I'm passionate about empowering individuals to achieve emotional wellness, reach their full potential, and live fulfilling lives. I'm a Master's level Certified Christian Counselor and Mental Health Professional with over a decade of experience in human services. I speak on topics related to mental health and disabilities: from depression, anxiety, and self-care to inclusion and life after a stroke. I enjoy supporting caregivers, especially parents of children with diverse needs. I also share my own stories of pain to a purpose, from stumbling blocks to stepping stones. My personal and professional experiences make me a qualified motivational speaker to a variety of audiences.
This was a great topic for myself and it reminds me I am not alone in trying to balance my business, kids, home duties and life in general.
I attended Chou’s presentation, “Beyond Diagnosis” at the 2017 Community Support Program Conference in Harrisburg, PA. I had heard her speak at previous conferences and eagerly looked forward to hearing her speak again! I wasn’t the only one - the room was packed and I’m glad I managed to find a seat! Her warm smile and engaging personality instantly made the audience feel comfortable. She expertly combined her personal experiences with professional knowledge. She encouraged audience participation and answered questions from the audience without hesitation. Chou was well prepared and had handouts for us to take home.
She is not only knowledgeable, but also compassionate & caring. I've been to several of her events and have always come away with new knowledge.
Response from Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC:
Chou explains her subject thoroughly and makes you feel more at ease by including stories of her own life. I enjoyed learning from her.
Response from Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC:
Price Range: $500 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
Languages: English, French
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Professional Liability insurance for Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC covering counseling, consulting, and public speaking
What to Expect
My interactive presentations are best described as “hands-on workshops” in which participants not only learn more about self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength but also create a personalized action plan to help them achieve emotional and spiritual wellness. I empower the audience to embrace grace and hope regardless of their current situation. People leave with more confidence to face life's challenges. They often start seeing themselves as the beautiful and strong individuals they truly are.
Some of my workshops topics include:
Your 5 steps to Achieving emotional wellness
Turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones
Thrive, Single Mama!
Beat the winter blues
Beyond diagnoses: Living fulfilling lives in spite of our challenges
Worry be gone!
The power of self-compassion
Parenting solo no more
Supporting the whole family
Making self-care a reality: effective strategies for caregivers
Faith as a mental health recovery tool
Living life after a stroke
The emotions that keep us in bondage
Chou Hallegra is the Founder of Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC is a Board Certified Christian Counselor, a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapist, a Certified Person-Centered Thinking Trainer, and a Certified Supports Broker.
She has over a decade of experience working in human services, providing counseling, case management, and job coaching to individuals affected by mental health challenges, intellectual and developmental differences, addictions, homelessness, and single parenting.
Chou completed a Master's of Arts degree in Human Services at Liberty University and an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling at Light University. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling from Utah State University. Chou completed additional trauma-related training including Trauma-Focused Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for Traumatized Children.
Having personally experienced some debilitating and chronic health conditions, Chou is passionate about helping others achieve emotional wellness and reach their full potential so they can enjoy fulfilling lives. As a parent of children with complex needs, she understands first-hand the challenges of caregiving and loves to support families of people with disabilities and/or special healthcare needs.
Chou is involved with many advocacy organizations and enjoys serving her community. She is bilingual in French and English and embraces diversity.
Additional Booking Notes
I can bring my laptop and projector to events, and even a table to set it up if needed.
Will discuss equipment before confirming speaking engagement. I can always bring my own equipment.
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