Effectively engaging students and educators alike, Heather brings perspective, purpose, and passion to student body assemblies, student leadership conferences, and educator in-service training. As a former educator at both the elementary and college levels, Heather’s backgroud in education coupled with her interactive communication style, draws her audiences in for maximum message impact. As a certified life coach and sexual assault advocate, Heather also has the background and training to address sensitive topics with candor and a hopeful, empowering, solution-based perspetive.
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School Programs and Student Leadership Conferences
Life Changer– Every single person has the power to affect the lives of those around them. This program focuses on how to inspire and create positive change.
(Anti—Bullying, Leadership, Responsibility)
Maximum Impact– What does it take to succeed? To be a leader? No matter what you choose to do, there are some key elements that bring success across the board.
(Anti-Bullying, Leadership, Character, Interpersonal Skills)
Light Up The Dark– How can I make a difference? What should I do with my life? What is my purpose? Answering these questions is as easy as finding the intersection of three important points.
(Anti-Bullying, Purpose, Finding Vocational Direction)
DISC Personality Workshop– DISC is an assessment tool that allows staff members to determine their behavioral and leadership styles to better understand themselved and each other. Staff DISC workshops improve self awareness, promote better communication skills, and increase productivity, effectivieness, and staff unity through better teamwork solutions.
Sexual Assault Awareness and Intervention– One in four young women and one in five young men will experience sexual assault, abuse, or rape. With up to twenty-five percent of our student body living with the effects of assault, it is necessary for today’s educators to know what signs to look for in students, to understand what steps to take, and how to be an effective support team member to students especially in educating them about safety, options, and support.
“Mrs. (Heather) Oden brings a unique way of connecting with student audiences that will support any school’s desire to help change the culture in their buildings. Her presentations are a blend of character education, with real-life tools that students can use to navigate through difficult situations they face. The passion that is displayed from Heather Oden’s presentations can support change in your students and staff which ultimately has the ability to create long term impact.”
-Dr. Bill Anderson, Principal of Sterling Junior/Senior High School
“Heather’s message is derived from her calling, her passion, and a willingness to expend a final breath providing strength, direction, and hope. The words ‘not possible’ simply, do not exist in her vocabulary. Possibilities however, live within her. From those possibilities, comes light, a light she is so willing to share.”
-James Raftis, FamilyFarms Group
“Mrs. Oden engages the audience in symbolic strategies that challenge members to think outside the box, encouraging them to fine tune their soft skills. Through communication, decision making and problem solving practices, the audience is exposed to what a total package is. The total package, being a person who examines their life in a spiritual, emotional, social and physical realm. Mrs. Oden captivated the members of District G FCCLA with her message .” –Carol Prather, FCCLA Sponsor