After a successful 23-year career in commercial real estate, after a life-altering detour with cancer, and because of a life affirming opportunity to experience 24/7 parenting with my three children during a critical time in their lives, I now focus my full-time efforts on being a forward-thinking, action-oriented and inspiring leader in both the cancer and parenting communities throughout the world. I use my multi-media platform to help people, businesses and brands find and spread the message that there is value and meaning waiting in life’s nooks and crannies.
I pack my presentations and keynotes with stories that serve as a call to action to people to overcome obstacles, embrace challenges and adversities, and believe there is value in every moment of their life. My own cancer journey has given me a clear message which has become the roadmap for my life and the foundation for my entire speaking platform.
I have extensive experience in speaking to groups of all sizes. I am at ease with a book club of 10, a school parent group of 100, a lunchtime service group of 150 or a corporate gathering of any size. I am grateful when I have the opportunity to speak to people whose lives have been impacted by cancer or any type of adversity. I have a spectrum of stories to share - depending on the specific goals of the group. What I can assure you is I will deliver a story that will move, motivate and inspire.
Areas of Expertise (5)
University of Washington: Architecture, Bachelor of Arts 1982
- National Society of Newspaper Columnists
Event Appearances (2)
Moderator / Speaker
NYC Parents Expo New York City
Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support Chicago
Sample Talks (1)
There's Value in the Vanilla Moments!
Find Value in the Vanilla Moments! Based on my own experience through my cancer journey, I share stories of the discovery of the life-changing gift that continues to influence every day of my life. Audiences walk away from this talk with a richer connection to their own life.
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