Speaking & Presentations

Presentation Options

Each interactive presentation is custom tailored to your group’s needs as you communicate them to me. Phone conferencing during early planning is encouraged.

Mind Maxing for Business

“Sandra engaged our conference participants with a great mix of valuable information along with hands on activities that had everyone active and smiling. She was a hit with our conference attendees!”

-Bradley S. Gast, MBA – Dean of Continuing Education and Virtual College

Northcentral Technical College – Wausau, Wisconsin

  • Brain Basics: The Gateway to Your Best “You”
    Brain Basics including emotion-processing systems in the brain and body, learning to switch from Fight or Flight to Rest and Digest mode. Mindfulness techniques using the breath to train our attention and create new neural pathways to manage stress. We will practice Heart-Brain Coherence, Focused Breathing and Stress Cues in the body. Tools to help you put the Key to Your Happiness in your own pocket will be demonstrated and practiced. Suggestions for follow-up practice to help you build your best life through gratitude, exercise, friendships, and joy will be provided.


  • Harnessing Humor for Positive Business Climate
    Relationships and positive climate are keys to business success. This light-hearted, interactive keynote will introduce basic neuroscience describing brain cells and an ice cream cone model of the brain. Humor provides a workout for the brain. Focusing on emotional safety, relationships, laughter and non-verbal communication adds a new dimension to business practice. We will touch on Laughter Yoga, Servant Leadership, and business applications that have worked in business organizations

“Thank you again for doing that insightful presentation! I’m still hearing from attendees about how much they enjoyed the event and learning the information you shared.”

– Laura Tomcik, Library Director – Fall Creek Public Library

“Thanks so much for having her come! It was wonderful!”  – Fall Creek library patron


Mind Maxing for Parents

  • Building Baby’s Brain (for pre-natal to parents of children up to age 3)
    Music and the Brain (modeling parents and toddlers playing together to music)Brain Coaching Parenting Your School Age Child
  • Teen Brain: What’s Going on Up There (for parents of Teens)
  • Mind Maxing for Educators (including Child Care Providers)
  • Brain Coaching for Optimal Learning (six hour seminar)
  • Music and the Brain in Your Preschool Classroom
  • Gender Friendly Classrooms for Elementary School
  • Move It To Learn It at School

Mind Maxing (for Seniors)

  • Gratitude: Health Booster 
    • Nutrition and Gratitude work together with brain and body to improve our health and outlook on life.
  • Return to Joy 
    • Brain Basics,
    • Mindfulness,
    • Gratitude
    • Inner Child

“Remember joy? We can get it back through understanding our brains, using mindfulness, practicing an attitude of gratitude and letting our inner child come out to play. A tip sheet will be provided.”

  • Max Your Mind with Humor
    • Brain Basics,
    • Humor Mechanics
    • Play
    • Laughter Yoga
    •  tip sheet for participants

“Humor-the best medicine-can boost our brains. We can increase the fun factor in our lives by understanding humor, find ways to play and practicing laughter yoga. A tip sheet will be provided.”

  • Making the Most of the Memory We’ve Got Left
    • Brain Basics
    • Memory Mechanics
    • Why Did I Come Into This Room?
    • Active Brain Exercises and tips

“Thank you for the presentation you gave, “Making the Most of the Memory We’ve Got Left” to the Chippewa Valley Learning in Retirement (CVLR) group on April 18.
You gave the 111 participants wonderful information on understanding how the brain works and using mindfulness and other techniques for stimulating memory. The exercise you shared had everyone up and moving! Your sense of humor throughout the presentation tickled our funny bones and provided a delightful lightheartedness to the serious topic of memory loss.”

-Sally Felling, Chippewa Valley Learning in Retirement

Are you feeling your memory slip-sliding away? You’re not alone! Come and learn how your brain works and ways we short-circuit it. Celebrate skills that get better with age- Bless the Boost. Learn how to minimize our mental losses-Fight the Fade.  Brain Basics, Memory Mechanics and other topics described in Max Your Mind: The Owner’s Guide to a Strong Brain will be discussed. Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the event.