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Where have I spoken?
Past clients have included organizations like SXSW, Isenberg School of Management (UMass - Amherst), Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Baystate Health, Professional Woman Controllers Inc, Hudson Valley Women in Business, Women Business Owners of America, Human Service Forum, several local TV segments and more. I’ve also been hosting Le vital corps Salon podcast twice each month since 2016.
What does your audience get when you book me?
Tools for health + lifestyle transformation, inspiration and topical lessons learned as a:
Former CPA/Financial Analyst who quelled chaos at bankrupt companies and later tech startups
Young workaholic who recognized that her perfectionism, lifestyle & career were eroding her health and was forced to heal herself
Creative problem-solver who recognized she could leverage her strengths and skills in more soul-smooching ways a health + lifestyle strategist
Entrepreneur who bootstrapped and built a health + lifestyle strategy practice and, later, a podcast
Lifelong learner who apprenticed under a Pilates master and who has gone on to study functional nutrition, health coaching and natural kitchen cooking
Woman on a mission to change the conversation around obligation + desire by collecting 33,000 handwritten task lists from women around the globe.
11 things you should know about my speaking style:
I strive to be easy to work with during the process. You have enough to worry about planning the rest of your event.
I shoot straight from a place of curiosity and compassion. Let's be real, asking questions is one of my favorite things to do.
I’m down-to-earth and seek to break down complex topics or constraints.
I love speaking about health & lifestyle topics from a functional perspective with an eye on playfulness, practical application, and productivity.
I share from my personal story - both when I was a rockstar or when I struggled - as it relates to the topic.
I dig sparking fires under peoples’ rumps, fanning the flames of self-advocacy, but extinguishing dogma around self-care and functional nutrition.
I have facilitated intimate workshops lounging on yoga mats and spoken to a packed house of 1200+ people.
I embrace formats like workshops, teleclasses, live podcasts, and (both moderating and participating) in panels - as well as keynotes.
Conferences, professional organizations/networking groups, and colleges are where you’ll find me speaking most often.
Don’t let my casual style fool you. I’ve never had anyone call me unprofessional or unclassy even when I’ve spoken about women losing their shit. (Don't worry, no F-bombs on stage. Also, I can keep it rated PG to meet your needs.)
There is a special spot in my heart for frazzled, Type-A women who sometimes forget they deserve a life spiked with passion and slathered with joy, but bullshit or burnout keeps slowing them down.
Give Le vital corps Salon a listen.
Le vital corps Salon is a podcast for frazzled, Type-A women. Each episode, I function as host and salonnière interviewing women who aren't letting bullshit or burnout stop them. It's a fun way for you to get a feel for interviewing vibe. Find the most recent episodes over here.
Note: I have a wicked soft spot for hands-on learning and interactive conversations (like panels, roundtable discussions, and workshops). However, many of the topics below can also be structured as a keynote.
Say No (without Guilt, Games, or Drama)
When we’re out transacting business or living life, there are situations that make us want to sing HELL YEAH or say no. Yet, it can be challenging for many folks to use that two-letter word. Even when we're totally clear on what is truly a big no for us internally, there's an art to communicating that no effectively to others - without feeling like a jerk, being a jerk, or back-pedaling. Saying no is an essential skill with so many practical applications at work and in our personal lives. The goal of this interactive workshop is to practice more assertively and comfortably say no after learning a few basic principles.
Making Time + Space for Self-care (Even When Other People Depend on You)
Many women are spent, overwhelmed and time-bankrupt. They juggle all the different spheres of their lives to the point of exhaustion. There's an endless list of things to be done. Last on that list, if at all, is usually their own self-care. In this interactive workshop, we will examine and strategize how to make time and space in our schedules for our foundational health habits - habits like diet, rest, exercise, stress management, and social relationships and more. We'll focus on being realistic about our constraints, but not be stymied by them.
Craftworking (crafting + networking) for Busy and Non-Crafty Women
Consider this a digital detox. Because women need buckets of creativity to solve problems and focus to juggle the tasks piling up on their task lists. Yet, how often do you slow down to actually nourish creativity and focus? How often do you get away from your laptop or unglue your face from your phone? How cool would it be to decompress and induce that flow state the researchers talk so much about over a simple handcraft? [Facilitated, interactive workshop (in-person only). Great for a ladies night, networking event, workplace, and any other space with a comfy room with a table for women to gather around.]
Getting Beyond the Elevator
From years of working with professional women, this has been a huge stressor for women focusing on the functional health of their social life. Let me say this: People don't care about your title. I know because I spent a decade introducing myself as a Certified Public Accountant and witnessed all the incorrect assumptions others made about my work. People recall a meaningful conversation with an interesting, confident person. So, when you meet someone new, why are you just giving them the label that you list on your IRS document? Worse still, why are you just rattling off your entire resume in the first 3 minutes that you’ve met someone? Let's play with crafting a meaningful introduction together. [Workshop or other interactive format highly recommended.]
SMARTER Goal Setting
Most of have heard about S.M.A.R.T. goal setting. It's nothing new. Yet, most of us are getting bogged down in our task lists instead of working on the real health and happiness game-changers - the things that will really move the needle. That's why I tacked on that -ER and made it SMARTER. This workshop will be a chance to dig into your unique goal, create some actionable next steps, visualize the result you want, and consider tools for staying on track. Come prepared with a goal that you want to work on. [Workshop or other interactive format highly recommended.]
Don’t see your topic here? Or maybe you’re a smidge uncertain which topic would be best for your event? Just reach out. Let’s have a conversation and work through it together.
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