In addition to writing, I enjoy speaking and providing consultation.

Below are some of the areas I specialize in. I provide half day, full day or weekend or weeklong sessions provided in person presentations, as well as electronic delivery.

Attitudinal Assessment & Positivity Coaching

Best Practice Development & Delivery

Board Development & Engagement

COA Hague Accreditation for International Adoption

Compliance Reviews

Developing & Writing a Strategic Plan

Effective Outreach & Marketing

Embracing Change & Growth

Executive Transition

HRC All Children All Families Seal of Approval Application

Incident Reviews & Assessments

Leadership Coaching

Licensing Visit Preparations

Managing Expectations

Managing Stress in the Workplace

Non-Profit Governance

Parenting Workshops & Coaching

Policy and Procedure Writing & Implementation

Positive Reframing

Pre-Parenthood Adoption Education

Program Development

Program Evaluation

Quality Assurance & Improvement

Spiritual Parenting

Staff Development

Strategic Thinking & Restructuring

Strengthening Organizational Reputation

Transparency

I enjoy customizing trainings, support and coaching to meet individual and organizational needs. I utilize a positive strength based approach to my service delivery. I love working with professionals and present in a conversational style, providing examples and engaging participants. I love challenges and creative problem solving.

 

Skill Set

Summary

Non-Profit professional and educator. 28 years of program development, management, supervision, direct service and policy development and implementation, marketing, public speaking and experience within the fields of education, child welfare and developmental disabilities. Parent mentor and coach and mother of ten children!

Presentations

Sampling of Past Presentations: Prepared and presented at various forums including conferences, in-services and workshops.

 –       Adoption and Identity

–       Adoption and Religion

–       Adoption of the At-Risk Child

–       CAPTA and Adoption Opportunities

–       Child Identity ~ Quality, Security and Permanency

–       Considering the Adoption of Children with Special Needs

–       Coping with Infertility

–       Creating a Cultural Continuity Plan for Our Children

–       Developing a Circle of Friends for Children with Special Needs

–       Elimination Of Barriers To Adoptions Across Jurisdictional   Boundaries

–       Exploring Transracial Adoption: The Shift from “Color Blind” to “Color Conscious”

–       Grief and Loss

–       Including Children With Disabilities In The Community

–       Infant Adoption: Is It Possible?

–       Myths and Fears in Open Adoption

–       Non-Profit Management

–       Social Media and Adoption Today

–       Spiritual Parenting:  How to instill the very best within one’s children; and ways to cultivate spiritually rooted children and families

–       Talking About Adoption ~ Social, Emotional and Values Development

–       Understanding Long Term Issues with Transcultural Adoption

–       Understanding Adoption Today