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Smiling can Save your Life!
Extreme circumstances happen without your permission, how you respond determines everything.
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Attitude changes everything. When you've endured 3 car accidents (all stopped and turning left), lost half your family, grown up in a dysfunctional family that never recovered, and then conquer a stage 3 cancer diagnosis and you can't laugh at it? Then you can't live with it. This program is designed to reveal the research behind the scientific gains provided by smiling, choosing resilience, and knowing your own mental strengths. Designed to share the details of how responding to trauma can teach us to be better humans, increase our inclusion of others, and celebrate differences - this program will help people learn while laughing. It's not simple and it may not seem easy, but with the right perspective and an easy to use formula, anyone can start to make choices that put them on the positive side of life.

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Travels From: Ashburn VA, Denver CO
Fee Range: Open

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The Power of Your Routines
Top Achievers Love Routines
  
Routines can carry us past our normal limits...over time. Routines give us a place... to insert our new healthy, profitable habits. Routines keep us on track...even when we are tired. Routines can cause failure and Routines can save a life. One day, you look in the mirror. You notice nothing has progressed. You slowly come to the realization..."It's me. The boring routine is repeating!" Charles Duhigg - The Power of Habit "... a habit is a choice that we deliberately make at some point, and then stop thinking about, but continue doing, often every day." Giving up cigarettes is different than curbing overeating, which is different from how you prioritize tasks at work. GOAL show a framework for understanding how habits work and a guide to experimenting with how they might change. Being 100% responsible for our own success can be challenging. Whether you are a champion or a beginner, Calibrating Your Routine is crucial to your long-term success. Learn How to Create Effective I...

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Travels From: St. Pete Beach, FL
Fee Range: Varies

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Keep Your Head in the Game
you are in control of your success
  
Your mindset is the most powerful tool in your arsenal for success. Doubt, negative self-talk, lack of confidence, and perfectionist thinking are just a few areas of your mindset that may be keeping you from the success you deserve. Being self-critical and having unrealistic expectations leads to disappointment. It is possible for you to recognize, change, and implement strategies for a better mindset. Your ability to keep your head in the game will determine your ability to succeed at your goals. Dr. Kristie will talk about: -The psychology of a successful mindset -How to change your thinking to improve your results -Three tools to change your self-talk -How to overcome unrealistic expectations -Strategies for mindset maintenance

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Travels From: Los Angeles, CA
Fee Range: Available Upon Request

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Put Your Own Mask on First
...or you can't help anyone else, a humorous look at Depression and Self-Care
  
This fun and healing presentation helps us examine the causes and treatments of depression, brought to you by a full-time warrior against “the beast”. LESSONS • Inspire people to make art: write out feelings • Shared pain is a burden relieved • Help yourself out of the rabbit hole • Lifting the shame of depression AUDIENCE: Anyone who struggles with Depression or Anxiety, and everyone who doesn’t understand those who do. EXPECT: poems that illustrate the pain of depression with a splash of light at the end of the tunnel. I am not a mental health professional, but I am an expert in my own mental health. My tips and tricks may work for you too. At the end of my presentation you will be armed with the 3 A's of beating depression: Awareness, Activity and Acupuncture; but also much more. (note: I am not performing acupuncture, merely a fan) TIME: 30-60 minutes

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Travels From: Indianapolis, IN
Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000

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Reframing Workplace Mental Health
“The last great stigma is the stigma of mental illness.” - Tipper Gore
  
It is estimated that about one in five Americans will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. It is extremely likely you will encounter someone in your workplace who lives with a diagnosed mental disorder. In addition, you will encounter others who are experiencing distress, facing a mental health challenge, or struggling with substance use issues and yet these concerned are rarely addressed, but instead talked about in hushed tones around the office. Why? “The last great stigma is the stigma of mental illness.” - Tipper Gore A former executive stated, “Where I worked, if you had a heart problem or cancer, you’d never find a more sympathetic, supportive group of people...but for years I had to be secretive about my mental illness because I was in control of millions of dollars of the corporation’s assets, and I couldn’t run the risk of having my judgment mistrusted.” - Paul Gottlieb, Publishing Executive Sti...

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

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The Role of Therapeutic Humor in Mental Health
Using humor to improve mental health
  
Research over the past 30 years has shown that a sense of humor has come to be viewed as an important factor of mental health. Humor can transform the negative into the positive. . When people can laugh and play they tend to feel happier, more energetic, less depressed, less anxious and less irritable and tense. 1. Gain an understanding of the role therapeutic humor can play in mental health with a specific focus on the post trauma milieu. 2. Explain the physiological, psychological and social benefits of using therapeutic humor. 3. Define and distinguish the different between appropriate, healthy humor versus inappropriate, unhealthy humor. 4. Discuss and practice humor strategies that can be utilized to enhance ones use of therapeutic humor.

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Travels From: Tucson, AZ
Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500

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You Are Enough
5 Steps To Move From Struggle To Strength
  
Have you ever felt stuck in your negative mind, felt that your thoughts and feelings had such a tight grip on you that you felt you could not escape? Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Do your struggle with keeping a healthy life due to the demands of life? Have you ever felt like you’re not ENOUGH? We all have challenges - whether it be with our health, career, relationships, etc. but it is how we deal with these challenges that allows us to either stay stuck or begin creating the life we truly desire! What you’ll learn from this presentation: 1. The simple 5-step system people need who don’t know where to start when it comes to achieving a healthy lifestyle or what to do next 2. Identify mindset blocks that can prohibit you from achieving the life you truly want 3. Identify healthy habits including morning rituals, time management and self-care tools to get you believing YOU ARE ENOUGH!

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Travels From: San Diego, CA
Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000

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Hope in the Midst of Addictions
Encouraging Hope for those who care about those who are suffering through addiction
  
1. Discover an introduction to bereavement: 2. Identify topics of bereavement in addictions 3. Learn how to respond to grief when my loved one returns to past behavior: 4. Apply why do I hurt so much while my loved one is addicted: 5. Learn about how breaking the cycle of codependency is the art of surrender and identifying the “ME that I want to be” is more valuable than enabling

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Travels From: Kansas City, MO
Fee Range: Varies

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The Psychology of Leadershp Qualities
The Personality Traits of Exquisite Leaders
  
An internet search of the qualities most needed in leadership positions yields numerous articles and books proposing the “Top Ten Leadership Qualities.” Many of these lists have overlapping descriptors of the best leaders. This session takes a look at the psychological underpinnings of those qualities. What do they have in common? When uniquely viewed from the psychologists’ perspective, these leadership characteristics demand a common thread. Join us for some personal insight about the healthy person within the successful leader and fine out one that one common thread is. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Identify the “core issue” that will make or break the successful leader. 2. Articulate several social psychological concepts that underlie successful sales, customer service, and effective management. 3. Translate theoretical concepts into concrete applications to maximize performance.

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Travels From: Tucson, AZ
Fee Range: $1,000 - $2,500

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Start That Conversation
Preventing Suicide by speaking truth to the power of depression, and thoughts of suicide on behalf of those powerless in its grip and their loved ones
  
The goal of my Suicide Prevention keynote, is to give people permission to say the words depression, bipolar, and suicide out loud, without recrimination, and to create a common pool of knowledge surrounding depression and suicide, in which those who suffer, and those who love them, can swim. Program content is divided into four chapters: • Suicide Prevention in the Workplace • What to Do When Someone is Suicidal • Conversations About Suicide • Suicide Postvention Value to Attendees: Developed by the Carson J Spencer Foundation, the Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace program toolkit features a facilitator’s guide, trainee workbooks, and supplemental materials designed to help workplace administrators and employees better understand and prevent suicide. The program helps workplaces appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health cha...

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Travels From: Eugene, OR
Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000

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