SPEAKER

Tiana is more than just a speaker. Her programs are rich with real-life experiences that captivate and motivate audiences.

Programs

Tiana is available to speak to a variety of audiences, including college students and college athletes; high school students and athletes aimed at teens and young adults; educators and coaches; and corporate employees.

  1. Corporate Programs

    Redefining Disability – Diversity and Inclusion

    Everything you thought you knew about people with disabilities is about to be challenged. This is disability awareness training like you’ve never heard before. It’s twenty-five years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and people with disabilities are still the most disenfranchised minority in our society. Why? Attitudes. Tiana will help you and your organization reshape the way you view this very capable minority.

    Leadership for Life – The only ten things you need to know and do to be a GREAT leader

    America is in the middle of an epidemic, bad managers and leaders. Two out of three Americans state they would rather have a new boss than a pay raise. Although she has rarely been endowed with the authority to lead, Tiana is a leader and a good manager. It’s not rocket science so throw away your 300-page book and forget about the ten week leadership class, Tiana will teach you the basics for becoming the leader you want to follow. The session also includes Bad Managers/ Good Lessons and the one thing that is holding you back—it’s not what you think it is.

    Playing on your gender team (women only)

    In 2012, Forbes published a story about bullying in the workplace, “Why Women Are the Worst Kind of Bullies.” As a woman who has experienced relational aggression (bullying) throughout her life, the worst of it as adult, Tiana opens the minds of her audience to consider why the way women treat other women matters. Through her stories, Tiana helps women understand how relational aggression hurts all women, and contributes to the glass ceiling and workplace inequity. Most importantly, she challenges women to look at the example we are setting for our daughters, and how women can make a positive difference by playing on our gender team.

  2. Programs for College and Youth

    Taking the Stairs – Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can Get Up!

    With her personal story and humor, Tiana encourages people to look beyond the disability label, take responsibility for their lives and choices, and helps them understand that some choices are forever. In Taking the Stairs, Tiana can address general motivation, bystander behavior, peer pressure, self-image, student leadership, suicide prevention, alcohol and drug use, and student leadership.

    The Off-Court Advantage Keynote Athletes

    Tiana captivates her audience through her own story of recovery, victories, and setbacks. Through her journey from junior high “C” team to Paralympic medalist, she shares her best and most embarrassing moment, the heartbreak of losing the gold medal, and most importantly, how what you learn as an athlete, both through winning and losing, can be translated into winning in life.

    College Orientation Talk

    In this talk Tiana educates and motivates students to take charge of and responsibility for their college success. Along with addressing self-esteem, personal responsibility and the power of choice, she introduces leadership skills and tools that will help your students reach their academic and personal goals.

  3. Motivation and Empowerment

    Taking the Stairs – Help, I’ve Fallen and I Can Get Up!

    With her personal story and humor, Tiana encourages people to look beyond the disability label, take responsibility for their lives and choices, and helps them understand that some choices are forever. In Taking the Stairs, Tiana can address general motivation, bystander behavior, peer pressure, self-image, student leadership, suicide prevention, alcohol and drug use, and student leadership.

    The Off-Court Advantage Keynote Athletes

    Tiana captivates her audience through her own story of recovery, victories, and setbacks. Through her journey from junior high “C” team to Paralympic medalist, she shares her best and most embarrassing moment, the heartbreak of losing the gold medal, and most importantly, how what you learn as an athlete, both through winning and losing, can be translated into winning in life.

  4. Leadership

    Leadership for Life

    Tiana shares her unique perspective on leadership which includes the only ten things you need to know and do to be a good leader. This is leadership from the bottom up which teaches young people how to take control even when they are not endowed with the authority to lead.

  5. Workshops for Keynote Follow On

    Becoming the Leader You Want to Follow

    A workshop for keynote follow-on. Speaking from personal experience as a member of the USA Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team, a manager and an employee, Tiana shares her leadership experience using her own insight and humor. Never involved in student government or leadership conferences when she was younger, Tiana is a leader and shares her unique perspective of leadership from the bottom up and without the authority.

    Motivating the Motivators

    A workshop for keynote follow-up for adults or student leaders. Tiana shares three important rules that advisors, teachers, and anyone who works with students need to keep in mind. She also speaks to a need rarely discussed: self-evaluation and self-care for those who work with America’s greatest commodity—its young adults.

    Coaching Life Long Winners

    Coaches have a tremendous impact and influence on their players. In this workshop Tiana talks about the coaches who influenced her life, bad and good. She shares the lessons she carries with her from her athletic career and encourages coaches to focus not just on creating winners on the court, but to view athletics and their position as an opportunity to help players grow and become life-long winners. Tiana is also a certified trainer with the Positive Coaching Alliance.

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