FREE Initial 30 Minute Conversation/Consultation
If you’d like to find out more about the services I offer and the ways in which we could work together, let’s talk! Contact me and together we’ll set up a time to chat — by phone, video conference, or in person.
My most popular service is a focused, one-on-one conversation. My approach is based on the belief that there is an expert within us that simply needs the right conditions to be activated. Can take place via video conference or in person. Note, my sessions with children are typically 30 minutes in duration.
Session for Parents
Many people have found benefit in consulting with me about parenting issues. For parents of my clients, it’s important to recognize that this is not an invitation to talk to you about my sessions with your children. Can take place via video conference or in person.
Core Gift Discovery Interview
Discover your Core Gift and create your unique Core Gift Statement, detailing your primary life purpose. I’m a trained Master Facilitator in the Core Gift Discovery process. This process takes approximately two hours and involves answering a series of questions. Can take place via video conference or in person.
Online Classes for Youth
I offer several online classes each week for children using a platform called Outschool that matches teachers with students. My focus is on helping students feel respected, appreciated, and cared for, with classes focusing on kindness, leadership, literature, and social skills. Learn more.
Speaking, Workshop, or Class
I have decades of experience facilitating groups, both large & small, across a vast age range. I focus on topics related to kindness, positivity, and wonder, as well as parenting issues and how to build nurturing communities. Some examples:
- Introductory Kindness Workshop
Held over two 60-minute sessions, scheduled approximately a week apart, I will help participants identify the kindnesses that already exist in their lives. In the first session, we’ll engage in dialogue and I’ll “assign” a kindness task for participants to complete in advance of the second. In the second session, I will help them contextualize how they completed their tasks. The sessions work in tandem so it’s intended for people to attend both.
- Cultivating Awe Workshop
Research shows that cultivating awe and wonder in one’s life not only feels good, doing so has a direct positive benefit on health and life expectancy. In this workshop and talk, I guide participants in learning simple ways to be awed by life and, as a byproduct, to improve their health. I’ll provide opportunities to appreciate what may at first seem like ordinary things, things people are taking for granted. I’ll explain ways to counteract our natural “negativity bias” while feeling part of something larger than ourselves. Cultivating awe opens us to the wonders taking place around us all the time, thereby triggering a wider awareness of positive events. Participants exit this workshop feeling purposeful, connected, and engaged.
- Joyful Parent, Joyful Child Workshop (for Parents)
How do we raise children in a way that helps them maintain their inherent curiosity and intuition, giving them the time to hone it with the wisdom that comes from life experience? How do we maintain the joy of parenthood, recognizing the beauty of everyday parenting? In this 90 minute interactive workshop, I help parents answer these questions and more.
Let’s create a personalized wedding ceremony based on the values you hold most dear. This service includes at least two hour-long dialogues in advance of your wedding to help me get to know you and your wedding wishes, as well as participating in the wedding rehearsal and, of course, the ceremony itself.
Note, I’m happy to provide services in addition to those listed above. As an experienced educator, I’ve mentored teachers, consulted with schools, worked as a mediator, and have experience with restorative justice principles. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to explore other ways in which we could work together.
To honor my life’s values and goals, I use a flexible payment structure to make my services as accessible as possible. My standard rate is $125/hour. However, I offer reductions to individuals and nonprofit groups who demonstrate financial need. Pro bono work is decided on a case-by-case basis. Corporate rates are negotiable based on the type and amount of work required.
Whatever your financial situation, let’s talk and find the right approach for you and me.
Andy Smallman, LLC