When we talk about mental illness, we remove the stigma that shames people into silence.

I talk to youth and adults about tough topics like mental illness.

Dr. Julie Connor believes conversations can heal the world.  As a TED speaker, educator, and mental health advocate, she helps youth and adults explore tough topics like mental illness, bullying, suicide, and substance abuse.

Julie empowers others with communication skills to strengthen relationships and resolve conflict.  Through her own heroic struggle with major depression and a severe panic disorder that mushroomed into agoraphobia, Dr. Connor inspires audiences throughout the country with tools to transform challenges into opportunities.

Julie Connor excites, motivates, and empowers audiences to:

  • Open conversations with safe boundaries to share stories.
  • Address sensitive subjects with honesty, directness, and compassion. 
  • Discover and practice successful communication and conflict resolution skills that work.
  • Find valuable resources that are available to address specific mental health awareness concerns.
  • Build connections within communities that offer support to those who need them.

Dr. Connor has helped youth and adults, churches and schools, businesses and organizations launch rock-solid programs for more than 30 years.  Julie is the author of an award-winning personal goal-setting book, Dreams to Action Trailblazer’s Guide.  She delivers:

  • Dynamic keynote presentations that inspire and motivate others.
  • Interactive workshops to build collaboration and teamwork.
  • Powerful communication and conflict resolution training.
  • Coaching and training for teachers and leaders; including organization, school, and church boards.

Communication Before Conflict: Alternatives to Violence

It is time to learn communication and conflict resolution skills before someone hurts themselves or others.  Discover and practice tools to engage in healthy dialogue, establish safe boundaries, and resolve conflict in this interactive presentation.