**Past Sherry Campbell Presentations**

Libro Credit Union
November 13th, 2017 | London, ON | London Convention Centre
Topic: In the Fog of Change


ACTRA National- Toronto
November 8th & 9th, 2017 | Toronto, ON

Title: Mental Health in the Workplace:  Education and Strategies

An interactive and educational workshop designed to increase knowledge and insight about the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.  Also, provides immediate take away tools and strategies to effectively communicate and respond to specific issues and situations in the working environment with compassion and respect.  Scenarios provided for group discussion to apply the principles across a wide variety of possible circumstances.

“You can’t tell by looking at someone what they are dealing with inside” ~ Danielle Rupp


Norfolk Association for Community Living
November 24th, 2017 | Jarvis, ON | Jarvis Community Centre
Topic: Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times & Managing Workplace Stress

Family Support Workers- Community Living Fort Erie
October 27th, 2017 | Fort Erie, ON
Topic: Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times

York Region, Finance Department
October 20th, 2017 | Whitchurch-Stoufville, ON
Topic: Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times

 St. Anne Catholic School
October 6th, 2017 | Burlington, ON
Topic: Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times


Unionville Public School
October 24th, 2017 | Unionville, Ontario

St. Anne Catholic Elementary School
September 28th, 2017 | Burlington, Ontario

St. Kevin’s Elementary School
May 15th, 2017 | Welland, Ontario

St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
May 11th, 2017 | Oakville, Ontario

Robert Little Public School
April 26th, 2017 | Acton, Ontario

Topic: Raising Resilient Children

Sherry’s is a part of the Resilient Journey Series. One of the Presentations in this series is on Raising Resilient Children. For this Presentation, Sherry teaches parents, caregivers & educators how to encourage and teach children the hands on tools and strategies to help them overcome failure, deal with disappointment, foster a healthy self-image and become assertive rather than aggressive. Sherry gives the knowledge and strategies for parents and caregivers take home and implement immediately. This presentation helps encourage children to respond to life by choice rather that react to life by chance.  


Notre Dame Catholic High School
September 25th, 2017 | Burlington, ON

Topic: Presentation for Educators:  Building in Strategies to Cultivate Student Resilience in Classroom

This presentation provided to 200 teachers and education administrators from both elementary and secondary schools in Burlington.  The principles and research regarding the importance of building resilience in our youth was discussed and hands on tools and strategies were reviewed to be implemented in the classroom.  Over 100 years ago, the great educator Booker T. Washington spoke about resiliency:  “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed”.  Teachers have great opportunity every day to seize teachable moments in building resiliency – Helping Kids Bounce Back Stronger.


Ontario Music Therapy Academy
September 16th, 2017 | YWCA Toronto, ON
September 23rd, 2017 | McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education  |  Hamilton, ON

Topic: The Psychotherapy of Music therapy

An overview of psychotherapy approaches and techniques will be discussed with practical examples.  The workshop will provide music tools to enhance skills in verbal psychotherapy and verbal skills to enhance skills in music therapy. Participants do not need to be musicians to implement the music-based tools, and clients do not need a background in music.

Learning Objectives:

  • To be knowledgeable about basic concepts related to Freud and Jung
  • To be able to implement psychotherapy principles in music based interventions.
  • To be able to make connections between the unconscious mind as it relates to verbal techniques and music therapy interventions

Henry Schein Financial Group
August 3rd, 2017 | Polonia Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Keynote Speaker with Interactive Breakout Sessions- 3 hours

Topic: Balancing Acts

The objective of the workshop is to instill the fundamentals of Resilience to produce a culture that is able to be adaptive, proactive, collaborative, positive, responsive, self-aware and present during both work and home life. The tailored interactive workshop will provide the education, laughter, experiential exercises and handouts that will allow each individual to understand and apply these skills in the workforce and also at home.   Once the 120 minute interactive and experiential workshop is completed each employee will have the knowledge of personal resiliency, emotion regulation, understanding and dealing with stress, noticing your thoughts, being present in the moment, personal self-esteem, work-life balance and strategies on how to find your calm. By developing these fundamental concepts employees will become more productive, increase in mood and energy, motivated, independent, and overall better well being.


March of Dimes
June 22nd, 2017 | Toronto, Ontario

Topic: Developing a Resilient Culture: The Balancing Act
Work & Life Balance Workshop for Professionals

In today’s busy lifestyles, balancing work schedules, family time and personal time is a common challenge.  It is a guarantee, though, that without a reasonable balance in our lives serious problems may result. Maintaining optimal wellbeing is an essential ingredient to health, energy and happiness both at home and work.  This workshop provides immediate take away strategies to identify and break through the barriers in achieving the best balance possible.  Interactive and experiential exercises are facilitated to achieve a Pro-active Action Plan for each participant.


Brock University
June 15th, 2017 | St. Catharines, Ontario
Employee Wellness Day- Mental Health

Topic: Personal Resiliency During Challenging Times

Mental health awareness within our educational system is crucial for the development of our future leaders. Brock University has proven their dedication to the students by having Sherry Campbell conduct a hands on workshop regarding mental health to the staff of Brock.  Sherry was able to deliver and highlight strategies around signs and symptoms of mental health, along with methods of defusing possible harmful situations and “ jumping on the pink elephant in the room”. The incredible feedback from the team at Brock University solidifies the need for continued conversation about mental health among our youth!


Lambton Kent District School Board
June 9th, 2017 | Chatham, Ontario

Keynote Speaker with Interactive Breakout Sessions- 3.5 hours

Topic: Balancing Acts

This Presentation covered 4 subjects based around Balancing Acts. Sherry started off the day with a Presentation on “Living the Resilient Life & Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times” which went over the creation of developing a resilient culture & the key principles and concepts of “What is Resiliency”. She then took participants a step further by reviewing the theory and value of resiliency and then moving deeper into specific discussions and a “hands on” exercise- “Noticing Your Thoughts”. The first breakout session was called “Four Corners” which starts to draw more on the tools of resilience and focuses on the collaboration, communication, perception and personality traits. This is a very engaging and interactive workshop that includes experiential exercises to strengthen the necessary skills to maintain positive relationships with others even during difficult times. The next breakout session was called “The Calm Factor” which teaches you how to manage your Personal Reactions to the people and events in your life. This really tackles the art of creating calm in your life by learning pro-active strategies to ensure positive outcomes. To finish off the day and bring all the sessions together Sherry did a Presentation on “Balancing Acts” which was an impactful discussion on focusing how to maintain the effectiveness level of an employee at work by empowering them at home along with a detailed discussion around “no such thing as perfect balance, but how we optimize and maximize our time”. Sherry then lead the group through a deep experiential mindfulness exercise that will both mentally and physically ground you.
 


Ontario SPCA
June 5th, 2017 | Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Keynote: What is Resiliency and How to Get There?

Sherry delivered an interactive and extremely educational workshop on the fundamentals of Resiliency and how to create your “tool box” for successfully living the resilient life.  Throughout the tailored workshop Sherry focused on strategies such as noticing your thoughts, becoming adaptive, dealing with stressful situations, self-doubt, work-life balance and creating defined life anchors to ground you during difficult moments.  The audience walked away with applicable approaches that will allow them to become resilient, more productive, enjoy increased mood and energy levels, and live a balanced life.
  


Aldershot Family of Schools
April 20, 2017 | Burlington, Ontario

Parent Presentation
Topic: Raising Resilient Children

This Presentation was geared to parents with children of all ages. Aldershot School is a unique school that has students grade 7 to 12 in one building.  In this Presentation Sherry addressed parents, caregivers & staff on how to promote a solid foundation of healthy living, and prepare their children for the inevitable challenges and struggles they will face in the coming years. It focused on developing personal resiliency children as the survival strategy for the 21st century. This Presentation really encouraged children how to respond to life by choice rather than react to life by chance. Sherry gave parents, caregivers & staff members the tools to help children overcome failure, deal with disappointment, foster a healthy self-image and become assertive rather than aggressive. Sherry gave the strategies to take home and implement immediately.


19th Annual Healthy Communities Conference
“Building Capacity to Navigate Life’s Stages, Transitions & Curveballs
Organized by Genesis House
April 19, 2017 | Winkler, Manitoba

Keynote Speaker & Breakout Sessions
Topic: Personal Resilience in Challenging Times

Sherry did two types of breakout sessions for this workshop in Winkler, MB. There were breakout sessions about Personal Resilience in Challenging Times which focused on how to increase an individual’s stamina and flexibility, while allowing them the capacity to bounce back from discouraging incidents. The interactive workshop introduced new rules of the workplace that helps assist each individual to recover from the fast pace and unexpected situations that arise in our daily lives, either at home or in the workplace. The workshop is intended for health and restoration of self-worth, personal spirit and overall morale. It helps people deal with the present conditions of ambiguity, instability, and unpredictability. Sherry also did a session on Living a Resilient Life that was geared specifically to adults and older adults. This Presentation took participants a step further in living a resilient life by reviewing the theory and value of resiliency, then moving deeper into specific discussions and “hands on” exercises consolidating theory with practice.


CSL Group
March 31, 2017 | Marquis Gardens Ancaster, Ontario

Topic: Developing a Resilient Culture: In the Fog of Change

During this workshop, Sherry taught how to instill the fundamentals of effective strategies to navigate and flourish during times of change. Knowing this will help produce a culture that is able to be positive, adaptive, proactive, responsive, and motivated towards the direction ahead. Throughout the tailored interactive workshop Sherry delivered the approaches and skills that are necessary to help develop the toolbox to success in and out of the workplace. Over the course of 60 minutes the employees gained the knowledge of personal resiliency, how to deal with change, excelling and capitalizing on new times, communication strategies, personal self-esteem and team building. By developing these fundamental concepts the employees will become able to deal with change in the workplace more productively and confidently which will help with the overall moral in the workplace.


Greenwood Group
March 27, 2017 | Marriott Harbor Center, Buffalo NY

Topic: Effective Communication Skills and Conflict Management Workshop

This workshop is to instill the fundamentals of effective communication and conflict management that will produce a culture that is able to be adaptive, proactive, responsive, self-aware and present during all hours of the day. This tailored interactive workshop delivers strategies and skills that will help develop hands on strategies to successful communication and conflict management. The goal at the end of this 90-minute Presentation is that each employee will have gained the knowledge of personal resiliency, communication strategies, conflict resolution, proper methods of delivering bad news, noticing your thoughts, being present in the moment, personal self-esteem and team building. The key to these fundamentals concepts employees will become more productive, confident, increase in mood and energy, motivated, independent, and overall produce on a higher level.


Casino Niagara Fallsview Resort / Niagara Falls, Ontario
February 7 & March 8, 2017 - Two Presentation Dates

Topic: Mental Health and Wellness in Retirement Years

This presentation sends the message to "Retire from Work, but not from Life!" Sherry provides methods on how to embrace a positive attitude towards aging and the inevitable life transitions. Creating a sense of purpose every day is key to helping transition into retirement. When we leave the traditional workplace, we still have a need to share our workplace strengths and transferable skills, we are filled with knowledge and valuable! The presentation will provide you with hands on tools and take home strategies on how to create a healthy mental outlook, which is as important as your physical well-being. Sherry gives you the main focus points for retirement success such as maintaing a supportive social network, internet use for education, news updates and staying connected to friends and family. The key message of this presentation is that retirement is not the end, but a new and exciting beginning and Sherry will guide you into your "Golden Years."


Port Colborne Firefighters
February 28, 2017 | Port Colborne, Ontario

Topic: Second Stage of Presentation / Team Building Strategies

With the strategy of a team being a group of people working toward a common goal, this Presentation is both engaging and interactional to identify our own and others personality styles. Sherry stresses the importance of group cohesiveness and provides basic guidelines to help understand each individual's style and personality and how best to work with each other, instead of against or on our own. Sherry explains how an over stressed working environment can quickly become a barrier to achieving success and happiness as a team. This presentation is also at times humorous and brings an easy but effective way of bringing your team back together with the common goal to succeed!


Robert Baldwin Public School
February 23, 2017 | Milton, Ontario

Topic: Raising Resilient Children

Numerous schools are now booking this popular presentation in an effort to make our children, and ourselves Resilient. With the busy schedules that families are challenged with with daily, there needs to be time to take a step back, review what is important and take action to create a strong foundation for our families. With so many different family descriptions, there is no two families alike, however the principals of encouraging resiliency in all children remains the same. Sherry explains the key strategies that "The most powerful message you can give to a child encourage success in life is "You can deal with life!", In this Presentation Sherry will guide you through specific guidelines to take home and put into action "same day". Modeling resilient behaviour and remaining stable in changing moments are just a few of the strategies that were presented!


City of Barrie - City Hall/Barrie Ontario
February 15 & 16, 2017 - Two Day Presentation

Topic: Resiliency in the Workplace

This Presentation covered an extensive range of topics under the heading "Resiliency in the Workplace." The main points were managing change and being able to adapt in a positive manner, and to continually expect change as part of the working environment. Sherry advises strategies that encourage each individual to seek opportunities in change, and to commit to reinventing themselves in the face of uncertainty and risk. Managing workplace stress and different personalities was also addressed, with Sherry giving an informative and interactive exercise to assist in dealing with all personality styles that present in the workplace, in an effort to keep stress and conflict at bay. The importance of effective communication was discussed with again demonstrations and hands on audience participation, which allows for easy understanding of the concepts being discussed. Sherry engages her audience with both humor and take away tools that promises to help you develop lifetime tools for maintaining your health and spirit regardless of what is going on around you.


Casino Niagara Fallsview Resort / Niagara Falls, Ontario
February 2, 2017

Topic: Women and Leadership

This Presentation focuses on building your foundation and creating a vision for yourself regarding advancement in your career, and offers key steps on how to get there. Sherry provides immediate guidelines on how to become resilient and bounce back from set-backs and difficult situations, with your work, with your peers and with yourself. You will learn some basic principles on balancing your life at work, your family and managing some personal time for yourself. Sherry will help you visualize a leadership role that you can achieve, while explaining the challenges that women face in leadership, and solutions to overcome these challenges. This presentation opens with an engaging and humorous story of how Sherry "got to where she is." Juggling family, education and work life all at once is not an easy task, however by making your goals and having a vision for yourself is a wonderful start on your journey to success! This Presentation will give you the first steps to move forward. 


Walker Industries - Walker Conference 2017 / White Oaks Spa and Resort, Niagara on the Lake
January 25, 2017

Topic:  Mental Health in the Workplace, a Proactive Approach

Companies are addressing "Mental Health" in an aggressive and proactive manner, and 2017 is trending on Mental Health in the Workplace! This presentation addresses many of the significant issues that are faced on a daily basis by most companies and organizations. This presentation will assist in addressing the Stigma of Mental Health, how to communicate with someone battling mental health, identifying employees with mental health issues, including yourself. Participants will walk away with practical hands on tools and strategies to break down barriers and become part of an optimally healthy workplace. Mental Health is all our responsibility, envision a workplace with programs to best ensure the optimal well-being of every employee.


Port Colborne Fire Fighters / Port Colborne, Ontario
January 24, 2017

Topic: Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times

This workshop is designed to increase an individual's stamina and flexibility, while allowing them the capacity to bounce back from discouraging incidents. The interactive workshop introduces new rules of the workplace that assist each individual to recover from the fast pace and unexpected situations that arise in our daily lives, either at home or in the workplace. This presentation will promote discussion and application of these concepts to their present conditions. The Resiliency Message is that we are less victims of life and more victims of our own thinking. Personal Resiliency is a practical insightful and valuable presentation to help people adjust to the overwhelming impact of these changing times. This program is intended for health and restoration of self-worth, personal spirit and overall morale. It helps people deal with the present conditions of ambiguity, instability, and unpredictability.


Casino Niagara Fallsview Resort/Presentation Workshop Series 2016 & 2017/Niagara Falls, Ontario
This is a presentation series that addresses over 800 employees within a twelve week timeline with 26 presentations

Topic: Series of Mental Health workshops & presentations offering support to employees for understanding and managing "Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace."

Companies are now making changes to the workplace environment and becoming pro-active in addressing Mental Health. As statistics show, Mental Health issues contribute to large absenteeism among employees. Sherry will give a hands on plan to promote positive mental health in the workplace, understand and prevent issues that cause stress and mental health problems, explain different strategies to support employees who currently have or develop mental health problems. This awareness raising workshop is for all staff to assist on recognizing stress and mental ill health symptoms in themselves and others. The workshop will provide an opportunity to help take the stigma out of Mental Health and encourage a better understanding for employers and employees.


The Corporation of the City of Timmins
November 16th, 2016 | Timmins, Ontario

Topic: Re-Energizing Your Staff with this Light and Uplifting Presentation to Manage Stress in the Workplace and Work Your Way Through Challenging Times Together

This interactive workshop will help you discover and understand more about different personality types, the value of ALL personality styles in the workplace, and effective workplace communication to keep stress and conflict at bay. Engaging and interactional exercises to help identify our own and others personality styles - humour infused experiential opportunities leading to personal awareness, awareness of how our reactions and communication with our peers can be positive and healthy. This presentation will focus on Personal Resiliency to increase an individual's stamina and flexibility while allowing individuals the capacity to bounce back from discouraging incidents. A winning combination for both employers and employees.


Klenzoid Canada Inc. / The Water Specialists
November 8th, 2016 | Mississauga, Ontario

Topic: Developing a Resilient Culture Workshop for Employees

The objective of the workshop is to instill the fundamentals of resilience to produce a culture that is able to be adaptive, proactive, self-aware and present during all hours of the day. The tailored interactive workshop will provide the education, interaction and guidelines that will allow each individual to understand and apply these skills in the workforce and also at home. Each employee is guaranteed to take away the knowledge of personal resiliency, understand how to deal with stress, noticing your thoughts, being present in the moment, personal self-esteem, work-life balance and strategies on how to find "calm." By developing these fundamental concepts employees will become more productive, increase mood and energy levels, be motivated, become more independent, and overall produce on a higher level.


City of Port Colborne
November 3rd, 2016 | Port Colborne, Ontario

Topic: Annual Safety Awards Night presenting for Staff on "How to Cope with a Bad Day, Mental Health in the Workplace, along with Worklife Balance Strategies"

An energizing and motivational presentation that strategizes and provides solutions to assist employees with the many emotions and obstacles that present themselves on any given day. Mental Health is at the forefront of every company, and addressing the topic in a proactive manner is necessary for both employee and company success. While this is an extremely sensitive topic, Sherry presents an engaging and upbeat presentation that encourages interactive audience participation and addresses many of the everyday issues that face us all. Sherry Guides you through real life examples to help us overcome the roadblocks and stigma that Mental Health can create for many individuals. A positive presentation that will motivate your attitude at work and at home!


Community Living St. Catharines
October 19th, 2016 | St. Catharines, Ontario

Topic: Mental Health in the Workplace (Full Day Workshop/Presentation)

Mental Health is part of the entire working world today and over half of the main preventable contributors to employee absenteeism are depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Discussion of how mental health issues may present in the workplace, along with suggestions on Work Place Mental Wellness Programs are advised. The negative stigma of mental health continues to prevent many people to seek help, educating staff about the facts will dispel the myths. Participants will walk away with practical hands on tools and strategies to break down barriers and become part of an optimally healthy workplace. Different work place Scenarios are advised and audience participation and questions are encouraged.


Central West Network of Specialized Care Developmental Services
AGM/Sherry Campbell "Keynote Speaker"

September 29th, 2016 | Cardinal Golft Club, Newmarket, Ontario

Topic: Developing a Resilient Culture/Engage - Think - Inspire!

Sherry Campbell explains and offers solutions to workplace issues that are currently trending. No longer can the workforce work as an isolated unit in the ever changing and ever challenging workplace. If individuals cannot work as a cooperative member in a team environment, the individual value to the organization is severely limited and your career path is restricted. Sherry guides you through solutions and provides real time strategies to put into effect immediately for a better workday tomorrow for everyone! Workplace and Home life Balance is important and reviewed, along with ideas to help you "Navigate Through a Bad Day" as we all have them. Mental Wellness is the key factor to a healthy work environment; this Presentation will help you and your employees Engage, Think and Inspire! Guaranteed!


Raising Resilient Children Open House Public Forum
September 27th, 2016 | Fort Erie Golf Club, Fort Erie, Ontario

Topic: Raising Resilient Children

The topic of Raising Resilient Children continues you attract  interest and is extremely  popular as we realize that we have a generation of young people that are not gaining the tools to face life adversity.  It seems that we parents tend to over rescue our children which actually deprives them of learning valuable life lessons.   Children need to experience the struggles in life within the protection and love of the family, friends, teachers, coaches and community.

Personal resiliency is the single most important indicator of success for students in the 21st century!  Resiliency is about how we weather the inevitable storms in life and bounce back and then forward again.  Stress management is about coping with a situation until it passes.  Resiliency is about having the tools ready to navigate through any situation and finding a way through.

This discussion will sometimes addresses many unanswered parent questions when Sherry encourages audience participation, as parents wehave the same goal, and that is to “Raise Resilient Children”.  


St Mark Catholic School
September 21st, 2016 | Burlington, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Raising Resilient Children

This popular Presentation, which has been presented to numerous schools across Ontario, continually changes over time!  Many topics were addressed that will constantly present itself in all our children’s lives.  Hands on tools and strategies to help our children deal with disappointment, learn how to overcome failure, cultivate a healthy self-image, deal with their problems in a positive manner and much more.  The presentation helps us to encourage our children to respond to life by choice rather that react to life by chance.    


Casino Niagara, Fallsview Casino Resort
September 15th & September 20th, 2016 | Niagara Falls, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Developing a Resilient Culture, Building Resiliency in the Workplace
This presentation provides a workplace group to come together to learn the key components  of how to contribute to a healthy workplace environment. Employees receive take away strategies and tools to use both at work and at home. Some of the guidelines of resiliency in the workplace is to take ownership and assign priority of your own optimal health, encourage co-workers in difficult times, recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue and develop concrete mental health issue and develop concrete skills related to managing mental health issues in the workplace. With encouragement and balance of both humor and practical advice, this workshop enhances your daily workplace environment!


KW HABILITATION/ SOUTH CENTRAL HUMAN RESOURCES GROUP, Senior Managers from Charity Sector
June 10, 2016  | Holiday Inn/Kitchener, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Managing Employees with Mental Health Issues

This Presentation provides concrete skills related to managing mental health issues in the workplace.  1 out of 3 Canadians are absent from work due to mental illness. Mental Health is part of the entire working world today and over half of the main preventable contributors to employee absenteeism are depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  Mental Health is all of our responsibility.  This Presentation/Workshop provides hands on tools and strategies to take away and implement immediately into your daily work day!


HOPE PROGRAM, Learning Disabilities Association of the Niagara Region
June 1, 2016 | Regional Child Care Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: ADHD Plus – Developing Coexisting Conditions. Developing Social Skills in the Summer

This presentation provided strategies to Parents of children with ADHD to help teach the children social skills (and help them remember to put them in practice.)  This was a hands on guideline to assist  parents that are seeking strategies for their children to develop and maintain friendships at school and over the summer months.  Sherry provides take home practical tools to implement on a daily basis to assist impulsive and hyperactive children to enjoy their summer with family and friends. 


Community Living
May 11, 2016 | Fort Erie, Ontario

Keynote Speaker Presentation
Topic: Keynote Speaker for Volunteer Appreciation Night, giving thanks to the volunteers

This presentation addressed the positive effects of volunteering.  This act of kindness will inspire others while energizing the volunteer.  It was stressed to take the time to calm the mind, exercise the body and feed the spirit.  The presentation exposes people to the new realities and demands in our fast changing world.  It demonstrates key strategies  for maintaining your health and spirit regardless of what is going on around you.  It examines issues of morale, motivation, balance and personal health, while committing yourself to help others.


Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Niagara Chapter
May 7, 2016 | Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Mental Health in the Classroom

This Presentation discusses the hands on skills and strategies for teaching and supporting students enrolled in the “ English as a Second Language Program”.  The students may be adult refugees, immigrants or university level international students.  Some of these students may experience a variety of mental health issues, such as PTSD, depression and anxiety.  This presentation addresses the appropriate intervention for the students, with the focus on specific mental health signs and resources that may be required for the student to maximize their learning experience. 


St. Charles and Monsignor Clancy Catholic High School/Niagara Catholic District School Board
May 4, 2016 | Monsignor Clancy Catholic School, Thorold, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Raising Resilient Children

A presentation for parents, grandparents and staff  that demonstrate principles of living and encouraging a healthy, resilient and meaningful life. This presentation is of interest to parents who wish to promote a solid foundation of healthy living, and prepare their children for the inevitable challenges and struggles they will face in their futures. It focuses on developing personal resiliency in our children as the survival strategy for the 21st century.


St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School Council
May 3, 2016 | St. Marguerite d'Youville Brampton High School, Brampton, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Raising Resilient Children
 

Too often parents buffer their children from the reasonable and natural consequences of their own actions. Parents that overprotect or rescue their children rob them of the opportunity to develop a track record of success in dealing with the pitfalls of life. This often leaves a child without the self-worth and problem solving skills necessary to function in society. This presentation encourages children to respond to life by choice rather than react to life by chance.


Vintage Hotels/Niagara Human Resources Hospitality and Industry Group
April 20, 2016 | Queens Landing Hotel, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Pro-Active Approach to Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

This presentation is an informative and engaging introduction into mental health for the entire workplace.  Participants will walk away with practical hands on tools and strategies to break down barriers and become part of an optimally healthy workplace. Education and exploration of what Mental Health is and the signs and symptoms of emerging or existing problems.  Discussion of how mental health issues may present in the workplace along with suggestions on Work Place Mental Wellness Programs.


White Oaks Spa and Resort
April 16, 2016 | Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

Workshop Presentation for the "Health and Wellness Fair"
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: "In the Fog of Change"

This presentation cultivates ideas of personal renewal and emphasizes that more often than not we are a product of our choices rather than our circumstances.  It helps people to learn to cope with the surprises in life and work.  Italso encourages individuals to seek the opportunities in change when they may be disguised as problems and to commit to reinventing themselves in the face of uncertainty and risk.


March of Dimes Canada
March 22 & 23, 2016 | Mississauga, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: "How to Cope with a Bad Day"

This presentation reminds us to take time to calm the mind, exercise the body and feed the spirit.  This presentation exposes people to the new realities and demands in our fast changing world.  It demonstrates key strategies   for maintaining your health and spirit regardless of what is going on around you.  It examines issues of morale, motivation, balance and personal health.


Staff Workshop for   "Anger Management" "The Balancing Act" " How to Cope with a bad day "
Chippewas of Rama First Nations, Early Childhood Services Staff
March 11, 2016 | Orillia , Ontario

  • Do not exaggerate the negative in your life.
  • Learn to break out of your reactive modes .
  • Be aware of the quality of your own self talk .
  • Effective Communication is 80% of any relationship.
  • Getting control over the situation that is getting control over you.
  • Be part of the solution and not the problem.

"In the Fog of Change", Managing your career in times of Stress"
HAPPEN The Professional Career Network

March 8, 2016 | Mississauga , Ontario

“You must learn to deal with change or change will deal with you.”

  • You are prepared for change and expect it.
  • You are committed to your own personal resiliency and value collaborative relationships.
  • You are able to make a contribution regardless of the circumstances.
  • You encourage other people in difficult moments.
  • You enjoy the day and come home happy.

Dalewood French Immersion School
February 17, 2016 | St. Catharines, Ontario

Workshop Presentation
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Raising Resilient Children 

  • Too often parents buffer their children from the reasonable and natural consequences of their own actions.  Parents that overprotect or rescue their children rob them of the opportunity to develop a track record of success in dealing with the pitfalls of life.  This often leaves a child without the self-worth and problem solving skills necessary to function in society.  This presentation encourages children to respond to life by choice rather than react to life by chance.

Ontario Developmental Services - Human Resources Provincial Network
February 9, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario

Keynote Speaker for 300 Delegates
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Developing a Resilient Culture in times of Change

  • While mission and vision defined the last decade,  organizations in the dawn of the 21st century will be defined by adaptability and resilience.
  • Organizations need employees that can adapt to surprise, unwanted change, unforeseen disruptions, new methods, new information and new people among others.
  • And, they need to be able to do this with the least amount of stress and resistance……… Is this You?

Workshop Presentation for 100 Delegates
Topic: Resilient Journey Series: Resiliency and Mental Health in the Workplace

  • Is early detection part of your life tool kit? This presentation is an informative and engaging introduction into mental health for the entire workplace.
  • articipants will walk away with practical hands on tools and strategies to break down barriers and become part of an optimally healthy workplace.
  • Education and exploration of what Mental Health is and the signs and symptoms of emerging or existing problems.  Discussion of how mental health issues may present in the workplace along with suggestions on Work Place Mental Wellness Programs.

Young Professionals Entering the Workforce with Resiliency
Employment Centre Halton Region

November 20, 2015 | Oakville, Ontario

  • Work life balance
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Positive attitude entering into the workforce
  • Drop the sense of entitlement
  • Hard work pays off - it doesn't happen over night
  • Realistic expectations

Resiliency for the Care Givers
Niagara Victim Services and Canadian Red Cross Association
November 5th, 2015


Raising Resilient Children Presentation
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

October 1st, 2015 | Milton, Ontario

  • Given to Parents/Faculty and Students

Raising Resilient Children Presentation
Bruce Gray District Catholic School Board

Hanover, Ontario

  • Six presentations for ten participating schools
  • 700 Students, teachers and parents participating

Raising Resilient Children Keynote Speaker
Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education/Pembroke, Ontario

  • Keynote speaker addressing 120 participants from the Education system
  • Raising Resilient Children
  • Workshop facilitation on implementation of resiliency hands on tools and education

Raising Resilient Children Speaker Series
Pauline Johnson Public School, Faculty and Parents/Burlington, Ontario
Lincoln Heights Public School, Faculty and Parents/Waterloo, Ontario
De La Salle College Oaklands, Faculty and Parents/Toronto, Ontario

Comments Regarding Presentation:

  • "Very good speaker - great job engaging audience."
  • "I attended hoping to come away with one good idea, I came away with four to help my daughter along life's journey."
  • "Very good presentation - I would like to have her back again for another presentation."

Lambton Kent School District School Board, Faculty and Parents Group/Sarnia, Ontario


Womens International Day, Key Note Speaker
Cherry Hill Golf Club, Ridgeway, Ontario

"As a keynote speaker Sherry captivated the audience of over 170 women sharing her personal story, with humorous anecdotes and inspirations and relevant musings on life's lessons. Sherry played an integral part of the events success this year!"
-Chamber of Commerce sponsored event, Operations Manager, Karen Audet


Rivera Retirement Living Presentation
Fort Erie, Ontario

"When did I get Old?" A positive vision to live and view life to the fullest.


Hatch LTD., Management and Staff
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Mental Health in the Workplace, Canadian mental health statistics clearly identify that one in four persons experience some form of mental health issue in their life. This presentation offers guidance and solutions for dealing with mental health in the workplace and at home.


** Sherry's Areas of Expertise **

UCCM Police Services Presentation
Blue Mountain Resort, Blue Mountain

  • Prioritize/Commit /Act -  3 Keys to a Happy Healthy & Successful Life (Resilience in the workplace)

Kingston Community Health Centre Kingston / St. Lawrence College Kingston Campus
Kingston, Ontario

  • Professional Employee Development co-sponsor with Dick O’Brien

Toronto Police Headquarters Police Services
Police Headquarters , Toronto, Ontario

  • Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times for participants – Victim Services Workers, Victim Witness Service Workers, Victim Witness Administrative Assistant

Ministry of Education
900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario

  • Support Children Learning and Well Being (Raising  Resilient Children, Survival Strategies for the 21st Century  

Business Education Council Niagara
Niagara Region, Ontario

  • Tools and Strategies Dealing with Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Business Education Council Niagara  & Niagara Chamber of Commerce
Niagara Region, Ontario

  • How to Sharpen your Intuitive Edge in the Workplace

Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce
Fort Erie, Ontario

  • Life Balance and why it is Important

Canada Revenue Agency
St. Catharines, Ontario

  • Life Balance and how to Deal with Stress

Niagara Regional Police & Family and Childrens Services
Niagara Regional Police office,  St. Catharines Ontario

  • Stress Management and Life Balance Including Lack of Control and Stress strategies, Workplace Hazards for child protectors, De-stressors, Barriers and a plan to move forward.

Growing Woman Entrepreneurs Conference
Club Roma , St Catharines

  • The Age of Adversity / Managing our time, energy and priorities with the balance between Home, Social life and Work life.

Raising Resilient Children Workshops for Schools (Parent and Teacher Audiences)

School Participation to date:

  • Alliston Union Public School, Simcoe County District School Board
  • Thornhill Woods Public School
  • Forest Trail Public School, Oakville
  • Pauline Johnson Public School, Burlington
  • Lincoln Heights Public School, Waterloo
  • Fort Erie Secondary School 

 Parenting Teens: Understanding Adolescence, Key Parenting Concepts, Signs of Mental Issues and Reality Based Parenting Tips

District School Board of Niagara
Niagara Region,  St. Catharines & Niagara Falls 

  • The Balancing Act – Balancing Home –Life – Work
  • CHANGE – It’s not “IF”it happens it’s “WHEN” and how to embrace it   

Womens Leadership Conference 
Brock University, St. Catharines 

  • Building Resilience in Women Leaders 
  • Re-evaluate priorities, redefine success, recover happiness and take necessary action to bring about positive change.

Revera Health Senior Workshop
Fort Erie, Ontario

  • A Series of Workshops for Seniors approaching subject of  a/How to deal with and embrace change, how we feel about it, why we resist it, how can we embrace it.   b/ Meditation c/ A  Family Affair d/ Life Lift and Lets get “Physical”.