Key note Presentations

As a seasoned educator with a rich background encompassing roles as an English teacher, dean of students, digital nomad, and mindfulness teacher, I am uniquely positioned to bring a holistic and transformative perspective to your conferences and professional development events.  My diverse experiences have equipped me with a nuanced understanding of the challenges faced in educational settings.  My dynamic stage presence will engage and inspire your audience, offering practical mindfulness strategies tailored to enhance well-being, resilience, and professional growth.  I’ll blend my lively personality with viable and useful strategies that will foster an environment of learning, self-care, and empowerment for educators. 

Mindfulness for Effective Communication and Leadership

Sure, mindfulness might sound “woo woo” to you, but what if you could quantify the importance of communication, relationships, and leadership?  Aren’t those three key components to a successful business? 

Welcome to “Mindfulness for Effective Communication and Leadership,” a transformative session that explores the profound connection between mindfulness, communication, and leadership skills. This session is designed to equip individuals with the tools and techniques to enhance their communication abilities, strengthen relationships, and become more effective leaders in both personal and professional

key topics

  • Develop a deep understanding of mindfulness and its applications in communication and leadership.
  • Recognize the importance of mindfulness in building and maintaining meaningful relationships.
  • Explore and practice mindful communication techniques to foster effective dialogue and conflict resolution.
  • Learn how to lead with compassion, empathy, and resilience through mindfulness practices.
  • Gain practical skills for preparing and holding difficult conversations mindfully.
  • Understand the concept of empathy and differentiate it from empathetic distress.
  • Cultivate the ability to extend compassion to oneself and others, enhancing overall well-being.

The Life Changing (and Life-Saving) Power of Mindfulness

In 2012 and 2013, I was struggling so badly with anxiety and depression due to rejection and dissatisfaction in my personal and professional life that I was having regular panic attacks, and things got so bad that I started contemplating suicide on a daily basis.

As a result, I started working with a therapist who introduced me to mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment.  Through my daily mindfulness practice, I have learned new ways to manage my emotions so that I am able to respond as opposed to react. Instead of my emotions being knocked around like a speed bag you’d find in a boxing gym, they’re able to withstand the blows life throws at me more like a heavy bag. 

This seminar is for those of you out there in need of a healthier way to manage those overwhelming thoughts, feelings, and emotions that we’ve been programmed to ignore.  

Key Topics

  • By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the fundamentals of mindfulness and its relevance to men’s mental health.
    • Develop practical mindfulness techniques to manage stress and improve emotional regulation.
    • Explore the relationship between mindfulness and effective communication in personal and professional life.
    • Cultivate self-compassion and self-awareness for personal growth and self-improvement.
    • Build a community of like-minded men committed to mindfulness practice and personal development.

No BS GPS Guide
to Purpose and Passion

“Follow your passions” is complete and utter BS.  Purpose and passions are destinations, not starting points. 

Join Billy as he walks you through the seven steps he recommends to living your life with more purpose, passion, intention, consistency, discipline, patience, and self-compassion. 

Key Topics

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Explore your curiosities.
  • Connect with people within your social network and beyond who are also exploring those curiosities and who are willing to amplify your voice.
  • Cultivate routines and structure that will lead to more consistency and discipline.
  • Nurture patience and self-compassion through mindfulness-based strategies (without getting too “woo woo”).

The Alcohol Sabbatical:
Re-Examining Our Relationship with Alcohol

Alcohol consumption is deeply embedded in our culture, often considered a social lubricant or a way to unwind after a long day. However, it’s essential to recognize that taking a break from alcohol can offer numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits. This seminar aims to shed light on the advantages of an alcohol-free lifestyle, helping individuals make informed choices and reap the rewards of a life without alcohol.

Key Topics

  • Inform and Educate: To provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the health, social, and personal benefits of abstaining from alcohol.
  • Empower Choices: Equip attendees with strategies and tools to make informed decisions about their alcohol consumption.
  • Inspire Positive Change: Motivate participants to explore a lifestyle that prioritizes well-being, personal growth, and mental clarity.

Mindfulness in the Workplace: Cultivating Balance, Connection, and Effective Communication

Mindfulness is often viewed as a personal practice, something we engage in privately. However, mindfulness extends beyond the individual and can significantly impact the workplace environment. This seminar proposal aims to explore the application of mindfulness in the workplace, emphasizing the importance of balance, interconnectedness, and effective communication

Key Topics

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of mindfulness as a relational quality that can be applied in various workplace settings.
  • Recognize the limits of control in work-related goals and identify areas of influence.
  • Practice mindfulness techniques that promote a balanced approach to work and interpersonal relationships.
  • Improve communication skills by reframing language and learning to say “yes” and “no” authentically.

What Ten Roles Do You Play
In Your Life?

Oftentimes when we meet people, one of the first questions we ask them is, “What do you do for work?” 

What if we stopped asking people to identify so much of who they are with what they do and instead focused on the other roles they play in their lives? 


Through introspection, discussion, and practical exercises, participants will explore ten key roles that encompass their personal and professional identities beyond their job and familial titles/roles. By the end of this seminar, participants will have a clearer picture of how these roles intersect and influence their life choices, priorities, and overall well-being.

Key Topics

  • Help participants identify and define the ten primary roles they play in their lives.
  • Encourage self-reflection and critical thinking about the significance of these roles.
  • Explore the interplay between personal and professional roles and how they impact one’s life.
  • Develop strategies for balancing and integrating these roles effectively.

Viva La Resilience:
Mastering Life’s Challenges

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards unwavering strength and adaptability? Join this seminar and discover the keys to unlocking your inner resilience and conquering life’s adversities with grace and confidence.

In today’s fast-paced world, resilience is a priceless asset. It’s the power that allows you to bounce back from setbacks, navigate uncertain times, and thrive in the face of adversity. This seminar is your passport to building and fortifying this essential life skill.

Key Topics


  • Unlock the Science of Resilience: Delve into the psychology and neuroscience to understand how it works on a fundamental level.  
  • Cultivate Personal Resilience:  Learn practical strategies and techniques to enhance your emotional, mental, and physical resilience, equipping you to handle life’s challenges with grace.  
  • Embrace Change: Discover how to embrace change as an opportunity for growth and transformation rather than fearing it as a threat.  
  • Harness the Power of Mindfulness: Explore the benefits of mindfulness and how it can boost your resilience, helping you stay centered and focused during difficult times.  
  • Build a Supportive Network: Understand the importance of a strong support system and learn how to foster meaningful connections that aid in your journey towards resilience.  
  • Overcome Obstacles: Identify common obstacles to resilience and develop strategies to overcome them, ensuring that you can thrive in any situation. 
  • Set and Achieve Resilience Goals: Create a personalized resilience plan to set and achieve your goals tailored to your unique life circumstances. 

The Quantifiable Costs
of Living Mindlessly

Unlock the keys to sustainable success in the corporate world by delving into the often underestimated but quantifiable costs of mindlessness. This seminar is tailored for forward-thinking business professionals eager to enhance their emotional intelligence for improved decision-making and overall organizational effectiveness.

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, the demand for emotionally intelligent leaders is more critical than ever. “The Quantifiable Costs of Living Mindlessly” seminar will explore how mindless decision-making can have measurable repercussions on productivity, employee engagement, and the bottom line. Drawing on the latest research in emotional intelligence, this seminar will empower participants with the tools to recognize and mitigate the impact of mindlessness in their professional lives.

Key Topics

  • Financial Implications: Discover the tangible costs associated with mindless decision-making, from increased turnover rates to diminished productivity. Learn how emotional intelligence can be a strategic asset in optimizing financial outcomes.
  • Team Dynamics: Explore how mindlessness can negatively influence team dynamics and collaboration. Gain insights into fostering a mindful and emotionally intelligent workplace culture that promotes innovation and cohesion.
  • Leadership Impact: Understand the direct correlation between leadership effectiveness and emotional intelligence. Learn how mindful leadership can create a positive ripple effect throughout the organization, positively impacting employee morale and performance.
  • Strategies for Improvement: Acquire practical strategies and tools for integrating emotional intelligence into daily business practices. From self-awareness to empathetic decision-making, participants will leave with actionable insights to enhance their emotional intelligence and that of their teams.

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