Lectures and Keynotes to Help Your Audience Discover The Wonder of the World
The universe is wider than our views of it." -- Henry David Thoreau
As a published author, a former professor, and a veteran solo world traveler, I engage audiences around the world with my expertise, sense of humor, and enthusiasm for the beauty of our planet. I inspire people to ask questions, to make novel connections and see new possibilities, and to take action to improve their own lives, while making a positive contribution to the planet.
While I make use of my own travel experience, every lecture is focused on your audience -- on how each individual can channel the transformative power of The Wonder of the World to experience greater confidence and independence, creativity and open-mindedness, a deeper sense of appreciation and renewed motivation in his or her life.
I emphasize how each person can utilize his or her unique talents and choices to contribute to a better world -- even if he or she never chooses to travel.
I have spoken in cities around the globe, including Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ghent, Belgium; Roskilde, Denmark; Augsburg, Germany; Paris, Caen, and Montpellier, France; Sydney, Australia; Oxford University, Oxford, UK; Izmir, Turkey; Albacete, Spain; and Florence, Italy. I offer stand-alone lectures, keynotes, and half-day or full-day workshops on such topics as creativity and creative writing; the power of language; world cultures and arts; nature and wildlife; and eco-conscious travel and conservation. I customize my work based on the specific needs and goals of your audience.
Discover how The Wonder of the World can enrich and empower your audience. Contact me now for more information, or to book me for your next conference or event!
The presentation gave vivid stories that re-energized me and made me want to explore possibilities I hadn’t thought possible" -– Jennifer W.
A very strong, enthralling presentation...I will take with me the importance of new experiences, whether it be close to home or across the world"
A riveting exposition of the benefits of stepping outside your comfort zone..." -- Devin K.
Cookie's stories were so inspiring and interesting...I want to have experiences to tell, too...I need to be a little more fearless." -- Giana M.
I loved receiving the motivation to try new things and not settle with how society thinks I should be."
The images were incredible...I want to jump into the world" -- Olivia R.
Perfect. Great speech/speaker!" -- Danny G.