Speaking & Community Engagement
Public Speaking & Subject Matter Expertise
- Experienced keynote speakers, featured presenters, and panelists to enliven your professional conference or community event.
- Engaging, insightful voices for your press, film, TV, radio, or web productions.
- Knowledgeable experts for content consultation on your project or initiative.
Nkem Ndefo is the founder of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit. She is a skilled practitioner, dynamic speaker, and valued strategist. She is known for her unique ability to connect with people of all types by holding powerful healing spaces, weaving complex concepts into accessible narratives, and creating synergistic and collaborative learning communities that nourish people’s innate capacity for healing, wellness, and connection.
Pierre-Etienne’s approach is gentle and invitational. His goal is to help clients acquire tools, concepts and techniques to bring their nervous system back in balance. Pierre-Etienne teaches clients strategies designed to build resources, foster resilience, and sustain long-term progress. He specializes in working with people dealing with stress and trauma, with a focus on stress management, trauma recovery, behavioral change, and immune disorders.
Amber Rickert LCSW, MPH, (she/her) is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, a Certified Provider of Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®), and a Master Certified Therapist in Emotional Transformation Therapy. Her work is grounded in attachment theory, somatic recovery, and the inherent ability each human being has to heal themselves and to connect to the world around them. Through this skillset, Amber has also become a skilled large systems change agent and visionary.
Desiree F. Magsombol
Desiree F. Magsombol JD, (she/her) is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, a TRE (Tension/Trauma Release Exercise) Provider, and a Field-Initiated Training and Technical Assistance Provider for the National Prison Rape Elimination Act(PREA) Resource Center with Impact Justice. Working with, living in, and being a part of communities with high levels of stress and trauma and limited access to mainstream tools, Desiree is committed making multi-modality tools of resilience accessible to all individuals, organizations, and communities.
Arrowyn Ambrose is a Certified Facilitator of The Resilience Toolkit, Certified Council Trainer, Certified Teaching Artist, and Certified Race Equity and Healing Justice Facilitator. She has studied Viola Spolion’s long-form organic improvisation and creative writing. With a background in the creative and performing arts, Arrowyn believes in the healing power of story and is passionate about ethical storytelling.
Skillful strategists and community engagement specialists to partner with you to build resilience and facilitate positive change in your community.
- Conflict mediation
- Council circles
- Critical incident support for processing, holding space
- Developing peer-support frameworks and programs
- Resource for campaigns or organizing push
- Support for peer mentors
- Trauma-informed training for community leaders
- Wellness classes, workshops, speakers, booths, tabling for community events