Corporate Mental Health Speaker


Invite mental health expert Tess Brigham, MFT, BCC to speak at your next event to help you optimize your employees’ happiness.

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Can’t We All Just Get Along:

The Key to Bridging the Generational Divide

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This eye-opening keynote brings awareness to the differences between the five (5) generations currently in the workforce so individuals from each generation can find common ground with their peers, learn techniques to help them communicate with each other, and help teams achieve greater productivity as a result.

In this keynote, Tess Brigham will help you to:

  • Understand why each generation acts, communicates, and leads the way they do
  • Create a shared purpose with your colleagues rooted in understanding and teamwork
  • Gain valuable tools to help you work more effectively alongside your peers
  • Walk away with a new perspective and mindset on how to use your generation’s strengths to shine as a leader

There is truly something for everyone in this informative and insightful talk.

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The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be:

How to Successfully Launch Your Gen Z Kid

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Gone are the days where you could raise your children the way your parents raised you. You’re trying so hard to keep up but it feels like the target keeps moving. It’s exhausting being a parent today and we haven’t even talked about the far reaching effects of the pandemic on this generation.

In this keynote, Tess Brigham will answer your biggest questions:

  • How do I know if my child is depressed or just lazy?
  • Is it healthy for my kid to live at home?
  • How do I know when it’s time to ask my child to leave?
  • Is it OK to still financially support them?
  • How do I know when I’m being supportive or if I’m doing too much?

Tess will not only answer these questions but she will also offer actionable tools and strategies to shift your relationship from CEO to consultant in your child’s life.

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Wellness First, Success Follows:

The Path of Workplace Mental Health

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Poor mental health costs organizations billions of dollars a year. It’s estimated that globally, 12 billion working days are lost every year to depression and anxiety at a cost of $1 trillion annually in lost productivity.

The productivity that’s lost from mental health isn’t just from people who have a mental health issue that developed prior to working at an organization. Many people develop depression, anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, and other mental health issues due to their experiences at work. Contributing factors include toxic work environments, stress of remote work, poor work-life balance, long hours, understaffing, a lack of support, and harassment.

Moving forward companies will need to focus on prioritizing mental health to attract and retain top talent.

In this keynote, Tess Brigham explores:

  • How we got here and why younger generations are more willing to talk about mental health at work
  • Why having a high emotional intelligence (EQ) is just as important as high IQ when it comes to promoting and retaining top talent
  • The most important soft skills to develop among your leaders so they can improve productivity and overall job satisfaction within their teams
  • Strategies to make accessing mental health resources available to employees simple, fun and engaging



The Hidden Superpower Behind Effective Leadership

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Employees don’t always have mental health challenges before they enter the workplaces, sometimes those mental health challenges begin after they’ve had specific experiences within an organization.

The best way to solve a problem is prevention, which is why promoting leaders within your organization needs to start with emotional intelligence (EQ) over being competent to do the work. If leaders are going to foster a company culture that prioritizes psychological safety and mental health, creating a positive work environment, then they need to be people managers.

People managers are able to listen thoughtfully, gain trust, be empathetic, know when to push and when to pull back and how to inspire and motivate. The good news is, these skills can be taught to your organization’s leaders so they can better support their teams.

In this keynote, Tess Brigham inspires leaders to:

  • Learn what it means to be a “people manager,” the true definition of empathy and how to integrate it into their role as a leader
  • Gain a greater understanding of their employees’ biggest mental health challenges
  • Learn valuable communication tools to help them navigate difficult, but important, conversations about mental health

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The Real Reason You’re Having a Quarter Life Crisis

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A quarter-life crisis comes about when you’re faced with the reality that your life is not what you thought it was going to be. It’s an emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence. You’re faced with the feeling that maybe you’re not being true to who you really are, but you’re not quite sure who you’re supposed to be, either.

In this keynote, Tess Brigham walks you through six simple steps to help you conquer your quarter life crisis that thousands of her clients have used to turn their lives around. You’ll walk away with:

  • A greater understanding of the unique challenges 20-somethings are facing today and a sense that you’re not alone
  • Actionable steps to help you become an explorer in your life as you move into uncharted territory in your life
  • Tools to help you examine your beliefs and change them if they’re no longer right for where you are in your life in this moment
  • Confidence to take the steps you need to take to move through this crisis and become truly happy

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The Skills of Well-Being

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When you have to solve a problem, how do you learn to do things differently than you have in the past in order to achieve a new result?

In this interactive and empowering workshop, Tess Brigham provides a 3-part process to teach you how to coach yourself while helping you answer the questions:

  • How do we solve a problem we’ve never faced before?
  • How do we know when we need to change?
  • Why do we resist change?
  • How do we uncover what’s really happening beneath the surface when we hold on to old patterns of thinking or ways of being?
  • How do we motivate ourselves to change?
  • How do we identify the next step towards the change we want to make so we can take it?


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CNBC Named Tess “The Millennial Therapist,” thanks to her 15 years of experience helping young people find their purpose, develop their confidence, and create a life they’re excited about living. You can find her work in:


“Tess helped me reorient to my goals so that I could move forward out of stagnation to a more fulfilling path. She focused on my specific needs and was able to provide not only her presence and dialogue but other resources that I could pursue at my leisure. Her powerful and engaging personality created an atmosphere where communication about difficult subjects flowed naturally,”

C.S., Tess coaching client, Age 22

“Working with Tess has been the most life-changing experience for me—I am so grateful for the many ways she has empowered me to be a more confident, secure, and balanced person over our work together. She is so easy to open up to, non-judgmental, and has an incredible sense of humor—she’s enabled so many perspective shifts and ‘aha moments’ for me, and I can’t thank her enough! Coaches like Tess make the world a better place.” 

M.D., Tess coaching client, Age 25 

“Tess is the hero young adults aren’t looking for–she helps them see the roadblocks to setting and achieving life goals, and normalizes the challenges they face as real, solvable, and tractable. Plus she provides young adults with the tools and the mental frame to help build the life they dream of.  Thank you, Tess, for giving our next generation a path forward!”

Nina Horne, Director at Samara Family Services