Meghan Speaks to Drexel Students

On Friday, January 19, Meghan spent a memorable afternoon teaching a course at Drexel University. The topic of the course was Practicing Emotional Competence. Meghan discussed emotional intelligence and the value of understanding what that means to students, especially as they enter the workplace.

She presented a number of activities she has developed to help students become more self-aware of their social and emotional strengths. The strategies, activities and resources she shared, along with her own personal experiences, empowered  students to find ways to effectively and confidently exercise their emotional competence, which is an integral skill in networking and in life in general.

Meghan is also an invited mentor in the Macy Undergraduate Fellows Program at Drexel. She’s having a fantastic experience this year mentoring a student in the Behavioral Health Sciences Program.

IMG_2998

Advertisements

Youth Coaching Institute

Meghan is honored to be the recipient of a scholarship to the Youth Coaching Institute and is looking forward to becoming a Board Certified Coach (BCC) later this year. For the next thirty weeks, Meghan will hone her coaching skills. Be sure to check back for updates and insights as her training begins.

Youth Coaching Institute

 

WSJ Women of Note Launch

On a snowy Wednesday night in December, I headed to NYC for cocktails, canapés, and conversation at the WSJ Women of Note launch event, held in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center.

IMG_0070

The city was blanketed in a fresh coat of snow as we met and mingled with other network members. Bestselling author and leadership expert, Liz Wiseman, provided a scintillating keynote presentation, sparking our imaginations and challenging us to explore our leadership styles.

IMG_0099

IMG_0198

Catching up with old friends and networking with new colleagues made for a wonderful evening. Many thanks to Sara Shenasky and everyone at WSJ who made the night so special for all of us through their hard work and careful attention to detail. I’m already looking forward to our next event…

IMG_0218

 

After You Write A Book, You Have a Party

And we did!

Meghan and Roberta launched Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Throughout the Lifespan to the public on December 12, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Salvage Annex in Bryn Mawr, PA.

More than 80 friends, colleagues and clients came out to celebrate the publication of the book. The folks at Philly Salvage decked the Annex out for the holidays and there was plenty of pizza from Jules Thin Crust as well as lots of holiday cheer.

The authors signed books and thanked guests for their support during the writing process. If you missed the party and would like more information about the book, author interviews, personal appearances or media requests feel free to contact Meghan at 484-222-0272 or info@leahylearning.com

IMG_3005

IMG_3006

IMG_3004

*A very special shoutout to Amanda Davis, Director of Projects at Leahy Learning who organized this grand event.

Volunteering at the Philly Marathon

We were back at the waterstop again this year and enjoying every minute of it! It was a gorgeous day, with weather conditions perfect for running — and volunteering.

While we may not run the 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon, we are up and out early to support all of those who do. The waterstop is set up at the 18 (going out)/ 22 (coming back) mile mark. We provide water and Gatorade (along with lots of support and enthusiasm) to all runners.

Any runner who makes it to our table is truly remarkable. It constantly amazes us that so many marathoners go out of their way to thank us for being there for them as they run through our station. It’s a rewarding experience and we were happy to be back again this year along with some new recruits who did a spectacular job.

IMG_9681

IMG_9765
Many thanks to Dan Gordon and the Wissahickon Wanderers Running Club for making the waterstop possible and including us in this volunteer opportunity.

WSJ Women of Note

Things have been so busy lately that I have not had a chance to share the latest exciting news… I have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a “Woman of Note”. I am both thrilled and honored to be part of such an amazing group.

WSJ Women of Note InviteI’m looking forward to sharing the details of our first networking event with all of you. Stay tuned.

Volunteering at the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon

 

Philadelphians are known as diehard sports fans and that includes supporting our runners. On Saturday, November 17, a group of Leahy Learners volunteered to staff the Main Street/Ridge Avenue water stop during the Philadelphia Marathon.

The stop is at the 18 (going out)/ 22 (coming back) mile mark. This far into the marathon, the runners truly appreciated not just the Gatorade or water we passed out, but our support. Overall we had a terrific turnout and it was a rewarding experience for all of us. If you’re looking for a fun volunteer experience, come out and join us next year!

IMG_2999

IMG_3003

IMG_3001

IMG_3002

Likes

385716_279574492120457_116916958386212_596858_1666309111_nOne of the things I strive for in my work is to discover and share incredible resources, and to have fun doing it.

Through this blog, I hope to provide links and information about people I find helpful, the things I find useful, the places I enjoy and some other delightful goodies I discover during my travels.

Feel free to let us know what you think and to share your own favorites and experiences!

New Location

As many of you may be aware, leahylearning will be leaving our Ardmore location for fancy new digs in the Wynnewood Shopping Center on September 1, 2012.

Our new physical address will be:
50 E. Wynnewood Road
Suite 209
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Our mailing address will be:
PO Box 232
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Our phone number will remain the same.

The new spot is just a few minutes down the road. Feel free to give us a call (484-222-0272) if you have any questions or need directions.

And if you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by, we would love to see you!

Exciting News: An AD/HD Textbook

I’m thrilled to announce that I was recently approached by my colleague, Dr. Roberta Waite, Ed D, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN about writing a textbook.

After much discussion and planning, it appears that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Throughout the Lifespan is fully underway at this point!

The textbook will contain valuable information regarding how AD/HD presents itself at various life stages and the role of the medical professional in planning strategies for effectively managing this lifelong disorder.

I’m looking forward to disseminating the research and information I garner on this project with all of my clients and readers. Feel free to share your questions or your own stories regarding AD/HD in the comments section or in a private email.

In the meantime, I will keep you posted on the publication date! Our first three chapters are due mid-August for review.