Many topics. One core message: Inspiring others to see and be their best.

Presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of any group. I look forward to helping you and your team achieve your goals.

I’m proud to be a testimonial speaker and content expert on: career coaching; mid-career women in higher education; and patient advocacy. My experience ranges from small seminars, to live TV and radio interviews, to standing center stage before 100s of people.

Career Coaching

Webinar, CV or Resume: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters


Spartan Insights Podcast: Introduction as MSU Alumni Association pre-vetted career coach

Invited Panelist: MSU Graduate School Expanding Careers for PhDs

Expanding Careers for PhDs Conference 2014
What can you do with a PhD?

Mid-Career Women in Higher Education

Lead presenter: Exploring journeys to empower voices. NASPA Region IV-E Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Conference

Moderator and panelist: Negotiating the middle: Mid-career mothers in student affairs. NASPA Conference; Women in Student Affairs (WISA) Knowledge Community Featured Presentation. Standing room only.

Podium presentation: Mid-career mothers in student affairs: Negotiating multiple roles, like clockwork. MSU College of Education Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)

Poster presentation: High achieving academic women: Navigating multiple environments. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference

Podium presentation: High achieving academic women: Where are we and where should we go. MSU College of Education Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC)

Patient Advocacy

In 2008, our 3 year old son was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. His tenacity and courage inspired me to be his advocate and a voice for patients and families impacted by childhood cancer.

Featured speaker: How Nurses Taught us to Care for Our Son and Each Other. Nursing Student Association Meetings


Cast Member: Listen to Your Mother Metro Detroit Show

Ambassador Family: St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research.

Featured: 3-part series on WLNS TV 6 Lansing for February sweeps. Third segment included two live on-air interviews.

Fundraiser and leadership team member: 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave Campaign national head-shaving events.

46 Mommas Shave for the Brave 2011
Ask me why I’m bald!

Met with Congressional reps lobbying for support of the Creating Hope Act.

Visit to Capitol Hill 2011
Meeting with Congress to speak up and out for children with cancer.

Participant & Advocate: Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus. 

Guest: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Radio-a-Thon Fundraiser