Need A Speaker?


Eileen provides on-site talks tailored for businesses, public or private organizations interested in a speaker. She is also available for seminars, retreats, conferences, and workshops. Contact Eileen Lenson for speaking engagements and interviews.


Eileen motivates, educates, and inspires participants at her speaking engagements. She provides tools on how to navigate setbacks and disappointments in a way to which people can easily relate. People attending her presentations walk away with a better understanding of issues, and gain a better awareness of how they can feel empowered and live a more happy and fulfilling life.


Call Eileen at +1 (949) 244-5100 to schedule a presentation customized for your specific needs.


TOPICS for talks and seminars include:

  • Assertiveness: How To Say No

  • Co-Dependency

  • College: Preparing For Your Child To Leave The Family Home

  • College: How to Relate To Your Freshman

  • Communication Skills: How To Fight Fair

  • Emotional Aspects Of Divorce

  • Empty Nesting

  • Gratitude In The Workplace

  • Grief: The Tears And Fears of Loss

  • Holidays: How To Survive The Stress, Warfare, And Loss

  • Improving Family Communication

  • Indicators Of A Troubled Child

  • Loving Your Child Effectively

  • Marriage: No Exit Decision

  • Overindulgence In Parenting

  • Overcoming Adversity

  • Professional Stress – When It Happens At Work

  • Self-Esteem: Learning to Believe In Yourself And Others

  • Social Skill Building in Adolescents

  • Step-Parenting – Not For The Timid Or Weak At Heart

  • Stress VS Relaxation

  • Sudden Death – Common Reactions Of Individuals And Families

  • When Your Pet Dies

  • Women Who Love Too Much

  • Your Adolescent: Survival Techniques For Parents

Workshops & Seminars

The purpose of Eileen’s workshops and seminars is to provide new ideas and attainable goals in areas of interest to her clients. They vary in length from brown bag presentations designed to take place in the workplace during the lunch hour, to a series of three 1-1/2 hour sessions, to half and full day programs. Longer sessions allow for greater interaction and participation in exercises designed to enhance the mastering of new skills.


Each speaking engagement is uniquely created to accommodate the specific needs and goals of the client. 


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Audio Samples From Past Speaking Engagements

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Half and full day professional retreats allow companies and organizations the opportunity to pull away from the pressures of daily life for a few hours and look at important personal and professional issues with a wider lens and a different perspective.


Retreats that are carefully planned with regard to the purpose and goals, offer a clear and thoughtful agenda, and provide corresponding activities can be a memorable and critically important vehicle for improving strengths, decreasing weaknesses, and enhancing participants’ awareness of important issues. 

Upcoming Speaking Engagements


March, 2022

"Why Forgiveness Is Good For Us" 

Ring House, Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Rockville, MD

Past Speaking Engagements


October 15 and 16, 2021

"Adversity As A Catalyst For Personal Growth"

National Association of Social Workers - CA Annual Conference

Sacramento, CA

January 12, 2021

"Finding Purpose, Meaning and Personal Growth in Adversity"

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CA

January 19, 2021

"Forgiveness: Avoiding the Downward Spiral of Grudge Holding"

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CA


December, 2020

"Perspective-Taking" in Adversity

Interview on Village Television


November 24, 2020


Village Television 'Thrive', Laguna Woods, CA

November 16, 2020


Village Television 'Thrive', Laguna Woods, CA


September 22, 2020


Village Television, Laguna Woods, CA

July 13, 2020

"Overcoming Adversity"

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CA


March 31, 2020

"Physical Distancing Not Social Distancing"

Coping in Crisis Podcast

February 01, 2020

"Finding Forgiveness"

Antarctica, Celebrity Cruise Line

January 21, 2020

"Overcoming Adversity"

Antarctica, Celebrity Cruise Line   


October 15, 2019

"How Each Of Us Can Overcome Adversity"

Leisure World, Silver Spring, MD


September 05, 2019

"Beyond Adversity: A Toolkit For Transcending Our Challenges"

Worldly Women of Irvine, CA

June 07, 2019

"Why An Attitude Of Gratitude Is Good For Teens"

Stanford Middle School, Long Beach, CA





May 17, 2019

"Facing Adversity"

Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot, Irvine, CA

May 23, 2019

"How Each Of Us Can Overcome Adversity"

Trabuco Center, Irvine, CA

May 03, 2019

"The Secret Sauce In Getting Through Difficult Times"

Rancho Center, Irvine, CA

April 02, 2019

"Perspective-Taking: Getting Through Difficult Times"

Celebrity Cruise Line, South America

March 31, 2019

"How Each Of Us Can Overcome Adversity"

Celebrity Cruise Line, South America

March 29, 2019

"Finding Forgiveness: Why It's Good For You"

Celebrity Cruise Line, Cruise Critic, South America

February 12, 2019

"Finding Forgiveness:  Why It's Good For You"

Lake Forest Senior Center, Irvine, CA


October 19, 2018

Keynote Speaker, "Turning Adversity On It's Heels"

San Marino Junior Alliance Annual General Meeting at Casa Treatment Center, Pasadena, CA


October 15, 2018

Workshop, "Breaking Down Walls"

Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene, Costa Mesa, CA


August 03, 2018

Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles, CA


July 19, 2018

Author Book Signing

Laguna Beach, CA


June 21-24, 2018

Invited Speaker, "Overcoming Adversity Today For A Resilient Tomorrow",

2018 National Conference for National Association of Social Workers, Washington, D.C.


May 12, 2018

"Emotional Issues Associated With Divorce"

Second Saturday Divorce Seminar, Brea, California


May 10, 2018

Podcast Interview

“Big Life Drama and Daily Discord: Overcoming Adversity"

Potential Psychiatry, Australia

Sampling of Feedback from Past Speaking Engagements

Scholar In Residence: Retreat Facilitator
“Gratitude In The Workplace”


“I am grateful beyond words for your enthusiasm, knowledge and presentation last week. We were touched by your words and they have already, in just four days, translated into a “gratitude” fest. All joking aside, I believe the staff took everything you said to heart. For example, the staff sent the volunteers who covered the office while we were away thank you notes. It transformed the volunteers…they were so thrilled. I received several thank you notes for doing what I did (that was nice).

You have a gentle and yet strong way of presenting ideas that stick. Well done!!!! Your presentation will last for a very long time to come.”

Rabbi Richard Steinberg, Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot.

Irvine, California

Speaker to Congregants: “How Parents Can Successfully Manage the Transition to Empty Nesting”

“Eileen knew that within our community, there was a need for people to share their life experiences. The session she conducted to help parents prepare for the empty nest was at once insightful, emotional and funny. Eileen created a safe space for everyone to learn and share. The conversation continued into the parking lot…and beyond!”


Rabbi Leah Lewis, The Jaffe Family Associate Rabbinic Chair Congregation Shir Ha Ma’alot

Irvine, California

Seminar Presentation to Hotel Staff: “Secrets of Communication”
“I personally felt it was helpful and necessary, especially in the hotel business. It would be nice if La Quinta did this at least every 3 to 6 months. Thank you for this excellent presentation. I need more meetings like this. You are a really good person for this. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge.”


Shane Herholtz, General Manager and others

Irvine, California

National Seminar, “Secrets of Successful Communication”

“It was perfect. Very interesting to listen to her. Very, very good lecture. Valuable information. Very enthusiastic! I loved your presentation. Excellent responses to comments and questions. Thanks a lot.”


Johanne Fortier, Owner (and others)