If you’re looking for an energizing speaker who slays audiences with presentations on how to thrive in trauma-exposed professions, I’m your woman. I can customize a program to meet the needs of the organizers, but here’s a glance at the topics I speak about:

  • How To Practice Compassionate Badassery: This Isn’t Your Mama’s Compassion Fatigue Fix
  • No Mud No Lotus: Be The Hero in Your Own Life
  • Pump the Brakes: What to Do When You’re Spinning Out on Stress
  • Compassion Fatigue 101: The Foundations
  • Where Do Your Stories Go?: Staying Sane Through Writing

Compassion in Balance Workshop:
Practices to Support Animal Caregivers in High Stress, Trauma Exposed Work

Full Day Workshop (6 hours) + Follow Up Coaching for Leadership

Compassion Fatigue is the natural consequence of stress resulting from caring for and helping traumatized or suffering people or animals. It’s an occupational hazard for professionals and volunteers, but there are proven strategies to help us address this unique stress. This workshop will give you and your staff the tools to succeed in this challenging work.

Compassion in Balance identifies what compassion fatigue is, its symptoms, and contributing factors. We examine stress management and self care, including practical on-the-job techniques.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice stress management techniques, take a self assessment, and connect with the positive aspects of their work. 

Please note: I offer a very limited number of in-person workshops in the northern New England area. If you’re more than 2 hours outside of Portland, Maine, we can get together for a live, private group webinar!

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Organizations that I’ve presented workshops and webinars for include:


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