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Whether you have a three-nager or a teenager, I have messages of hope and healing prepared specifically for you.

The following presentations are ones I’m most often asked to share as a keynote speaker, but any or all of them can be paired together nicely for a half- or full-day workshop as well.

Looking to explore another topic? I’m happy to take a deep dive into any subject you and your community are interested in exploring.


Our children are inundated with “BUY NOW!” and “ME, ME, ME!” messages from the world around them, leading to a sense of entitlement and materialistic tendencies. In this session, you’ll learn how to counterbalance all those messages by engaging your child(ren) in community-service related activities that not only inspire little ones to be helpful OUT in the community, but also IN the home.


Most negative behaviors exhibited by a child are symptoms of a physical need, an emotional need, or a larger problem lying just beneath the surface. In this session, you’ll learn how to recognize the signs of a strained parent/child relationship AND how to repair it, enabling you to achieve the behaviors you so desperately desire.


Two of the most frustrating experiences a parent endures are bedtime routines and teaching children how to read, but both are an extremely important part of every child’s development! With just a few tips and tricks, you’ll overcome the monotony of reading the same storybook over and over (and over again!), developing your child’s reading skills while also strengthening your relationship.


Believe it or not, studies show 1/3 of parents would rather talk to their children about smoking, drugs and bullying than about money. If you’re one of those parents, fear no more for you’ll learn how to differentiate between household “chores” and household “jobs,” putting money in your child’s hands so (s)he can learn the importance of saving for the future, spending responsibly, and giving when able.


While there are many topics traditionally considered too taboo to discuss with our children, the US Department of Health and Human Services reports suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10-24, indicating there is a HUGE need for parents to talk to their teens about difficult subject matter but, more importantly, for parents to listen to their teen’s struggles. In this session, parents will learn how to listen effectively, repairing and rebuilding their family’s relationship before teens fly the coup and parents become empty-nesters. *This presentation is well-paired with Hope and Healing for Teens Who Are Hurting, as well as Stop the Struggle: Tips for Teachers with Stressed Out Students, assisting anyone who lives or works with children over the age of 12.

In addition to being certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health, I’ve earned the following praise, as well as awards and accolades from these prestigious organizations:

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To inquire about next steps, please take a moment to review my booking information.

I wish I had heard you speak years ago. My kids are in their 20’s now and, if I had it to do over, I would have done all the things you’re suggesting.”
“Thank you so much for what you’re doing and trying to help other parents accomplish!  I love everything about it.”