As a full time attorney, wife and mom, I stay pretty busy, but I do accept speaking and writing engagements as my schedule allows.
I would love to visit with you about speaking at your women’s event. Here are some of the topics I speak about and I also customize speeches for specific events.
Leadership for the Working Woman - Are you great at your job and still unable to achieve that next achievement or position? It’s a problem many of us confront and can only combat if we are equipped with the right leadership skills. Based on research and personal discussions I undertook for my leadership book called Learning to Lead, this interactive discussion highlights key principles for any woman to apply to her career such as active listening, overcoming obstacles, cultivating optimism, taking risks and becoming confident.
Knowing Who You Are In Christ - So frequently we gain our self-worth from what the world says about us. This can turn into a particularly vicious cycle for the career woman who chases the next achievement or award as the only source of satisfaction. This inspirational message outline six names, and meaning, we find in the Bible and encourages every woman to use those labels as the achievements and awards that provide the truest measure of her worth.
Infertility and/or Multiples – My personal path to children was wrought with disappointments and doubt. After years of treatments and surgeries, I started believing I would never know what it was like to be a mom. Imagine our family’s surprise when, after this long journey, the doctor found three heartbeats on the ultrasound. I speak to women about the struggle of infertility and how it can shake those of us with even the deepest of faiths. This also addresses what happens when we’re placed in a “waiting season.” I also provide a much lighter, humorous message about the nuttiness around raising toddlers – two boys and a girl born only a minute apart.
Because I work and parent full time, please provide at least six weeks advance notice for booking, and my availability is breakfast/lunch (locally) and an occasional weekend (outside of Houston).
2013-2014 Speaking Calendar:
October 1 – BB Global Women’s Forum (private);
October 8 – Women’s Network for national law firm (private);
October 16 – ABA-YLD Learning to Lead Teleconference (open);
November 5 – Women’s Forum in-firm (private);
November 20 – Association of Women Attorneys Lunch (open);
March 24 – State Bar of Texas, Women in Law Conference (open).
In August 2013, the Commission on Women published my first book, Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law, and until it is available on Amazon it can be purchased here.
Additionally, 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: