School Seminars

 Julie offers seminars for middle school and high school students, as well as parents, teachers and professionals, that can be tailored to the needs of your school, age group or professional development day.

Students, parents and staff will walk away with concrete tools to help them make changes in their lives and workplace.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS – 7th Grade Girls
Creating Your Best Middle School Story, #snapchat not included (1 hour talk)

FullSizeRenderTopics introduced: Self-worth & self-esteem, body image, new friendships & fun opportunities to grow, social media, making positive healthy choices  

After initial large group talk, follow up with 8-week series for 7th grade girls in classroom with topics including: (note: 1 hr talk doesn’t need to precede this workshop series)

  • Self-worth & self- esteem
  • Body image
  • Navigating middle school- new friendships & fun opportunities to grow
  • Challenges, frustration and anger- learning positive coping skills
  • Social media: positive vs. negatives
  • Making positive, healthy choices
  • Cell phone is not your hobby: Hobbies, activities and fun
  • Creating your best middle school story

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS – 8th Grade Girls
FullSizeRender (1)Creating Your Best High School Story, #snapchat not included (1 hour talk)

In conjunction with an evening for parents of 8th grade girls 1.5 hours, Helping Your Child Have a Positive High School Experience, highlighting the important themes discussed with the girls and upcoming series for both girls and parents.

After initial talk, follow up 6-8 week series for 8th grade girls in classroom, smaller groups series with topics including: (note: 1 hr talk doesn’t need to precede this workshop series)

  • Self-worth & self-esteem
  • The truth behind social media and the damaging effects it can have on friendships, reputation, and your future
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety)
  • Body image & how to dress for success
  • Friendships & relationships
  • Making positive, healthy choices, part 1 (mistakes & consequences)
  • Making positive, healthy choices, part 2 (goals & dreams)
  • Creating your best high school story

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS
Helping Your Child Have a Positive Middle School Experience

This presentation for parents highlights the important themes discussed with the middle school students and upcoming series for both girls and parents.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
THINK BEFORE YOU POST: Streaks, Stories & Finstas (45 min talk) 

This powerfully informative talk to grades 9-12 speaks directly to the negative impact social media (posts, comments, pictures and videos) can have on life.  Julie’s no nonsense approach keeps the students’ attention as she reminds them of how one tweet can jeopardize their future careers, college acceptance & athletics.

HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS
Having a Teenager is Challenging Enough, Now Add Social Media?

This presentation is designed for parents/guardians looking for ways to understand this ever changing world of social media and will offer tips on how to help your child navigate the challenges. Social media is changing our families, often without you even realizing it!

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
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“Invite Joy In:” The Making of a Powerful Woman: Courage, Compassion and Vision

This one-hour inspiring presentation will encourage college women in their pursuit of a successful transition into “adulthood” to embrace joy and learn ways to sustain it as life has its ups and downs.  With her humor and dynamic style, Julie will speak to the temptations of constant social media, the emphasis put on accumulating “stuff” which can lead to overspending and debt, and the struggle to find and actively pursue what truly matters.  The courage to welcome new experiences, compassion for yourself and a vision of what success looks like will be brilliantly part of the discussion.   Invite Joy In  is perfect for this critical time of development where choices, both positive and negative, can have a lasting impact on the next stage of life. This talk will reinforce the steps that can be taken to live a life of passion, purpose and success.

If you are interested in having Julie present on these topics at your school or workplace, please contact her.

 

ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS STAFF DEVELOPMENT (workshops are tailored to your needs and can be 2-4 hours)

The Confident Leader: Maximizing Your Potential for Every Day Success

Working in a school system can be a challenging career leaving employees burdened, overwhelmed, stressed and dangerously burnt out. This workshop is designed for teachers and administrators to help them uncover unhelpful habits that prevent them from reaching their full potential.  Participants will learn how to delegate effectively and feel empowered to confidently handle crises and stressful situations. Communication styles, time management techniques and stress management will be woven into this workshop to allow the participants to tap into their potential for everyday success. 

Job Stress, Burnout and Self Care: What Every Employee Needs to Know to Feel Invested and Energized in Their Work

When the alarm goes off, do you grumble and moan, dreading the start of another work day? Most of us deal with stress at our job – deadlines, productivity, demanding bosses, etc., but sometimes the ‘grumbles’ turn dangerously into burnout. Learn to identify the differences and how to improve your attitude, choices and overall life so you can be happier, healthier and more effective at your job and life.

  •  This workshop can be presented fully at 6 hours (6 CEUs – in one or two parts) or condensed to 2 or 3 hour seminars (2 or 3 CEUs).

Working with Difficult People: How to Create Positive Relationships at Work and Dispel Workplace Negativity

In every workplace, there are toxic people who create a negative work environment. Maybe they gossip, whine and complain, or undermine and sabotage the work of others. Whatever their behavior, they create a hostile workplace that can lead to reduced productivity, staff turnover, loss of clients and poor morale. It is crucial that staff and managers learn how to deal with negative personalities so they don’t infect the entire workplace.

  • This workshop can be presented fully at 6 hours (6 CEUs – in one or two parts) or condensed to 2 or 3 hour seminars (2 or 3 CEUs).

Motivation, Productivity…and Joy! Tools for Employees to Sustain a Career of Passion, Purpose and Success!

This workshop is designed to renew the excitement and passion for anyone who has found themselves searching for purpose and joy in their everyday work. It will lead them through a series of steps to determine where the joy is going if one is burdened, overwhelmed and stressed.  Whether it be time management, work camaraderie, or personal issues, Julie will address them all and more as a way to uncover what is in standing in the way of a fulfilling work life.  Each participant will work on their own Action Chart and walk away with action steps to enhance joy for their work, reduce their stress and rediscover a love for their job!

  • This workshop can be presented fully at 6 hours or condensed to 2 or 3 hour seminars.

Boundaries: What Every Employee Needs to Know to Keep Relationships Professional and Thriving

This workshop focuses on both personal and professional boundaries with an emphasis on professional, in depth discussion of boundaries as the foundation of the profession and the importance of setting firm ones, communicating boundaries to clients (and others in your life!), and the warning signs of broken boundaries.

Here what people are saying about this workshop:

“Your presentation today, for the North Shore Medical Center Mental Health Lecture Series, was extremely well received.”

“Super session!! Rare to have this topic framed as self-compassion or self- care. Thanks.”

“Excellent review and reinforcement of the importance of boundaries.”

“Fantastic presentation … Very applicable to professional and personal life.”  

If you are interested in having Julie present on these topics at your school or workplace, please contact her.