Workshops & Retreats


Dr. Flowers is an experienced, popular speaker who offers lectures on a variety of issues related to emotional competence. She offers both formal lectures for professional groups and organizations as well as informal lectures for casual or social groups. Dr. Flowers' 40 years of professional experience as a psychiatrist, educator, writer, and "talent" for TV/radio give her the expertise to deliver engaging, authoritative lectures with a sense of humor. Her lecture topics are as varied as:

  • Emotional competence
  • Emotional intelligence in action
  • Dream interpretation
  • Personal development
  • Professional development
  • Gender issues (e.g., women leaders)
  • Transcultural issues
  • Racial issues
  • Stress management
  • Workplace communication
  • Complicated management issues
  • Management of office politics
  • Organizational crises
  • Career burnout
  • Conflict resolution in the family
  • Balancing your Life

Dr. Flowers’ Approach

For her formal lectures, Dr. Flowers follows a structured agenda tailored to the client's requested topic and the perspective of the anticipated audience. She prepares a PowerPoint presentation with all that in mind. She loves to accommodate questions at the conclusion of the lecture, but devotes as much time to her speech as the client requests. Dr. Flowers' informal lectures, on the other hand, are very interactive. A brief introduction of the topic and the goals for the discussion are followed by her expert leadership of an open discussion with the audience. She also provides summaries, refocusing and conclusions as appropriate.

"Dr. Flowers was so real, and I was engaged from the start to finish."
- Attendee, Equilibrium Dynamics Workshop: "Staying the Course"

Lecture Clients

Generally, the clients for Dr. Flowers' formal lectures are professional groups and corporations or organizations in any field. Past clients include Stanford University School of Medicine, the Association for the Study of Dreams, and the National Medical Association. Dr. Flowers has presented grand rounds at the University of California, San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center, and San Mateo County. She has delivered continuing education lectures for lawyers and teachers as well.

Dr. Flowers usually gives her informal lectures at professional seminars or for more casual or social groups who need a dinner or luncheon speaker who can also be a dynamic discussion leader.

Previous Sponsored Lectures

  • Speaker, Eton College (England)

  • Speaker, "UCSF Women of Distinction Series"

  • Panelist, "Transcultural Issues in Patient Management" (Stanford University School of Medicine)

  • Speaker, Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Dreams

  • Speaker, "Town Meets Gown" (Collaboration of the American Medical Women's Association, the UCSF Women's Faculty Association, and the Black Women Physicians Association)

  • Speaker, Martin Luther King Celebration (UC Davis, King Hall Law School)

"Excellent. Clear. Dr. Flowers had a tremendous amount of information."
- Attendee, PPT Presentation at NCPS Annual Meeting

The Details

  • The standard durations for lectures are one hour or 90 minutes.
  • Fees are charged by the hour. Contact Dr. Flowers for more information about fees.
  • Dr. Flowers travels internationally for lectures. She charges travel expenses additionally.
Service Description Client Type Fee*
Lectures Formal Expert talks on a variety of issues related to emotional competence Groups or organizations in any professional field Per lecture
Informal Expert talks on a variety of issues related to emotional competence Casual or social groups needing a dinner or luncheon speaker and discussion leader Per lecture

* Contact Dr. Flowers for more information about fees.