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Please contact me for keynotes, conference presentations, workshops, or strategic workplace wellness planning sessions. Organizations I have worked with include the National Wellness Institute, the British Columbia provincial government, the Vancouver Island Health Authority, the BC Physical Education Teachers’ Association, the Surrey Teachers’ Association, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association, Canadian Society for Studies in Education and the Norwegian Cruise Lines.

For the WELLth of It

Wellness is a special kind of lifestyle. It is something you shape for yourself.  Wellness helps you reach your best possibilities for well being. This session looks at a number of current wellness models that incorporate Physical Activity, Nutrition, Stress Management, Environmental and Self-Responsibility dimensions. This session is valuable for anyone who finds themselves better at taking care of others than taking care of themselves.

Taking Risks and Coping With Change

This session deals with personal and career change and outlines steps on how you can respond to change you initiate – or change you have little or no control over. A discussion of how risk taking and change is connected to personal lifestyle is also part of the workshop. Life is a balancing act between forces for and against change. This session can help you evaluate or re-evaluate what changes might be needed in your life or what risks you are willing to take to “be well’.

Reframing Your Organization – Are You Working Well?

Multi-frame thinking and decision making can help managers, administrators, supervisors, and leaders discover how they view their organization and take steps toward a strategic planning process for sifting options and solving problems when an organization is ready for change. This workshop is of value for anyone who has a vision or plan for renewal within their organization – a plan to help their organization, department or section to “work well”.    

Teacher Wellness

Findings from my Ph.D. research on Teacher Wellness is shared during this presentation. A teacher wellness model, metaphors of teacher wellness and senses of a well school will inspire any educator to begin the process of working toward personal and professional wellbeing. This session provides both heartfelt and practical suggestions on how to celebrate Teacher Wellness.

Pedometer 101 - Let’s Get Stepping

Have you taken your 10,000 steps a day today? Research is showing that walking 10,000 steps a day can improve our health and enhance our well-being. This presentation will get you stepping with information about pedometers, how to calculate step counts and calories, and ideas about linking stepping to social change and fundraising for a purpose.

Women and WELLth

Wellness can empower you from the inside out and help you achieve personal goals, dreams and visions. This session is about wellness and about women and how the two can go hand in hand.  Women can have everything – but sometimes they can’t have everything at one time. Learn how to plan for personal and professional wellness while fitting in family, friends, and future.

The Spirit of Wellness

True joy in life is feeling connected with everything around us. When we are well, inner synergy ignites the fire within – giving us the spirit of adventure to life.  Self-transcendence or living for a purpose is an exciting part of the wellness connection. This session will explore the “spirit of wellness” and how we can best learn to live, to love and to leave a legacy. 

Wise Women Speak: Changes Along the Path

Have you ever found yourself thrown off the path you know only to discover you are now traveling down a new path, one that has uncharted territory? This session, based on a chapter I have written in a book for the Wise Women series, is about personal and professional challenges and the opportunity to reflect on the many changes along your path. In celebration of women, let’s talk about growing wiser, pursuing dreams, and overcoming loss and fear.