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Sample Speaking Topics
Corporate Organizations Colleges & Universities
Success without burnout: How to keep high-performers engaged Scholarship at the Margins: Promoting excellence in underrepresented minority students
Work and Life: Addressing external factors that contribute to burnout Be the CEO of Your College Career
From diversity and inclusion to results Self-care and social justice: Tips for longevity and balance
Success without burnout: How to keep high-performers engaged
76% of experienced workers reported burnout in their current work position according to a Monster.com survey. Millennial workers were even more likely to report burnout (86%). Your organization has the opportunity to stand out from its competitors by rising to meet the unique needs of high performers and future leaders, as outlined in this talk.
Work and life: Addressing external factors that contribute to burnout
Today’s workforce is dealing with the pressure to deliver increased profits and results in a shorter timeframe with fewer labor resources. A plethora of talks on burnout address these contributing factors, but neglect how forces outside of the workforce such as parenting and elder care responsibilities, economic stressors, and discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, or religion can compromise the well-being and productivity of workers.
From diversity and inclusion to results
Industries with tremendous growth potential are witnessing the loss of diverse talent due to hostile work environments. While many are responding proactively and reactively by establishing positions to address diversity and inclusion, this talk examines what start up companies and others are doing correctly to foster healthy work environments that lead to business results.
Colleges & Universities
Scholarship at the Margins: Promoting excellence in underrepresented minority students
In order to increase the diversity of the professional workforce, it is essential to focus on the educational pipeline, inclusive of K-12, undergraduate, and graduate school education. We must ensure that students are exposed to the resources, supportive mentorship, opportunities, and skills that help to foster academic and professional development. At the same time, it is important to address their coexistence in two worlds: the community from which they come, and the world they seek to enter, both with their own unique rules for navigation and survival. This talk addresses self-care, discipline, accountability, delayed gratification, and other tools to help students reach their professional goals.
Be the CEO of your college career
This talk is geared towards high school students and college freshmen. It addresses the factors that are within their control to achieve success in their academic and professional pursuits. Students are given a sense of autonomy and responsibility in managing their academic workloads, their relationships with their parents, and their current and future roles in the larger community. The goal of this talk is to help students define and navigate their purpose.
Self-care and social justice: Tips for longevity and balance
The pursuit of social justice is paramount and essential in today’s society. However, for those who are impacted by social injustice on a daily basis, as well as those who are engaged in the march towards social justice, this can take a toll on emotional and physical well-being. To ensure longevity, self-care is essential. This talk explores tips to avoid burnout, and can be adapted to the needs of non-profits as well as colleges and universities.
What You Can Expect
1. I will work closely with your event organizers to deliver an experience based on your objectives and needs.
2. From the time we connect, you can expect a quick turnaround on emails and requests.
3. I am deeply invested in your success, and will operate with a high level of professionalism and integrity.
4. I will ensure your talk is current and cutting edge, and present information in a way that is easy for your audience to grasp and apply immediately.
Dr. Jackson has experience working with corporations, women’s conferences, universities (undergraduate and graduate student programming), churches, and non-profit organizations. Hear what others have to say:
Portia was a dynamic asset to our panel of speakers for the G3 conference. She easily engaged the group of 65 women and people were moved and motivated by her message. She has a natural approach to speaking and I would definitely recommend her for any speaker engagement, facilitation or coaching. Her energy is contagious and perspective and experience is invaluable !
Thank you so much for sharing your life struggles and triumphs with us at the National Black Women’s Life Balance & Wellness Conference. We appreciated your vulnerability as you moved us through traditional definitions of balance to your own life struggles and ways to ensure personal wellness in our own lives. Thank you especially for tying in the discussion and sharing exercises very explicitly tied to our theme for this year. We appreciate you connecting with the audience and sharing how you’ve worked to prioritize your own health. We will definitely remember your talk for years to come!
Thanks, again, Dr. Jackson, for your phenomenal keynote presentation during our Celebration of Achievement! Your authentic delivery in sharing real life college experiences, coupled with your effervescent, approachable manner, readily captured the hearts and minds of our Scholars and parents! I really loved the way you were able to weave the basic tenets of your personal coaching philosophy into the conversation to help our Scholars realize the importance of “Soaring Beyond the Stars” in their personal and professional lives!
Thank you for facilitating and sharing your gift with each of us during the Vision Board/Life Map session. I was expecting a positive experience with a group of forward thinkers but was beyond amazed with your approach and ability to engage and guide participants through what I found to be an incredible journey of discovery. I wish you much continued success as you move forward with your endeavors. I strongly encourage and support any organization considering having you facilitate a workshop or lead an initiative. Your experience and knowledge will prove valuable to all you encounter.
Thank you Portia soooooo much for doing the Vision Board workshop. I have been wanting to do one forever and never “had time”. I’m the type of person who wants to do a million things but never successfully finishes one. The vision board really helped me focus and isolate the ideas that had been swirling around in my head. I’ve worked on it more and added more personal touches but it’s by no means done. It also sits next to my bed so it’s the first thing I see in the morning. THANK YOU THANK YOU for taking time out of your busy schedule. It is greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks so much for a revealing and inspiring session! I was pleased to walk away with greater insight than I expected. I have a lot more thinking to do about how I’d like to continue my personal growth – relationships, finance, health – and I look forward to growing through it all.
Thank you again for such an incredible workshop session. I felt truly invigorated and empowered. Truly soul food to hear you talk!
Thank you for leading an amazing workshop that allowed us to discover and re-discover our ideas and dreams in a comfortable and supportive environment.