If you’d like a funny and energetic keynote, Christian, or motivational speaker who keeps it real, contact Dori to schedule a talk, workshop, or retreat! Interactive drumming can be included!

And yes, talks, workshops, Lunch and Learns, and team-building programs can be delivered virtually!

Dori Staehle, MBA is the Founder and CEO of Next Stage Drumming. She has been speaking to groups of adults and teens for over 20 years. After a freak accident that set her life into a tailspin, Dori decided she didn’t want to just move onto the next stage of her life – she wanted to rock it!

Once she healed, she wrote her first book, and began incorporating drumming into her talks. She often provides instruments for the audience as well. Dori spent over 20 years in the education field and 17 in the music business. She discovered underlying issues that can cause ADHD symptoms and how drumming can help. Dori is known as an expert in giftedness, ADHD, entrepreneurship – and bouncing back. Her books, Find Your Divine Rhythm: A Creative’s Success Formula and Rise Up & Rock: Activating Your God-Given Purpose, can be found on Amazon.

Benefits to your audience:
– Increased clarity and confidence
– Benefits to mental, physical, and cognitive health
– Practical tips and strategies (mindset, branding, stress-relief, focusing, ADHD, finding balance, and entrepreneurship)
– Inspiration and motivation to keep going!
– A fun, interactive, and entertaining event

Talks can be customized to meet your group’s needs. Here are a few of the most popular:

Talks & Workshops:

Finding Your Divine Rhythm & Unique Mission
It happened in all of 30 seconds but Dori’s life was forever altered. A freak accident caused multiple injuries and eventually triggered a rare disease. Her condition became a metaphor for her life: Injured, broke, hurting, and afraid to move. Dori then made a deal with God. It was then that she found healing and a new mission. Based on her book, Dori shares ways to get unstuck, heal, and start or grow your creative career or business.

Drumming can be included in this workshop for increased clarity, creativity, productivity, stress relief – and fun! No drumming experience necessary and instruments will be provided. This talk can be used in the corporate setting to improve the company’s mission, brand, and vision. Once everyone is “on the beat,” amazing things can happen!

Rise Up and Rock: Activating Your God-Given Purpose: Are you wondering what your purpose is, what you should be doing in this stage of your life, or how to use your gifts in a bigger way? Mentor and drum therapist Dori Staehle will share some tips to help you get in the groove, rock what you’ve got, and reset your mindset! Based on Dori’s second book, this talk is suitable for Christian women, female leaders, creative professionals, and those in transition. It can also be adapted for students, using Dori’s extensive education experience. Drumming can definitely be included!

Very frustrated angry woman screamingBeat Stress & Find Your Groove
Do you feel out of sync or stressed out? Need clarity, direction, and a game plan for the next stage of your business, your career, your company, or your life? This talk combines brainstorming activities to help you develop a positive mindset, as well as some interactive drumming to boost clarity, creativity, productivity, cooperation, stress relief – and fun!

This talk is useful for teens or adults or in the corporate setting. A corporate talk could include group team-building activities to help the whole team find their groove and get on the same page. Instruments provided. No drumming experience necessary.

Drum_circleDifferent Drummers: Understanding ADHD Is it ADHD…or something else? Based on 20 years of research and case studies, Dori reveals her ground-breaking findings and how she kept hundreds off of stimulants with her unique program. This is a fun, encouraging, and interactive presentation with a positive spin on ADHD.

This talk is packed with practical tips and strategies for success and is suitable for teens, college students, parents, teachers, employers, and creative types with ADHD traits. Others have called this talk “amazing, insightful, refreshing, and something that everyone needs to hear.”


Fantastic speaker! Incredibly motivating & inspirational! ~ Michelle M., Holly Springs Arts Council

High-energy, entertaining, and engaging speaker! ~ BORN Toastmasters Group, Cary, NC

Loved the message – don’t be afraid of trying something new. Loved getting everyone to try drumming! – Virtual workshop participant

Loved the positivity and hope that she brought! – Virtual workshop participant

Dori is so funny and keeps it real! Her ADHD talk was packed with tons of info and provided a unique and refreshing perspective! Wendy P., North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) Conference in Winston-Salem, NC.

Available for talks, keynotes, half-day, or full-day workshops. If you’d like to book Dori or you’d like more info, call 919-906-7842 or use the contact form here.