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Parillume’s engaging presentations teach audiences to think outside the box and apply transformational insights and practical tools to overcome challenges, fulfill dreams, and create an authentic, empowered life.

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Personal & Professional Growth | Thriving After Sexual Violation | View Testimonials

“Lisa Foster was a speaker for Sonoma State University’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2017, delivering a workshop and a presentation about the Hero’s Journey for Overcomers of Sexual Violation. Ms. Foster is an engaging, powerful, and deeply impactful speaker. She has a unique gift: the ability to guide the audience through challenging terrain with sensitivity, humor, and passion to a new perspective. Not only was I, and the audience, deeply moved by her presentation, but we left with a clarity of vision and concrete tools for approaching this sensitive topic in a new light – moving, as she says, ‘from shame and silence to heroism and fierce hope.’ I encourage you to invite Ms. Foster to share her gift with you.”
– Dr. William Silver, Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University
“Wow! Folks were leaning in to every word, and the number of people that stayed after to connect speaks volumes to the value they got from your talk. Your presence and content were exactly what will continue to make this event a success. Grateful to you!”
– Kyle Matthews, Chief Connecting Officer, Crankset Group
“Whatever Lisa Foster does, she does with passion – and her presentations are no exception. She is a dynamic speaker with creative and transformational ideas. She connected with and inspired the audience at my event and had everyone’s wheels turning on how the information could impact their lives. People were left craving more!”
– Amanda Halliday, Founder, Ways to Optimize

Personal & Professional Growth

A Lit Path: How to Be Your Own Hero

We all face challenges, large and small.  In this interactive presentation, you’ll move beyond surviving life’s trials and discover a lit path to becoming your own hero, fulfilled  and authentically empowered.

  • Explore Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey as a template for daily growth.
  • Learn tangible tools and techniques to traverse the four main stages of your own journey and claim your reward: the treasure of your true self.
  • Discover how to  transform any challenge from obstacle to opportunity, and create a life you love.

Cracking the Code: How to Capitalize On Your Original Design

The first place to look for core solutions in your personal and professional life is inside! Based on Parillume’s Shine From Your Original Design℠ program, we’ll apply insights from StrengthsFinder, Myers Briggs and Enneagram assessments to capitalize on your unique gifts and create a life you love!

  • Learn how to reclaim your original design: Your unique combination of strengths cognitive functions, and personality traits.
  • Explore strategies to leverage the treasure of your true self to create meaningful contribution, great relationships, and healthy self-expression.
  • Discover a hands-on recipe for tackling daily challenges using your new toolset.


Thriving After Sexual Violation

The Invisible Hero

The story of sexual violation, like all stories, has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But we tend to stop in the middle of this story – in the second stage of the Hero’s Journey, stuck in recovery – and call it the ending. Discover how to complete the journey from survivor to thriver!

  • Share Lisa’s story from beginning to heroic ending.
  • Explore Parillume’s Hero’s Journey: a lit path for survivors to create happy endings of their own.
  • Learn how survivors can complete their journeys, reclaim the treasure of their true selves, and ultimately transform the story for us all: from shame and silence to heroism and fierce hope.

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The Invisible Hero

BYOH: Be Your Own Hero, for campus students and staff

Ideal for: Greek life, residence life, athletic departments, new student orientations.

“It’s hard to heal if you don’t know how to talk about it.” – HG, student

Many student survivors struggle in the shadows – confused, questioning themselves, denying their pain or numbing it with destructive behaviors. They may not grasp the impact of violation on their lives.  Based on Lisa’s work with clients and her own journey, BYOH answers the question: “How can I shine without shame after violation?”

  • Serves as a bridge between student survivors and campus resources*.
  • Validates and provides a normalizing context for student experiences.
  • Creates a safe, supportive space to clarify and understand these experiences.
  • Demystifies the impacts, pain, and healing process following violation.
  • Reveals a lit path forward with practical steps from shame to shining: the four stages of the Hero’s Journey.
  • Provides new tools and third-party services for peers and campus resources to support and empower survivors.
  • Offers a common language and lens to shift the conversation from shame and silence to heroism and fierce hope.

* BYOH is customized to feature your campus resources and service offerings.


5 to Thrive

Parillume is committed not only to helping individuals thrive again, but to transforming the world.  But the path to social change begins with personal change. This presentation leads us from the personal to the social, through five stages, right there at your fingertips:

  • Personal Transformation: You are not defined by your past, or by the crimes committed against you.
  • Personal Justice: You shed the burden of self-judgment and point the finger of blame where it belongs.
  • Social Transformation: You step out of your comfort zone and stand against the status quo of shame and silence to create social change.
  • Social Justice: You work to make positive change a formal bond, deeply rooted in the laws and culture of our society.
  • Prevention Pledge: You commit to changing the future: to support each other, break cages, teach well, vote wisely, stand up and speak out for justice in service of the next generation.





See, Feel, Speak, Heal

Most of us know someone who has been violated – but we may not know how to respond. Our society often views sexual violation through a shame-based lens that creates obstacles to prevention and recovery.  This interactive seminar educates how to prevent and address sexual violation by applying four tools:

  • See: How to recognize signs of grooming and sexual violation.
  • Feel: How to find and use your internal compass.
  • Speak: How to cultivate safe, shame- and blame-free conversations.
  • Heal: Resources for responding to, and recovering from, sexual violation.


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