitalized soldiers

Jean—“When the Dust Settles”
A Japanese-American woman bound for an internment camp

Doris—“Living on the Wind”
A pilot for the Women Airforce Service Pilot program

Irene—“The Sight of You”
A wife awaiting the return of her POW husband

Louise—“Where She Began”
A professional woman who loses her job to a returning vet