Psychotherapist Elliott Connie has never made it a secret that he suffered from childhood trauma, growing up in a home filled with anger, violence and emotional and physical abuse. It left him scarred, feeling hopeless and, consequently, suicidal.
Battling My Past Traumas
Racism in Academia
On Racial Justice
The Power of Mindset
How can you keep your team motivated, energized, inspired and consistently hitting their goals? In this talk, Psychotherapist Elliott Connie will show you how to get these results and unlock each employee’s greatest potential. It starts with a change in mindset and throwing out the old ways of leadership for new—where even though you still have to make those tough decisions, you lead with kindness instead of cruelty. It’s letting your team know you believe in them, making the most of their skills and traits and focusing on opportunities instead of failures. If you want a team that’s happy, productive, creative and loyal, this talk is for you.
Why Leaders Need to Prioritize Mental Health at Work
When it comes to the workplace, the subject of mental health has almost always been taboo—until now. Today, companies are recognizing just how detrimental anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation are for their staff’s well-being and how they need to play a part in helping their team members heal. In this keynote, Psychotherapist Elliott Connie discusses the benefits of mental health awareness, recognizing the signs of someone who is suffering and how to bring out the best in your staff.
Overcoming Childhood Trauma Using Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Psychotherapist Elliott Connie had a front-row seat when it came to having a rough childhood filled with trauma. While growing up, he experienced lots of anger, violence and physical and emotional abuse and was suicidal. And yet, he overcame it and became one of his industry’s leading voices and a highly successful business owner. In this powerful presentation, Connie shares his personal story, the power and dynamic nature of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and its efficacy on people who have experienced trauma. He also addresses the neuroscience of managing trauma, provides a step-by-step process to help overcome it and show you how to take power from your childhood trauma story.
Overcoming Racism in Your Career & Life
As a Black man growing up in America, Psychotherapist Elliott Connie knew what it was like to be discriminated against. But he truly believed that once he entered college and started his career, racism would no longer be an issue. Heartbreakingly, he was wrong. It’s something that all people of color or anyone who is “different” has to deal with throughout their lives—no matter how successful. In this powerful presentation, Connie shares his personal experience of racism in academia and the workplace and how he overcame it and achieved his dreams. It’s something you can do, too, he says. He’ll share how to respond when you are in the presence of racist actions and how not to let these actions impact your life. You can be successful—no matter who you are, who you love or what you look like—and Connie is going to help you get started.
Helping Students With Mental Health Disorders
The number of students with mental health disorders has been on the rise for the last several years and the pandemic has made it even worse. In fact, studies have shown that one in five kids are experiencing issues. So as an educator, what can you do? In this workshop, Psychotherapist Elliott Connie will teach you how to spot the signs of childhood stress, anxiety, depression or bullying and the steps you need to take to help these vulnerable students live their best lives and succeed.