Speaking & Training
I believe that learning new information should be a growth experience; one that is both experiential and didactic. Too often people walk away from a presentation, workshop, or training and feel like they have nothing to use immediately in their work. They've sat and listened to a person talk all day and leave feeling drained and zoned out. My goal is to inspire and invite opportunities for experiential learning, active discussion, and concrete tools to use in your work.
I have worked with youth based organizations for over a decade. During that time I have implemented, facilitated, and overseen school-wide social emotional learning programs. I have worked within diverse communities from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to affluent suburbs; implementing curriculum that seeks to inspire young people and the adults in their lives toward positive behaviors and attitudes.
I speak primarily on the use of mindfulness and creative strategies for mental health professionals, parents and educators who work directly with youth and adults. I also present on topics such as child development and crisis intervention.
Interested in hosting a training or learning how to create a more compassionate community at your school or youth organization?
I have had the privilege to provide classes, consultation or training for the following organizations:
The Bush School, Seattle WA
Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, WA
University of Washington Teacher Summer Institute, Seattle, WA
Pierce College, Puyallup, WA
Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle, WA
University Prep, Seattle, WA
Beaver Lake Middle School PTSA, Issaquah, WA
AKA Sisterhood, St. Croix Falls, WI
Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Seattle, WA
Cascadia Training, Seattle, WA
Mindful Therapy Group, Mountlake Terrace, WA
School Nurses Organization of Washington Annual Conference, Anacortes, WA
Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, Mercer Island, WA
Island Park Elementary School, Mercer Island, WA
Dept of Juvenile Justice, Seattle, WA
WA Criminal Justice Training Commission, Burien, WA
Loyola University FSPP, Chicago, IL
Youth Guidance, Chicago, IL