Keynote & Inspirational Speaker

“The success of your presentation will be judged not by the knowledge you send but by what the listener receives.”
– Lilly Walters

By the numbers

Audience by topic area

I have had the pleasure of reaching a broad range of audiences through speaking and informational videos.

Harnessing the Upside of Anxiety 90%
Bouncing Back and Moving On 80%
Wellness, Stress Management, and Sleep 70%
Building Trust & Managing Conflict 65%
Parenting 55%
Professional Earthquakes 50%
How to talk to your therapist 10%

My Speaking Philosophy

What an audience wants to know

I understand that audiences want health and wellness speakers who understand their needs and interests, and who can speak to them conversationally in language that makes sense. This is especially important when it comes to speaking to groups about personal issues, and I make a point of having an informed but warm voice, and making sure to let audiences know that I understand the challenges they face. My talks aim to inform audiences about key strategies and current science that they can apply to their lives in simple and straightforward ways.

Your Event

How I can help

I am available to speak to small and midsize audiences on topics related to wellness, anxiety, parenting, and general mental health. As a seasoned therapist and teacher, I know how to reach people where they are and engage them in dialogue and learning. Understanding an audience, their interests, and the goals of an event are the key ways I create talks that are stimulating and useful. If you are interested in having a dynamic health and wellness speaker at your event, please contact me so we can discuss how I can help.

I have been an invited speaker at numerous International Leadership Retreats and Professional Organizations, a keynote speaker for the Women’s Intelligence Trust (WIT) conference in New York, the 2016 IFC Sustainability Exchange in Washington, DC, the 2014 Achieving Optimal Health Conference at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where I have spoken about anxiety, wellness, and facing life transitions with confidence. I have also spoken at local schools, organizations, and special events as well as on television and radio broadcasts highlighting anxiety management, mood regulation, and relationship health.

Speaking Engagements include:

Helping Clients with Chronic Disorganization (CD) Take Control of Anxiety

Presentation given at Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) Annual Conference Waltham, MA, September 23, 2023

Managing Grief

Salon hosted at Belizean Grove Annual Retreat, Baru, Colombia, February 10, 2023

Managing Stress (& Hacking Anxiety)

Virtual lecture given to InterNations NY-London, March 6, 2021

Keeping Your Competitive Edge Amidst COVID-19

Virtual lecture given to Southern California's Compass Sales Team, October 7, 2020

Facing the New Normal

Virtual Panel Discussion sets the stage for work and life in the world post COVID-19 related to healthcare, communication, DE&I, global relations, and professional/personal adaptation, September 23, 2020

Managing Pandemic Anxiety 

Virtual lecture given to Sulgrave Club members, Washington, DC, May 10, 2020

How To Hack Your Anxiety

Virtual lecture given to a private professional women's organization, The Cru, April 15, 2020

Handling Anxiety in COVID-19

Virtual kickoff lecture given to women's leadership group, Belizean Grove April 8, 2020

Can Anxiety Be a Source of Power? Yes! 

Lecture given at Sulgrave Club, November 12, 2019, Washington, DC

Hack Your Anxiety and Lead a Life of Peace and Productivity. 

Webinar given for the Brand Leadership Institute, September 11, 2019, McLean, VA

How to Talk to Your Kids About Anxiety

Lecture given at StudyPro, McLean, VA, May 16, 2019

Hacking Anxiety 

Salon Discussion, Washington, DC, April 14, 2019

Work & Well–being: Leading Through the Pressure and Pursuit of It All

Panel Discussion with Maria Font Trabocchi, Melon Yeshoalul, Theresa Selvaggio, Yuri Brown-Cruzat (moderator) given at She Suite Summit, McLean, VA, March 14, 2019,

How to Hack Anxiety

Lecture given for Stress-busters Series at Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD, March 5, 2019

Learn To Embrace Anxiety for Positive Outcomes

Panel Discussion with Paul Grewal MD and Tanya Rivero (moderator) given for the Colony Club Wellness Series, New York, NY, January 28, 2019

How to Deal with Your Anxiety

Keynote given at Women’s Intelligence Trust, New York, NY, October 15, 2018

Personal Healing After Personal Trauma

Closing Panel Discussion given at the Annual Retreat for the Belizean Grove, Havana, Cuba, January 29, 2017

Storytelling: Creating Connections for Mutual Understanding

Panel Discussion with Maria Figueroa Kupcu, Jacquie Jones, Olivier Mussat (Moderator)
given at the IFC Sustainability Exchange,  Washington, DC, May 25, 2016

Communicating When We Have Opposite Opinions: Civil Discourse

Salon Topic given at the 15th Anniversary Annual Retreat for the Belizean Grove,  Antigua, Guatemala, January 22, 2015

Mindful Action Towards Your Health – Hot Topics Panel

Panel Discussion with Rebecca Katz, Dr. Tracy Freeman, Patricia Koch, Moderator, given at the Achieving Optimal Health Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, October 25, 2014

How to Talk to Your Therapist 

Salon Topic Given at Belizean Grove Fall Conference,  San Francisco, CA, September 27, 2014

Anxiety into Action – Women’s Intelligence Trust (WIT)

Wellness – What I Know Now

Salon Topic given with Victoria Maizes, MD at the Annual Retreat for the Belizean Grove  Buenaventura, Panama, January 22, 2014

Growing through Life Change

Salon Topic given at The Belizean Grove Fall Conference, Washington, DC, September 27, 2013

Professional Earthquakes: Turning Anxiety into Action 

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

"Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent." - Dionysius Of Halicarnassus

"You can speak well if your tongue can deliver the message of your heart." - John Ford