What you will learn:

Who is Family? What makes a Family? Join Monica as she shares her stories, struggles, and lessons learned from both creating family and becoming and being a parent to three very different kids (now mostly adults) in the context of an inter-racial, lesbian relationship. You will hear about her sensitive and creative cisgender, hetero son, her fabulously queer and brilliant  trans child, and her loving, capable, and stubborn cisgender, bi daughter.

Society continually changes and the concept of family changes with it. Monica will take you on a brief journey through the evolution and expansion of Family. Based on the idea that all humans are hardwired for social connection--it is a biological need and our strongest desire--Monica will challenge you think about your own family connections and invite a robust discussion around ways we can all expand and strengthen our family ties. As always, Monica's focus is on healthy relationships; in this case offering ways to enhance our capacities to respond to the ever-changing dynamics of human relationships.

About the instructor:

Monica D. Livingston is an educator, business owner, speaker, and accomplished athlete. She was a record-breaking basketball star in high school and college and is an experienced athletic director and winning coach. Ms. Livingston was an all-star running back, offensive MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee due to her stellar contributions on and off the field for the DC Divas, a professional women’s tackle football team. She continues to support women in sports as the Chief Revenue Officer for the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC).

Aside from enthusiastically joining the Electives team as a corporate educator, Ms. Livingston currently lends her expertise and talents to Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), The Center for Teacher Effectiveness, and The Maryland Business Roundtable on Education. She travels the country (virtually at the moment) as a highly sought-after motivational speaker. Additionally, Monica serves as host of her own internationally broadcast podcast and is a highly sought-after guest. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people while presenting for national organizations such as the NBA, NFL, MLB, FedEx, YMCA, and National Institutes of Health and international groups from Russia, Ghana, and Zambia.

Monica uses humor to educate, engage, and inspire and has twice been named winner of Comcast SportsNet “Funniest Sports Celebrity in Washington.” She has been an integral part of developing and disseminating PCA’s Sports Can Battle Racism and volunteers her time as a panel expert on a range of issues from equity in athletics to women in business to race in society.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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