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Thrive
Mobilizing Communities to Grow Resilience
  

As CEO of the nonprofit National Resilience Institute, Dr. Marti studies and practices building resilient communities. Attendees learn the THRIVE Model of Resiliency™, science of mattering, and strategies to engage, connect with, challenge, and enrich others. Use these practices to increase meaning, strength and results in your community!

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Travels From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Freedom Is Not Free!
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, to Today
  

Supporting Our Military and their Families Normal in the military and in para-military careers is not what communities think of as "Normal" Why? Control and Decision making are not their own...when, where, how... All are decided by someone else. Tie a Yellow Ribbon...what does it mean? How does it work? How can it help? Who cares? This engaging and passionate presentation ignites the ...

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Travels From: Lyle, MN
Fee Range: $500 - $1,000

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Change Your Story to Change the World:
The truth about Mental Illness
  

Creative writing instructor Robert McKee said, “storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” Business people know storytelling is the best tool to communicate ideas, persuade others and get what you want. That is why I tell my story about having a mental illness. It took away everything I thought was important: family, career, and nearly my life. Fear of mental...

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Travels From: Huntington Beach, CA
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Transforming Stigma into Strength™
It's all in how you see it...
  

This energetic, entertaining, compelling and PG-13 program has been a source of MOTIVATION and SUICIDE PREVENTION for people throughout the world. Mike discovered his path as a professional speaker through convincing the staff at psychiatric hospitals to discharge him 3 times during his childhood. In addition to being hospitalized as a child, he was expelled from 3 schools for behavior problems, a...

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Travels From: New York City, NY
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Nobody Dies Laughing
Workplace and College Mental Illness Awareness: Saving Lives, Saving Money and Increasing Productivity How to be a Mental Health First Responder
  

Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the workplace and affects about one in 10 employees. More than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year. Mental illness, when untreated or under-treated, often manifests as a performance issue, such as absenteeism or compromised productivity. The a...

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Travels From: Eugene, OR
Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000

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Mental Illness for Emergency Responders:
A Program You Can't Afford to Miss!
  

In her 17 years as an emergency medical technician, Julie-Anne failed to understand, or empathize with, mental illness. When depression struck her, she refused to acknowledge it; believing it to be a “flaw,” or “weakness.” After a near-fatal suicide attempt, when chemical imbalances were corrected, Julie-Anne finally understood mental illness. Because she has been on “both sides of the c...

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Travels From: Milwaukee, WI
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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#UnbreakableYouth
Helping youth overcome setbacks and embrace themselves for the unique people that they are.
  

Having faced problems ranging from depression to addiction, Jeff Bearden has had life try to break him many times. For as many successes that seemed to come his way, there were even more failures and disappointments to go along with them. Students today face a wide variety of problems, including bullying, thoughts of suicide, depression, frenemies, isolation, drugs, and alcohol, but many of t...

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Travels From: Las Vegas, NV
Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000

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Molding Our Youth To Love and Respect Themselves and Others
Taking a deep look at the issues our teens face and how to overcome adversity and learn how to accept themselves as they are.
  

I have been speaking to our youth of all ages for over 20 years on how to learn to love who they are and accept themselves as an important part of this world. How to overcome the "unfair" things that happen to them on a monthly, weekly and daily basis. Our youth are struggling and have so much to fight against today with peer pressure, social media, unfit families, etc... and they need someone who...

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Travels From: Wilmington, NC
Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500

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Hollywood Exposed: a behind the scenes look at today's pop culture.
Live counter-culturally to what the critics claim is "harmless entertainment."
  

While working as an actor in Hollywood for over a decade, Tina talked with countless celebrities about their behind-the-scene lifestyles and realized ‘these secrets’ must be revealed to our teens and parents. For the past 10 years, Tina has built a reputation as being a leading media expert and has opened the eyes of tens of thousands of people regarding the importance of making wise media ch...

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Travels From: Springfield, MO
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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