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If you’d like to contact me about speaking to your group, please call me at 314-849-2989, or email me at

Speaking engagements give me the opportunity to address subjects I especially care about with a variety of groups and audiences. I have enjoyed speaking with large church congregations on topics such as faith, peace, and trust; new business executives from AT&T on the importance on keeping a balance between professional and personal lives; new nurses and doctors during orientation at Cardinal Glennon Hospital on dealing with the death of a patient. I particularly like speaking to teens and their parents on adolescent and parenting issues. Such talks usually are given during days of reflection, during school assemblies, during faculty in-service days, or during parent meetings.

I have delivered presentations on the following subjects:

  • Parenting teens

  • Family relationships and communication

  • Self-esteem and self-image

  • Self-care

  • Coping with death, dying and grief—adult and child

  • Spirituality and health

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • The need for balance in life

  • Coping skills for dealing with physical and or emotional issues

Prior speaking engagements:

On Service

St Vincent DePaul Society, Fall 2006

To Parents

Parents of Children with cancer at Camp Sunshine, Spring 2013

Parents of Children with cancer at Camp Sunshine, Spring 2012

Washington Middle school parent group, Winter 2007

To High School Students

Motivational and teen issues, primarily Cor Jesu
    and Pallotine Retreat Center, 4 to 5 times a year.

Speech at the Mehlville Baccalaureate ceremony, 2013

Women’s Day of Reflection

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Fall 2009

Fall 2008

Fall 2007

Fall 2006

Fall 2005

Fall 2004

On Grief and the Grieving Process

Sisters of Sacred Heart, 2013

Montebello Retreat Center, 2010

Parents of St. Vincent DePaul Parish, 2009

Faculty of Cor Jesu Academy, 2006

Self Image, Esteem and Motivation

Young executives of AT&T, 2010

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