9:00 - 10:30 AM: Margaret Cleveland, Consultant and Executive Coach: Public Speaking
10:40 am – 12:00 pm Brad Strause, Alpha One: Guiding for People with Special Needs or Disabilities
12:00 - 12:30 pm Class extra – Historic New England video: Cherished Possessions
Margaret Cleveland, Consultant and Executive Coach
While it may be true that many people would rather die than speak in front of a group, Margaret loves doing it and teaching it through workshops, consulting, and executive coaching sessions on speaking, wrangling difficult conversations, dealing with change, and leadership development. Margaret moonlights as an editor and writer and shares a love of history with the aspiring Portland History docents. She is currently working on a biography of her grandmother, first lady Frances Cleveland.
Brad Strause, Project Manager, Alpha One
Brad Strause holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Community Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Teaching, also from Western Michigan University. He has been an independent living specialist with Alpha One and is currently a project manager. Alpha One is a nonprofit center in South Portland that provides people with disabling conditions information, goods, and services that enable them to live independently in their communities.