To whom it may concern I saw your ad for Special Subject Experts and would very much love to be a part of your organization. I'm an experienced public speaker during my 9 years as an Activity Director and Volunteer Recruiter, Workshop Instructor for stress and anger management groups and I am also a professionally trained Validation Therapist, but more importantly I have firsthand experience and knowledge of what it's like to be a Domestic Abuse Survivor and a Recovering Alcoholic. I have also been a member of Toastmasters for 2.5 years. With my experience and training, I feel I can offer any audience, of any age, sound advice for making better decisions in their life and effective solutions for those who have already fell victim to abuse or addiction. You will find my resume and press kit attached. I think, after reading them, you will feel confident that I can be a charismatic and effective presence for your organization. Thank you very much for this opportunity; I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Helen Hotchkin Helen Hotchkin - Resume Helen Hotchkin Published Writer/ Speaker/ Workshop Instructor If we don't make a plan for ourselves and stick to it, doing whatever it takes to get us there, life picks us up like roadside garbage and carry us in any direction it wants. And, most of the time we land in the sewer." A witty, innovative thinker providing unique solutions for the most perplexing problems of life. Helen Hotchkin is a rare individual - published writer, trained Validation Therapist, Domestic Abuse Survivor and Recovering Alcoholic- who understands first hand and professionally, the difficulty that challenges oneself toward change. Authority on complex problem solving. Author of A God that Works to be released December 2014. A creative, empathic and effective speaker for anyone struggling with addictive habits and behaviors that are damaging their health, happiness, self-image and financial success.
Web Editor/ Writer/ Photographer/Graphic ArtistArizona Western College – Yuma,
Designed and maintained college newspaper, online website and printed issues; edited all pages and added new graphics and articles daily.
Developed strategies and discipline to work from home without constant supervision.
Developed and maintained new projects for the Journalism and Photojournalism students in team effort..
Assisted team members in troubleshooting and making changes to the site.
Worked with the communications team to drive internal promotion of company programs, initiatives, guiding principles and mission.
Coordinated and participated in promotional activities and trade shows.
Created art and graphics for effective marketing.
Writing Workshop Developer/ InstructorYuma,
Designed and implemented administrative level writing workshop for stress and anger management groups at St.
George's Basin Health Care Center and continued to do these independently when I moved to Arizona.
Provided effective formats to help clients deal with PTSD and other issues from information I gathered during my prior years as Activity Director and Validation Therapist.
Responsible for helping clients understand the importance of the writing process toward healing and understanding ourselves and others.
Various facilities throughout the US.
Recruited, trained and supervised staff of 80+ volunteers.
Recruiting consisted of public speaking in various schools, churches, community and senior centers using PowerPoint presentations.
Developed a activity calendar that fulfilled the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional needs of residents.
Maintained care plan goals as required by the State Health Departments.
AA degree: Media ArtArizona Western College-
AZGPA: GPA: 3.6 Outstanding Student AwardMedia Art GPA: 3.6 Outstanding Student Award
Activity Director Certification, 4.0 with excellence in Volunteer Recruitment skills Naomi Neil via Texas Department of Health Validation Therapy; Certificate Social Activities Toastmasters; Writing Club; : Iowa Central Community college-
Helen Hotchkin's informative presentation reveals how our personal decision-making, if taken off track toward a bad situation, often produces a spiral effect that leads us deeper and deeper into trouble.
According to Helen, this increasing downward spiral of thinking processes, causes errors to become so complex that we have no idea how to get ourselves out of the situations we fall into, often leading toward jail, insanity or death.
Helen shows how survivors can prevail over exponentiating problems by mastering techniques aimed toward finding a center of balance and serenity within themselves.
Charismatic and conversational Helen weaves the pain of abuse and addiction with memorable, often humorous, anecdotal stories.
Helen Hotchkin is the author of A God that Works.
She is a multiple award-winning writer and much sought after speaker for Alcoholics Anonymous celebrations.
Testimonies When Helen speaks I hang on every word she says.
She has so many ideas that I never thought of before.
I've learned a lot from her." -Linda, store manager, NSW Australia Dang! It's over already.
This has been so fun! I want to hear more!! " (after 6 hours at a workshop) Frankie, Yuma, AZ Helen is one of the best speakers I've heard in my fifty years of AA." Jimmy, retired, Yuma, AZ Helen has a unique style that is very refreshing and captivating.
She's a very strong woman." Dolly, college instructor, Yuma, AZ She glows when she's talking! Really!" Aleeta, domestic survivor, Yuma, AZ.
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AA degree : Media Art Activity Director Certification, 4.0 with excellence in Volunteer Recruitment skills Naomi Neil via Texas Department of Health Validation Therapy; Certificate Social Activities Toastmasters; Writing Club; :
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