Need a Speaker for Your Event?
Are you an event planner or a conference planner in need of a speaker? Are your conference participants likely to be interested in the topic of stress management for busy professionals? Or, do you need a trainer or group facilitator who can speak to a variety of topics, from stress management to career development? As a professional speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association as well as Toastmasters International, Kitty Boitnott is the “go to” Lifestyle Educator when it comes to stress management and work-life balance.
In her stress management workshops for teachers and/or busy professionals, Kitty offers seven (7) SUREFIRE strategies that help manage and reduce physical and psychological stress while building resilience needed to deal with the everyday changes and challenges of living in the 21st century.
With over 40% of Americans suffering from some stress-related ailment and between 75% and 90% of all visits to primary health care providers being the result of a stress-related complaint, stress is an increasingly important public health concern.
Those who experience Kitty's workshop on stress management learn: (1) what stress is and how it affects the human brain and body; (2) what the individual stressors for each participant is because they are given an assessment while in the workshop; and (3) what the seven SUREFIRE strategies that participants can start practicing right away that will reduce their stress reaction while building their physical and emotional resilience for the future.
The strategies provided are research based and timely given the increased concern about the negative effects of stress on our overall health and the need for individuals to intentionally create work-life balance that works.
In addition to being a Certified Life and Stress Management Coach, Kitty has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. She also has training as a holistic life coach and is a career development and transition coach associated with CareerHMO, a company dedicated to helping the unemployed and the under employed find a job that is both satisfying and fulfilling. She is a featured expert on Careerealism, the sister site to CareerHMO.
Kitty has offered workshops and webinars on stress management and work-life balance. She also maintains a blog entitled, “Teachers in Distress,” and she moderates a LinkedIn Group by the same name.
Before becoming a coach, Kitty was an educator and teacher leader. She was President of the Virginia Education Association from 2008-2012 and spoke to hundreds of people in groups of all sizes on topics related to public education, education reform, and student advocacy. Now her passion is helping those who have hit a point in their lives when they are considering changing direction and focus but who need to consider how stress is having an negative effect on their lives and their ability to live as fully as they deserve.
Some associations with whom Kitty has worked:
CREATING WORK-LIFE BALANCE
This program helps participants consider what work-life balance means to them since there is no “one size fits all” definition for work-life balance. What will feel good to one wouldn't work at all for another. Each individual must decide for himself or herself what their priorities are, and then they need to think about what legacy they wish to leave. Everything else is relative to the question of where your individual priorities are. Individuals who have participated in this program have called in “deep” and “life changing.”
CREATING A HEALTHY AND BALANCED LIFESTYLE THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Everyone practices lifestyle choices every day that either enhance their health and well-being or detract from them. This program covers much of the material that is included in the Stress Management program that I offer, but it is offered from the standpoint of making healthy choices and creating a lifestyle that is both healthy and balanced.
RECREATING YOURSELF AS A “BUSINESS OF ONE” IN THE NEW ECONOMY
The job landscape of America has changed fundamentally and forever. The days of individuals providing loyal service for decades and then retiring on a pension is over. The new economy requires that we each adopt a mindset that “every job is temporary” and we are each “a business of one.” This is the philosophy and mantra of J.T. O'Donnell, founder of CareerHMO and Careerealism with whom I am affiliated as a career coach. I can speak to those who are attempting to re-invent themselves in a new economy because that is what I have been doing as I have transitioned from public school educator to solopreneur and owner of my own coaching enterprise. I share my insights and my ah-ha moments with those about to embark on their own solo journey into the new economy.
STRESS MANAGEMENT – 7 SUREFIRE STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING IT ONCE AND FOR ALL
Everyone experiences stress in one form or another. This program explains what stress is and how it impacts the human brain and body. It provides participants an opportunity to assess their own individual stressors, and it provides 7 specific,surefire strategies that each participant can start doing right away that will help minimize and reduce stress, helping them become more resilient in the face of the changes and challenges that go with living in today's fast-paced, information-saturated society.
OPTIMIZING THE POWER OF LINKEDIN
LinkedIn is being used increasingly for the purpose of job searching and creating powerful professional connections. Kitty Boitnott presents a program on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for professional purposes.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
Kitty Boitnott has training as a career and job search coach. She has been working with clients from all over the world as they have attempted to transition from one job to another or to switch from one career to another. Kitty offers two different programs related to the job search strategies that are useful to individuals who are either unemployed or underemployed.
CREATING EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS
Kitty can also offer presentations related to how to create dynamic and effective presentations. Ever get nervous about making a presentation in front of your colleagues or before a large audience? Kitty has the formula for how to nail your next presentation and every one after that.