Speaking/Writing

Speaking

I would love to visit with you about speaking at your upcoming conference or event.  My 2015 calendar is provided below but I am taking limited engagements.  Among the topics I speak on are:

Leadership Without Limits - Are you great at your job and still unable to achieve your next goal?  It’s a problem many of us confront and can only combat if we are equipped with the right leadership skills.  Based on the research and interviews in my first leadership book, Learning to Lead, this interactive discussion can be tailored to the specific needs of your corporation or organization and highlights key principles for any woman to apply to her career such as active listening, overcoming obstacles, cultivating optimism, taking risks and growing confidence.

Centered Leadership - In careers, we can gain our self-worth from ever-changing outside validation.  This can turn into a destructive cycle for the woman who chases the next achievement or award as the only source of satisfaction.  This inspirational message outlines how to find an unwavering center in your faith and lead into your calling.

Multiples/Mom Juggling – After years of treatments and surgeries, I started believing I would never become a mom.  Imagine our family’s surprise when, after this long journey, the doctor found three heartbeats on the ultrasound.  Trying to manage motherhood, being a wife, having a career, and all the other outside demands lends itself to speeches ranging from introspection to hilarity.

Because I work and parent full time, please provide at least six weeks advance notice for booking.

My 2014 speaking engagements included W.I.S.E. at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Women in Energy Annual Lunch, Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce No Limits Conference, United Way Leadership Breakfast, Texas Minority Counsel Conference, National Diversity Council Women’s Conference, and the People in Energy Summit.

2015 Calendar

April 10 – National Law Firm’s Annual Women’s Retreat, Austin (Private)

April 13 – HBA Gender Fairness Lunch, Learning to Lead, Houston (open)

April 16 – Wyoming State Bar, Annual Women’s Forum, Cody (open)

April 21 – Grace Presbyterian Church, Women’s Leadership Breakfast (open)

May 7 – Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2015 MWL Annual Conference, Minneapolis (open)

June TBD – Society of Women Engineers, Leadership Webinar (open)

Writing

In August 2013, the Commission on Women published my first book, Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law, and it is available through the ABA and Amazon.

I served as managing editor and contributing author at God-sized Dreams, A Place Where Your Dreams Can Set Sail in 2014. I partner with a handful of websites and blogs on articles unique to their audience and entertain requests to author an article or guest post.  A few of the places I have written include the ABA Commission on Women’s Perspectives, Peanut Butter on the Keyboard, 152 Insights into My Soul, Living Joel 225, and Seasons with Soul.