Speaking and Events

Speaking and Events

Upcoming Events

July 23-25, 2021 – SENG Annual Conference of gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional community! Packed with keynote presentations and LIVE breakout sessions

Sept 16, 2021 – Live ADDitude Webinar – Social Confidence: How to Help Students with ADHD Re-Acclimate to In-Person School & Friends

Nov 4-6, 2021 – 2021 International Conference on ADHD

Past Events

May 8, 2021 – Choose Love 2.0 Conference in Hawaii. – I will be leading two breakout sessions.

May 26, 2021 – Choose Love BookClub – Choose Love Book Club will feature me and Why Will No One Play with Me?

Women’s ADHD Palooza March 8-13, 2021 Online. Free. I am delighted to be one of the experts and YES, ADHD affects women differently. Learn how to empower yourself. Register.

FREE CHADD Webinar – ADHD, Executive Function and the Art of Getting Kids to Listen April 28, 2021 7pm. Many parents feel that their child is purposely not listening to them. Are they are getting a payoff for being stubborn or selfish? This is a very common thought, albeit, a possible misconception. Register

Ask Caroline to Speak

Looking for a charismatic speaker with expertise on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Social Skills development for children and adults? Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, is the author of Why Will No One Play With Me? a playbook for coaching children on how to build valuable social emotional skills.  Caroline has been sought out by organizations across the globe.

To request Caroline as a speaker for your event, please fill in the contact form below or contact the Outspoken Agency at info@outspokenagency.com or call at 1-646-863-4000.

Sample Topics

How to Help Your Child or Teen Socialize in an Unprecedented Era

In this presentation, Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., will discuss the potential long-term effects of the pandemic on children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

Social, emotional and behavioral skills are more important, and more difficult, than ever due to school closures, social distancing, schools reopening (but looking different), the slower pace of learning, and the probability of more school closures in future.  Helping children manage their own behaviors and emotions, build healthy relationships and make good decisions will be detailed in this presentation.

Connection Matters: Building Social Skills during Challenging Times

This online program is geared to parents of middle school through high school students who have learning differences, special needs and/or anxiety.

Social and emotional learning or SEL is more important, and more difficult, than ever due to the pandemic. Helping children manage their own behaviors and emotions, build relationships  and make good decisions will be detailed in this presentation.

Older children have a different experience of school closure, social distancing, school reopening (but looking different), the slower pace of learning, and the probability of more school closures in future. Caroline will provide scripts to follow when talking to tweens and teens about difficult issues. Coping with feelings and resolving conflict is a top priority now as we experience anxiety from the pandemic.

Coaching Social Skills: Parents and Teachers with a Game Plan

In this presentation, Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., PCC, will discuss the potential long-term effects of the pandemic on a younger children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. She will introduce the tools and demonstrate the coaching process parents need to become their child’s social skills coach based on her groundbreaking book and training curriculum, Why Will No One Play with Me?

Adjusting to change is always difficult, and there is a real worry that young people with learning differences, whose education and social development have been disrupted, might be some of the worst affected by the pandemic. With her renowned expertise, you’ll explore the practical and emotional challenges facing children, discover learning through play and stress management strategies, the importance of SEL in a crisis, managing remote learning fatigue, adult wellbeing, and age-sensitive SEL knowledge and activities all being included.

Playing Well with Others at College and Beyond

To succeed at the college level, students need social skills to “play well with others.” Watch Caroline Maguire discuss the tools to support a college-bound student who struggles to manage dynamic social interactions in the video below.

VIDEO: HOW TO READ THE ROOM

Live online webinars and trainings are excellent vehicles for all types of audiences.

How to Read the Room

Teaching Social Skills

WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME? TEACHING COACHABLE SOCIAL SKILLS

“Why Will No One Play with Me?” — a question every parent fears having to answer, yet one that has become more prevalent with each generation. Whether you are the parent of a child with learning differences, social integration issues, one that is a victim of bullying or even the parent of a child navigating the seemingly simple process of growing up, there has never been a greater need for a go-to resource that provides parents with the tools to help their children navigate the challenges of social interactions. In this talk, Caroline introduces audiences to the tools they need to become their child’s (or student’s) social skills coach.

LEARNING TO WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES: A TECHNIQUE-BASED GUIDE TO HELPING THOSE WITH ADHD NAVIGATE THEIR WORLD

Let’s face it – it’s frustrating when you witness others, especially your own children, doing and saying things that can make them seem rude or insensitive. In this guided talk, Caroline will present techniques proven to help those diagnosed with ADHD to learn how to recognize other people’s point of view (perspective taking), gain greater social self-awareness, change the messages they telegraph to other people, self-evaluate their behavior, and adapt their behavior depending on the unspoken rules, context, people and situation, in order to develop and improve their perspective taking skills.

A-PLUS FUNCTION, B-MINUS FIT: THE BRAIN SCIENCE BEHIND SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE CULTURE

You keep hiring individuals who excel at the technical aspects of their job, but inevitably leave after twelve to eighteen months, taking productivity out the door. Want to know why? Culture fit! 81% of people are fired over soft skills such as emotional intelligence, coachability, social skills and temperament. Emotionally intelligent people outperform employees without soft skills 70% of the time. Retention is costly, and it is crucial that technical contributors succeed. Caroline Maguire reveals the brain-based reasons why and what you can do about it. In this talk, Caroline introduces the four “Archetypes of Awkwardness” and explains how managers should approach each individual differently.

5 SOLUTION TO COMMON ADHD SOCIAL STRUGGLES

Many children with ADHD struggle to make and keep friends. Learn how to address 5 common ADHD social struggles including: making friends, losing friends quickly, carrying on reciprocal conversations, overreacting to problems and following through. Participants will come to understand the relationship between executive function weaknesses and common ADHD behaviors that lead to children’s social struggles.

TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ THE ROOM: GOING FROM TUNED OUT TO CLUED IN

Teach your child to read the room! Often children with ADHD seem to miss important signals that someone is annoyed with them, or that they are not fitting in with the current situation. These children must adapt their behavior, and in essence, read the room. This one-of-a-kind workshop will be a hands-on experience. Parents will learn how to teach their child or teenager with ADHD to read the room and to interpret social cues in an effort to create socially expected and appealing behaviors.

HELP! MY CHILD ONLY HAS VIRTUAL FRIENDS. LEARN HOW TO GO FROM CAJOLING TO COLLABORATION AND HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP TRUE FRIENDSHIPS

Navigating teen friendships has drastically changed in the era of cell phones, social media and advanced gaming options. Parents worry their child is cloistered in the basement on their devices, hanging out with their virtual online friends too much. And they have a right to worry. It is a very common struggle among some teens with ADHD who would rather “socialize” behind the privacy of a screen. This workshop will help participants understand why many teenagers prefer virtual friends and use the virtual world as an escape.

Contact

For more information or to request Caroline at your next event, contact Caroline using the form below.

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