ABOUT ME

Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, I have committed myself to relentless self-improvement — sometimes to a comical extent. As a best-selling author and nationally sought-after speaker, I’ve had the privilege of inspiring and empowering more than 120 audiences in educational, professional, and corporate settings since 2012.

 

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KEYNOTES AND CONFERENCE SESSIONS

HAPPILY EVER ASPERGER

MY (CANDID) STORY OF RUTHLESS SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Based on my New York Times best-selling memoir, I chronicle my quest to live a happier life with Asperger’s. My most popular keynote, “Happily Ever Asperger” is perfect for anyone who needs a healthy dose of inspiration.

“OH, YOU NEEDED ME TO PAY ATTENTION?”

CLASSROOM PERSPECTIVE FROM A DECEPTIVELY REMARKABLE STUDENT

This presentation is specifically geared for educators, administrators, and parents who find themselves occasionally baffled by their students. For K-12 and collegiate educators. Approved for CEUs.

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“OH, YOU NEEDED ME TO PAY TAXES?”

SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS

Loaded with insights drawn from personal experience, “Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Taxes?” delivers transition strategies for people on the autism spectrum and their families — from staying on-task to living with autonomy and adaptability.

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SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

A.C.T. LIKE A BOSS

A WORKSHOP FOR THE MODERN WORKFORCE

What’s the boss’s secret? She knows how to handle career-limiting thoughts. Drawing from nearly two decades of corporate experience and the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I’ll you and your team how to dissolve problematic thinking.

A.C.T. LIKE AN ADULT

SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS FOR SQUARE PEGS

Learn why some of the brightest, most intelligent kids fall flat on their face when they go off to college or begin a new job. Leveraging the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), you’ll learn how to navigate transition successfully.

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“SO, ARE WE SUPPOSED TO HUG NOW?”

HOW TO A.C.T. LIKE A PARTNER

Loaded with insights drawn from personal experience, “Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Taxes?” delivers transition strategies for people on the autism spectrum and their families — from staying on-task to living with autonomy and adaptability.

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STAGE PRESENCE

Every speaker is different. With almost twenty years of corporate experience and creative roots in comedy, satire, and on-stage performance, I approach my keynotes and events as I would a stand-up comedy show: they’re fun and insightful to make an impact. People respond well when they’re having a great time, so that’s what I offer.

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