New Directions Speaker Series

socializing after divorceThe New Directions Speaker Series begins the first week after the end of the Divorce Recovery Workshop, and is also on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm. Multiple topics of interest to separated/divorced and singles are presented by experts in their fields. Speaker’s presentations are followed by a Q & A and small group discussions.

Cost is FREE, with a suggested $10 donation (to recoup speaker fees).
All meetings are held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

The evening will continue as we gather at a local restaurant for more conversation, refreshments and the opportunity to socialize. Feel free to bring a friend!

New Directions Speaker Series – Fall 2021 Schedule:
Oct. 28 Divorce: Financial Mistakes to Avoid
Nov.  4 Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships: Know the Difference
Nov. 11 Relating, Dating and New Relationships
Nov. 18 Understanding Different Communication Styles

Oct. 28: Megan M. Stirrat – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Management Advisor
Megan specializes in helping people address their changing and complex financial picture as they go through major life transitions. Topics will include: What now? How much can I afford to live on? Can I afford to keep my house? Do I need to go back to work? How should I invest my portion of the divorce settlement? How long will my money last?

Nov. 4: Dr. Jill Murray, PhD
Dr. Murray is one of the nation’s leading experts on unhealthy relationships. She is the author of four full length books on relationships as well as seven short e-books. Dr. Murray has appeared on more than 450 television shows including Oprah, 20/20, Montel, Anderson Cooper 360°, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Who are you post-divorce? Who would you like to become? Trusting yourself to be vulnerable and open to a new loving relationship may seem daunting right now. Why not start preparing your best self for that idea? In this presentation, Dr. Murray will help you recognize healthy vs unhealthy patterns in relationships, red flags, and guide you towards an individual blueprint for your best relationship life.

Nov. 11: Chrissy Follis – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Do you feel discouraged about your relationship future? Are you nervous about navigating the dating scene? Are you wanting to try Internet dating and setting up your online profile leaves you feeling overwhelmed? We will be answering all of these questions and more as we discuss ways to be emotionally ready to date, give you tools to feel confident dating, and practical ways to write profiles in a way to attract quality people.

Nov. 18: Tamara Kay Severin
Tamara began her speaking career while still in college. The first 20 years were spent training top-notch professionals around the globe. Jaguar and IBM were among the many companies that benefited from Tamara’s high-impact and engaging presentations. Join her as she shares one of her most requested workshops: T.A.L.K. Learn how to communicate effectively and improve relationships. The fun, informative and easy to remember content Tamara shares will make an amazing impact in the way you see yourself and others.