January 4: Child Crisis, Phoenix, Arizona

January 5: Clackamas County Children’s Commission, Milwaukie, Oregon

January 21: Community Action, Marquette, Michigan

February 13: Avance, Sant Antonio 

February 17: Region of Peel, Canada 

February 24: Lourie Center, Rockville, Maryland

March 14: Avance, Uvalde, Texas 

March 20: Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Harrisburg, PA 

April 20: Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children

April 28: Wellness Day, St Vincent @ Big Roots Farm

May 2: Norwescap Child and Family Resource Services, Newton, New Jersey (virtual)

May 5: Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children

May 7: Child Care Aware of America, Washington, DC

May 10: National Head Start Association, Phoenix, Arizona

May 25: Kentucky Office for Children, Louisville, Kentucky

June 3: Oklahoma School Readiness, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

June 13: Head Start Region 7, Overland Park, KS

June 14: Nebraska Education Unit #6, Lincoln, Nebraska

June 19: Salem Child Development Center, Oregon

June 23: Southwestern Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon

June 29: United CAP, Tulsa, OK

July 21: Big Five, Ardmore, OK

July 28: CT Office of Early Childhood/Head Start Collaboration Office , New Haven, Connecticut 

August 4: Hancock County Public Library, Staff Retreat, Big Roots Farm

August 18: Community Action Partnership, Wakefield, NE

August 22: Community Action Program, St. Joseph, MO

August 28: Community Action Inc. Haverhill, Massachusetts

September 8: Spokane Head Start, Spokane, WA

September 21: Early Learning Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

October 13: HARCATUS, Dover, OH

October 21: Wisconsin Association for the Education of Young Children, Madison, WI keynote

November 10: Heartland Education, Salina, KS

November 16: Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Principal Retreat

November 17: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Nashville, TN

November 30: Early Learning Connection, Coach Retreat, Norfolk, NE

December 1: Early Learning Connection, Coach Retreat, Lincoln, NE

December 2:  Conference Keynote for Early Learning Connection, Lincoln, NE



January 22, 2022 Child Care Aware of New Hampshire Conference, keynote

February 18, 2022 St Vincent ELC, keynote, Indiana

April 29, 2022 Green River Area Development District, Kentucky, Prevent Child Abuse keynote

May 2, 2022 National Head Start Association, Baltimore

May 7,  2022: YWCA of Chicago, keynote

May 21, 2022 Early Learning Coalition, Tallahassee, FL

May 27, 2022 Bethany Child Care, Retreat @ Big Roots Farm

June 13, 2022 National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Learning Institute, Cleveland, OH

June 21, 2022 National Head Start Association, Leadership Closing Keynote

July 25, 2022: Orange County, Orlando ,Florida

July 28, 2022 Audubon Area Development Corporation, Owensboro, KY

August 1, 2022 Early Start, Kansas City, KS Keynote

August 11, 2022: Mid America Institute on Aging and Wellness,  University of Southern Indiana, keynote

August 17, 2022: Benton Franklin head start, Richland, Washington (virtual)

August 26, 2022 Child Start, Inc. Wichita, KS Keynote

August 31, 2022: Peace, Inc. Cicero, New York

September 1, 2022: Chester County Head Start, Coatesville, Pennsylvania

September 8, 2022: Benton Franklin head start, Richland, Washington (virtual)

December 9, 2022 Drake University, DesMoines, Iowa


January 2: the Road Ahead: Creating Purpose, Clarity and Courage: international live workshop

March 19: Audubon Area Community Services, Keynote

April 30: Christie’s Carousel,  keynote

May 12: Bodyworks Team, retreat @ Big Roots

May 22: National Head Start Association, closing keynote

July 23: CAPE Management Team, retreat @ Big Roots

August 10: Community Action Program of Evansville, preservice keynote

August 11: Northern Michigan HS, keynote

August 14: Indiana Family Child Care Alliance, retreat @ Big Roots

September 8: Oregon, preservice keynote

October 11: Children’s Home of Florida, keynote

October 14: Drug Free Coalition, Terre Haute, IN, retreat


January 7, 2020: Child Crisis Arizona Early Education Pre-service, Phoenix, AZ

January 11, 2020: Live Big, Women’s Retreat @ Big Roots Farm, KY

January 19, 2020: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, national webinar

January 22, 2020: Optimist Club, Evansville, IN

February 8, 2020: HUMmingbird Staff Retreat, Holland, Indiana

February 11, 2020: Gerontology Professionals, Indiana

February 17, 2020: Salford Mennonite Centers, Pennsylvania

March 21, 2020: Creating JOY! (national virtual)

April 17, 2020: Tony Reyes Center, Oklahoma City, OK (virtual)

April 18, 2020: Setting Intentions (national virtual)

April 24, 2020: University of New Hampshire April 24, 2020 (virtual)

May 28, 2020:Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO (virtual)

October 12, 2020: Delco Early Learning, Philadelphia PD day, virtual

November 14, 2020: Early Learning New Hampshire, keynote (virtual)

December 11, 2020: Denver Public Schools

December 12, 2020: Wrapping Up 2020!

December 18, 2020: Broward Co. Public Schools, Florida (virtual)


January 5, 2019: Big Roots Farm, Free Yourself UP: Making Your Dreams Bigger Than Your Fears

March 15, 2019: Oregon Association of Early Learning Professionals, keynote, Agate Beach

March 26, 2019: Kama’iana Kids, Honolulu, HI

April 24, 2019: A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW), Evansville, IN

May 2, 2019: National Head Start Association, San Antonio, TX

May 15, 2019: Sunbeam Family Services, Oklahoma City, OK

June 5, 2019: Youth First Retreat, Big Roots Farm

June 7, 2019: 4Cs of Passaic County, NJ, opening keynote

July 10, 2019: Child-Parent Services, Tucson, AZ, opening keynote

July 25, 2019: NHSA, Indianapolis, IN, Manager Directors Academy on Leadership

July 29, 2019: Orange County Head Start, FL, Leadership Institute

August 29, 2019: Nike World Headquarters, Oregon

September 12, 2019: Child Care Aware of America, Team Retreat, Indianapolis, IN

September 23, 2019: National Association Regulatory Administration, opening keynote, New Orleans, LA

September 26, 2019 The Lounge Series, Jasper, IN


April 6, 2018: Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, Indianapolis, IN

April 19, 2018:  Smart Start, Keynote, Bloomington, IN

June 22, 2018: The Patterson Foundation Keynote, Sarasota, FL

June 28, 2018: National Head Start Association Region VII Keynote, Kansas City, KS

June 30, 2018: National Association of Family Child Care, Chicago, IL

September 10, 2018: Community Action Head Start, Keynote, Salem, Oregon

September 26, 2018: Child Care Aware of Washington, keynote, Tacoma, WA

October 13, 2018: Early Learning Connections, keynote, Hammond, IN

October 18, 2018: Dungarvin, keynote, Indianapolis, IN

October 25, 2018: Child Care Aware of New Hampshire, keynote, Manchester, NH

November 3, 2018: Early Childhood Alliance, Elkhart, IN

November 16, 2018: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC


January 16, 2017: Deaconess Hospital, Children’s Enrichment Center

February 9, 2017: University of Southern Indiana

March 31, 2017: St. Vincent’s Early Learning Center

April 1, 2017 Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, keynote

April 9, 2017: National Head Start Association, Chicago, IL

April 29, 2017: Professional Child Care Association, Washington, IN

May 20, 2017: YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, IN, keynote

June 9, 2017:  Child Welfare Leadership Conference, Indianapolis, IN

June 14, 2017: Head Start Leadership Summit, Overland Park, KS

July 12, 2017: Parent Child Centers, Inc., Tucson, AZ

September 16, 2017:  Women’s Leadership Conference, Newburgh, IN

September 30, 2017: Early Learning Indiana, keynote, Indianapolis, IN

October 6, 2017: OACAC, Springfield, MO, keynote

October 13, 2017: Child Care Aware of America Leadership Institute, closing keynote, Kansas City, KS

October 23, 2017: Community Action Program of Tulsa, Ok

November 10, 2017: Deaconess Hospital; Children’s Enrichment Center, Indiana

November 2017: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA


February 2, 2016 United Way Non Profit Resource Women’s Leadership, Evansville, IN

February 15, 2016: Tulsa Educare, Tulsa, OK

March 12, 2016: 4C Conference, Evansville, IN

March 31, 2016: Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral, Salem, Oregon

April 8, 2016: Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, Indianapolis, IN

April 18, 2016: Early Learning Indiana Summit, Indianapolis, IN

June 3, 2015: Illinois Trainer’s Summit, Bloomington, IL

June 18, 2016: Tippecanoe County Association for the Education of Young Children, Lafayette, IN

June 23, 2016: Child Welfare Conference, Indianapolis, IN

September 8, 2016: Oregon Head Start, Salem, OR

September 23, 2016: 4C for Children, Dayton, OH

October 10, 2016: Delco Learning, Philadelphia, PA

October 14 & 15, 2016: Tennessee AEYC Conference

October 22, 2016: Oakhill Baptist, Evansville, IN


June 8, 2015: National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA

July 9, 2015: Living Joyfully Old North Church, Evansville, IN

May 1, 2015: Indiana Association of Child Care Resource and Referral, Indianapolis, IN

September 12, 2015: Soul Sister Campfire, Petaluma, CA

October 2, 2015: Indiana Women’s Non Profit Conference, Lafayette, IN

November 21, 2015: Department of Education, Anaheim, CA

December 4, 2015: Caring in Faith Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Speaking Schedule