The blend of Margaret‘s lighthearted outlook, deep spiritual understandings, and musical talents, along with her professional organizational training background, culminate in a wide variety of captivating presentations. Whether you encounter Margaret in a sanctuary, a playground or a conference room, you won’t forget her powerful stories, sweet voice and gentle spirit.
Public Speaking Public Speaking
Margaret is a master storyteller and humorist who speaks at, civic gatherings, business conferences, community and professional associations. She has delivered presentations for the
From topics like Coping with Change to the Neuroscience of Communication, Margaret will create an experience for your audience that is engaging and thought-provoking.
Guest Speaker at Your House of Worship Guest speaker at your House of Worship
Margaret speaks at communities of faith of all kinds. She has provided sermons and musical performances for numerous churches throughout the country.
Spiritual Direction Spiritual Direction
Margaret offers one-on-one spiritual direction for those who want to take the next steps on their journey of growth and learning. Spiritual direction comes from the ancient Celtic tradition of anam cara, in which an older trusted friend provided safe space for the open expression of hopes and fears, along with gentle, patient guidance and wisdom.
Weddings and Other Rituals Weddings and Other Rituals
Margaret is a commissioned minister in the Disciples of Christ tradition with full ministerial credentials to perform weddings. She is available to provide pre-marital counseling, which includes use of the Myers-Briggs personality assessment. She has also designed and conducted numerous other types of rituals to mark the milestones of life, including birthday and anniversary blessings, memorial services, house blessings and rites of passage.
Organizational Transformation Organizational Transformation
As an organizational development coach by profession, Margaret works with both corporate and non-profit organizations to help envision and implement change. Services include strategic planning, conflict resolution, leadership coaching and program design and facilitation. Clients include a diverse range from small businesses to the divisions of Fortune 500 companies, including:
Clearness Committee Discernment Process The Clearness Committee Discernment Process
Are you faced with an important life decision? What you need is not advice, but a safe space to hear what your own soul is saying—your own inner wisdom. The Clearness Committee is a process originally created by the Quakers to help young people practice discernment in choosing a life partner. Parker Palmer modified the instructions slightly to create a gentle but powerful process that can help you get clear about nearly anything. People for whom Margaret has facilitated a Clearness Committee have started their own businesses, gotten clarity about their next career step and sorted through a host of other issues.
Margaret has earned the Certificate of Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary (2015)
There are two different kinds of cells in a tree —
those that grow towards the light and those that grow away from the light. Those that grow towards the light become branches and leaves and fruit and flowers. Those that are predisposed to grow away from the light become roots. The places I have found God in my life have helped me grow towards the light. And the times where all seemed dark and I could not find God—well, those experiences have helped me to grow deep roots.
Contact Margaret to discuss having her speak for your event.