Motivational speakers have a true purpose in their profession – they motivate and change lives. But the story doesn’t stop there. A speaking engagement is just the beginning of a conversation when it comes to building bridges between kids and communities.
I’ve spoken to thousands of students and people just like you about the importance of positive adult role models in kids’ lives. I have several themed speeches that you may want to bring to your school or community group, but I love to prepare something unique to your school or group. I think it’s so important to start the conversation about kids’ value by learning to listen to them, rather than talking at them.
I have several themed speeches that you may want to bring to your school, church, or community group, but I love to prepare something unique to your school or group. I think it’s so important to start the conversation about kids’ value by talking with them, not at them.
3 KEYS TO PREVENTION WORKSHOP: The mission of the ‘3 Keys’ workshop is to give an overview on how each community can create a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive environment by fostering a message of hope to students, by educating adults in trauma prevention and intervention, and by helping communities develop collaborative mentoring programs (Appropriate for any agency desiring to unite their community to serve the at-risk student population).
While school shootings and suicides are always a possibility, your community can help prevent these unspeakable events by creating a trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive environment. My 3 key approach is to deliver a message of hope to INSPIRE students, INSPIRE adults by training them to connect to students who have disconnected and understanding the effects of trauma, and to INSPIRE communities to develop an IAM4KIDS MENTORING PROGRAM, through a step by step process, which has proven to positively impact the success of at-risk students. My presentation will help build a bridge between your kids and your community.
Key One Presentation: I Was a Kid Just Like You – (Appropriate for Jr/Sr High.)
In this presentation, I get real with the kids about how hard school was for him. I discuss my divided home life and his drive to get attention no matter what – even if it meant failing threes grades. I was looking for someone to take me aside and tell me that I was important and loved. That story began when I met my mentor. He changed my life. I was heard. SI was understood. I found a purpose beyond being a troublemaker. This story is their story.
Speaking a message of hope to students in Anderson County.
Key Two Presentation: ‘Learning to Connect with the Disconnected’ – (Appropriate for any agency working with at-risk students.)
This one to two workshop provides insight into how trauma affects the body and the brain, compassion for those who have experienced trauma, Practical tools needed to create an atmosphere for connection and healing. This workshop covers
- How worldview affects education and relationships
- Healthy childhood development
- How trauma affects brain and body
- How to prevent childhood trauma and the keys to reversing
- The 4 C’s to emotionally connecting to a child
- Caring through Listening
- Communicating their value
- Connecting to a healthy community
Speaking and making friends with local Administrators at State wide TANAS conference in Franklin, TN.
Key Three Presentation: Helping Communities learn how to develop a collaborative mentoring program.
Educators, caregivers, and therapists all point to mentoring being the single most effective strategy for getting students on track for success. I work with schools and faith communities to establish mentoring programs that work. (Click on ‘Training’ for list of workshops on how to develop a community mentoring program, a school-based mentoring program, or a student-to-student mentoring program).
Providing a local mentor training for prospective mentors.
If you haven’t found what you need or if you want to take the conversation further, please contact me via email@example.com or 931-244-0945. I look forward to speaking with you soon.