All engagements are custom tailored to meet the needs and goals of each client and designed to reach all learning styles. Whether a keynote, master class or consulting project, I always begin with a process of inquiry to listen and learn about your needs and goals, challenges, opportunities and desired outcomes.
Producing Your Life offerings:
David Henry Hwang – Tony Award-winning Playwright; M Butterfly, AIDA, Tarzan
My goal is always to craft dynamic story-driven talks that educate, entertain and inspire.
Talks can be crafted for senior executives to interns, students, educators, healthcare professionals, social entrepreneurs, artists, advertisers and multi-generational audiences from a wide range of business sectors. I hold a particular passion for multi-generational groups, women, students and young professionals.
At home on stages of all shapes and sizes, talks are adaptable for conferences, corporate retreats, theatres, and high school, college and university campuses.
Custom tailored for each audience and designed to reach all learning styles, talks highlight personal stories, visual models and experiential exercises. I enjoy adapting to a range of formats from keynotes to interactive lectures, panel discussions or fireside chats.
The following sampling of topics can be designed to meet the unique needs and goals of each conference or event.
Producing Your Life: A Guide to Being Human
What’s Your Superpower: Becoming A Change Maker
Are We There Yet: Navigating Transitions
Tuning Your Instrument: Four Leadership Lenses
Multi-Generational Mentoring: Storytelling for a Sustainable Future
The Choreography of Creativity: The Five Pillars of Producing
Audiences leave feeling more:
Kerry, conference attendee
My master classes provide an opportunity for people to develop skills and practice together with peers and colleagues through a structured collective experience.
Master classes are for senior executives to interns, students, educators, administrators, healthcare professionals, social entrepreneurs, artists, advertisers and people of all ages, genders and backgrounds from a wide range of business sectors. I have a particular interest in working with multi-generational groups, women, students and young professionals.
Easily adaptable to a range of spaces, master classes happen at colleges and universities, independent high schools, company offices, theatres, hotels, retreat centers and wherever a group wishes to gather.
Custom tailored and designed to reach all learning styles through a dynamic and interactive approach, master classes incorporate a range of leadership models, maps and tools, visuals and experiential exercises, story sharing, group dialogue and creative practice. Each session is highly experiential and incorporates personal and professional stories from my life in the theatre and beyond.
The following sampling of topics can be designed as a master class, workshop, seminar (or lecture), tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each group and setting.
Leading From The Inside Out
Access your inner compass and cultivate essential qualities of openness, curiosity, courage and authenticity. Discover key foundational elements in developing your inner leadership capacity. Practice using this highly effective tool that is readily available to everyone.
Learn how to strengthen your communication skills with a simple model that helps you take responsibility and avoid blame when faced with a difficult conversation. Practice a powerful tool that can be used alone to gain clarity about an issue, or as a roadmap to guide you through a challenging conversation, paving the way for more productive and rewarding outcomes.
Navigating Transitions and Change
Explore the anatomy of a transition and learn how to identify the unique challenges in each phase. Develop tools and practices that will strengthen your ability to recognize patterns and create opportunities during times of uncertainty. Craft stories that honor the past, ground in the present and help envision new futures, building your capacity to navigate these challenging yet fertile periods with authenticity and courage.
Listening and Story: The Invisible Foundation
Practice the lost art of listening and the power of storytelling, and discover how these essential life and leadership tools build self-awareness, cultivate relationships, align stakeholders and support new beginnings. Strengthen your ability to listen generously and craft clear stories with authenticity in order to engage more deeply with others and build a foundation of trust.
Expand your way of thinking about process and results as it applies to a project, job search, life or work transition. Learn how to create space to generate new ideas, build connections and move into action, laying a foundation for sustainable results. Re-frame how you approach development and change, and perhaps re-define what you value most in the process.
Learn about different models of mentoring, from mentoring moments to peer mentoring. Develop an understanding of how inquiry and wisdom can be valued equally in relationships of mutual mentoring. Build awareness and acquire tools to notice and reframe assumptions and strengthen collaboration in multi-generational relationships and groups.
These collective gatherings enhance relationships and promote deeper connections across teams, companies, campuses and generations. Master classes help participants:
Jessica James – Former Director of Development, Grace Institute
I consult and facilitate retreats and workshops for teams, groups and companies seeking support around a specific need or goal.
I bring unique expertise in the world of arts and entertainment and an abiding interest in the field of education. Multi-Generational inclusion, empowering women and young leaders are a particular passion. I also consult with conference organizers to assist them in curating a dynamic experience that meets the goals and objectives of their gathering.
Whether working in a company office, conference center, theatre, college campus or an off-site location, I carefully design environments that support each phase of an engagement.
I approach every consulting project eager to listen and curious to learn about the needs, challenges, opportunities and goals of a group. We then discuss and discern together what type of engagement and process will best support those goals.
Would you like to create a more collaborative work environment that cultivates open and healthy communication?
Are you tasked with leading a team or company through a complex transition, and wondering how best to support and guide people at every level?
Multi-Generational and Multi-Cultural Connections
Would you like to explore a new story-based integrated approach to diversity and inclusion training?
Are you dedicated to empowering women as leaders and nurturing young women to grow into their full potential?
Would you like to develop a modern mentoring program that celebrates, mutual mentoring, mentoring moments and individual and collective learning?
Creative Process & Special Projects
Are you looking for someone to support and guide you in exploring, developing and launching a new idea or product or project?
Would you like to develop a company-wide common language and set of tools so people feel equipped and empowered to honestly and respectfully do their best work together?
Rick Elice – Playwright; Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Cher Show
Ben Famiglietti – Vice President, Creative Development, Disney Theatrical Group