WORKSHOPS — Pinwheel Girls


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Pinwheel Girl Empowerment Experiences

 “Kendra has outstanding presenter talents. She is professional, prepared, organized, confident, engaging, succinct and clear. She is thoughtful in her preparation approach and always encourages dialogue and sharing for attendees. She is a beautiful writer and speaker who puts much thought into her presentations.” ~ Karla Berra, Director of Human Resources, Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Workshop I:  Pinwheels ~ Personal Power Symbols

In this empowerment experience, participants will learn about the multitude of symbolic meanings of the pinwheel and its world-wide presence in people’s lives. We’ll explore how pinwheels are universally recognized as symbols for “turning one’s luck around.”

They are also metaphors for:

  • change
  • movement
  • unseen energy
  • power
  • life
  • hope
  • possibility
  • joy

During the workshop, we’ll take the traditional concept of a vision board–where you create a collage of your dreams, goals, and wishes–and we’ll give it a spin by creating our own colorful, dazzling Pinwheel Power Symbols representing our uniqueness and strength. Participants create unique and personal symbols for themselves as they embark on change and transformation. Creating a pinwheel power symbol is deeply restorative, engaging, contemplative and FUN!

Beautiful pinwheel power symbols reflect health, prosperity, longevity, healing, empowerment, esteem, and more!

Beautiful pinwheel power symbols reflect health, prosperity, longevity, healing, empowerment, esteem, and more!

“I loved making my pinwheel power symbol — the process gave me concentrated time to think about my goals, dreams and wishes — and to put them all together in a unique way so I can keep them close by. Plus, it was fun!” ~ Karen, age 60

Making a pinwheel power symbol is inspiring and FUN!

Making a pinwheel power symbol is inspiring and FUN!

“I’ve made vision boards in the past and enjoyed the process. But what I really liked about the pinwheel power symbol experience is that I got a very aesthetic end-product as a result – something I could nicely display in my home — and still have a handy and constant reminder of my intentions.” ~ Jamie, age 36

Turn your luck around by creating a unique and powerful vision board "with a spin!" Personal pinwheel power symbols are aesthetic, accessible and inspirational reminders of your goals, wishes, dreams, and intentions.

Turn your luck around by creating a unique and powerful vision board "with a spin!" Personal pinwheel power symbols are aesthetic, accessible and inspirational reminders of your goals, wishes, dreams, and intentions.

There is something about being in a room with women engaged in one another, sharing knowledge, learning new words and ideas, energizing one another; it is a beautiful thing.  I cannot express enough how light it feels to be sitting on a cool floor cutting and using markers and glue and creating again. Something so simple, such an elementary act, really lights me up. I enjoyed looking for words, expressions, images and colors that resonated with me and that represented me. Coloring and cutting and watching my beautiful friends create the same symbol for themselves was very moving.  I carried my pinwheel with me all afternoon. The wishes on its wings and the meaning it has to me is bigger than anyone can understand. It is so empowering to be empowered – Thank you Kendra for sharing that with us!!! ~ Nicole Majewski, Director of Volunteer Programs, PEACE-Mexico

 

Nicole tests her Pinwheel in the Wind

Nicole tests her Pinwheel in the Wind

Wendy shares her personal pinwheel symbol for family, beauty, bliss and creativity

“My pinwheel is in my home office and I really do actually pick it up and blow my wishes into the universe…I just LOVE that thought.” ~ Wendy, Iowa City IA

Workshop II:  Seven Stages of Transformation ~ Can You Feel the Breeze?

In this empowerment experience attendees will learn about the powerful symbol of a pinwheel in flight as an inspiration for courage and affirmation. We’ll meet the Pinwheel Girl who is no longer spinning on a stick but instead is free and airborne. Through her eyes, voice and heart, we will discover seven stages of transition and seven healing colors that can guide us through change and eventual transformation, including loss, betrayal, starting over, healing, life stages, launching a new project, and reclaiming what we have abandoned. Healing and empowerment are this workshop’s hallmark.

Kendra leads a group of women in life stage transitions through a discussion on empowerment and the metaphors of the pinwheel

Kendra leads a group of women in life stage transitions through a discussion on empowerment and the metaphors of the pinwheel

Kendra poses with courageous women in recovery after a workshop on the seven stages of transformation. Empowerment and transformation are always accessible through the strength of the Inner Voice and the power of the human spirit.

Kendra poses with courageous women in recovery after a workshop on the seven stages of transformation. Empowerment and transformation are always accessible through the strength of the Inner Voice and the power of the human spirit.

“Sometimes it feels like everyone is against us–the police, the courts, the judges, even our families. We feel very alone in our recovery efforts. We have our fantastic counselors at Nicasa who help us and love us. And now we have the Pinwheel Girl, too.” ~ Woman in recovery, Nicasa Women’s Services, age 26

Workshop III:  Seven Stages You Must Learn to Manage Change!

An abbreviated version of The Pinwheel Girl Takes Flight – Every Woman’s Journey (above) focusing on the seven stages of change and transition that lead to transformation. Perfect for friends gathering together (home party format) to explore, discover, converse and dream while learning about transition, affirmation, and the strength of the Inner Voice! (available as a workshop also).

“It was a pleasure to have Kendra speak with our students and staff members at the College of Lake County. Her work is inspirational to female students looking for direction as well as career women looking for change and hope.” ~ Teresa Aquinaldo, Director, College of Lake County Women’s Center

Keynote:  Out of the Darkness, Into the Light ~ One Mother’s Story of Child Loss

This 45-minute keynote shares how one mother turned an unthinkable horror of child loss into a lifelong gift of profound perspective. Kendra will share the story of her two year journey with grief after the unexpected neonatal death of her first child and the ultimate triumph she experienced that yielded courage, honor, peace, and happiness.

All workshops can be tailored to fit differing group sizes, audiences, ages and life experiences. Contact Kendra for more details about content, length, format and pricing. Come fly with the Pinwheel Girls! Get empowered now!

More feedback about Kendra’s presentations:

“Kendra is a dynamic, energetic and expert presenter. She makes the material she is presenting relatable to the audience. I have seen her take a group of marginally interested people and engage them in the first five minutes so that they are enthused and participatory. They leave raving.” ~ Dawn Ellis-Ferzacca, Regional Manager, Bright Horizons Family Solutions


Learn about Kendra’s Pinwheel Girl Presentations for Key Note Addresses and Media Appearances here.