Speaking/Writing

As a full time attorney, wife and mom, I stay pretty busy, but I do accept speaking and writing engagements as my schedule allows.

Speaking

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 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.

Finding Your True Worth - 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 meanings, we find in the Bible and encourages every woman to use those promises as the true 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 become a mom.  Imagine our family’s surprise when, after this long journey, the doctor found three heartbeats on the ultrasound.  I speak about the struggle of infertility and how it can shake those of us with even the deepest of faiths.  I also give much lighter speeches about the nuttiness around raising toddlers – two boys and a girl born a minute apart.

Because I work and parent full time, please provide at least six weeks advance notice for booking.  My availability is breakfast/lunch (locally) and an occasional weekend (outside of Houston).

2014 Speaking Calendar:

February 7 -8 – Tarrant County Bar Women’s Retreat in Granbury (open);

February 20 – Austin Women’s Forum Tea (closed);

March 24 – State Bar of Texas, Women in Law Conference, Co-panelist with Harriet Miers, in Austin (open);

April 9 – HBA Gender Fairness Lunch (open);

May 5 – W.I.S.E. at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston (sold out);

May 7 – G.E. and Women’s Energy Network Thought Leadership Breakfast, Reimagining Leadership, Moderator, in Houston (open);

May 14 – Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, No Limits Conference, Leadership for the Working Woman (open);

May 28 – Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Women in Energy Keynote Address, in Corpus Christi (open);

November 19 – People In Energy Summit, Closing Keynote, in Houston (open).

Writing

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.

I am delighted to be a member of a 12 member team dreaming over at God-sized Dreams, A Place Where Your Dreams Can Set Sail.  I serve as the consulting editor and a contributing author.

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: