April’s vivacious and humorous ability to bounce back from a less than perfect life is both inspirational and invites behavior change so everyone can find happiness no matter what they’ve been through. It is her deep experience as a Midwest girl who unknowingly was encouraged to get out of Ohio at any cost. She was trained to use her charm and femininity as a tool for success with mixed messages about morality versus career aspirations. Her mother’s bipolar disorder and the lack of a positive male presence put this little girl’s life into a tail spin. She found herself imprinted to Frankie Valli of The 4 Seasons for 30 years which furthered her dissent down of self-sabotaging and confusion. Today’s she back, strong, and filled with joy and is sharing her message with women all over the world. She found a way out and it wasn’t with a man, money, or power. This is a presentation for women who have felt stuck, in a corner, with no way out. You can be happy no matter how your life sucks.
April Kirkwood, M.Ed., has Masters degrees in both education and mental health counseling from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. She has worked as a social worker in an inpatient hospital, as a therapist assisting treatment teams, and has led intake, discharge, group sessions and summer programs. Kirkwood has over 26 years experience as a middle and high teacher and counselor in both Ohio and Florida.
To arrange an interview with April Kirkwood contact: Valerie Gobos, firstname.lastname@example.org , p: + 312-836-8300
From Trauma To Drama
Explore your multi-generational family story and the unconscious messages that are determining your direction in life and love.