I am the right speaker for you if you would like you pupils, staff or parents to:
Learn effective mind-set tools and strategies to reduce stress and increase confidence, self-esteem and maximise potential
Know how to maintain or improve mental health, emotional resilience, & well-being
Discover their unique personality strengths and how to make the most of them e.g. for test / exam confidence
Understand the root-cause of bullying, abusive or sexualised language or behaviour and know how to deal with it, avoid or reduce it.
Know what positive communication and a healthy relationship looks, feels and sounds like.
(**The content of these sessions adhere to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Ofsted guidelines for provision of social, mental and emotional well-being education)
The students were very engaged, they gained much personal insight into their emotions, behaviour and the way they relate to others, I had my eyes opened as well!
- Carol Carlson, Head Teacher, Ralston School, Alberta, Canada.1/16
Cat was a pleasure to have as an instructor. She is organised and professional. The reviews from seminar participants were among the best we have ever received.
- Sharon Hurlbert, Course Manager, Medicine Hat College, Alberta, Canada.2/16
It was such a tremendous gift of yourself that you gave us today. We all really enjoyed the session and I think everybody got a lot out of it. I thought your delivery was very clever and I really look forward to reading your book.
- Catherine Wantling, Teacher3/16
"Cat was well-prepared, knowledgeable and dynamic. I would not hesitate to recommend her"
Kate Caryl, Wakefield Independent School, Head Teacher 4/16
The varied nature of Cat's presentation ensured that there was something for everyone to take away"
Reuban Strain, Stonyhurst College, Head of House5/16
"Cat was witty, original and captivating"
Lloyd Charman,Haberdashers Boys School6/16
"All the feedback was positive across the board... you continued to feed us with more and more interesting concepts. Sincerely, thank you.
Marie Tuohy, Head Teacher St Vincent's Barnet7/16
"The event went very well and everyone was impressed with Cat"
Steve Carter, Chair, Redbridge Education Partnership8/16
"I thought she should have a standing ovation, the assembly made me think and made my light shine brighter"
Year 6 pupil, Farndon Primary School9/16
"I've used every technique that Cat has shared with me and each one has helped me in a positive way. I handle problems now in a way that I never thought I would"
Libby, Year 8 pupil, Darland High School10/16
"Cat gave a passionate speech to all year groups. It was relevant, engaging and varied... I would highly recommend her"
"Many thanks Cat, I've had alot of positive feedback from teachers and pupils"
Dominic Grieg, George Watson's College, Edinburgh12/16
"The students were engaged and gained much insight into their emotions, behaviour and the way they relate to others. We'll be booking Cat again."
Bridey Dyer, Headington School, Oxford13/16
"Cat Williams is a passionate speaker, genuinely concerned about the emotional well-being of young people today. Catch her if you can!"
Dr J Grundy, Headmaster, Birkenhead School14/16
"Cat's session was engaging, inspiring and uplifting. Cat was organised, sharing materials in advance and adapting to our needs"
Hannah Perkins, Student Futures, Careers & Employability University of Chester15/16
"Thank you Cat, you were amazing and the children really benefitted from your wisdom, you will have transformed lives today"
Sue Frencham, Head Teacher, Ruthin School16/16
Bishop Heber School, Malpas
Skinners Academy, Kent
Headington School, Oxford
Darland High School, Rossett
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe
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Cat is a TEDx and award-winning speaker as well as a Rapid Transformational® Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Author, Relationship Therapist and Strengths Psychology coach specialising in children and young people.
Each presentation or workshop is tailor-made and will include as much as possible of the following: real-life scenarios, storytelling, practical strategies, exercises, props, metaphors, visual aids, hand-outs, active games, educational drama, audience participation and discussion. Questions are welcomed and encouraged throughout.
I build my presentations around 4 main topics:
1)Strengths Psychology & Mind-Set – knowing what energises us and discovering our innate personality strengths has a proven impact on self-esteem, motivation and self-confidence.
This presentation also teaches how to use the power of our minds to get what we want, in particular to feel calmer, happier and mo confident.
2)The Resilience Hot Air Balloon – the metaphor of a hot air balloon guides us through 9 steps to minimising stress and maximise self-awareness& resilience. The flame, basket, strings, ropes and balloon itself represent effective and positive coping strategies formental health & well-being.
3) Anti-bullying & anti-abuse – this presentation explains what healthy happy friendships and relationships look and feel like as well as what can cause us to behave negatively or in ways we might regret. Also covered is how we can recognise what’s okay and not okay and what to do about it.
4) ‘FIERY situations’ – this presentation teaches the 5 aspects of healthy relationships and communication, how to bring out the best in ourselves and each other and how to deal with difficult situations or challenging conversations.
Cat was recorded for ‘Head Talks’, a nationwide project which interviews celebrities and experts about mental health. See her in action here.
Click here to view her TEDx talk on emotional resilience and her unique ‘Toilet Seat Therapy’ approach.