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Public speaker about end-of-life

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25 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Feb 24, 2017

I can present end-of-life presentations to any size group. I hate the traditional power point presentations where the speaker reads what s on the slide, and I don't think it is fair to force all members to participate. I take a voluntarily interactive approach with compassion and humor to engage the group to consider the topic being discussed. Currently, I have several topics available.
- "The Current State of End-Of-Life in America" Why is it important now and what is being done on a national, state and local level. I share what these trends may mean for the future care. This isn't just about legislature, it also looks at the cultural, generational and social trends and what motivates different groups to be involved. Although this is focused on Indianapolis, it can be adapted.
- "End-Of-Life Conversations: It's so important!" This topic explores why preplanning is important. I share how preplanning is good for the individual, their family, the community and even businesses and the government. I stress that preplanning isn't about encouraging people to stop their care. There is a misconception that people are encouraged not to chose options that are costly. Actually, preplanning is completely about informed choices. I encourage people to understand that the end of life is all of life. It is the summary of who we are and our personal beliefs and attitudes should be reflective in our choices.
- "Caregivers and the Recipient, It's a Balancing Act" One of the essential components missing is the recognition that caregivers do an amazing job with little to no support. I encourage caregivers and their loved ones to see how they can work together to have the relationship as balanced as possible. This does require the recipients to be as giving as they can be with their caregiver and reminds both that communication is important. I invite participants to share their stores for an event that may be joyful or tearful, but everyone will walk away with ideas on how they can work as a team and know that they are not alone with their struggles and successes.
More topics to come soon....

Training & Qualifications


I have a BA in Psychology, I am an end-of-life coach/consultant and can train others to do the same. I am a hospice volunteer and am an Advance Care Planning Facilitator. I, like many people, have personal experience with a loved one dying and I feel that makes us all personal experts!

Availability & Preferences


I'm pretty flexible and available by appointment.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Nikie


Mar 16, 2017
Thank you Nikie. I enjoyed speaking with you. Let's do it again soon!
Mar 18, 2017
Thanks and enjoy! =D
Mar 18, 2017
Super nice and appreciative. Very easy deal. :)

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About Nikie Ryan

I am passionate about improving our lives by providing the services that no one else has. I specialize in end-of-life planning and support. I have a BA in Psychology. I have trained to be an end-of-l...ife coach and trainer. I am unique because I use multiple approaches and resources to be able to have the most comprehensive service. People hate to talk about death, but it's the one thing we have in common. I challenge everyone to answer one question: If you were in an accident and lose your ability to interact with the world and thus cannot speak for yourself, what would you want your family to do? It isn't just about the clarifying question - What conditions would you want kept alive? There are so many other questions. Would you want to donate organs? Do you want buried? If you are alive but can't communicate, what music would you like played? What if you had dementia, what would you want? And two of the most important questions, who do you want to speak for you, and do they know what you want? They are very difficult questions, but I can guide you and your loved ones through this process. I am also a secular ordained minister and I enjoy glitter tattoos. I am a notary and public speaker. I recommend products like ENDEVR MyID to share your information and Onewashcloth.org, where they offer beautiful washcloths to create an intimate way to begin healing after death. I am in Indianapolis and I can provide a mix of on-line and in person services as well as products that I can deliver or mail.show more

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