Jody Urquhart, acclaimed motivational speaker, to speak at first virtual conference of the Association of Energy Services Professionals

Motivational author and speaker Jody Urquhart will deliver a keynote address at the Association of Energy Services Professionals’ (AESP) first virtual conference on September 1-3, 2020.

One of three daily keynote speakers, Urquhart will kick off the third day’s program with an inspiring talk on “Climbing Outside of Stress. How To Stay Hopeful in Uncertain Times.”

Recent events have tapped into the energy workforce’s (not-unlimited) reservoir of energy and optimism – important qualities needed to navigate and succeed through difficult times. Through stand-up comedy, audience engagement, and analogy, Urquhart intends to help attendees discover how to reinvigorate, build renewed purpose in their work, and stay resilient. By sharing techniques to empower oneself to face stress, get a grip on change, and buoyantly navigate the future, Urquhart will show attendees how to self-renew in uncertainty and stay motivated as the world adapts.

Urquhart is the author of All Work & No Say, a bestselling book that shattered assumptions that work can’t be rewarding and fun. A successful entrepreneur for over 25 years, owning and managing over 15 properties, her real estate ventures have taught her many life lessons about influencing others. A motivational speaker for over 23 years and a former stand-up comedian, she speaks at over 120 organizations and associations every year.

AESP is a non-profit association with members from public and private utilities, consultants and manufacturers in the industry, who are dedicated to creating and implementing programs that reduce demand and pressure on the power grid. This virtual conference is expected to attract over 200 of the energy industry’s top experts in demand-side management, marketing, implementation, evaluation, policy and research.

“We believe that Ms. Urquhart’s message of resilience is just what the EE industry needs now to reenergize and stay optimistic in order to better respond to current changes in the industry. We are pleased to support AESP in bringing this excellent speaker in front of the attendees of AESP’s virtual conference,” said John Bailes, Group President of AM Conservation who is sponsoring the closing keynote.


The Association of Energy Services Professionals ( provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Our members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. Founded in 1989, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources. AESP provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience.

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