I'm available to speak on a variety of topics including human rights and advocacy, mental health and resilience, diversity and identity, women and gender equality, leadership and empowerment, inspiration and mobilization, and more.
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My story is not one merely one of sorrow and hardship but one of resilience and determination. And in my signature keynote, I take the audience on a transformational journey of healing and empowerment. That began as an adopted child, facing bullying and discrimination to homelessness and sexual exploitation as a teenager. Connecting to audiences of all ages and demographics, in this keynote, I share the keys of resilience that I learned through multiple traumatic experiences. Which I attribute to my ability not merely to survive but thrive in the face of adversity — leaving the audience inspired to apply these same learnings in their own lives to navigate uncertainty and cultivate growth.
This keynote explores the most powerful love that exists; to truly one's self. And how through this we can be to establish healthy and meaningful relationships. I guide the audience through my own experience of self-hate and self- doubt and how this led me to engage in multiple toxic relationships before learning to love myself; flaws included. This keynote engages the audience while providing meaningful takeaways and memorable experiences. Empowering the audience to strengthen mental resilience and take control of their happiness.
In this keynote, I take the audience on an epic adventure from my days on the streets to a corporate businesswoman and entrepreneur. Providing the lessons, I learned about leadership and resilience that I have applied throughout my life. And the practical tools I developed to achieve both Undergraduate and Graduate success, train and run the 2016 Scotiabank Marathon. All before leaving the safety net of a secure job to follow my dreams of inspiring others by founding my social venture, the RISE Initiative. And becoming a nationally recognized advocate, most recently being invited to a private roundtable with Justin Trudeau. Audiences will be inspired to see any challenge or obstacle as an opportunity for growth and greatness.
In this workshop, I draw from my own experiences as a survivor of multiple traumatic experiences to provide real-life strategies to strengthen resilience. And demonstrate how a paradigm shift in thinking helped me overcome low self- esteem and self-doubt to become a leader in the story of my life. Focusing on keys to strengthening resilience informed by both the literature and my lived experience. Participants will leave with tools and strategies to increase their resilience and feel empowered in their own lives.
In this informative workshop, I debunk many myths surrounding human trafficking and providing insight into how traffickers target, lure, control and exploit victims. Furthermore, I explore how race and poverty intersect with sexual exploitation and how systematic change is required to create services that empower and support survivors. This workshop provides a first-hand experience in human trafficking that is both insightful and thought-provoking
This workshop is designed to galvanize the participants to become changemakers. I draw from my own experiences founding a grassroots initiative to advocating for policy and legislative change at both the local and federal level. Providing participants with real-life strategies to find allies to help support their vision and how to engage with policy and decision makers to ensure you have a seat at the table. This workshop will guide participants on how to turn an idea into something that will leave a lasting impact.