I want to help you impact the world the way you were created to!
I believe in making the world a better place for all people. This means that we each need to do our part to repair the world. Through my volunteer work, I’ve witnessed the difference that extraordinary people can make both locally and across the globe. Wanting to do my part in the important work of repairing the world, I’ve made it my mission to do all that I can to be the good in the world. Whether it’s serving as a board member for the Jewish Federation, walking alongside my husband during international philanthropic missions, climbing a towering mountain, or teaching my own children the importance of being the good in the world, I’m constantly looking for ways to make a difference.
Regardless of my audience, I have learned that when we recognize that what we do matters, there is no limit to what we can do together to change the world.
My volunteer work, philanthropic missions, and experience with international adoptions has helped me recognize that I am in a unique position where I can inspire others to dedicate time and resources to projects, both personal and charitable, that have the potential to make a difference in people’s lives. I continue to share this message with numerous audiences as I follow my passion of changing the world through the avenue of public speaking.
We tasked Simone with a challenge: engage our highest Federation donors – ranging in age from 30-somethings to seniors – in a speech that inspires collective giving to strengthen our philanthropic capacity. Drawing from her experience as a professional, community volunteer, international leader, as well as her personal reflections as a daughter, wife, mother, and friend, Simone delivered the perfect balance of realistic and aspirational, thought-provoking and heartfelt. We recommend her thoroughly and would welcome her back any time.
Simone’s ability to connect - really connect - whether you are an audience of one or thousands - is unparalleled. She is not merely willing to share her journey, but thrilled to. Simone’s passion is contagious - how often do you meet someone who inspires you, energizes you, reassures you, teaches you and challenges you?
I’m certain that many people will look at our family and see black, white, and Asian. But we don’t see ourselves that way. We see our family as our family, and it’s diverse because of what each person brings to the family, how we interact and respect one another. Our diversity isn’t only because of the color of our skin. I’m not saying that we’re colorblind, because we’re not. We see color, and we appreciate the color, but that’s just one part of our diversity.
We’re diverse because of our thoughts, our ideas, our characteristics, our qualities, our likes, and our dislikes. In that sense, every family is diverse, and each family member is a unique and necessary part of the family. Families don’t have to match. They just have to love each other and sometimes drive each other crazy. I believe this is part of the dictionary definition of family. I see our world as diverse, and it’s the acceptance of that diversity that’s so important to me. It’s not about pointing out how we’re different—it’s about realizing that, despite our differences, our value is always the same.