Customized presentations bring laughter and learning together as Sandra brings her extensive life experiences and personal stories to the topic at hand.
Sandra is Past- President of Bay of Quinte Advocis, Founder and Past-President of Belleville Speak- Easy Toastmasters and Past-President of Bay of Quinte Toastmasters, past Area Governor of District 60 Area 41. She is co-founder of WSBN (Women’s Small Business Network) and a founding member of Occupy Our Hearts Belleville Ontario.
2013 marks 30 years providing financial services as Valks Financial to clients in the Quinte Area – ‘Helping people choose new spending and decision systems to move from debt to Prosperity!’- and 20 years as a very active Toastmaster. Sandra has loved being on stage since age 5 and has enjoyed a very rich life of world travel, volunteering, entertaining and teaching. Community has been a passion all her life, attending the same little one-room school and one-room church as her Dad. Her community ‘village’ raised all the children! and taught Sandra to create community wherever she went.
SOME FAVOURITE KEYNOTE TOPICS:
PRISON: ‘Broken but not useless’ – a series of possibilities taken from volunteering in prison
COMMUNITY: Creating, Sustaining, Planning – a series of possibilities for compassionate action
STAND UP – SPEAK UP: Effective personal communication – a series of practical tools for presentation empowerment
FREEDOM from DEBT: ‘$ Choices & $trategies’
IDENTITY THEFT: ‘not IF … but when’ what to watch for and what to do about it!
MORE KEYNOTE AND / OR WORKSHOP TOPICS
Intergenerational Conversations: Listening and Sharing across the generations –estate, dreams, healthcare
Think On Your Feet – Organize Your Thoughts
Preparing an Effective Oral Presentation
Preparing an Effective Speech Presentation
Listen Effectively to Motivate
Evaluate to Motivate – i.e.: Performance Appraisals to build stronger employees
Put Your Talent in Your Talk
Public Speaking with Confidence and Ease
Taking Charge of your Space for Facilitating Gatherings
Emceeing your Event
Chairing Meetings & Agendas Effectively in a Timely Manner
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
AS A SPEAKER:
"Through her personal life stories, songs and humour, Sandra Valks delivers just what is needed. No one will walk away from one of Sandra's talks without feeling a sense of comfort, understanding and a new revitalization for life! Everyone will be moved by hearing this incredible lady speak."
Heather Hodgins - Manager of Life Enrichment
AS WORKSHOP FACILITATOR / TRAINER:
"Sandra has a passion for helping others. She has the ability to deliver an abundance of content in a short time while holding the attention of the participants. She uses illustrative methods, constructive criticism and provides clear instruction throughout the workshop.
…It also provided me with an opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience.
Cindy Lisk - ORPM Advisor ORPM - Office of Resource Planning and Management
AS SPEECH-WRITER AND STORY-TELLER:
“Wow, I just finished reading your life story and I must say I am blown away by your ability to articulate your life story in a way that gives dignity to all the positive and negative events in your life. Your outlook is amazing and your writing skills are excellent. I loved reading the whole thing because it sucked me in.”
What I thought were your strongest skills and abilities:
· Used toughest ordeals in life to build character e.g. surgery, separation, burn-out, disability, challenges of living on commission
· Always seeking personal growth opportunities- taking retraining programs, seminars, curiosity
· Strong networking skills
Charlotte Kudadirgwa – International Development Support Worker – Student - Loyalist College
Contact Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-967-4891 www.laughandlearneh.gmail.com
Triangle Seminars - 2018