Resume of Keynotes and Presentations

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It is through the power in our stories that we can

create transformation and adaptation necessary

to live into a positive and fulfilling future.

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The Keynotes I have offered are based in years of experience and research in the areas of education and storytelling. I also bring my experiences as an engineer and research biologist to play. The speeches, although addressing specific topics, always keep positive outcomes as the focus. The Keynotes address the power of story in helping us meet the challenges  in difficult times as individuals, in our families, our work place, and in our community  at large.

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Bridging Art and Leadership through Qualitative Inquiry / International Leadership Association Conference

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Calling in the New Narrative/Jean Houston Leadership Institute Conference

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 A World of Stories /Folklife International Cultural Festival

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Using Narrative to Meet the Emotional and Social Needs of Young Children/Western Washington University

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Building Storytelling Skills for Effective Communication /Whatcom Community College

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Connecting Families Through Stories/Skagit Valley Library System

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Stories in Community- Wisdom Tales/Orcasfest Storytelling Festival

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Celebrating Diversity / Folklife International Cultural Festival

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Narrative and Connecting to a Sense of Place/ Kinship Conservation Fellows

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Storytelling in Interfaith Dialog/Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach

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What Art Offers Leadership/International Leadership Association Conference

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What Art Offers Leadership/ Adapt International Seattle

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Personal Narrative- Living Forward/Evergreen Aids Foundation

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The Flow Project/Jean Houston Leadership Institute Conference

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Strategies of Change through Social Artistry/ Organizations Systems Renewal Conference

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How principles of art and artistic practices can be applied in resolving religious conflict and developing inter-religious understanding/ Cascadia Center at Camp Brotherhood

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A New Narrative for a Sustainable Future/Transition Whatcom

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Social Change Artistry: Meeting the challenges of social transformation in today’s world/ Association Of Transpersonal Psychology Conference

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Bridging Cultures with Story/ The Urban Longhouse Bellingham Washington

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Ordinary Heroes and the Hero’s Journey/ Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship

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Art as a Spiritual Practice/ Compassion Action Network