More than anything I love having a meaningful conversation with a room full of people, allowing me the opportunity to connect with each person in a heartfelt way.

My work through Project Scleroderma has offered me many opportunities to speak and connect with audiences in this way as I share my passion and commitment to shedding light on this rare illness and all who suffer from it.

In my role as host of "Be The Good" Podcast and co-host of "Wisdom Work With Christa and Christy", I am also passionate about connecting with audiences to discuss other topics as well, such as: connecting to our most authentic selves, cultivating a resilience mindset, creating more balance and wellness in our lives, and how to best leverage our time and talents to make a difference in the world.

I am available to speak for corporate conferences, motivational seminars, or even smaller intimate events.

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Since founding my non-profit organization Project Scleroderma, I've spent the past decade speaking internationally at various events related to patient advocacy, including: Bob Saget's Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine Fundraiser for The Scleroderma Research Foundation, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Global Headquarters in Allschwil, Switzerland for World Scleroderma Day, Actelion Pharmaceuticals US Headquarters in San Francisco for Scleroderma Awareness Month,  The Canadian Scleroderma Society Patient Conference, and many more.

I most recently presented "The Resilience Mindset" for Meditology Services and CORL Technologies , speaking to several hundred team members distributed across the country who have recently lost loved ones, have had to work from home and manage children , their work, social stressors and so much more.  See the testimonial below for more about the topics covered and the benefit delivered to this company and their employees.

If you would be interested in bringing this conversation to your company events I would love to discuss this with you further!

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- Amy Hewitt, Former Executive Director of The Scleroderma Research Foundation

"Christy and I met in 2010 not long after she lost her mom to scleroderma. Out of her tragedy she was motivated by a selfless mission to shed light on this little known disease and help end the suffering of other scleroderma patients by helping them tell their stories.

 

From the first time we met, I was inspired by her passion, vision, and commitment to give a voice to patients who otherwise might be silent in their fight. Whether it was inspiring donors from a lectern at a fundraising event or through her work with Project Scleroderma, I witnessed Christy as she turned pain into power.

 

Scleroderma can be an unrelenting and unforgivable disease and with her compassion and kindness she brings to light what it means to live a life of courage and grace in the face of adversity.

She is the epitome of what one can do when inspired to make a difference in the lives of others. And she is doing just that."

 

"Christy delivered a compassionate and inspirational presentation to our organization at the height of the pandemic that resonated strongly with our team at a time when we needed it the most. Christy's presentation "The Resilience Mindset", featured insights from her interviews with patients all over the world battling life altering and oftentimes terminal illness. 

Christy is a natural storyteller and was able to weave a variety of stories about resilience into a consistent narrative that highlighted lessons that could be directly applied to our own lives and challenges. She provided anecdotes and stories of a wide range of ways that people learned to carry on with their lives, their careers, and find balance and joy while facing personal and professional adversity.

I highly recommend engaging Christy to work with groups and organizations that have teams that are struggling with burnout, stress, and other forms of adversity. She is a ray of light and provides an eloquent presentation with poignant insights that are both a source of inspiration as well as pragmatic guidance for overcoming personal and professional challenges."

- Brian Selfridge
Partner, Meditology Services and CORL Technologies