Invite us to speak to your company, organization, or group of friends. We enjoy bringing our message to the workplace and to community groups.We find people of all ages and backgrounds engaged by addressing death and dying as an important part of living. We are happy to tailor talks to meet the interests of each audience.
Hear a Demo
Listen to our radio spots on KPFT Radio in Houston.
Topics we cover include:
- What to do to make sure your affairs are in order so you don’t leave chaos behind.
- Deciding what you find acceptable – and unacceptable – as you near the end-of-life.
- Why does one need a will?
- How to handle unique circumstances?
- Who is in your support circle?
- With whom do you need to have conversations?
- How to have difficult conversations.
- How to best assist aging parents with end-of-life issues.
- How to prepare and take control of end-of-life issues.
- What documents do you need if you are incapacitated?
- What is a medical health care proxy and how do you choose the right one?
- How to talk with physicians.
- How to cope with loss.
- Am you prepared while traveling?
- Why talking about end-of-life can be healthy and liberating.
- Why aging is not a dirty word.
Some of our speaking engagements
Recently, we spoke to the Houston Women’s Bar Association and to several church groups. Here is a comment from the talk:
“I have now heard the Y Collaborative partners speak twice about how to talk with family and friends about end-of-life issues. What a gift it is to hear this talk. It is warm, often funny and exceptionally useful. Both times they were speaking to lawyers, presumably sophisticated about the need for documents and conversations. And both times, I was thanked afterwards for arranging this talk and encouraging those in the room to do what they knew was a good idea but had avoided. The Y Collaborative has had a positive impact for me and my family, and I encourage others to invite Susan Lieberman and Nancy Rust to bring their good sense, considerable expertise and obvious passion into the room.”
Managing Partner-Houston Office
DLA Piper LLP (US)
We have found ourselves talking to staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center, men and women at a GLBT health fair, older volunteers in a Stephen Ministry group, and professional women who are part of a breakfast club. We spoke with interfaith ministers at One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York City.
Among other activities, we also led a four-hour seminar at the Jung Center in Houston. We conducted an online webinar with Disability 101 that can provide continuing education credits for nurses and social workers.
In April 2012, we had a very rewarding couples workshop (a couple can be spouses, parent and child, unmarried partners, friends….) and we can repeat this kind of gathering for interested groups. As a result of the workshop, we have been invited to speak to clients of an investment advisory and to the staff of a small consulting business.