Speaking & Presentations

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

Brain Boosting for Health

  • Brain Boosting Sleep

Who knew your brain is especially busy while you’re sleeping? Without solid sleep, we can feel muddle headed. Sleep hygiene is a “thing”. Let’s talk about ways to get the brain ready for the “night crew”.

  • Brain Boosting Mindfulness

Staying in the present moment, focusing on our breath, paying attention on purpose without judgment, mindfulness gives our brain what it needs to work best. Here’s why and how it works.

  • Brain Boosting Bodywork

Does “feeling the sunshine” leave you with mental clarity and more energy? Here’s why and ways to make it happen.

  • Brain Boosting Relationships

Girl time gives our brains a boost. There’s Emotional Intelligence, and Social Intelligence. Let’s talk about how they work for you!

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.”


Sandra Stanton’s presentation to our Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club on her new book “Max Your Mind” was both interesting and informative.  Her energetic and comfortable style of presentation made you feel as though you were listening to a good friend. She related the material in her book to members real life situations, and gave us practical tips for better brain health.  I would recommend Sandra Stanton as a speaker at any group event

-Jim Bechly, Eau Claire Morning Rotary Club

  • 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

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.

“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

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