My Speaking

“Your speaking style reminds of Brene Brown!”
– Elisha Goldstein, PhD, Author of Uncovering Happiness

“On behalf of the entire PTO, thank you for the talk you delivered on Thursday evening. The audience enjoyed every moment, as evidenced by their knowing laughter and rapt attention. The indispensable ingredient was you!”
– Kerry Prasad, PTO President

“Carla is witty, entertaining, and knows her stuff. She was very well received by the large audience, at the end of a long day. She kept the talk moving with her knowledge from the field and great sense of humor.”
– Attendee, “Sleep: Everything Social Workers Need to Know.”

I have delivered keynote addresses and invited lectures at a variety of local, statewide, and national conferences, grand rounds, retreat centers and online events. I’ve spoken at a number of companies and organizations, including Google (on 3 separate occasions!), Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the National Association of Social Workers.

I co-lead yearly mindful mothering retreats at the Copper Beech Institute, and was the keynote at the 2014 Inspired Family Conference. I have spoken about my books as part of the Jewish Book Council‘s 2014 and 2016 tours. I am frequently invited to speak at corporate lunches, academic conferences, church & synagogue events, and PTO/PTA evening lectures.

Here is a partial list of the talks I have given. They can be tailored to your needs and preferences, and they all work well as keynote addresses, round-table discussions, or interactive workshops.

Starting a Mindfulness Practice: Simple Steps for an Easier, Happier Life
Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters
Ready, Set, Breathe: Teaching Mindfulness to Your School-Aged Children
Sleep for Real Life: Workable Solutions for Busy People
Breathe, Notice, & Reconnect: Mindfulness for Clinical Social Workers

If you’d like to hear some examples of my speaking style, here is a sampling of the podcasts I have recently recorded about mindful parenting:

Please email me at for more information.


Upcoming Events

I’m not booking any speaking engagements this summer, but I am currently accepting speaking invitations for fall and winter 2017.

Date Time Event
3/30/2017 9:30 AM Mindful Parenting Discussion for Gateways
Newton, MA
3/31-4/2 Mindfulness and Yoga Retreat for Mothers with Hunter Clarke-Fields
Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT
4/3/2017  7:00 PM Newton Mother’s Forum
Newton, MA
4/4/2017  6:00 PM Screenagers Discussion at Temple Ohabei Shalom
Brookline, MA
5/4/2017  7:15 PM Salon Conversations for Clinicians: The Myths & Realities of Parenting
Strong Roots Counseling, Watertown, MA