Are you a priority in your own life - especially during a heart attack?
“Part cardiology bootcamp – and part stand-up comedy!”
“Dear Carolyn . . . Thanks for your very informative and eye-opening talk. You gave a wonderful and deeply personal presentation that I think is a “must-hear” for so many people out there. You may never know how many women you save from having a heart attack, but you will save many.”
As a heart attack survivor and a 2008 graduate of the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium for Women with Heart Disease at Mayo Clinic, my hope now is to help
kick some collective female butt around here raise awareness of women’s heart disease, the #1 killer of women.
My presentations on women’s heart health are from the unique grassroots perspective of a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor. (Read more about my Mayo experience on the Sharing Mayo Clinic website).
As my health allows, I speak to women’s groups, conferences, health care professionals, workplace wellness events, service club meetings, community organizations and at Heart & Stroke Foundation functions in or around Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Topics covered include women’s specific cardiac risk factors, how we can address those risks, and heart attack early warning symptoms that may surprise you. Each talk is based on the most recent cardiology information from the Mayo Women’s Heart Clinic and other world experts, and tailored to fit the specific needs and time requirements of each audience. You can also visit my Speakerlink profile for more specifics about these presentations.
♥ February 6, 2014: “Heartwarming: Women & Heart Disease” - Monterey Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada 10-11:30 a.m. Open to all, free admission but space is limited; pre-registration required by calling the Monterey Centre at (250) 370-7300 in the New Year.
♥ February 22, 2014: 5th Annual Cardiac Café, University of Victoria, David Strong Building, Victoria, BC, Canada 10-noon. Open to all, pre-registration required, $12+tax includes heart-smart breakfast goodies! Register online or by phone: (250) 472-4747.
♥ March 20, 2014: Victoria Newcomers Alumni Luncheon, Uplands Golf Club, Victoria, BC Canada (members only).
♥ May 31, 2014: TOPS Regional Conference, Richmond, BC, Canada (conference registrants only).
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Please get in touch with me if you’d like more information about arranging me to speak to your group (must have an audience of at least 50 people).
Here’s what my audiences tell me:
“I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we all are for your generous offering of ‘self’ to the Cardiac Nursing group. You expressed yourself so eloquently, with humour and such openness. I have repeatedly been told that you were the highlight of all of our Cardiology Day presentations. You grounded the nurses in the reason they do what they do. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Barb Field, Cardiac Social Worker, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC
“Thank you again for doing such a great job with your talk. You really captivated and engaged the group with your story, and you brought the importance of “The Heart Truth” to the forefront. I’ll let my colleagues know how much we all enjoyed and appreciated your presentation.”
Aderita Guerreiro, Heart and Stroke Foundation, B.C. and Yukon
“Thank you so much for coming to speak to us today. People were so grateful for all the information you gave, and for the friendly, non-threatening way you passed on your message. Everyone I spoke to afterwards said they were so glad they had come to your talk!”
Valerie MacDevitt, Canadian Federation of University Women, Victoria Branch
“This morning you were the subject of conversation at our office. Your recent presentation here on ‘Heart Disease and Mental Health Issues’ was such a hit that those counselling staff who were unable to attend are now wondering if you would do another presentation here.”
Vi Glossop, USTAT Mental Health Team, Vancouver Island Health Authority
“You are a wonderful spokesperson for all women. You have also taken your own difficulties and produced a huge positive wave that will keep having its own ripple effects. I truly felt your presentation was so delightful, entertaining yet serious, and vitally important to us all. Thank you so much and congratulations!”
Faith Russell, University Women’s Club, Victoria, BC
“Thank you so much for coming to speak to our office today. It was absolutely fantastic! I will highly recommend any women I know to go to any of your presentations, and I sincerely hope there will be more of these for women working in government. It is probably odd to say, but it is almost like you were meant to have heart issues so that you could get the message out there, which you do brilliantly. Very informative and inspiring!”
Diane Francis, Ministry of Labour, Government of British Columbia