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Are You Ready to Look Forward. Live Fully. And Create a Life You Love?

SPEAKING PROGRAMS

For over 16 years Kim has put audiences at ease while inspiring them through her stories of resilience and reinvention.  Her presentations on life’s lessons and survivorship and how we need to embrace the gifts of life and make every day count apply to everyone and has made her a favorite among audiences.  Audiences ranging from cancer survivors to health care professionals; from corporate leadership to non-profit organizations have gained insight and perspective from her keynotes, breakout sessions, workshops and retreats.  Whether as a keynoter, moderator, panelist or host, Kim continues to inspire her audiences with her gifts of honesty, courage, hope and laughter.  All of Kim’s topics can be adapted for a keynote, breakout, seminar, facilitation or retreat.  Kim can tailor a combination of the programs to meet your exact needs.

Master Your Disasters: How Successful Organizations, Leaders, Teams and Individuals Overcome Adversity and Boost Resilience

(NOTE:  This program can be tailored to focus on personal resilience, team resilience, organizational resilience and/or developing resilient leaders.)

Challenges, unexpected changes and uncertainty are guarantees in life. Doing more with less. Job insecurity. An unpredictable economy. Health challenges. Relationship struggles. Loss. Failures. Dealing with tough issues at home and at work.  We live in an ever-changing, stressful and disruptive world – one where adversity will always live and life will inevitably knock you down.    The ability to find the lesson, boost your resilience, get back up, rise above your hard and create momentum to keep moving forward  no matter what during the tough times is what will separate you from those who get stuck.  The good news is that resilience can be taught, and like a muscle, with practice, strengthened. In this inspiring, interactive and impactful session, Kim shares her own stories of resilience in life and business with healthy doses of vulnerability, humor and motivation.  You will learn how Eight Key Resilience Boosters can create a “Momentum Mindset” catapulting you to greatness no matter what is happening around you.  Leave this program equipped with the tools you need to create everyday resilience, master your disasters, thrive change, and use the adversity in your life as the fuel needed to propel you forward – faster, further and stronger than ever before.

 

The Rollercoaster Ride of Life: Learning to Throw Your Hands Up, Scream, Embrace Change and Enjoy the Ups and Downs of LIFE 

Rollercoaster – defined as anything characterized by abrupt and extreme changes.  Also known as life.  Kim shares her honest, raw, inspiring and humorous ride on the rollercoaster of life.  Through the ups and downs of cancer, divorce, business and other dips, she learned to throw her hands up, scream and in the end find the joy on the ride of her life, even though at times, she would have rather been on the ferris wheel. Unexpected changes are a guarantee.  Something will always go wrong and you will be left feeling like you’ve been punched in the gut.  “Stuff” will hit the fan.  Something you didn’t anticipate will happen.  Change is something we all have to deal with, at home and at work, but how we deal with the change is up to us.  It is no longer enough to merely survive change.  We must learn, grow and evolve to have success.  In this engaging session, Kim will provide attendees with practical tools and tips to rock any change that is thrown their way at work or at home so they can enjoy the rollercoaster ride of LIFE.

Resigning as General Manager of the Universe:  Finding “Balance” And Clarity in a World of Chaos

In this fast-paced, constantly changing, high stress world, life is anything but balanced.  It’s more like a colossal collision between the thousands of things pulling at your time – the demands of work, home and everything in between – leading to overwhelm, stress and burnout.  In this interactive, energetic, laugh out loud program, Kim will share her own raw, inspiring and humorous lessons learned about “balancing” the chaos of life through the demands of being a wife, mother, cancer and life thriver, serial entrepreneur, passionate volunteer as well as the dozens of other hats she wears.  You will learn the Five Keys To “Resigning As General Manager of the Universe” and leave with practical, immediately actionable strategies to reduce stress, overwhelm and burnout; boost your resilience; take control of your health and your life; and become more present, productive, engaged and connected at work and at home.

Eat Dessert First – Make TODAY Count

After facing breast cancer, losing two friends and an aunt to the same disease, facing a divorce, and other challenges in life, Kim has realized that we must live in the moment.  To Kim, her sweet tooth and her unquestionable love of chocolate, that means eating dessert first any chance she gets.  Kim shares lessons on why we need to focus on what matters, let go of the rest, laugh, love and yes, eat dessert first.  Audiences will leave having a burning desire to eat dessert first, enjoy more sunsets, laugh more, do what brings them joy in life and make today count.

The Recipe for a Great Life:   Not Only Surviving, But Thriving

Kim shares her recipe for survivorship, which has allowed her to not only survive, but thrive in life – even in the midst of unexpected change and challenges.  Her lesson is simple: that we must all continue to adapt and adjust our own recipes, not being stuck in our past or allowing others to write our recipe.  Kim’s challenges have been faced by many of us, and this presentation is one that will leave audiences inspired to create their own recipe for a great life – not simply surviving, but thriving.

From Patient and Caregiver to Advocate

Facing a health care crisis can be a challenge, often times leaving patients and caregivers  overwhelmed,  and not sure where to turn.  Kim shares her experience as a breast cancer patient, and those of friends and family, who have been in “the system” as patients and caregivers.  Kim shares practical advice – encouraging her audience to become their own advocates as it relates to their health.   In the area of health and wellness, there are many ways to become an advocate.  Advocate for yourself.  Advocate for a family member or friend.  Advocate for other individual patients who may not be able to speak for themselves.   Kim believes that her own patient advocacy allowed her to get the best care possible.  Breast cancer taught Kim the importance of asking the hard questions – the importance of taking action – of being proactive.  She leaves her audiences empowered to arm themselves with information, to do their homework, to build their medical team, to establish strong communication, to ask the hard questions, to not be afraid to get 2nd opinions and to not only find their voice, but make it heard.  Kim leaves you inspired to take control of your health and your life.

No Doctor, I Don’t Understand Your Alphabet Soup (This program is designed for medical health care professionals.)

Kim shares her experiences from the patient’s perspective after hearing those four words “you have breast cancer.”  Often times, doctors, their medical jargon and their assumptions about a patient’s understanding of their own diagnosis leaves patients feeling more confused, scared and overwhelmed than before they were diagnosed.  This program was specifically designed to provide health care providers with stories from real patients, providing suggestions on how to talk to patients, and allow those attending to improve their interactions with their patients.

SPEAKING TOPICS

  • Advocacy: Finding Your Voice and Making It Heard
  • Body Image
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Dealing with Change/Change Management
  • Divorce
  • Inspiration and Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Facing Adversity
  • Parenting/Families/Blended Families
  • Perseverance
  • Personal Growth and Empowerment
  • Reinvention
  • Relationships
  • Resilience
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Health
  • Women’s Issues
  • Work/Life Balance
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