It’s that time of year again… back to school! Our speakers can get the year started off just right. With keynote speeches and workshops by our many experts on parenting and family relationships, parents and teachers alike will learn how to best work with children.
Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of Canada’s leading parenting experts. A mother of two teenage girls, Alyson is the best-selling author of three parenting books; Breaking The Good Mom Myth, Honey, I Wrecked the Kids, and her latest, Ain’t Misbehavin‘. The media recognizes Alyson as their go-to person for parenting. She has appeared on CTV news, CBC radio, Canada AM, Montel Williams, Steven and Chris, Breakfast Television, Save US From Our House, Planet Parent and more. In print you can find Alyson quoted in Canadian Family, Oh Baby, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and many others.
In her talks, Alyson addresses why parenting is so difficult today. She offers a new way to think about our roles as parents, highlighting the fundamental “do’s and don’ts of parenting” and offering some sound advice on issues that parents can apply immediately. Alyson also discusses the special relationship that siblings share and the underlying dynamics that can fuel the fights between them. She teaches ways to diminish rather than intensify competition and rivalry and move towards more harmonious and loving relationships within the family. You will learn ways to move from a win-lose conflict situation to one of cooperation and problem solving to end those power struggles!
Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, public speaker, and television personality. She is the author of six books, including I Am So the Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family the Business, recently released in March 2013. She is a feature writer for Sympatico.ca in their parenting, travel and auto sections, and is also a columnist for the Huffington Post (Canada), and many other publications. She is a parenting correspondent for CTVNewsChannel, and appears on shows such as CityLine and The Marilyn Denis Show. Kathy is the only two time winner of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Award for Excellence in Humour, and is the 2010 recipient of the Mississauga Arts Award for Established Literary Arts.
A mother of four, she encourages moms everywhere to ”laugh about their lives.”
In her programs, Kathy discusses the challenges of reinventing yourself (both in your career and lifestyle) post-parenthood. She explains that our goal should be to find blend, rather than balance, in juggling our hectic lives. Kathy also explains how we can truly do what we love and love what we do because she believes that “it’s only work if you’d rather be somewhere else!
Maureen Dennis founded “Wee Welcome,” a business devoted to giving new parents the tools to “have a baby and a life.” Over the last several years, Maureen has worked hard to make her business the national mom-powered organization it is, and she is especially proud of the incredible team of Canadian moms and the community of over 40 000 members they have built together.
Maureen has also become an important mom influencer through social and broadcast media. She appears frequently on shows such as CBC’s National News, CTV News Channel, Canada A.M., CHCH Morning, CityLine, Global National News, Breakfast Television, A Channel Ottawa, and Rogers Daytime. Maureen is also the exclusive Parenting Expert for CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show and has acted as a corporate spokesperson for a number of high profile brands.
A mother of four, active entrepreneur and leader, Maureen guides her community of over 40,000 expectant and new parents through the wild and often overwhelming world of parenting.
To book Alyson, Kathy or Maureen for your next event, give us a call at 416-420-4525 or be in touch via our site.