As a speaker, author, speaker coach, counselor, and teacher, Yvonne Ortega desires to use her gifts to serve. She has taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, Precept Bible studies and as a children’s leader in Bible Study Fellowship. She serves on the Advisory Board of Christians in Recovery. She formerly served as the Regional Speaker Trainer of Virginia for Stonecroft Ministries and on the board of Kairos Prison Ministry at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women.
Yvonne has a Master of Education in Counseling and degrees in Spanish. Her background as a licensed professional counselor, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, and clinically certified domestic violence counselor gives her a unique perspective on the heart of women. Her counseling experiences in jails, prisons, and outpatient services add depth and humor to her presentations, as do her years of teaching mostly high school and college Spanish.
For Yvonne, hope and healing are more than theories from a textbook. God has taken many of her messes and made them messages. She has survived and thrived after breast cancer, divorce, single parenting, and multiple family losses including the loss of her only child. She looks forward to the day she meets Jesus face-to-face and reunites with her son who awaits her in heaven.
Yvonne is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), the Christian Author Network (CAN), the National Speakers Association (NSA), and Toastmasters International.
Speaking page: www.yvonneortega.com/speaking/
(On the speaking page, event planners can download my Speaker One Sheet in high res or low res).
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