Public Speaking

I am a dynamic speaker and enjoy creating tailored presentations, trainings and workshops for parents, therapists, students, educators or any group interested in better understanding adolescents, mental health or LGBTQ issues.

Most requests are for presentations and workshops describing the principles in my book, Wild At Heart: Adolescents, Horses & Other Kindred Spirits. I work closely with a representative from your group to ensure that my presentation is aligned with the specific concerns or requests that you have. These presentations can be tailored to the time you have available or can be provided in a short series.

In recent years, I have developed an expertise in working with youth who are gender-questioning and trans gender. I have provided trainings for other professionals on this complex and sensitive subject. I use many of these training materials in the Parent Support Groups that I offer.

Some example presentation titles are below, however I will customize my presentation to fit the unique needs of any audience.

  • Sailing The Seven C’s… How to Stay Sane While Raising a Teen
  • It’s NOT Personal ! How To Lower Frustration When Dealing with Teens
  • Horses are Not Big Dogs… And Adolescents are Not Small Adults

If you would like to discuss a presentation, workshop or training for your group, please contact me.


Presenting with Joe Cabush at the Fairfax County Community Services Board on effectively working with transgender youth.


Speaking at the EGCM Annual Summit on Wild at Heart: Adolescents, Horses & Other Kindred Spirits


Contact Heather for a Speaking Engagement