Inspirational, motivational and/or educational talks for your employees.
Talks for schools.
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The Dog’s View Series:
“The Dog’s View” Presentation Series was born from the deep connection I have with my canine companions and includes the lessons and wisdom I received, from a dog’s point of view.
[content_box_light_blue width=”75%”]The Dog’s View on Leadership
We are all leaders in different levels. Our ability to lead is tested daily at work, within our families and in our social encounters. Leading the different groups of people in our lives – effectively – is challenging, but at the same time rewarding. Countless times the powerful yet quiet leadership demonstrated by my canine friends has amazed me.
Through some of the motivational stories I write about in my book “Shelby’s Grace” and others, I provide and share my vision for living a productive life through the implementation of leadership qualities at multiple levels.
[content_box_light_blue width=”75%”]The Dog’s View on Bullying
The issue of bullying has seriously affected and complicated the educational system in the United States. Why does bullying happen? This question is asked many times without a clear answer. Unfortunately, the consistency with which students are bullied both inside and out of school damages their social comfort and their academic achievements.
These challenges are not reserved to students only but apply also to the administrators, teachers and parents. To this day, Shelby and I are still fighting discrimination and profiling, so she could be accepted as a Pit Bull and a therapy dog.
By presenting my “Dog’s View” on bullying, accompanied by illustrations, examples and stories from both my books (Shelby’s Grace and The Dog Ate My Homework), I cover in my presentation topics that include ways to create a learning environment where fear is not a factor, I share my experience of why bullying happens and ways to decrease it and, based on my experience as a Management/Labor Negotiator, I also present the most effective ways I found to mediate a misunderstanding.
[content_box_light_blue width=”75%”]A Dog’s View on Presence and Accountability
When accountability is practiced by all, it creates a balanced and fulfilling environment for everyone and a great sense of empowerment. Through examples from my book The Dog Ate My Homework, I illustrate how trust, teamwork and communication can create a balanced and productive life.
I have learned to live a life of self-actualization and presence by following Shelby’s paw prints as well as my other canine companions. I will share what I’ve learned with you so you could also have an opportunity to change and enhance your life.
[content_box_light_blue width=”75%”]A Dog’s View on Spirituality and Faith
Many of us experience difficulties and daunting thoughts and feelings as we strive for a life of spirituality and faith. I invite you to journey with me, as I share the valuable lessons that I have learned about spirituality and faith from my canine companions.
Through examples from my book Shelby’s Grace, I share and explain how these lessons became the foundation for a life filled with passion, peace and balance.
[content_box_light_blue width=”75%”]A Dog’s View on Overcoming Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and depression are serious disorders that have afflicted millions worldwide. Many, unknowingly, endure these debilitating conditions and find themselves estranged from their loved ones and struggling at work and with everyday life.
I have dealt with both anxiety and depression, searching for solace in family, friends and the amazing transition of my dog Shelby. My own personal experience, as shared in my book, Shelby’s Grace, proves the capacity of individuals to recover from the depths of depression and anxiety and the importance of having the support they need around them, even if it’s from a companion animal.
My companion animal, Shelby, happened to save my life and it is my personal experience, with overcoming anxiety and depression, that I share with my audience.