Power Through [youth keynote]
Everyone - no matter who you are - has challenges to face, but when you doubt yourself you stunt your success and become your own biggest obstacle. Heather had an awesome childhood but it wasn’t without challenges. She grew up in a home with an alcoholic father, overcame a speech impediment and was diagnosed with diabetes - ALL before she even graduated from high school. Today, Heather is thriving and successful, due to her resilient mindset. Heather knows that you do not have to be what happens to you, but rather you can be a collection of what you choose to be in each of those moments. Power Through is an authentic look at using a resilient mindset to overcome hurdles and become the best version of YOU!
A Call for Compassionate Care [HOSA & healthcare keynote]
Why hire just a speaker to keynote for your health care organization when you can hire Heather? A registered nurse AND speaker for over 20 years, Heather shares hilarious stories and meaningful content about the importance of compassionate care and connecting with your patients. One of Heather clients shared, “Hiring Heather for our HOSA state conference was a no-brainer.” Heather has never regretted choosing to become a nurse and welcomes every opportunity to speak to fellow or future healthcare professionals.
Leave Your Space a Better Place [youth keynote]
The Boy Scouts follow a rule… leave your campsite cleaner than you found it; intentionally improve the campsite for the next group of campers. Most people will say they strive to make the world better. Sounds good and noble but this keynote takes it to the next level by asking, “How, as student leaders, do you do that?” Let's create a school, a space, a world, that is kind, respectful and a place people actually WANT to exist in. The message of spreading kindness is personal and important to Heather!
Live, Laugh & Lead! [youth workshop]
Warning: this workshop is only for people who like to laugh, interact, talk, and never sit down! An empty room, music, and hula-hoops are required... get the idea? Positive leadership skills including communication skills, meeting others, introducing yourself and teamwork are explored and then practiced. This is a super fun workshop and participants leave ready to use the leadership and life skills learned during this workshop.
Parachute Packers [adult keynote]
Do you ever feel like you are running on empty and have nothing left to give? Educators are notorious for their willingness to eat the burnt toast! You have been entrusted to help students thrive, succeed and reach their full potential, but this is impossible if you’re not taking care of YOU! To help others, we have to start helping ourselves first. This interactive workshop will open your eyes to your role in developing your students and give you practical tips for balancing self-care with care for others.