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NAMI Greater Des Moines- Motivational Speaker Series

For eight weeks last spring, we brought you an inspirational speaker series, curated and collected by our friends at Midwest Speakers Bureau. We promised you a new perspective and a little inspiration to carry you through each week, and from the feedback of the thousands of participants, we delivered! In 2021, we are back with a new lineup packed with some of the top motivational speakers in the country!

February 3 | Mary Kelly, PhD | "P.I.V.O.T." | The six stages of crisis response and strategies for shifting to a mindset of proactive creativity.

February 17 | Curtis Hill | Leadership Lessons from the Hood | Transformed drug dealer and gang member turned educator/administrator shares lessons in overcoming adversity.

March 3 | Sarah Noll Wilson | Chronically Curious | Diagnosed with a panic disorder and ADHD in her 30s, Sarah shares her humorous and inspirational journey of self-discovery.

March 17 | Claudia Schabel | The Neuroscience of Inclusion | Claudia shares strategies to develop and leverage workplace diversity with tools to uncover unconscious biases.

March 31 | Devin Henderson | Something Greater is Always Possible | Award-winning comedian, magician, and father of six daughters, shares how to use a "possibility mindset" to rise through unexpected challenges.

April 14 | John Register | Amputate Your Fear | Four-time All American, decorated Gulf War veteran, amputee, and Paralympic medalist speaks on "hurdling adversity."

The platform has been designed to provide inspiration in the midst of uncertainty and practical tools to help you navigate new situations. Our hope is that this bridge will make you laugh and smile, fill you with hope and knowledge, and give you the confidence and support to conquer the year ahead. As we embark on 2021, we are reminded that there is strength in unity and that even the toughest challenges can be overcome with the right tools and team. In the years we've spent supporting the mental health of our community, we've learned that historic achievement is simply the aggregation of many small steps. So we invite you to join us, as we tip-toe, step and stride into the new year.


2/3/2021 - 4/14/2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Des Moines, IA


Meriah Hansen

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