I would love to visit with you about speaking at your upcoming conference or event. Selected engagements from the past few years are listed below. I am taking a handful of speaking engagements in 2020. 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, as well as subsequent studies, this interactive discussion can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization. The program can tackle multiple principles for leadership or focus on a particular area: risk taking, resilience, authenticity, building relationships, and more.
Relationships and Networking – Networking was all too often a “dirty” word for me as a natural introvert. However, over the course of my career, and after having numerous generous mentors and sponsors, I’ve learned a few keys. These conversations can be built around how to develop relationships critical to success or how to ‘network’ in an authentic way.
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 thought I might 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 provides a constant stream of new material.
Because I work and parent full time, please provide eight weeks advance notice for booking. My 2020 calendar currently includes:
January 31 – Society of Petroleum Engineers, WIN Congress, Houston
February 7 – LEAD Academy, San Antonio (closed)
March 26 – Institute for Energy Law Young Professionals Conference, Austin
April 21 – 16th Annual National Diversity and Leadership Conference, Houston
Speaking engagements include: d5 and W.I.S.E. at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), University of Colorado at Denver, Global Energy Commencement Address, Women’s Global Leadership Conference, Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Women in Energy, Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce No Limits Conference, United Way Leadership Breakfast, Texas Minority Counsel Conference, Wyoming/ Minnesota/ Texas/Greater Tampa/ Bexar County/Houston Women’s Bar Associations, National Diversity Council’s Conference, the People in Energy Summit, Women’s Energy Network Biennial Conference, and individual company leadership programs.
In 2013, the Commission on Women published my first book, Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law, available through the ABA and Amazon. I am working on my next two books, one on the leadership cycle and one on being a working mom of multiples.
I served as a contributing author at God-sized Dreams and previously as the managing editor. I’ve partnered with a handful of websites and blogs on articles unique to their audience and accept a few guest posts a year. A few of the places I have written include Propel Women, the National Diversity Council, the ABA Commission on Women’s Perspectives, and Peanut Butter on the Keyboard.