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.

Introduction to Blue Sky Visioning (Webinar)

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 am to 12:00 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.

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

Friday, May 20, 2022

ICF Chicago (International Coaching Federation, Chicago Chapter) at Lewis University: 1st Annual Coaching Conference. For more information, contact ICF Chicago.

Seeking Meaning in the Wilderness (Hybrid Event – Friday Night Service Remarks)

Friday, June 3, 2022

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

Mindfulness for Your Life and Leadership Toolbox (Webinar)

Monday, June 6, 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, June 8, 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. NO FEE. To attend or for more information, contact Ilene.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CT

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

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
  • 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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