Psychologist, public speaker and storyteller, Lani Peterson presents keynote lectures that lead listeners to see themselves and their world from new and stronger perspectives. She blends psychology, current issues, literature and personal stories into stimulating and insightful presentations that encourage personal reflection, integrity and the inspiration to fulfill one’s potential. Customized topics may be delivered in lecture format, interactive discussion, or changed to fit large or small audiences. Each keynote can also be delivered as a workshop. Some sample topics include:
With a starting point of discipline as guidance, and parenting as a chance for all to grow, this presentation explores the notions of democratic parenting, natural and logical consequences, building self-esteem and keeping the parent and child relationship in balance.
Testimonial: Lani Peterson is a gifted speaker who weaves parenting strategies in with real-life stories to help illustrate her point. Her use of humor while sharing her message is enlightening. What a treat to have Lani grace us with her knowledge!
Sandy Coots, Parenting Awareness Committee, Darien, CT
How do we create and sustain nurturing and challenging environments within our community, which can support our children to become the healthy, responsible, kind and motivated adults of the next generation? This lecture explores the bridges and walls we must build to let the best of our culture in, and protect our families from those aspects that are not in our best interest.
Testimonial: “Your gift to us was your ability to define the situation and suggest ways to think about it rather than to provide easy solutions (which do not exist).”
Muddy Waters, Headmaster, Pike School
Daniel Goleman’s ideas on emotional intelligence have become mainstream, but their translation into action requires an interpreter and guide. This story-filled overview of E.Q. (Emotional Quotient) will help listeners put theory into action in their roles as spouses, parents, friends and workers.
Stories are powerful influences in conveying culture, values and codes for living. Gently weaving the history, power and importance of storytelling with original and traditional stories, this is a dynamic and thought-provoking lecture/performance for children and parents together.
Testimonial: The content of each vignette and how memorable it is to recall the themes of empowerment, diversity, teamwork and belief in one’s own strengths, creativity and contributions moved me. Afterward I spoke with many that were also moved by your expert knowledge of human behavior and how to uncover our potential and strive to be the best that we can. Thank you for the best presentation that will stay with me for years to come.
Suzanne O’Connor RN, MS, CS
Learning from the stories, myths and fables of imperfection, we can begin to combat the current culture of perfection, convey our humanness, and transform our anxiety around imperfection into visions of realistic expectations.