HELPING PEOPLE SHARE THEIR DARK TO FIND THEIR LIGHT THROUGH WRITING, STORYTELLING AND MORE

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REVIEWS:

“Anna is one of the most articulate, entertaining and powerful speakers I’ve ever heard on the topic of bringing dark experiences into the light. If you’re looking for a speaker guaranteed to deliver, you’ve found it.”

—Joe Polish, Founder of Genius Network and Genius Recovery

“Anna’s timing, poise, clarity, confidence and terrific sense of humor made it the best talk I have helped on. I was expecting it to be good, even great, if all the stars aligned. I was not expecting it would be amazing. She has a gift and she needs to use big stages to deliver her message.”

—Leading motivational speaker and coach Joel Weldon

“Anna’s candor in sharing her story challenged students to critically reflect on the choices they make in their lives. Her story invites honest dialogue and deep transformation of heart, mind and soul. Students were riveted.”

–Anthony Nicotera, Adjunct Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work

“Anna captured the attention of our students with her honest, insightful, and thought provoking recount of her personal struggles. Thankfully this wasn’t your typical lecture, and because of this, students were engaged from beginning to end.”

–Laura Singletary, Student Programs and Leadership Coordinator, Whatcom Community College

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PAST EVENTS:

TEDxUniversity of San Diego – San Diego, California

TEDxOhlone College – Newark, California

TEDxLos Gatos High School – Los Gatos, California

Genius Network Annual Event – Phoenix, Arizona

University of New Haven – New Haven, Connecticut

North Dakota State University – Fargo, North Dakota

University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, North Dakota

Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, South Carolina

Sheridan College  – Sheridan, Wyoming

University of Alaska – Anchorage, Alaska

Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas

Whatcom College – Bellingham, Washington

Cameron University – Lawton, Oklahoma

Morningside University – Sioux City, Iowa

KEYNOTE #1: HOW TO WEAR YOUR LABELS

Many argue that the word “addict” is offensive; they say that labels keep people from achieving what they’re meant to and stigmatize those who would thrive if they weren’t being penalized by some pejorative identity. In this presentation, Anna David explains why she disagrees and how she believes that it’s only through using the addict label that we can destigmatize addiction. She argues that we shouldn’t be trying to avoid certain words but bringing them out in the open so that we can change the public perception of them. She explains how she believes labels can help us to thrive.

Attendees will be able to evaluate and discuss if the recommendation to not use the word addict—including the recent AP suggestion that journalists use the phrase “person with addiction” instead—helps or hurts the cause. They’ll be able to compare her argument about the benefits of using the word “addict” to the many arguments people make that we must eradicate the word from our vocabulary altogether—and see the potential pitfalls of that philosophy. They’ll be able to examine their own labels and share them with the world, in turn giving other people who may be struggling permission to do the same.

 

KEYNOTE #2: SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN AN ADDICTIVE SOCIETY

In the past decade, admissions to recovery programs have increased 143% for students between the ages of 18 and 24. And yet few schools have adjusted their curriculum to address the increasing need for information about addiction and recovery. Anna David takes the information gleaned from her own experiences with addiction—which she’s been able to share through best-selling booksnumerous TV appearances and hundreds of published articles—and breaks down how addiction starts, develops and ends. Through anecdotes that are relatable to addicts and non-addicts alike, David tracks the part low self-esteem, family of origin and genetics play in addiction as well as the role of self-esteem in young people everywhere. The talk is for those with burgeoning addictions, the loved ones of addicts and anyone who wants to learn how to better cope in a society that’s always gunning for more, more, more. It’s designed to help college students conquer self-defeating insecurities, deal with family members who are addicted and take the shame out of mental illness, addiction and self-doubt.

Coaching/Courses
(Includes 28 videos, 12 PDF cheat sheets, sample book proposals, 6 monthly webinars, a “book architect” to guide you through, a private Facebook group. PLUS: a 1-in-10 chance of meeting with an agent and publisher who can buy your book)

 

(Includes 16 course videos, 24 PDF cheat sheets on creating blogs, lead magnets and newsletters, getting booked on podcasts, doing Facebook Live interviews, building up Facebook and Instagram followings and more plus a private Facebook group)
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