Lori A. Peters, MS in Counseling

Writer, Presenter, Teacher

What is the Happiness Hangout®?

The Happiness Hangout® supports personal re-energizing and happiness with a focus on relationships and self-esteem through my website, blog, writings and presentations.

My services include: media and blogging contributor, keynote speaker and presenter. I am open to collaborative activities and may be reached using my contact information. Click here for a full list of services.

I serve organizations and individuals who wish to embrace and enhance their life relationships. I bring a fun, energetic approach to everything I do!

My passions are writing, blogging and presenting and enjoy all opportunities in these and related areas.




Lori Peters is a writer who has been published and featured in several media outlets including Huffington Post, Your Tango, Brides, Fox News Magazine and more. Lori’s first book, Getting Married At Last: My Journey From Hopelessness To Happiness is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

She also provides numerous professional and fun presentations around happiness and well-being for various types of audiences. Her Happiness Hangout® Radio Show on bbsradio has gained thousands of listeners as she and her guests dive into deep and interesting topics around personal relationship happiness.

Lori Peters is proud of her 25 year career in higher education. Currently, she is a College Educator teaching Counseling and has been doing personal development presentations for over 25 years. Currently, she facilitates Live Happy-Live Better, a customizable program for various audiences who want to enhance their happiness in personal or professional relationships or increase wellbeing in their life. She has volunteered on a national level for thirty years and had the opportunity to be part of a team that runs a major non-profit with over 100,000 members. She is passionate about work-life balance, relationships, and helping people to feel their best during times of challenge. Lori earned her Bachelors in Business and Masters in Counseling and Higher Education. Check out all her resources and information and sign up for her FREE Happiness Hangout® newsletter at www.happinesshangout.net

Potential Interview Questions

  1. What is Happiness?
  2. How did I get into the happiness business?
  3. What does the research say about the absolutes of happiness?
  4. Is there a magic formula- What are some ways to raise and keep your happiness level up?
  5. How does gratitude relate to happiness?
  6. What do you do when you feel really out of sorts?
  7. How can you be happy when people around you are not?
  8. Tell us more about your book.
  9. Why did you write Getting Married at Last?
  10. Why do people struggle so much in love relationships?
  11. Tell us more about your relationship struggles.
  12. What if you’re single and don’t want to be-how do you stay happy?
  13. How do relationships and self-esteem connect?
  14. How do you use gratitude in your relationships?

Media Outlets


“Lori is such a professional. She has been a guest speaker for several of my corporate clients and her presentations are thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly informative. I look forward to have her return.”

Kim Hemminger RN BSN CHNC

Health and Wellness Manager, Wellness Works For You

“Lori Peters is an outstanding presenter. She does a great job engaging her audience with content that is practical and meaningful. The participants left her program motivated with information they could put to use immediately.”

Cyndi McCabe

Job Placement Coordinator, Lorain County Community College

“Lori has been a presenter for our organization numerous times at our Conventions/local chapters. Her speaking style is lively, fun and energetic. She is always well prepared for the audience and can go off the cuff when needed. I would highly recommend her for personal development topics at conferences or at your next event.”

Keeley McDonald

Zeta Tau Alpha Former National President

Having experienced Lori’s presentations in both personal development and volunteer management over the last several years, I would urge anyone looking for a speaker to have Lori at their next event. Lori’s dynamic and energizing presentations are done effortlessly and will leave you wanting more. Inviting her to your event should be on your “must do” list. You’ll be happy you did!

Beth Rush

Children’s Librarian and Volunteer

“Lori has represented my business in a very dynamic way. She speaks to large groups in a fun and informative way and they respond to her very well. I would highly recommend her to speak at your next event!

Michael Krysiak

Owner and President, Aire Serv of Strongsville

“I have been part of the audience when Lori has provided presentations to various networking, educational and civic groups. I would highly recommend her as she has an energetic and interactive style that connects with audiences.”

Lena Knight

Midpoint Campus Center Coordinator

“I worked directly with Lori in a management, training, and supervising capacity. She frequently trained small and large groups of volunteers in various volunteer management topics, and personal development. Lori is organized, efficient and FUN, and her speaking style is energetic and inspiring! Consider Lori as your speaker at your next event.”

Helen Fish

Former ZTA National Council

“She would be a top-notch presenter for your event in the area of personal development/well-being and happiness.”

Edd Krammer

Owner, Aire Serv of Mentor