"Chemane Rene is a vibrant, positive, energetic person and speaks in a way that fully engages the audience."

Alexanne Stone | Speaker, Trainer, Best Selling Author, Coach

As an advocate for families everywhere Chemane educates, empowers and prepares.

Chemane has been blessed with the opportunities to speak at these wonderful organizations

Chemane’s prowess as a speaker has made her stand out from the rest as she always strives to deliver her best through her presentations that are amazingly and uniquely very interesting and educational.


Chemane is an advocate for families and a gerontology specialist with expertise in business development and employee engagement. Chemane uses her professional expertise and her personal experience to speak to associations, conduct workshops, seminars, and give keynote addresses to forward-thinking organizations. 

Ms. Rene’ shares astounding facts regarding the personal, professional and financial costs of caregiving and customizes her presentations to fit her audience.


Civic Events

  • Addressing our caregiving epidemic

  • Consequences of waiting

  • Benefits of planning


Corporate Workshops

  • Financial losses

  • Absenteeism

  • Presenteeism

  • Employee retention

  • Identifying and managing employees who are caregivers


Women Focused Events

  • Reality of the caregiving numbers

  • How to minimize personal and financial losses

  • Maintaining a sense of control and peace of mind in a crisis


Active Adult Communities

  • Reality of the caregiving numbers

  • Benefits of planning

  • Consequences of waiting

  • Resources


How it all began

For the past thirty years, Chemane’s father was a pilot. Not the type of pilot you’re thinking of, however. Her dad, Captain Dave, piloted giant ships through the Panama Canal. From Russian Nuclear Submarines to the Love Boat Style cruise ships, all authority would be handed over to Captain Dave to guide these massive ships safely thorough that canal. He was an incredible man and led an incredible lifestyle. At 6’ 4” he was tall and handsome, owned a condo at the beach, an amazing living quarters on the Canal, and enjoyed a distinguished level of authority and prestige for such a small Central American country. 

In May 2007 Captain Dave was piloting ships through the Panama Canal. In June of that year he was found face down near his residence in Panama. He had been assaulted, beaten about his face and shoulders and left for dead. At 64 years of age, Chemane’s father would never pilot ships again. This single event changed not only her dad, but her entire family forever.


Since then Chemane has shared her success story to educate families, entrepreneurs, business leaders and their employees about the impact of caring for an aging loved one. And let’s face it, aging is universal. We’re all going on this journey together.

Some workshops are sponsored by companies or non-profits, other seminars are conducted at conferences, conventions or special events. In addition, PlanYourStoryToday.com hosts its own group seminars, conducted by Chemane and her team as teleseminars or webinars.

Chemane is Native American, passionate about helping others, and lives in Reno, Nevada with her fiancée and business partner Steve Fine. Between the two them they have four children, two grown, and two teenage boys. When they are not spreading the word about Plan Your Story they are spending time with family, bike riding, skiing & snowboarding, hanging out by the river and enjoying everything the lovely Truckee Meadows has to offer.

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Robert J.  SCORE

"Chemane is not your typical speaker. She moves your audience and encourages change from within."

Chemane can tailor her message for your next event. Let us know your audience and we'll create an intimate event.
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OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of Nevada
Moana Campus

Reno, NV

OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

University of Nevada
Redfield Campus

Reno, NV


Soroptimist International

Atlantis Hotel 

Reno, NV

NCET Biz Cafe

Reno, NV

AAUW - American Association of University Women

Reno, NV 

2019 Women's Empowerment Conference California Women Lead

The Disneyland Hotel

Anaheim, CA

Polka Dot Powerhouse 

Claim Jumper

Reno, NV

Retired Living Truth Series Panel

5650 Riggins Court

Reno, NV 

Carson City Rotary 

Brewery Arts Center

Carson City, NV

Mid-Town Rotary

Famous Dave's 

Reno, NV

Fallon Rotary

Stockman's Casino

Fallon, NV

South Placer Rotary

Whitney Oak Golf Course

Rocklin, CA

Yuba City Rotary

Plaza Room

Yuba City, CA

Fallon Chamber of Commerce 

Highland Manor Senior Care

Fallon, NV

1 Million Cups, Reno, NV

Reno Regional Planning Group

Reno, NV