Speaking: Keynotes & Workshops

“Thank you Teresa! A great capstone to our core training.” —Tracy Ann Moore Grant, Partner at Patterson Moore Butler & Founder of Amicable Divorce Network

“Teresa offers a fresh approach to those struggling with combative relationships. I am glad I was able to offer her valuable and engaging presentation to my clients.”

—Adam Koós, President, Libertas Wealth Management Group

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*All speaker offerings are available live, virtually, or as a hybrid event!*

What would it mean to your business if your team improved relationships with coworkers, clients, and suppliers? With a background in performing arts, and over 35 years successfully leading individuals and teams, Teresa uses stories and her dynamic stage presence to share her message of thoughtful collaboration.

Whether you’re looking for a keynote speaker or workshop presenter, contact Teresa to learn how she can help your team refine interpersonal communication, improve engagement, and enjoy more fulfilling relationships both professionally and personally.

Do you work with divorcing couples or families in conflict? This works for them too! Find out how.

Keynote: Lessons From Mom – The 3 Cs of Collaboration

Great for: Trade Conferences, Conventions, Customer Care Organizations, HR Professionals, Leadership Conferences, Business Owners, Consulting Firms

Description: This uplifting address leverages stories and rules we all learned as kids to inspire participants to redirect conflicts to more compassionate, productive interactions with colleagues, customers, and others. They will gain new insights on how to use empathy, restraint, and simple acts of kindness to improve even their most challenging relationships. 

Afterward, participants are fired up to transform every potentially combative interaction into a collaborative conversation.

Benefits: Improve communication, team collaboration, customer and employee satisfaction, workforce retention, and bottom-line results

Duration: 60 Minutes; can be adjusted to the time allotted

Family and Divorce Professionals Workshop: Client “Mindsetting” – How to Prep Clients to be Collaborative

Great for: Divorce Attorneys, Mediators, Co-parenting Coaches, Family Court Officials, Family Therapists

Description: Parents that arrive with a negative mindset to mediation, divorce counseling, or a parent planning session can sabotage efforts before they even get going. In this interactive workshop, bestselling author, speaker, and co-parent coach, Teresa Harlow shares her four steps that will help your clients shift their focus from combative to collaborative right from the beginning. She’ll also demonstrate her Cards WITH Humanity™ game used to help parents remember and practice applying her 4-step formula. It’s simple, memorable, and even fun!

Teresa’s formula is based on three decades of business and personal experience. Details and reference materials can be found in her bestselling book Combative to Collaborative: The Co-parenting Code, endorsed by Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages, Jack Canfield – coauthor of Chicken soup for the Soul, and many family health and law professionals.

Duration: 60 – 90 Minutes, adjusted to the time allotted

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Benefits
This presentation provides conflict resolution professionals with a system they can use with clients to help them adopt a collaborative mindset before they enter into joint sessions or negotiation with a co-parent. Additionally, professionals that learn to apply this 4-Step formula will be armed with the ability to redirect combative interactions to more collaborative exchanges when tensions flare.

The Challenges of Co-parenting: What Teachers and School Staff Can Do to Help

Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Workshop – Live, virtual, or hybrid

Parenting is hard. Co-parenting and stepparenting only complicates matters. Some parents can’t even be in the same room while others attend all their children’s activities together without a problem. Regardless of whether the parents have an amicable post-divorce relationship or not, they face unique challenges that married parents do not. There are many things schools can do to ease these challenges for parents, beginning with simply understanding them.

In this interactive workshop, Teresa uses storytelling to expose the spectrum of unique challenges which divorced, separated, and blended parents face in four areas of life. Then she guides attendees through a fun and interactive exercise to uncover strategies to help parents address these challenges and enable their child’s emotional wellbeing and academic success.

The four categories of challenges discussed include: Parenting time / living arrangements, financial disparities, social life / extra-curricular complexities, and disciplinary differences

Benefits

    • Support collaboration between co-parents, stepparents, their children, and extended family members
    • Support parents’ efforts to create an emotionally stable and functional family dynamic
    • Reduce the incidence of hostile interactions between parents when attending school activities
    • Reduce personal stress induced by parent frustration, anger, and hostility stemming from unresolved school-related co-parenting challenges

Parent Program for Schools: Co-parent Relationship Reset in 4 Steps

Duration: 60 minutes
Format: Workshop – Live, virtual, or hybrid

Parenting is hard. Co-parenting and stepparenting only complicates matters. But, while parenting after a separation or remarriage can be challenging, it doesn’t have to mean sacrificing either your family or your own happiness. It’s simply a matter of focus, intention, and choice. Are you a teacher or school administrator? This workshop is designed to be offered by parent support organizations to parents who desire better communication with their child’s other parent or stepparent.

In this workshop, collaboration expert and family mediator, Teresa Harlow shares her 4-step method to transform ANY interaction from combative to collaborative – from a co-parent to a stepparent, their children, and even extended family members. And doesn’t helping parents help the children you serve in your community?

Rather than have conversations devolve into unproductive exchanges that just make matters worse, Teresa shares her proven 4-step approach that provides participants with a plan to face their most challenging interactions confidently and effectively. The audience leaves with a solid grasp of the 4 steps as they apply them during the workshop using Teresa’s very own Cards With Humanity.

Benefits

    • Improve collaboration between co-parents, stepparents, their children, and extended family members
    • Improve emotional stability for students and their families
    • Reduce the stress associated with high-conflict communication
    • Diffuse and redirect hostility to more productive interactions
    • Prevent the loss of students’ critical family relationships
    • Support parents in their efforts to improve personal happiness

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Have questions about co-parenting or other combative relationships in your life? Want Teresa to share her empowering message of collaboration with your group? Or maybe you have your own  story to share. Send us a message or give us a call to find out how Teresa can help. We’d love to hear from you!