Meet The Speakers
SUNDAY, Sept 10, 2023 beginning at 4pm Eastern
Ken McKeller – 4pm Eastern “Overcoming the Fear of Intervention“
Ken McKellar is a highly experienced Leadership Coach with over 15 years of experience in consulting, coaching, and counseling in various clinical and corporate settings. He is an exceptional mentor and an outstanding group facilitator with excellent knowledge of healthcare systems and leadership principles. Ken is also a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation. As a Coach Development Lead at Bravely, Ken provides mentoring and supervision to coaches and facilitated coach development events.
Roberto Olivardia – 5pm Eastern “ADHD and Suicide Risk Factors“
Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body DYsmorphic Disorder (BDD), as well as researching and treating boys and men with eating disorders. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) and The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). He is a Featured Expert for Understood.org and on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude. He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology.
Karen Leslie – 6pm Eastern “The Importance of Family Support“
Karen Leslie is an Educator, Podcast Host and an Expert Healer who has been facilitating energy healing with others for over 25 years. Her life of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts has led her on an interesting, and at times, turbulent path to where she is today. Moving out of these struggles has empowered and encouraged Karen to share her story with others so that they do not have to spend decades healing as she did. Karen knows now that everything we do to help ourselves from the neck up will help everything from the neck down. Karen now lives each day with enthusiasm, excitement, an openness to new adventures and a great deal of kindness towards everyone, most especially herself.
MONDAY, Sept 11, 2023 beginning at 9am Eastern
Michael Pfau – 9am Eastern “Neuroscience of Suicide Ideation and Well-Being Panel Discussion“
Michael Pfau is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is also a life, leadership, and executive coach with over twenty years experience delivering transformational coaching to business and individual clients. He is the founder of Crossways Life Coaching enjoys helping individuals discern next steps in their professional career. Michael has served on the faculty of Professional Christian Coaching Institute and has mentored over 250 coaches to achieve their ICF ACC or PCC credentials.
Michael developed an interest in Neuroscience through the work he does helping clients get unstuck, which often centers around mindsets and beliefs. You can learn more about Michael and the eight-week Coaching and The Brain course he offers by visiting www.crosswayslifecoaching.com.
Doreen Streenland – 9am Eastern “Neuroscience of Suicide Ideation and Well-Being Panel Discussion“
Doreen Steenland is a Registered Nurse, International Coaching Federation Certified Coach & Certified Mental Fitness Coach. Doreen’s diverse nursing experience and neuroscience training provide a unique approach to her coaching. She is the founder of Living Full Life Coaching and empowers over-committed medical professionals to rise above their stress patterns, get anchored, and take control again.
Doreen coaches women who have conquered survival mode and are now ready to live again! Empowering women to disrupt autopilot living, be present and walk in freedom is her passion using brain-based tools that help rewire your brain & reset your energy for success.
Doreen’s coach training includes IPNB, somatic and Trauma Informed techniques, emotional intelligence, and positive intelligence. Mental Fitness incorporates Positive Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Science, and Performance Science.
She is a speaker and author of “Transform Your Brain, One Thought At A Time: Stress Patterns, Anxiety and Overthinking Rewired.”
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Caro Brookings – 9am Eastern “Neuroscience of Suicide Ideation and Well-Being Panel Discussion“
After losing her beloved Mum to suicide in November 2013, Caro quickly realized that there isn’t enough support out there for suicide loss survivors. She struggled with the complex grief that comes with losing a loved one to suicide, including feelings of guilt. After trying every healing strategy under the sun, Caro finally found the one which works when she learned all about refuting untrue and unhelpful thoughts, as well as rewiring the brain. It had such a profound impact on her life that Caro decided to help others who suffered the same fate as her. Caro is now a Certified NeuroCoach and Suicide Bereavement Coach. She uses brain-based, science-backed methods, as well as drawing from her vast experience, to support her clients to find inner peace and even joy again – for good.
David Galvin –10am Eastern “Finding Hope When in Suicide Desperation“
David has been speaking, training, and facilitating conversations about whole-person health for almost 15 years now. During that time, David has personally spoken to over 30,000 students from Colorado and across the country. His vast amount of experience with students helped him as he co-produced two evidence-informed presentations that focus on healthy relationships and the issue of teen mental health awareness and suicide prevention. He is an engaging and dynamic speaker, who has spoken to a variety of communities through countless workshops & seminars. David is a certified trainer in ACES, QPR, as well as Youth & Teen Mental Health First Aid where he has trained over 1,500 individuals. He is also a Director/Trainer with Soul Shop, a faith-based initiative that equips faith leaders to minister to those that have been impacted by suicide. David is dedicated to the mission that every person should have access to help, healing, and hope.
Hannah Hadley – 12pm Eastern “A Teenager’s Perspective on Passive Suicide Ideation“
Hannah (20 years old) is currently a Junior at Lubbock Christian University studying Biology. She plays Alto Sax in her college symphonic band. Hannah is also the President of the Creative Writing Club. She enjoys creating a safe and comfortable place for people. She strives to show others that they are loved unconditionally. Hannah is fascinated with neuroscience and hopes to get her master’s degree in that field. In her free time, she loves to knit and crochet.
Jimmy Glenos – 1pm Eastern “Helping Suicidal People via Text Messaging“
Jimmy Glenos is a Work/Life Performance Coach. He is passionate about helping his clients achieve their biggest dreams, reach their highest energy, and attain total work/life fulfillment. With over 30 years of talent management and leadership development experience, he creates a space for empathetic listening, expansive thinking, and thoughtful planning.
Joe Tuia’ana –2pm Eastern “The Story Behind the ‘O Love You, Bro Project‘”
Joe Tuia’ana is the Founder of the i love you, bro PROJECT, a non-profit organization specifically addressing Men’s Mental Health. They serve the men of the Utah community, offering weekly “campfire” formatted meetings for men to meet and connect. They also offer weekly classes led by clinicians and other professionals that teach about Addiction, Divorce, Anger Management, and a variety of other concerns plaguing today’s men.
Joe was recruited by the State of Utah to help create the LiveOn Utah Suicide Prevention Playbook, which is the world’s first ever suicide prevention training course taught entirely on Instagram. Ten 5-minute video courses that help “average Joe’s” become more aware and intentionally concerned with suicide prevention.
We provide networking and resources for suicide readiness training for professionals, including coaches who are dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those contemplating or affected by suicide. This spans all cultural, country, and age classifications.
to share experiences to:
- increase confidence via resources and training
- serve clients even in extreme situations
- learn how to stay calm in the midst of a storm
You don’t have to figure it out alone. We are here to help. Reach out today.
The longer you talk to them, the less likely they are to complete the suicide.