Brandi Heather is an award-winning educator and conference keynote speaker with 25 years of lived experience and expertise in disability inclusion, mental health, and therapeutic play. From college professor to CEO, she inspires creative, informative and humorous solutions for today’s ever-changing workplace. She specializes in promoting workplace mental health and wellness, inclusion, engagement and stress reduction by utilizing the serious science of play.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education, A B.Ed in Special Education, a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University and Advanced Certification in Play Therapy. As a four-time nominee for the Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurship Award, and winner of the Women of Excellence Award, she is committed to building organizations where people want to be.
Brandi will show you that play is not what we do, it is who we are. Play drives problem-solving, resilience, conflict management, resourcefulness and adaptability.
Brandi’s research and experience show that being “in play” is one of the most vital, science-based tools for improving your personal and professional mental health, resilience, and creative drive. She is a one-of-a-kind conference keynote speaker whose presentations and workshops share her personal journey as an educator, business owner, and as a person living with mental illness as proof that the solution is always in play.
Stay in the game and return to play.