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Speaking engagements

I want to thank you for your heartfelt keynote address. As I looked around the room everyone had the same look on their faces – one of sheer awe and respect for what you do with students who may never have had a voice. Well, their voices were heard and touched us all. Their stories challenge us to reflect on our teaching, to make a positive difference in the lives of the children and young adults that we interact with every day. You are truly a wonderful educator, a compelling speaker and a very special person.

You are a huge inspiration. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during your presentation.

– Beverly Bonk (Conference Chair) CODE Conference, Blue Mountain Ontario

I am not content to simply inspire audiences.

My goal is for every audience member to re-connect to their calling. I want every person to walk away with new insights into what they can do right now to change the lives of kids everywhere.

As a keynote speaker, I frequently address large audiences at conferences for educators and other professionals that work with children and youth in their daily lives.

My focus is on the power of relationship to create the conditions that foster emotional and social health in classrooms and communities.

I adapt every keynote address to fit the themes and topics that are most relevant to each conference audience. Examples of recent topics include:

  • Why children are more anxious, aggressive and shut down than ever, and how we can create the conditions for change.
  • How many mistakes can I make today? Embracing the authentic classroom.
  • Seeing What is Not Yet There: The art of shifting “stuck” kids and classrooms.
If you are looking for a keynote address that will leave your audience with a renewed sense of purpose, I would love to hear from you.

Let’s connect.

You can reach my awesome support team here.

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