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Public Speaking

Helping You Make Sense Of Your Journey After Brain Injury

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You have a powerful, eloquent presence at the podium with an important story that inspires and informs.

Marybeth Vargus, Director of Family and Advocacy

VINFEN Annual Family Celebration – Dorchester, MA 

Providing heartfelt and professional presentations with a clear ability to captivate and connect with an audience is my main objective. I have been a Keynote speaker for a number of organizations with a compelling presentation titled, Look Closer. My Brain Injury is Invisible.


While I am usually the sole speaker engaging audiences with insights and stories from my TBI journey, other times audiences have the added benefit of my former speech & language pathologist, Katya Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, joining me on stage. Together we can offer strong presentations by weaving my personal TBI journey together with Katya's professional expertise. 


Here are just some of my presentations to consider:

Topics can also be tailored to meet the goals of your event

  • Look Closer.  My Brain Injury is Invisible.

  • Creating A Collaborative Team To Help You Return to Work 

  • Turning Points to Insight and Awareness 



  • Keynote - BIA of Vermont, Annual Conference, Burlington, VT

  • Keynote - BIA of Connecticut Annual Conference, Hamden, CT

  • Keynote – BIA of New Hampshire Annual Conference, Concord, NH

  • Keynote – BIA of Virginia Annual Conference, Roanoke, VA

  • Keynote – BIA of Vermont Annual Conference, Waterbury, VT

  • Keynote – BIA of Massachusetts Annual Conference, Marlborough, MA

  • Keynote – Head Injury Community Services (HICS), Dorchester, MA

  • Keynote – BFAIR Annual Meeting, North Adams, MA

  • Keynote – Department of Development Services, Holyoke, MA

  • Keynote – Vinfen’s Annual Celebration, Norwood, MA

  • Guest Speaker – Public school athletes, coaches, teachers, parents, North Adams, MA

  • Guest Speaker – Mental Health Association, Inc., Springfield, MA

  • Guest Speaker – UC Berkeley BrainTrust Peer Support Group, Berkeley, CA

  • Guest speaker – Civitan Community Service Club, Pittsfield, MA

  • Guest speaker – Pioneer Valley Brain Injury Support Group, Hadley, MA

  • Workshop – New Hampshire Department of Labor, Concord, NH

  • Workshop – BIA-NYS Annual Conference, Saratoga, NY

  • Workshop – Brain Injury Services, Springfield, VA

  • Professional Development – Numerous secondary schools in the commonwealth of MA

  • Professional Development – Berkshire Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation, Pittsfield, MA

Video & Podcast Links:

Stacia Bissell, M.Ed. Twitter interview 

Katya Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS Twitter interview

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