Educator, Positive Leader, Difference Maker, and Best-Selling Author
Lindsay Sealey earned a B.A. from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. She is currently pursuing her Ph D in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University. A passionate youth advocate, she has worked in education, counseling, consulting, curriculum development, and special education for over twenty years. She is the founder and CEO of Bold New Girls and Brave New Boys, unique and comprehensive teaching and coaching companies empowering young girls and boys through the learning and personal growth.
Lindsay Sealey is the author of Growing Strong Girls and Rooted, Resilient, and Ready, published by Wonderwell. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Canada and Red Tricycle. She has appeared on TV shows such as: The Social, Global News, CTV Morning Live, and The Agenda. She has been featured in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Canadian Family, and Today’s Parent and she has been a guest on CBC Syndication Radio and various Podcasts.
Lindsay Sealey is an educator, coach, mentor, consultant, workshop facilitator, and speaker and she is passionate about learning for life and personal growth. Lindsay meets each and every unique client – where he or she is at and she journeys alongside them, providing them with what they need most, as they need it. As well, she is dedicated to supporting parents with both the language and tools they need to support their children. She is educated and informed about the concerns and trends of growing youth and she takes a preventative and proactive approach to equipping and emboldening young people and their parents with the necessary learning and life tools. She is excited to dive into her many philanthropic and advocacy passion projects and she currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Lindsey Vonn Foundation.
As a child, Lindsay was quiet, not shy as well as smart and confident. Over time, she felt more stressed and worried, uncertain of herself and overly concerned about what others thought about her. She lost her confidence! This is exactly what so many girls and boys struggle with today: knowing their true worth and value and being confident in their authentic selves, and the ability to take chances and grow. Lindsay knows, first hand, how to nurture and encourage kids to believe in themselves, be brave and bold, and step into their potential and possibilities!
10 ways to raise a strong daughter by starting early and cultivating relational connection: 10 practical phrases, tools, and activities to try when it comes to a girl’s: self-worth, self-confidence, body image, connection to friends, use of her phone and screen time, stress and anxiety management, and learning – all to help girls become stronger a little stronger everyday.
How do you help your teenage daughter when she’s on her phone for 8 hours each day and always telling you, “I’m fine.” You will learn how to parent from the periphery: stepping back to give her time and space to grow and yet still being there for her with assurance, championing, and the support she still needs. You will also understand the 8 necessary steps to support her when it comes to: identity, appearance, healthy minds, screen time, relationships, peer pressure, sex, and the future.
Every parent wants to help her but many parents don’t know how, and where to begin. Here, you will gain valuable insights and ideas into a girl’s life and the practical tools for how to help her (not hinder her) when it comes to: parenting a growing girl, connecting and complimenting her, conversation starters, empowering her with positive messages for confidence, teaching her essential life tools, and motivating her to make choices and take charge.
Understanding her private world of Snapchat, Instagram, Tik-Tok, and sexting and selfies. You will learn all about a girl’s online world (the pressures she feels to keep up and the fears she has of missing out) and how her phone is her lifeline for connection. You will also come to understand the research around technology and learn to connect with her in better and creative ways for a more meaningful relationship. You will gain the tools to help keep her safe, happy, and healthy online as you both navigate screens and prevent addiction, while promoting life balance.
Exploring "Super Girl Syndrome" - the biological, social, and cultural pressures to be all things to all people and the 4 new superpowers she really needs for progress over progression: self-compassion, progress and purpose (over perfectionism), bravery, and play.
Preparing her to know her triggers, listen to her body, and develop healthy coping tools for dealing with increasing pressures is critical in our busy and often overwhelming lifestyle. You will learn the all about the importance of completing the stress cycle including: asking her to know what are her stressors or triggers, her body signs of stress, the body’s fight, flight or freeze response, her go to coping skills and the healthy coping skills she needs instead. You also learn that not all stress is bad (some stress is actually good) and how stress is something girls need to pay attention to, manage, and use to their advantage.
Boys are taught to “man up” and that “boys don’t cry”. In a time of girl power and the ‘year of the girl’, boys are falling behind: academically, socially, and emotionally. Often unspoken about is this: boys are feeling the pressure to achieve and perform; yet stuck, showing procrastination, addiction, complacency, and addiction. Here you will learn the 3 ways to promote self-confidence, motivation, and healthy life balance to support growing boys.
When it comes to learning support, there is no blueprint. It’s all about trial and error teaching and learning. Now, more than ever, we need to help our kids learn in many new ways: virtually and in-person. Now, more than ever, we need to change, adapt, and consider new ways to learn. Here, you will gain the 5 tools to provide optimal learning support including: finding focus and attention, making a learning plan, getting started, maintaining momentum, and celebrating and reflecting. You will gain fundamental learning principles and research and the ways to keep learning relational, relatable, and rewarding.
Girls today have more choices than any previous generations yet they often struggle to think about the next week, let alone the next decade. You will learn how to get the conversation going and how to encourage her to dream big and begin with small steps towards achieving her aspirations. Her future is so much more than what she will do; it begins with who she will be. Learn how to help her focus on her character, clarify her “why’s”, and consider the difference she will make as she creates her goals and strives to achieve.
Now more than ever girls need our help when it comes to their mental health. In the midst of a global pandemic, decreasing social interactions and in person activities, and increasing time on their screens and social media, girls are reporting feeling stressed and anxious, alone, tired, and depressed.
This presentation dives into all the ways we can support our girls including:
- Practicing the mental health and wellness basics (sleep, nutrition, water, and real relationships)
- Empowering girls to recognize their own stressors and signs of stress
- Helping girls to self-regulate better manage their stress by understanding and completing the stress cycle
- Teaching girls the total self care strategies: bodies, minds, and hearts
- Learning conversation tools to have with girls for promoting healthy minds
- Navigating screen time and social media guidelines to prevent and prepare for mental health triggers
- Creating different support systems for help beyond you
You can feel encouraged, equipped, and empowered to support girls’ positive mental health with the practical and effective tools presented.
Cultivating positive and healthy minds is essential, now more than ever before!
Vancouver, British Columbia
Growing Strong Girls
Full of practical advice, helpful visual cues and poignant anecdotes from girlhood, Growing Strong Girls offers a road map to achieving better lives for our girls—and a more just society long-term as a result. In the digital landscape, it is essential for parents, mentors and educators to connect more deeply and authentically with girls. Intervention during pre- teen years—the most pivotal stage in a girl’s life—can activate self-aware- ness, self-acceptance and healthy social and emotional skills: all factors contributing to success in later decades.
Rooted, Resilient, and Ready
Rooted, Resilient, and Ready enables parents to hear from the teenagers themselves, featuring insightful interviews with a diverse range of young women, each speaking candidly about their experiences, fears and challenges. Sealey’s clear, empathetic advice complements this chorus of firsthand stories with guidance that speaks directly to both what young women need and want from their parents. Fine-tuned to the complexities of modern teenage life, Sealey addresses topics including identity, eating disorders, peer pressures, body image, mental health, engaging (or disengaging) with social media, cultivating healthy relationships, and planning for her future with confidence. Rooted, Resilient, and Ready explores how today’s teen girl assembles her identity through the interweaving of genetics, family and friends. Sealey also examines the masks young women may feel they need to wear to be accepted, such as the super girl, the invisible girl, or the cool girl. Countering these negative or constraining expectations, Sealey guides parents through a three-part approach to a happier, healthier teen, as well as their new role to take on: parenting from the periphery. Though teenage years can seem more turbulent than ever before, Sealey’s grounded advice and conversations help parents empower their daughters to stay rooted and confident in the face of change.