The PA is continuing our popular Speaker Series in 2020-21 on Zoom. Info on confirmed speakers is here so you can mark your calendars and look forward to these enriching, engaging sessions with experts on important topics we all care about as parents of high schoolers.
April 21: Fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion with Teens Take Charge
Teens Take Charge, a teen-led organization in NYC focused on educational equity, leads us through a special training for parents on diversity.
March 24: Breaking the bonds of procrastination with Liz Wolfe
Liz Wolfe is a skilled and energetic motivational speaker, coach and trainer. For more than 20 years she has inspired hundreds of people with her passionate stand of abundance: “There is plenty for everyone, including me.” Liz got her entrepreneurial start growing up on a sheep farm in Western Pennsylvania with her mother and two sisters. They had a cottage industry making and selling wool items, where Liz developed her public speaking and selling skills. Later she moved to NYC to get as far away from the farming life as possible. Her inner entrepreneurial spirit traveled with her, and she created a successful computer consulting business with her husband, Jon. Eventually she transitioned out of the technology business. She now coaches entrepreneurs using her broad experience in small business to help them get unstuck so they can launch and grow an abundant business. She recently wrote the book “Your Business Vision Blueprint: Go from Getting Things Done to Doing Great Things.”
About the talk:
64% of our population struggles with procrastination, and it has a devastating effect on the achievement of our dreams. This informative seminar will illuminate the three main reasons we procrastinate and strategies to get into action.
February 24: Virtual house party!
No speaker—just hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and great conversation.
January 20: Honoring our need for social connection with Marni Amsellem
Marni Amsellem, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist based in metro NYC specializing in health psychology. She works both at Crossover Health in NYC and in her part-time private practice, which has moved 100% virtual this year throughout NY and CT. She specializes in helping her clients develop skills to navigate challenges and build resilience. In addition to practicing, she is an author and consultant on issues related to behavior change and health psychology. She has authored several books, The Big Idea Journal: A Tool for Facilitating Change and Bringing your Idea to Life Navigating Relationships in Bipolar Disorder and Self-Reflections: A Journal for Exploration and Growth and Reflections: A Journal Companion for the Cancer Journey, as well as dozens of articles about a variety of mental health, relationship, and prevention-focused topics in multiple media outlets. For more information about her practice and writing, please visit her website, www.smarthealthpsych.com, and for more information about her journaling resources please visit www.writereflectgrow.com.
December 16: College support with Kate Beck
November 11: Stress, trauma, and the adolescent brain with Rachel Schiller
October 14: Remote learning support with Courtney Harris
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