Speaking

Upcoming Speaking Events

Monthly Discussion Series – Flourishing at Midlife & Beyond: Invigorating Resilience & Wellbeing in a “Post-Pandemic” World with Dr. Ilene Berns-Zare (Webinar)

First Wednesday Monthly at 10:00 am CT

Congregation Beth Am, Buffalo Grove, IL. Call (847) 383-5017 for more information.

Yes I Can! 10 Powerful Strategies to Empower Yourself from the Inside Out  (Webinar)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:00 am to 11:15 am CT

 Wheeling Township, Arlington Heights, IL. NO FEE. For more information, call (847) 259-7730 or email [email protected].

Introduction to Blue Sky Visioning (Webinar)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT

What would you like your life to be? How will you get there? Blue sky visioning is a powerful, positive and inspiring way to reflect on what matters most to you and redesign the direction for your life. This introduction offers ideas to begin this process to designing a 5-year life vision that is larger than you may have ever done before. Information about a future 8-week Blue Sky Visioning course will be provided. National Teleconference. Fee – $ 50.00. To attend or for more information, contact Ilene.

Hitting Your Stride at Midlife and Beyond with Meaning, Resilience, and Well-Being (Webinar)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CT

National Teleconference. $50.00 Fee. To attend or for more information, contact Ilene.

Mindfulness for Your Life and Leadership Toolbox (Webinar)

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CT

National Teleconference. Fee – $ 50.00. To attend or for more information, contact Ilene.

Strengthening Resilience and Well-Being During in a Post-Pandemic World (Webinar)

Wednesday, November 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT

All of us are indirectly or directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Resilience doesn’t make our challenges go away, but a resilient mindset can help us learn from our experience, move forward, and live more fully. National Webinar. $50.00 Fee. To attend or for more information, contact Ilene.

Mindfulness Can Help You Coach Clients with Greater Competency (Webinar)

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT

ICF Chicago (International Coaching Federation) – Chicago.

Yes I Can! 10 Powerful Strategies to Empower Yourself from the Inside Out (Webinar)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CT

Women Cantors Network. Private Event.

Training/Speaking for Businesses, Professional Offices, Schools, and Organizations

Ilene can provide trainings, webinars, and in-services for organizations including businesses, offices, schools, parents, public sector agencies, and religious groups on a variety of topics, for example:
Speaking Services - Ilene Berns-Zare at illinois diversity conference 9-2016
  • Seeking Meaning in the Wilderness
  • Mindfulness Can Help You Coach Clients with Greater Competency
  • Happiness: Tips for Flourishing and Fulfillment from the Science of Positive Psychology
  • Strengthening Resilience and Self-Care During Uncertain Times
  • Strengths-Based Solutions for Life, Leadership, and Positive Relationships: Practical Strategies to Jump-Start Your Best Self
  • Practical Mindfulness Strategies for Your Life and Leadership Toolkit
  • Practical Mindfulness Strategies for Your Parenting Toolkit: Helping Kids and Teens Flourish
  • Hitting Your Stride at Midlife and Beyond: Secrets and Tips to Jump-Start Flourishing and Well-Being
  • Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit (based on the book by Rachel Cowan & Linda Thal)
  • Transitions and Retirement: What We Can Learn from Positive Psychology
  • Building Positive Relationships and Communicating Effectively at Work
  • Discover and Lead With Your Strengths
  • Awakening Meaning in Life and Leadership
  • Transitioning Toward Better Work-Life Balance
  • Basic Coaching Strategies to Enhance Your Leadership in Life and Leadership
  • Resilience and Bouncing Back from Life’s Challenges
  • Basic Leadership Skills
  • Navigating the Second Half of Life with Meaning, Resilience, and Wisdom
  • Building Well-Being in Life and Leadership

Past Seminars

  • Yes I Can! 10 Powerful Strategies to Empower Yourself from the Inside Out
  • Flourishing at Midlife and Beyond: Reinvigorating Our Lives During Transitions and Challenges in a Post Pandemic World.
  • Strengthening Your Resilience During This Unprecedented Time: Recharge your life for greater well-being, calm, and empowerment. Wheeling Township, Arlington Heights, IL. (Webinar)
  • 2020 Weekly Webinar Discussion Series – Navigating Uncertain Times: Awakening Resilience and Balance. Congregation Beth Am, Buffalo Grove, IL.
  • Strengthening Your Resilience During Uncertain Times: Build Your Toolkit for Greater Well-Being: AJEC (Adult Jewish Education Co-op) of the Northwest Suburbs (Webinar)
  • Strengthening Resilience and Well-Being During Uncertain Times. (Webinar) Central Synagogue, Chicago, IL.
  • Hitting Your Stride at Midlife and Beyond. Indian Trails Public Library, Wheeling, IL. (Webinar)
  • Practical Mindfulness Strategies for Your Life Toolkit. Wheeling Township, Arlington Heights, IL.
  • Strengths-Focused Parenting: Giving Ourselves and Our Kids Tools to Deal with Difficult Emotions and Challenging Situations. Elementary School in Palatine, IL.
  • Strategies to Re-Energize and Flourish During Life’s Changes and Transitions. Chicago Area University, Chicago, IL.
  • Midlife Series for 50-70 Somethings: Hitting Your Stride as You Navigate the Second Half of Life – Facilitated Educational/Discussion Series (6 sessions). Arlington Heights, IL Senior Center.
  • Strengths-based Solutions for Life, Leadership, and Positive Relationships. Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois, Chicagoland, IL
  • Basic Leadership Skills for Everyone and Every Job. Private Seminar at Chicago Area Business (Speaker for LifeWorks/Ceridian).
  • Practical Mindfulness Strategies for Your Parenting Toolkit: Helping Kids and Teens Flourish. Stevenson High School Community Parents Network.
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