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Speaking Experience

Workshops, Trainings, Public Speaking

Aadland Counseling Services
6542 Regency Lane, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Rebecca is credentialed as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor and provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples in her private practice. She has been a featured speaker for many events and trainings in mental health, corporate and community settings. She specializes in identifying blocks to joy including: toxic thinking, approval addiction, resentment, and trying to change or control others. She presents keynote addresses, workshops, trainings and women’s retreats.

Presenter, Continuing Ed Workshop, “I’m Miserable Because of You”: Undoing the Blame Game

MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, MN Board of Social Work, MN Board of Behavioral Health, MN Board of Psychology
Rebecca’s workshop, “I’m Miserable Because of You”: Undoing the Blame Game is approved by four Minnesota boards for continuing education credits for licensure. It has been a very popular workshop and is currently open for registration for four dates in November of 2017 (see the CURRENT REGISTRATION tab on this website). Rebecca presented this eight different times in 2016 to over-filled rooms. The focus of this seminar is to provide inspiration, skills and techniques to instill profound change in clients by moving them out of resentment, blame and victim mentality to empowerment and personal responsibility. Though first designed as a continuing education seminar for mental health professionals, many people now are attending from all walks of life for personal growth.  

Presenter, MAMFT 2015 Fall Conference

Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Presenter at the 2015 MAMFT Fall Conference. Rebecca’s workshop was entitled, “Stop the Whining! Moving Clients from Blame to Empowerment” This presentation was an adaption of Rebecca’s full-day CEU course (above). This multi-media workshop included storytelling, demonstration, music, poetry, video, art and humor. Through various activities, “rewards” of playing the victim role were identified. The emphasis was to identify steps to become empowered by owning our choices and becoming conscious of the games we all play that keep us stuck.

Presenter, MAMFT 2009 Fall Conference

Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Presenter at the 2009 MAMFT Fall Conference. Rebecca’s popular workshop was entitled, “After the Breakup: Who Can I Save Next?.” Whether a person chooses to leave a partner, or is the one left behind, a breakup transition can be extremely painful. Through discussion, activities & music, “rewards” of playing the victim/rescuer role were identified, in order to help individuals recognize their obsession with trying to save partners they perceive as in competent, wounded or abusive.

Presenter/Career Trainer

Career Partners International
Bloomington, MN
Provided training and motivation to unemployed career professionals. Helped participants to identify and overcome irrational thinking associated with job loss. Examined energy wasted on resentment, blame, over-personalization, perfectionism, approval seeking, and trying to change others. Discussed ways to empower creativity and avoid the pitfalls of fear and anxiety that often accompany unemployment and job seeking.

Live Television Consultant on Fox News

Fox 9 News
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Rebecca was interviewed by Fox News anchor, Heidi Collins on the nine-o-clock evening news on October 13, 2010 to provide commentary on the rescue of the Chilean Miners. Questions about the miners possible struggles with PTSD and the effect that “good news” has on the nation were themes.

Keynote Speaker

Women Executives in Business
Mankato, MN
Rebecca was the featured speaker for the Mankato chapter of Women Executives in Business. Her presentation topic “Think It True”, explored ways business women block their own success by virtue of false scripts they’ve come to believe about themselves.

Presenter/Trainer — Ten County Regional Case Manager’s Meeting

Brown County Family Services
New Ulm, MN
Provided training for Adult Mental Health Case Workers from ten Minnesota Counties. The regional meeting was hosted by Brown County Family Services and focused on techniques to deal with difficult clients and how to avoid compassion fatigue.

Keynote Speaker — Sioux Trails Mental Health Center Annual Corporate Meeting

Sioux Trails Mental Health Center
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Rebecca was the featured speaker for the annual dinner meeting of members of the board and a large group of employees of Sioux Trails Mental Health Center. This center serves several southern Minnesota communities including North Mankato, New Ulm, St. Peter, Gaylord and Fairmont.

Trainer/Presenter and EAP Therapist

Mathiowetz Construction Company
Sleepy Eye, MN
Presented “Communication: Building Better Relationships at Work and at Home”. Participants learned tools to improve communication, recognize personal triggers that create conflict and frustration, and identify steps to improve relationships. This was implemented in Mathiowetz Construction’s annual three-day employee training event.

Workshop Presenter

Women and Spirituality Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Rebecca has presented workshops at this annual conference many times on a variety of topics related to self discovery. Her music, humor and poetry often enhance the experience of learning to live boldly and authentically to embrace a true sense of purpose.

Keynote Speaker and Musical Guest

Mamapalooza
Mankato, MN
Keynote speaker for Mamapalooza located in the Mankato Arts & Historical District. The presentation, “Unshackle Your Soul” helped participants recognize and release their blocks to authentic living, including: toxic thinking, perfectionism, approval addiction, fear of conflict and trying to change others. Through inspirational stories, humor, and song, Rebecca discussed ways to set their creative soul free and begin living more abundantly.

Featured Musical Performer — Opening Ceremonies

Women and Spirituality Conference
Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
Rebecca and Friends (seven piece band) headlined the MSU conference with “Celebrating Women Through Song”. This performance opened the events to a filled field house of conference participants in October of 2007. Additionally, Rebecca and her band performed an evening concert in the Student Union Ostrander Auditorium.

Presenter/Trainer — Three County Family Facilitators

Brown, Sibley & Watonwan Family Services
New Ulm, MN
Provided training for Family Facilitators from three Minnesota Counties. The regional meeting was hosted by 3 Counties for Kids. Workshop focused on defining purpose, self-care in dealing difficult clients and how to avoid compassion fatigue.