Keynote Descriptions

Never Give up on Happiness

In this inspirational speech, Carole shares her journey back to happiness after brain injury and offers insights for professionals and survivors.

Venues Given:  Maine Brain Injury Conference (2009), Maine Occupational Therapy Conference (2010), New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland (2012), Fort Kent High School (2013), Center for Integrated Neuro Rehab in Caribou, ME (2013), Mount Holyoke College (2014), Community Bridges Survivor/Family Conference in Concord, NH (2015), Maine Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference (2015)

To watch Carole deliver Never Give up on Happiness at the Community Bridges Survivor/Family Conference in Concord, New Hampshire, please click here.  More videos can be found on the Brain Injury Voices website.

Weasilience: Handling Life's Wild Moments

In this humorous and inspirational speech on developing resilience after adversity, Carole weaves together the true story of catching a weasel in her house, her own brain injury journey and resilience research.   

 Venues Given:  Maine Brain Injury Conference (2015), RiverRidge Brain Injury Center in Kennebunk, ME (2016), Maryland Brain Injury Association Conference (2017), Vermont Brain Injury Association Conference (2017)

To watch Carole deliver Weasilience: Handling Life's WIld Moments at the Maine Brain Injury Conference, please click here.  More videos can be found on the Brain Injury Voices website.


To Root & To Rise: Accepting Brain Injury

In this interactive speech about accepting a changed new life, Carole draws from the essays and workbook exercises in her book.

Evaluation Comments

"One of the best keynotes I have been to", "

She's a very dynamic speaker"

“Excellent and inspiring"

"Very emotionally moving"

 “Powerful"

"She touched my world in ways I wouldn't have anticipated before today",

"Word for word—amazing speech"

"Best brain injury speech I have ever heard!"