Speaking

I’m available to speak about self care, getting unstuck, and channeling your Inner Wild Woman as paths to creating a heart centered business and life. In addition to sharing my introspective, creative process the audience will learn practical tips with a dose of inspiration!

I’m a great fit for:

  • healthcare audiences and anyone whose daily work is in care of others,
  • career transition audiences, retirement seminars, entrepreneurs (current and future!),
  • artists and art based organizations interested in exploring the healing power of art.
Meryl responding to questions from the audience, emcee Mary Jane Copps

Meryl speaking at launch of One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook

Signature Keynote:

From Wakeup Call to Wellness: One Woman’s Story of her Creative Journey to Self Care

Join author, fibre artist, and former homeopath Meryl Cook as she shares how a health wake up call provoked an awakening for change, how writing sparked her creativity, led to deep healing and to finding her authentic self. Now she helps others use creativity to transform their lives One Loop at a Time. By discovering your own passions, understand where you are today and where you can go tomorrow.

Audiences will;

  • learn practical steps to turn a life-changing experience into a life-affirming journey,
  • discover how simple creativity practises can generate massive life and work-life transformations,
  • learn tips for harnessing creativity as a tool for wellness and self care.

 

Your Next Step – Getting Unstuck

Your next step in life – what does it look like? How can you hold space for yourself to allow creativity and wellness to emerge? Join author and fibre artist Meryl Cook as she shares the simple, profound methods she has found helpful for unblocking creativity, moving forward through transitions and looking inside for answers.

Audiences will;

  • Learn how to take small, consistent, creative steps that can have a massive, positive impact on your life, your writing, your business,
  • Explore what’s possible by simply getting started, without needing to figure out where you are going ahead of time,
  • Consider what it means to hold space for yourself and your creative self-expression,
  • Discover how to turn inside to find your own answers and inner wisdom,
  • Experience a practical tool to tap into your own ability to unlock creativity.

 

Release Your Inner Wild Woman – One Loop at a Time

What does it mean to be a Wild Woman and how can you get there? Join author and fibre artist Meryl Cook for a playful look at how to reconnect with the person you really are, the person you were before life and responsibilities got in the way. Meryl will share the inspiration behind her Wild Woman series of hand-hooked mats and their connection to the Chakra colours, and help you get started on your Wild Woman journey!

Audiences will;

  • Explore what it means to be a Wild Woman,
  • Learn practical tips for taking a step by step approach to getting there,
  • Learn how to begin incorporating Chakra colours into your creative life.

 

Meryl speaking with her Surrender mat in background

Meryl speaking with Surrender mat in background

 

Now booking speaking engagements for 2019! If you or your association are looking for a speaker at a conference, seminar, workshop, telesummit, radio show or podcast please contact me at meryl@merylcook.ca.

*See also Press for an updated list of media interviews and articles.

Launch of The Creativity Workbook November 2017

Speaking in 2018:

In addition to regular artist/author book promotion talks I have spoken at the following venues in 2018.

International Association for Journal Writing Telechat –  One Loop at a Time: an exploration of the healing power of journaling, rug hooking and creative self expression, March 29.

Lauri’s Lemonade Stand, A Positivity Podcast for Women Episode 097““Hooking” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to Meryl Cook. Her path of …” April 2018

Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week – Gallery Talk – One Loop at a Time, Thursday August 16

Speaking in 2017:

To launch my first book One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity in 2017 I spoke to approximately 25 groups from St. John’s Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. Audiences included rug hooking groups, at book stores, art galleries and at women’s business conferences.

In addition, I spoke at the following venues:

Company of Women’s Stand Up, Speak Out, Soar conference in May 2017 Tapping into your Creativity to Raise Your Voice.

The Creative Disruption Podcast with Marguerite O’Neal – episode CD009 One Loop at a Time – Unblocking Creativity in October 2017

Eleanor Beaton’s Million Dollar Message Panel Discussion in November 2017.

The Memoir Summit  November 14 – 16, 2017 – as a featured expert on this online summit, I spoke about – The Healing Power of Writing

November 23 – Official launch of One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook