Two Steps Forward is all about connecting, communicating and collaborating with people. I love doing this through either the written word or through speaking

Please reach out to me if you can think of a good blog topic, would like a writer or a speaker for your event. I would love to connect. Contact me here or view my Speaker Kit 2018.

Below is a list of all my upcoming or previous speaking events.

Upcoming Conferences and Events

November 2018:



November 2018:

Fraser Health Patient Experience Conference 2018

Topic: How to advocate for Oneself in Our Healthcare system

October 2018:

2018 Brain Tumour National Conference

Topic: Your Health Is in Your Hands

October 2018:

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 

Topic: Exploring Patient Activation, Engagement and Experience

September 2018:

Health 2.0 12th Annual Fall Conference, California

Topic: Innovations transforming the Patient Care (panelist)

September 2018:

North Shore Seniors Health Expo 2018

Topic: How to Advocate for Oneself in Our Healthcare System

August 2018:

CMA Health Summit 2018

Attending as Patient sponsored delegate 

May 2018:

Women’s Preventative Health Conference 2018

Topic: How to advocate for Oneself in Our Healthcare system

May 2018:

Telus Agency Summit 2018

Topic: Put Your Health in Your Own Hands

March 2018: 

TEDxStanleyPark 2018

Topic: Put your health in your own hands

February 2018:

Quality Forum 2018

Topic: Workshop participation: Activating patients to improve care



Previous Conferences and Events

October 2017: 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada National Conference

 Keynote Speaker, Topic: The Power of the Volunteer

June 2017: 

Department of California Health Services

Key speaker, Topic: Empowered patients

May 2017: 

Vancouver Health Care Professional’s Symposium, Royal Columbian Hospital, Vancouver

Topic: Personal Story

April 2017: 

Medicine X – Stanford University, USA.

Topic: Patient and health care professional collaborations – shaping the future

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBx-HMYV4Qw&list=PL5sJU6QTvAeG_JAmMBdOtyUj1Phu3hwtp&index=2

July 2016: 

American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) National Patient & Family Conference Chicago 2016

Keynote Speaker, Topic: Stepping Forward: Embracing Life after a Brain Tumor Diagnosis