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Living the Passionate Life: 

What if you were told you only had a year to live? What would you do differently? In one moment, Connie's entire life changed. Cancer was a wake-up call-life is short and each moment is precious. Learn what really matters most and how to change old patterns into new ones to create the life you were meant to live -- enjoying a life full of joy and passion with new meaning and hope. This inspirational and thought-provoking journey is life changing. Learn how to change setbacks into passionate new beginnings! (Keynote -  45 minutes).

Surviving and Thriving:

Connie shares how she survived, not only earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanic eruptions, but also the greatest challenge of all--cancer.  The principles that sustained her through natural disasters, also allowed her to "survive and thrive" after cancer.  Whatever life brings your way, you, too, can learn to survive and thrive! (Keynote - 45 minutes)


Writing to Heal:  In this seminar you will learn to explore the therapeutic benefits of journaling through the roller coaster of emotions that occur during the cancer journey. Learn techniques that express your innermost thoughts. Connie's workshops have been described as life changing as she guides you through the positive benefits of writing. Bring your favorite writing instrument and journal! 

Writing to Publish: Take your writing to the next level and learn how to get published. Connie shares the principles that guided her into publishing success. In this two-hour workshop, she guides you into the "secrets" of the publishing world and how to develop a query letter that works. She even shares the "Chicken Soup" formula! 


The Personality Puzzle: Discover your personality with The Personality Puzzle and learn about different personality profiles, including the Myers-Briggs, DISC, Enneagram, MMPI, and SHAPE profiles. However, the most useful personality test I have taken is the one created by Florence and Marita Littauer, which identifies the four personality types: Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy, and Phlegmatic. Understanding these types can improve communication and relationships with others. This test is based on the book Wired That Way and has been a game-changer for me and many others. As a Certified Personality Trainer, I have seen the positive effects of this test in various settings, including work, marriages, and families. Book a presentation today for your church, women’s group, business, or retreat and start discovering your personality type today. 

Snapshot of the Personalities: As a CLASS Certified Personality Trainer (CPT), Connie shares how the four different personality types react to the cancer diagnosis. When cancer strikes, our responses are not the same. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each personality type will help the cancer survivor, family, friends and health professionals communicate more effectively. 

When Someone You Know Has Cancer--What to Say and How to Help:  Based on Connie's book, Trading Ashes for Roses, Connie shares helpful hints for the survivor, caregiver, family and friends on what to say and how to help! She includes excerpts from her journal that guides you through each phase of the cancer journey. This course has been described as "Cancer Etiquette 101." 


Have you ever wanted to write a story for the acclaimed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and didn't know where to begin? Connie has written 35 plus Chicken Soup stories and knows what the editors are looking for and what they're not. She has helped other writers realize their dream of becoming a published author with Chicken Soup by following her recommendations.

Connie's services include: 
*A complimentary copy of her ebook "Secrets to Writing a Winning Chicken Soup Story" via email. 
*Suggestions on how to make your story better, including a catchy title.
*An edited mark-up copy of your story via email.

*Fill out the contact page on this website for more information regarding availability. 

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