Keynote Descriptions

Weasilience: Handling Life's Wild Moments

In this humorous and inspirational speech, Carole shares numerous strategies for developing resilience after adversity.  She 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), New Hampshire Brain Injury Association Conference (2018), Head Injury Community Services Survivor/Family Conference in Dorchester, MA (2018), North Dakota Brain Injury Network Conference (2019), Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association Conference (2019)

Never Give up on Happiness

In this inspirational keynote, 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)

Keynote Evaluation Comments

”One of the best keynotes I have been to"

"She's a very dynamic speaker"

“Excellent and inspiring"

"Very emotionally moving"


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

“A very engaging speaker”

"Word for word—amazing speech"

“Funny, honest, poignant”

"Best brain injury speech I have ever heard!”

Weasilence: Handling Life’s Wild Moments

2017 Vermont Brain Injury Association Conference

Never Give up on Happiness

2015 Community Bridges Survivor/Family Conference

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