Talks & Workshops

Speaking at events and conferences, facilitating lunch-hour sessions or all day workshops and hosting a ‘high-functioning happy hour’ – I can help you get your shit together.

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Keynotes and Conferences

Include Co-keynoting with Cheryl Strayed at MPTF’s Annual Conference, SXSW Death 2.0 session with Caitlin Doughty, public events hosted by Tom Douglas, National Hospice and Healthcare Advocacy groups and conferences for Universities, Real Estate companies, and Social Justice organizations.

“Everyone is still raving about your opening keynote, all the feedback from the conference says you were, by far, the favorite talk out of the whole event.” – Conference Organizer


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One hour talks and lunch-time workshops can get people started and three big things done. One or two day workshops we can get to everything and get it all done!

“Chanel’s closing comments and Thank You’s were some of the kindest, heartfelt and lovely I have heard. The course, dealing with hard, difficult and dark things, made these things bearable by the deft, smart and soulful navigation Chanel brought to the conversation.

When the end of a hard journey is a new tenderness, a heart full of kindness and a sort of hopefulness for life grounded in the full acceptance of the full circle of life – including, even, the more mundane logistics – you know you have been on a worthy journey indeed. Beautifully done by a beautiful woman.” – Michael B., Workshop participant


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Small Groups and Will Parties

Sometimes you just need to get your shit together, together. Like a book club or personal trainer I can get you organized, the group keeps everyone accountable, and we gather to sign completed documents and celebrate.

“We invited an assortment of friends with small children, we plunked the kids in front of a movie, and we got it done.

Chanel answered our questions and advised us about the next steps we should all be taking to make sure our loved ones are not plunged into chaos. It might sound morbid, but it was actually really fun and inspiring. We signed, witnessed for each other and the notary stamped them all. We were done!”  – Holly, Seattle WA.