Speaking

Whether I'm speaking truth to power on Capitol Hill, performing a story on stage, or giving the keynote address in the gym at my school's 8th grade graduation, I'm always excited by the potential of storytelling to launch new thinking, create emotional connections and build a common language for growth. My favorite stories to tell come directly from my own raw experiences doing creative work that opens safe spaces for kids and adults to deal with tough issues.

Below are some examples of my approaches to sharing stories. I'm always interested in speaking to educators, students, families, elected officials, business leaders and creative professionals. Depending on the nature of the event I can talk about a number of different themes, including:

  • Harnessing the power of creativity in school to enhance student engagement, academic success and social emotional learning.
  • Using theater-making and other creative work as a prism for rigorous interdisciplinary learning
  • Finding the delicate balance in the classroom and school community between supportive structure and creative freedom to maximize student and teacher potential
  • Building ecosystems of creative learning through multi-generational student leadership and peer mentoring teams
  • Engaging the school community to address the needs of the Whole Child-- and the Whole Educator

I love working with individuals and organizations to create dynamic workshops and empowering presentations. Email me to share your organization's needs and goals and to request more information via my contact page.