The Healing Power of Work
This fearless, eye-opening speech will challenge, move and inspire anyone who deals with mental illness in the workplace. Rona shows how work awakened her fun-loving side and taught her the meaning of teamwork. You’ll also learn the three things she’d do differently if she could revisit her experience with mental illness on her staff. You’ll leave with a fresh perspective on one of the most urgent issues in human resources today.
Renew, Recharge, Re-imagine: Tap Your Inner Wellspring
This inspiring, entertaining, laugh-filled speech will use vivid real-life examples to connect everyone in your group with their own inner wellspring. Drawing on rich experience with frantic schedules and conflicting demands from home and work, Rona will show you how to stay calm and focused when everyone wants a piece of you.
Following Your Inner Leader
Drawing on her own journey from underachieving sad sack to dynamic motivator and role model for millions of Chatelaine readers, Rona shows how to listen to the wise voice within, which cuts through de-motivating workaday static, so that others will listen to you. Rona’s stories will connect you with the passion, commitment and distinctive gifts that make up your personal leadership toolbox.
From Wanting to Die to Loving My Life: How I Beat Depression
Rona Maynard didn’t take her own life because she knew that her family would miss her. But she still had to make a life worth living. The first step was admitting that she needed help. Learn why she’s not ashamed to have a history of mental illness and how we can work together to ensure that diseases of the mind get the same respect as diseases of the body.
Workshop | Build Your Brand With A Story
All compelling stories have something in common-the power to capture an audience. If you have a product to sell, a cause to champion or employees to motivate, you need a story that will cut through the nonstop noise of a working day and focus attention on your message. The storytelling tool kit used for this workshop was honed as Editor of Chatelaine Magazine during the biggest rebranding in its history. Suggested length: three hours
AwardsYWCA of Metropolitan Toronto | Woman of Distinction Award
Israel Cancer Research Fund | Woman of Action Award
Canadian Nurses Association | Media Award
Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health |National Champion of Mental Health Award