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I offer high-energy, interactive workshops that help narrow the divide between where we are and where we want to be. Each workshop is customized to meet your community's needs. Here are a few places I've given workshops and a few testimonials from people who've attended. 

The Art of Risk Taking

A workshop packed full of great stories and concrete tools to help participants: 

  • Take smart risks consistent with their values

  • Develop resiliency through strategies for handling fear, failure, rejection, and criticism

  • Establish practices to reduce stress and burnout


Get Your Voice Into the World

A workshop filled with actionable tools for authentic public speaking. Participants will learn ways to:

  • Reduce fear and amplify courage

  • Speak with purpose, strength, and generosity

  • Develop confidence through effective preparation

  • Make a meaningful connection with the audience 


A Few Things Folks Have Said

“Thank you for sharing your message. I feel newly optimistic and inspired to be a change-maker.”
Ellie, Yale University workshop participant


“Caitie’s delivery and message in her Art of Risk Taking workshop provided powerful tools for Yale students to approach their lives differently. She made everyone in the audience feel special, took time to answer their questions and was an absolute joy to have on campus. We look forward to future collaborations!”
Robyn Acampora, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Public Service Careers, Office of Career Strategy, Yale University


“Caitie made the entire event feel more personal, more real. She inspired the audience with her own stories of purpose, risk, and success that couldn’t help but get you excited. We are already bringing her back!”
Alan Harlam, Director, Social Entrepreneurship, Brown University


“Caitie’s words at Colby changed the course of my life toward one filled with more happiness, gratitude, and meaning.”
Maddi, Colby College workshop participant


“Lightning Notes was critical to the success of our “nuts and bolts” grant training day. With practical steps and inspiring examples, Caitie motivated our group of 50 young African entrepreneurs to take more risks, big and small. Feedback from these 25 to 35 year olds, from 22 countries, is consistent: Caitie’s methods are actionable, and have impact beyond the energetic reception that day; participants tell us about applying her tools and thinking to ‘overcoming fear’ in their lives, not just in their social and business ventures. By popular demand, we will include more time with Caitie in our next session.”
Michele M. Rivard, Director of Special Initiatives, U.S. African Development Foundation


"Caitie is nothing less than a radiating surge of energy, intelligence and insight. She's conducted three workshops for my students at Bates College - one of which being a two-part workshop with assignments in between - and she thoroughly exceeded my expectations every time. Caitie built rapport quickly with all attendees, made a point of learning and retaining their names, and used both humor and solid knowledge to gain their respect and engagement. The most telling sign of Caitie's success was the fact that even the quietest students in the room - including some who I had not yet gotten to get to share in front of the large group - were volunteering to participate during the second day of the two-part workshop. I was floored. It takes incredible skills as a communicator and listener to make everyone feel that their voice is valuable and Caitie does that, and more. Whether one-or-one or in a large presentation setting, Caitie makes you feel seen and heard, and she's great at spreading the "how to" behind her actions so students can pay it forward and change their lives and the world. I couldn't recommend her more highly!" 
Rebecca Fraser-Thill, Lecturer & Associate Department Chair, Bates College


“Caitie’s energetic and impassioned style made risk taking an attainable and fearless act for our students. She immediately built rapport with the group and took them on an engaging and powerful journey. I know they left there with an increased sense of confidence and the power to reach higher. We certainly will bring her back to Tufts.”
Gregory Victory, Executive Director, Career Center, Tufts University


“Caitie’s presentation was both inspiring and practical. Our students collectively felt that the Art of Risk Taking workshop was one of the best they have attended. We can’t wait to bring her back to campus!”
Leslie S. Danehy, Ed.D, Assistant Dean & Executive Director of the BOLD Center, Rutgers University

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