Colleges & Universities
UPDATE: I am spending 2022 working on gender equity initiatives in technology companies, and will not be available for work with schools for the foreseeable future. I began this work in earnest during the pandemic, and it has allowed me to come full circle — going from preparing girls to lead, to working with women in the trenches. Please consider joining my mailing list and keep in touch as my work evolves.
Skill building for resilience, healthy risk taking, emotional intelligence and confidence.
Failing Well: Strategies for Resilience and Courage
When you can fail well, the world opens up to you. There’s no challenge you can’t pursue, no risk you can’t take, because you know how to get back up when you’re knocked down. In this workshop, learn tools to take healthy risks, bounce back after a setback, and redefine your beliefs about success and failure.
Braver in 90 Minutes
We’re told we have to excel at whatever we do to become successful – which means many of us haven’t learned how to fail well. How do you talk to yourself in the face of a challenge? What’s your coping strategy for falling short? Learn concrete strategies to handle criticism and challenge with grace.
How to Quit Overthinking
Do you replay your missteps in your head at night, thinking about what you could have done differently? Research shows overthinking disproportionately affects women and girls, and can lead to anxiety, depression, and loss of motivation. At this workshop, learn why we overthink and how to stop, so you can move on, free your mind and focus on more productive activities.
Imposter Phenomenon: Why So Many High Achievers Think They’re Frauds
Do you ever feel like a fraud? Like it’s only a matter of time before others figure out you’re not as smart or capable as they thought? Do you think you got where you were by mistake, luck, or because you fooled someone? So do a lot of other people. You may be suffering from Imposter Phenomenon. Join us for lunch and discussion about how IP can hold you back – and learn a few strategies to help you manage it.
How Self-Compassion Makes You Braver, Happier, & More Successful
Research shows that self-criticism heightens anxiety and lowers motivation, yet most people believe it’s the key to success. In this workshop, learn a researched, three-step practice to deal with setbacks, manage difficult feelings, and quiet the voice of a destructive inner critic.
The Art of Small Talk and Networking
Grades and hard work will take you far, but your ability to form relationships through small talk and networking can make a critical, immeasurable difference to your career – and is a vital leadership skill to boot. Learn and practice the secrets of effective small talk and networking, and learn how seemingly random conversations can open doors to new connections and opportunities, right now and after you graduate.
Toolkit for the First Year Soul
In this workshop designed for first year college students, participants learn strategies to navigate the first waves of college life, including managing imposter phenomenon, taking risks and trying new things, and debunking destructive myths about how college is “supposed” to be.
Four Steps for Positive Confrontation
Get a road map for managing difficult conversations, whether it’s with a roommate, teammate, close friend or colleague. Students learn tools for conflict resolution, then put them to immediate use by scripting conversations for their own lives.