Brandi Heather shares 25 years of education, lived experience, and research in disability inclusion, mental health and therapeutic play in her speaking engagements. From college professor to CEO, she inspires creative, informative and humorous solutions for today’s ever-changing post-pandemic workplace. She specializes in restoring, retaining and reengaging our caring workforce the serious science of play.
Brandi spent 20 years as a college professor in Kinesiology and Sport Studies, specializing in disability inclusion, accessibility, and therapeutic 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 demystifies play so you can use this powerful science-based tool in your personal and professional life. Her one-of-a-kind 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.
In Brandi’s best-selling book Return To Play: Rebuilding Resilience, Risk and Reconnection she shares some of the most impactful reasons why you should add more play into your post-pandemic personal and professional life right now.
Brandi will show you how to use humour, humility and creativity to navigate change, challenge and growth.