Brand building through storytelling


Inspiring speeches you’ll remember

Truth-telling stories drive all my speeches—that’s why my key points get recorded, repeated and remembered. From St. John’s to Victoria, I’m proud to leave audiences smiling—and thinking. Let’s talk about how I can motivate your group. Here are some popular topics.

The healing power of work

This eye-opening speech will enlighten and motivate anyone who deals with mental illness in the workplace. Managing a staffer with a mental illness was the toughest challenge I faced at the helm of Chatelaine. You’ll learn the three things I’d do differently if I could revisit that challenge. You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on one of the most urgent issues in human resources today.

Renew, recharge, re-imagine: Tap your inner wellspring

Do you ever wonder how some people stay centered when the heat’s on at work, the plumber’s running late and the in-laws are coming for dinner? They know the shortcut to the inner wellspring that restores energy and optimism. This uplifting, laugh-filled speech will connect you with yours. Learn how to stay focused and upbeat in the face of life’s little zingers.

From sad to glad: How I beat depression

I didn’t take my own life because I didn’t want to devastate my family. But I still had to make a life worth living. The first step was admitting that I needed help. Learn why I’m not ashamed to have a history of mental illness, what it takes to stay well after treatment, and how we can work together to ensure that diseases of the mind get the same respect as diseases of the body.

Following your inner leader

Mining my own journey from underachieving sad sack to dynamic motivator and role model for Chatelaine readers, I’ll show you how to listen to the wise voice within, which cuts through de-motivating workaday static and helps you build trust. My stories will connect you with the passion, commitment and distinctive gifts that make up your personal leadership toolbox.

Life-changing lessons from difficult people

Crazy-making people have a knack for sucking up all your energy and power—because you let them do it. Learn what it takes to deal constructively with ego-bashers and nay-sayers. With my life-tested tips, you’ll turn conflicts into wellsprings of mastery and inspiration, both personally and professionally

Success on your own terms: Making your dreams come true

Are you following someone else’s route to achievement instead of your own best path?
Learn to identify the defining talents that have the power to move you forward. Frame the clarifying question you must ask with every new assignment. Discover the buzz of loving the workaday problems instead of letting them drag you down.

My keynote speech to the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation Silver Dinner

Clients say:

“She was inspirational, touched everyone in the room. She was articulate, charming, warm, inviting and totally wonderful. The feedback was terrific—we could not have done better!”

–Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel

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