Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker

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Julie Filmer - Inspirational Womans Day Speaker
Julie Filmer - Inspirational Womans Day Speaker

Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker

Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker When a doctor told Julie’s fiancé, Rob, that he had less than a year to live, they brought their wedding forward.

Two weeks later, they left their fairy tale function as husband and wife, armed only with their desire to make the most of the one year that they were destined to spend together. Book through Speakers Inc

Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker

Seventeen years, a successful non-profit organisation and a wonderful marriage later, Rob passed away.

They had denied the odds, never allowing disease, disability or depression to get the better of them.

In celebration of Rob’s life. Julie subsequently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro – and failed … or did she?

Today, Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker draws on her personal experiences to deliver inspirational presentations and life-changing workshops.

Her aim is to inspire people to flourish in all aspects of life and living.

“Although we all innately have what it takes to flourish” she says, “many of us don’t know how to access what we already have and so we sometimes need external catalysts to assist us”.

Julie’s passion is to be such a catalyst. Her take-action-now approach is not about theory. It’s rather about results.

It’s about recognising and using the tools we already have to enable us to be who we really want to be, to reach our full potential, to achieve our dreams and to live the lives we really desire, no matter the odds.

Julie’s presentations include:

How Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker Failed Kilimanjaro and Found Myself – This heart-wrenching story gives us some perspective on how you and your team can bounce forward from failure and reframe it to lead you to greater heights.

Break Barriers and Build Bridges – if your team is not pulling together, they are disjointed and unproductive, then you should consider this presentation. Follow Speakers Inc on Twitter

It introduces you to concepts that will shift the way in which you deal with each other going forward, and to help you adapt your rhythm into being positive and productive.

“Very enlightening. Makes one think as to what life throws at us and how the human mind is able to respond to whatever is thrown in their path.

Has taught me to be able to assess a situation, set a goal towards it and to respond in the most positive way possible”
Sandra Kolia, The South African Women’s Indoor Cricket Team

“I loved this presentation. Your enthusiasm and joy in your subject is infectious. Powerful story – especially because you lived through it – a unique, overwhelming experience with lessons that are relevant to all of us”
Sue Leuner, President of Cornelians

“It was moving, riveting and valuable on many levels. You’re a consummate speaker and quite thrilling to watch and to relate to. Your story engaged us all, I suspect, in very individual ways. Your interviewing of the various threads in the narrative was very effective. I loved it.”
Tracy Symmonds, Lombard Insurance

“This was a fascinating session from a number of points of view: Julie’s clarity, openness and sincerity; the engaging nature of her content; the applicability of her experiences to our lives; and the positive emotional context that her story has created. For me, it was an inspiring and challenging event, arising from a high quality presentation and event management.”
Ian Jones, Life Coach

Julie Filmer – Inspirational Womans Day Speaker

In the article below, Keep it real, Nikki focusses on the impact of screens on our children and their development. My question is, ‘What is the impact on us adults in terms of our development, our abilities to relieve stress and to love living life when we allow screens to become our ‘best friends’?’

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of providing more and more screen-based activities for young children to engage with because screens are convenient, mobile, make no mess and children shut up, sit still and stop nagging when engaging with them. However, when it comes to early learning we need to keep it real.

We must never forget that children are multisensory beings, first and foremost, and that they take in information from their environment through all their senses.

This means making a very conscious effort to provide under sevens with as many off-screen learning experiences as possible.

On-screen experiences primarily stimulate the visual and auditory senses only, providing insufficient stimulation for a child to map their world, limiting their ability to create meaning and understanding for themselves which is the object of learning, after all.

This is how early learning works:

Children need to move in order to learn (from birth right through to Grade 7), because the body is the architect of the brain.

Children need concrete learning experiences by interacting with real games and toys, with real people who respond to them, touch them, connect and communicate with them. In other words, children need all their senses stimulated.

Children need a strong visual system which means exercising the focal depth which cannot happen when the distance between the eyes and a screen never changes. Encourage children to climb jungle gyms, play catchers and hit or kick balls. Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions.

For parents who want their children to be school-ready or want to reinforce literacy and numeracy skills:

And if your child is in Grade R, 1 or 2, please, please keep playing and havign fun with letters and words because reading and comprehension are some of the most important skills for success in a world of text-based information overload. I cannot recommend learning through play enough to create strong skills.

When you play together with your child you create an positive emotional bond they can associate with learning for the rest of their lives (an impression that learning is safe and fun).

Watching something on a screen is no substitute for the real thing, but it can be a wonderful reinforcement of what a child has already seen and experienced in real life.  And that is the place for a screen in a young child’s life – not to replace but to reinforce.

In the under sevens, children need more laps and fewer apps. Keep it real rather than virtual and watch your child blossom in every way.