Speaking & Presentations  


 I was very moved by Diana's presentation 

and the worthy goals of the organization

The personal story of her son's situation and the 

family's response was really gripping. 

- Stuart, Fairfield, IA 

 Keynote Address,  Art Creates Hope Benefit Concert, 2017

Diana's talk on compassionate communication was amazing! I learned more about effective communication in one hour with Diana's knowledge than from 

anyone else.  - Janet, Fairfield, IA

  Communication Workshop , CoLab 2016

Diana's moving and heartfelt story about her son's sudden onset of mental illness captivates the audience. Diana describes why mental health and suicide prevention education is necessary for everyone.  

- Annette, Traverse City, MI

Keynote Address, World Mental Health Day,  2017

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 Presentation Topics

Essentials of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 

The Essentials of Mental Health presentation is fundamental to understanding mental health disorders, warning signs and signals, local resources and how to get help.

Learn how to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness.

Each illness has its own symptoms, but there are common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents. These signs will be explained throughout the presentation as well as learning about how to communicate / ask questions in order to get help.

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Mental Health Presentation

Impact of Stigma in our Communities, Schools and Workplace

Learn how to recognize the signs and create change in our communities.

Mental illness is often called an invisible illness.

In the workplace, attitudes toward mental health and mental illness make a big difference for all employees but especially for those experiencing mental health issues.

People facing these issues often face discrimination due to stigma and experience shame.

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Recovery and Support Programs

Learn how recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and/or substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully.

Hope, the belief that these challenges and conditions can be overcome, is the foundation of recovery.

Learn how recovery programs  include information for identifying triggers and plans for responses from others when an individual cannot make decisions, take care of him/herself, and/or keep him/herself safe.

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Communication & Compassion Topics

See What People Are Saying

"This presentation is incredible!  Diana's extensive communication skills go beyond anything I've ever experienced or learned. 

She is deeply knowledgable, caring and an excellent coach."

- Presentation Participant, 2016

Fairfield, IA

Compassionate Communication Workshop

Diana teaches about Compassionate Communication and how it is based on the principles of nonviolence, the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. Resentment, fear, anger and unmet needs are some of the main factors in feeling a lack of compassion and conflict in communication.

People who learn and practice Compassionate Communication have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.

Diana will give a range of communication examples which show the dramatic difference in how we listen and respond, include real life situations, demonstrate role playing and engage in open discussion. 

Participants will receive a Communications Toolkit.

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Great for parents, couples, managers, team leaders and anyone who wants to improve their communication lifestyle.


Social Epidemic & Consequences

In this presentation, Diana shares the story of her son's years of being bullied and how it escalated into a tragic incident that caused the onset of a severe mental illness. She teaches what she learned as a parent to help her child and family survive this tragedy and ultimately recover and regain balance.  

Two short videos will be shown, one from her son sharing his journey to recovery and inspires others to get help and support. The second video is from a family friend and her observations about Diana's nine year passage with her son and the strategies she learned and used to help him.

The complete family story of their journey is written in two book anthologies, Ready, Aim, Thrive and Messages that Matter, which are available for purchase and book signing at the presentation. Click here for our books

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Inspiring and informative talk - a must for parents, students and schools or anyone caring for school-age children.

See What People Are Saying

"Diana's and Demitri's

story about bullying

is important to anyone with

school-age children." 

- Sue Huggins, Fairfield, IA


"This family went from tragedy to triumph and the story needs to be heard by everyone."

- Interlochen Academy Faculty, Michigan


Packages of four, two and single presentations

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.



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