April 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This is an online event
Zoom / Webinar
Beth Mckenney

Wise Webinar A Day Series: Navigating the System through the Life Span. Creating a meaningful life where everyone is Shining Beautiful with Katherine Carol

Please join us on Monday, April 13th for our next webinar, Navigating the System through the Life Span. Creating a meaningful life where everyone is Shining Beautiful” with Katherine Carol


Years ago, as a young mother with a daughter who experiences cerebral palsy, I had a vision for my daughter, Mikelle. It was to live up to her Korean middle name, Mee Jeong, which translates to “Shining Beautiful,” was compelling.

Like most parents, I faced a dilemma. I needed the educational and rehabilitation systems but struggling to work with them.  I sought solutions, and I learned early on how compelling a vision can be, how a good story can change people’s minds, and how to unearth resources hidden to most. In this session, I share successful strategies used over the last 37 years to go beyond our perceived limits and those of the systems. These ideas helped Mikelle to own her home, to work in her own business, to be perhaps, the first person in the world who is non-verbal to host a podcast and, most of all, to have a rich and vibrant community who loves her where everyone is shining beautiful.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees learn the importance of a strong vision for the future.
  • Attendees learn the how to tell a compelling story that gets results.
  • Attendees gain insight into resource discovery and utilization.
  • Attendees will receive info on short term planning and execution.
  • Attendees will understand parents are a resource not a problem.

* Please note – there are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

Katherine Carol, Wise Board

Katherine lives in Denver, Colorado and is a recognized subject matter expert by the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy. She serves as a Director on the Board of Imagine Enterprise in Texas, is a co-founder of Families at the Forefront of Technology, and is a former organization consultant at the University of N. Colorado. She also served as Chair of the Colorado Development Disabilities Council. Ms. Carol is tri-chair to Colorado’s innovative Employment First Advisory Partnership, Office of Employment First Advisory Group and State Rehabilitation Council. Ms. Carol has extensive work history assisting people with IDD to secure supported or customized employment. She consults and speaks on organizational transformation and working with parents of special needs children and is the parent of Mikelle, her adult daughter with special needs. Together, Mikelle and Katherine host The Shining Beautiful Series Podcast and are regular bloggers on Mikelle’s website, www.TheShiningBeautifulSeries.com.


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