Speaking and Workshops
I regularly offer keynote lectures, plenary sessions, and training programs in the U.S. and across the globe. So far, I have designed and delivered over 500 keynotes and workshops across 38 countries, including more than 200 workshops for the general public.
My audience ranges from individuals and couples to healthcare and mental health providers, including MDs, psychologists, therapists, counselors, researchers, and educators. She also works regularly with executives, board members, policy makers, and UN officials.
Below is a list of organizations that I have worked with in the capacity of a plenary speaker or as an invited workshop facilitator:
Apple Health Center, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, College of Sex and Relationship Therapists, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Stanford University, World Population Foundation, World Association for Sexual Health, European Federation of Sexology, University of Tlaxcala, Tehran Medical School, SUNY Medical School, Wagner College, Asian Federation for Sexology, Porterbrook Clinic, Institute of Education, University of London, Cornell University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Palo Alto University, Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim, CETAD in Turkey, Feminine Weapon and Columbia University, San Francisco Psychological Association, American Psychological Association and California Psychological Association.
My Most Popular Speeches and Workshops
Depending on the needs of your group, all the topics below are available in the form of keynote and plenary speeches as well as workshops and trainings.
Over the past few years, I developed a unique model to analyze contextual matters that can increase the chances of success in any setting or profession.
Psychologists, counselors, and therapists can benefit from this talk by learning how to incorporate the Wheel of Context in understanding their patients’ or clients’ problems and offer more effective advice or therapies.
Executive and business professionals can also use the Wheel of Context to broaden their understanding of market dynamics, historical events, culture, and other factors to better plan for commercialization and marketing of their products and services.
The primary focus of this keynote is to address how organizations can engage and retain a culturally diverse workforce and how they can ensure the adoption of a hyper-inclusive culture.
This topic is based on a decade-long retrospective global study of couples from around the globe. Audiences will learn how love can be turned on its head and how the Emergent Love Model could be an antidote to love confusion.
Issues of cultural literacy, competency, and humility are among the most sought-after areas in my work. I bring a unique cross-cultural perspective, weaving the intricacies of Western vs. Eastern cultures with the importance of family values, education, socioeconomic status, religion, spirituality, personal values, and core beliefs in shaping one’s sense of culture.
This talk provides an overview of genital practices around the world. It focuses on cultural norms as well as popular trends and cosmetic surgeries. Vulva-vaginal practices range from labiaplasty to genital cutting while penile practices range from scrotal stretching to genital ribs and penis enlargement surgeries. Material for this talk has been gathered over the past three years through published and gray literature, including interviews with regional representatives of the UN agencies, gynecologists, national representatives of family planning associations, the World Population Foundation country officers, and individuals.
Upcoming and Past Events
Diversity and Inclusion: from Bedroom to Boardroom
Finding Eros: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Love, Lust and Commitment
Turning Love on its Head: An Antidote to Love Confusion
Workshop: Intercultural Fluency, from Cultural Literacy to Inter-cultural Proficiency
Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education
Iranian Women in Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities
Diversity and Inclusion
Working with Clients in Crisis
Holistic Assessment and Therapies Model Training for Medical Staff
Masculinity around the world
Invited speaker: Sexuality Education, putting current affairs into perspective
Co-host and keynote speech on Emergent Love Model
Medical Staff training on Holistic Assessment & Therapies model
Keynote speech on Genital Practices around the World
Invited workshop on Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education
Holistic Assessment & Therapies for relationship and psychosexual therapy
The intersectionality of ethics, laws and queer identity
Sexual Attitude Reassessment
Emergent and Submerged Models of Love
Finalist in the category of Social Impact
Cultural proficiency for clinicians (with a focus on world religions)