Dr. Lori Bednarchik

Lori  talks about the “tough and the taboo” in a way that is fun, engaging, entertaining, and educational. She helps audiences learn essential communication skills needed to navigate healthy boundaries, and opens space for real conversation beyond the status quo!


  • Bystander Intervention
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Violence


Dr. Lori Bednarchik is an award-winning professor and program developer; certified health education specialist, and one of the nation’s leading experts on sexual consent and communication. For the past decade, she has spoken to audiences across the country, challenging their norms surrounding relationships, consent, and sex. In the age of #MeToo, and an increasingly divided discussion of sexual misconduct, Lori is a refreshing, uncensored, uninhibited, and positive voice.

Lori has a PhD in Human Communication from Arizona State University, an MPH in Health Education and Health Promotion, and BA in English and Gender Studies from The University of Maryland (where she was also a Division I athlete). She currently lectures in the communication department at several universities where she specializes in interpersonal relationships between romantic partners and platonic friends as well as interpersonal relationships within the workplace.

Lori lives, works, and plays in Mission Beach in San Diego, California. When not teaching, speaking, or writing, Lori, can be found working out, binge-watching [predictable] teen dramas, taking long walks on the beach, and on a never-ending quest for the best Happy Hour.


Building a Culture of Consent

Violating consent is not limited to sexual relationships… and our discussions around it shouldn’t either.  In this program, Dr. B  takes a unique, positive, uninhibited and uncensored approach to talking about consent and communication in the wider context of our interpersonal relationships.   The focus is on how everyday communication can help us set our own, and respect others’ boundaries when it comes to consent.

  • Define what consent and consent culture is (and is not)
  • Identify verbal and nonverbal ways of communicating consent in a variety of workplace scenarios
  • Implement specific and practical skills to effectively communicate consent within professional interpersonal relationships


Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For

  • Any workplace looking to address sexual harassment or unwelcoming environments
  • Supplement to mandatory sexual assault training
  • Teams looking to create positive workplace culture


Speaker Resources


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Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Dr. Lori.
In-Person AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)