Education & Speaking



Education & Speaking



Education & Speaking


As someone who can offer a unique perspective, with thorough experience and understanding of both the patient and the healthcare side of the table, I offer numerous educational opportunities and speaking options.

The content can be structured to fit any of the following audiences:

Patients


Feel empowered, feel inspired, gain community, and learn you're not in this alone.

Parents


Gain hope, understanding, and information on how to better advocate for your child. 

Providers


Learn to empathize with the patient experience and see the human beyond the doctor's chair.

Advocates


Learn to make progress in eye health policy at the local, state, and national levels. 

As someone who can offer a unique perspective, with thorough experience and understanding of both the patient and the healthcare side of the table, I offer numerous educational opportunities and speaking options.

The content can be structured to fit any of the following audiences:

Patients


Feel empowered, feel inspired, gain community, and learn you're not in this alone.

Parents


Gain hope, understanding, and information on how to better advocate for your child. 

Providers


Learn to empathize with the patient experience and see the human beyond the doctor's chair.

Advocates


Learn to make progress in eye health policy at the local, state, and national levels. 

"I am not a label. I am whoever I want to be."

SHARONA WASHINGTON-LOCKETT

"It’s your reaction to adversity - not adversity itself - that determines how your life’s story will develop."

DIETER F. UCHTDORF

"It always seem impossible until it’s done."

NELSON MANDELA

"You just can’t beat someone up who wont give up."

BABE RUTH

"I am not a label. I am whoever I want to be."

SHARONA WASHINGTON-LOCKETT

"It’s your reaction to adversity - not adversity itself - that determines how your life’s story will develop."

DIETER F. UCHTDORF

"It always seem impossible until it’s done."

NELSON MANDELA

"You just can’t beat someone up who wont give up."

BABE RUTH

Importance


The topic of visual impairment and the challenges faced by people who have this condition and people who treat this condition is incredibly important.

Parents of visually impaired children and visually impaired individuals themselves are often overwhelmed and frustrated with the challenges they face. Medical professionals may also be burnt out and overwhelmed.

Additionally, vision loss has been linked to loneliness, social isolation, and feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear, which can lead to depression. A recent study conducted by the CDC found that one in four adults with vision loss reported anxiety or depression.

Creating a sense of community for visually impaired individuals and helping medical professionals bridge the gap between seeing a patient and really understanding their needs is crucial.

Benefits


I'm passionate about speaking and educating in the field of visual impairment because I have first hand knowledge of not only what it's like to be a patient, but also what healthcare providers, caregivers, and advocates are experiencing.  In other words, I can provide a unique perspective that understands both the patient and the business side of healthcare.

I believe it is absolutely essential that patients, parents, and caregivers have access to the resources and information to help them on their journey. It's also incredibly valuable when medical staff can better understand what patients are going through. This perspective builds empathy and allows for a higher level of care.

Topics & Settings


I offer in-person as well as virtual options, and there are a wide range of topics I can speak on and educate about. However, some common topics are:

  • Patients
  • Patient and Physician / Medical Staff Relationship
  • Community Matters
  • Empowerment for patients
  • Parents
  • Empowerment for Parents
  • Dealing with Bullying
  • Visually Impaired Child's Self Esteem
  • Teach your child how to advocate for themselves
  • Providers
  • Heightened empathy
  • Remembering your why
  • Advocates
  • How to advocate in the workspace

I often receive compliments on my passion, my ability to provide story-based education and inspiring patients, encouraging people to be more involved in helping visually impaired individuals, and re-invigorating medical professionals. 

I would love to connect with you to discuss how I can help!

Importance


The topic of visual impairment and the challenges faced by people who have this condition and people who treat this condition is incredibly important.

Parents of visually impaired children and visually impaired individuals themselves are often overwhelmed and frustrated with the challenges they face. Medical professionals may also be burnt out and overwhelmed.

Additionally, vision loss has been linked to loneliness, social isolation, and feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear, which can lead to depression. A recent study conducted by the CDC found that one in four adults with vision loss reported anxiety or depression.

Creating a sense of community for visually impaired individuals and helping medical professionals bridge the gap between seeing a patient and really understanding their needs is crucial.

Benefits


I'm passionate about speaking and educating in the field of visual impairment because I have first hand knowledge of not only what it's like to be a patient, but also what healthcare providers, caregivers, and advocates are experiencing.  In other words, I can provide a unique perspective that understands both the patient and the business side of healthcare.

I believe it is absolutely essential that patients, parents, and caregivers have access to the resources and information to help them on their journey. It's also incredibly valuable when medical staff can better understand what patients are going through. This perspective builds empathy and allows for a higher level of care.

Topics & Settings


I offer in-person as well as virtual options, and there are a wide range of topics I can speak on and educate about. However, some common topics are:

  • Patients
  • Patient and physician/ medical staff relationship
  • Community Matters
  • Empowerment for patients
  • Parents
  • Empowerment for parents
  • Dealing with Bullying
  • Visually Impared Child's self esteem
  • Teach your child how to advocate for themselves
  • Providers
  • Heightened empathy
  • Remembering your why
  • Advocates
  • How to advocate in the workspace

I often receive compliments on my passion, my ability to provide story-based education and inspiring patients, encouraging people to be more involved in helping visually impaired individuals, and re-invigorating medical professionals. 

I would love to connect with you to discuss how I can help!

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Please contact me using the form below.  I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

I look forward to hearing from you!