Talks That Inspire

As a speaker, I’ve addressed groups of all sizes on topics from literacy and literature to leadership and purpose. But whether I’m speaking to 20 or 2,000, my goal is the same. To engage my audience with information and strategies that will impact their lives—and equip them to impact the world. See my current speaking topics below, or fill out the booking form to discuss a custom presentation.

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Literacy

If we are to attain the consciousness, solidarity, and equity our society so desperately needs, we must be informed and deliberate in raising a nation of readers. From big-picture research to everyday tips, I share how parents, teachers, and community members can nurture literacy.

How to Give Your Child a Smart Start
FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS

How to Engage Parents in Student Success from Day One
FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOL LIBRARIANS, AND PARENT EDUCATORS

Why America’s Reading Crisis Is Your Problem and What to Do About It
FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

Leading with Purpose

I also speak to diverse audiences about leadership, success, and giving back.

What’s Your Story: How to Leverage Storytelling in Leadership
FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

Do Your Habits Match Your Expectations: How to Dream Big and Start Small
FOR LEADERS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

The Power of One: Strategic Philanthropy and Service for Women
FOR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

Game Changers: How Women Build the Courage to Lead
FOR PARENTS, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

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