Stacia Bissell, Public Speaker

Helping You Make Sense Of Your Journey After TBI

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I am a brain injury survivor, mentor, educator and public speaker with experience in providing heartfelt, informative, professional presentations about brain injury, doing so with a clear ability to captivate, motivate and connect with an audience. 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 keynote speaker engaging audiences with insights and stories from my TBI journey, other times audiences have had the added pleasure of seeing my former speech & language pathologist, Katya Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, join me on stage.  Together we offer strong presentations by weaving my personal TBI journey together with Katya's professional expertise.

 

Topics: Here are a few topics for you to consider.  With enough notice, I (or we) can tailor topics to meet the goals of your conference.  

  • Look Closer.  My Brain Injury is Invisible.

  • The Glass Box.  Will My Former Self Ever Get Out?  

  • It Takes a Team to Help You Return to Work (after a brain injury)

  • Gaining Insight & Alignment to Yourself (after a brain injury)

  • Getting Stuff Done...Why It’s So Hard After A Brain Injury

Past Presentations:

  • Keynote – BIA-MA 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

  • Workshop – BIA-NYS annual conference, Saratoga, NY

  • Guest Speaker – North Adams Public Schools, North Adams, MA

  • Professional development presentation – numerous Berkshire County, MA middle and high schools

  • Professional development presentation – Berkshire Medical Center department of rehabilitation, Pittsfield, MA

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

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

  • BIA-MA conference – post Keynote Twitter interviews:

Katya:  https://twitter.com/BrainInjuryMA/status/Katya

Stacia:  https://twitter.com/BrainInjuryMA/status/Stacia

  • Vinfen Annual Celebration – Keynote closing 5 minutes on rebuilding and lessons learned

Stacia:  https://youtu.be/4s8lNZk7P8c

  • BFAIR Annual Meeting – Keynote opening remarks  

Stacia:  https://youtu.be/CTpH_q7Lg0o

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