Barbara is an educator, counselor, researcher, licensed clinical social worker, and trainer.
She began her professional career working in the mental health field in the mid 1990’s with individuals, groups, and families. Coming from the U.S. to Greece post-Olympics she started the first Toastmasters club in Greece in 2005. She has served on Area and District Committees, has completed her DTM and won in Impromptu Table Topics at District level in 2016.
She is currently a Consultant, Counselor, and Faculty at two institutions, involved in several research projects, runs a blog on health literacy, is finishing her doctoral degree. As a mom, she tries to balance her life by writing poetry, drawing, keeping “wellness” principles and staying positive.
Her workshop title is "Toastmasters “Lifers”, “Surfers” and “Turfers”: Who are you?"
Save the Date: Friday 14 May 2021 at 17.00pm CEST
“Lifers” have been Toastmasters for a very long time, coming and going yet some choose not to take bigger steps beyond very small roles. Others join periodically to gain tips or skills, but only “skim” the surface. Some to enhance leadership or network, and even to promote their “own”.
Having been a Toastmaster for over 20 years in two continents, an active member in at least 4 clubs serving and competing within the District, I’ve heard, seen, and experienced a lot.
This session will provide introspective and real knowledge to help those new, old, or “skimming the surface” members see how Toastmasters benets run “deep” and how to best use the club for lifelong learning. I’m a “lifer” are you?