Keynote Descriptions


The Johnny Apple-seeds of Our Time; Planting the Seeds of Support

We all plant seeds; seeds of creativity, inspiration, leadership and support. Sometimes we receive the perfect conditions for our seeds to grow, other times there is just too much fertilizer, and things burn up. Whether or not we get to stick around and enjoy the ‘fruit’ of our labor or move on to sow seeds elsewhere, it’s important that our work is recognized. Join Lori in this humorous and insightful approach as we look at the reasons we “do what we do” and how to sow the seeds of support through our stories of success.

(Keynote or Workshop)
Recovery after Columbine; a Community Response
“This is a marathon, not a sprint.” Any community that has faced a traumatic event, be it natural disaster or man-made, understands that phrase. Following the tragic shootings at Columbine High School, not only did we quickly learn the meaning of that phrase, it was also important for every person, agency, faith organization and community entities to recognize their strengths and share those in order for healing and recovery to take place.

Additionally, there is personal capacity building that can take place with a community’s support and intentional practices. Lori will share how the tragic events of April 20, 1999 forced everyone to dig deep and recognize what can be done…together.

(High School or Middle School Assembly Keynote)
Remember Who You Are; Understanding the Power You Have to Make a Difference
The choices that you make, the activities that you engage in tells everyone around you what you believe about yourself. The question is, does it really reflect “who you are”? No matter what struggles you have in your life, you have the power to make a difference… in your life and in the life of others around you. The challenge to you is, will you do it?