Speaker

Davina is the perfect person to hire as an inspirational speaker for your event.

Davina was honored with the Dale Carnegie Award for highest achievement for her public speaking skills and has spoken extensively throughout the United States as a key note speaker, trainer, author, and leader.

Davina did a talk for our staff and I can not say enough good things about Davina and the work that she does. Her presence at our facility was so heart warming. All of our staff loved their experience with her. They were so happy with the deep work they were able to do during the guided meditation. We have a very tight staff that feels like family and the amount of love we all had and shared during the event was very special. I have not experienced anything like it and really look forward to continuing working with Davina!” —Niko, Just Float

“I appreciate you deeply and truly for sharing your divine light, love and wisdom on Good Morning La La Land. Your energy is contagious! I’m incredibly inspired by your journey and deeply grateful for your book. It’s phenomenal!” —Rob Mack, Host of Talk Show Good Morning La La Land, ivy-league educated Positive Psychology Expert, Celebrity Life Coach, and Author.

Talks Include:

  • It’s Never Too Late to be Your Self
  • Follow Your Inner Compass and Take Back Your Life
  • How to Make the Manna Paradigm Shift
  • Making a Difference, Changing the World
  • How to Live From Your Courageous Heart
  • LGBT Equality and Diversity
  • How to Be a Love Warrior Leader- Using the Tools of Love, Compassion and Forgiveness in Leadership
  • How to Live Your Courageously Authentic Life
  • Winning Marriage Equality in the U.S.
  • Understanding the LGBTIQ Alphabet
  • Clinical Work with the LGBTIQ Population

Previous Speaking Engagements & Readings

Guest Speaker at Schools, Universities and Public Libraries

  • Masha Dexter Lecture Series, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island
  • California School of Professional Psychology
  • California State Home Schooling Conference
  • California State University East Bay
  • Cuyamaca College, San Diego, CA
  • Cypress College, California
  • Drake University, Iowa
  • Foothill College, California
  • Golden West College, California
  • Grossmont College, El Cajon, California
  • Holy Names University, Oakland, California
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, California
  • LAUSD
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • New College of San Francisco
  • Oakland Public Library, California
  • Riverside City College
  • Seattle Public Library, Washington
  • Solano Community College, California
  • St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • University of Denver, Women’s College
  • University of Indiana, South Bend
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Oregon, Eugene
  • University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Presentations and Speeches at Houses of Worship, Holistic Community Centers, Retreat Centers and Sacred Gatherings  Davina Practitioner

  • Agape International Spiritual Center
  • B’nai Tikvah (Walnut Creek, CA)
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cathedral of Hope (Dallas, TX)
  • Center for Spiritual Living Ukiah (June 2019)
  • Common Wealth Club of California (San Francisco, CA)
  • Community Presbyterian Church and First Congregational Church of Antioch (Pittsburg, CA)
  • Equality California Valentines Day Fundraiser
  • Equality California- Solano County- Get Engaged Event
  • Greenheart Yoga Meditation Center (San Marino, CA)
  • Metropolitan Community Churches (Bakersfield, CA; Indianapolis,IN; San Francisco, CA)
  • Oakland Center for Spiritual Living (Oakland, CA)
  • Rape Trauma Services (Burlingame, CA)
  • Sacramento Center for Spiritual Living ( July 2019)
  • Salt Studio Holistic Wellness Center (Pasadena, CA)
  • Second Wind Church (San Francisco, CA)
  • Temple Sinai (Oakland, CA)
  • Trinity Methodist Church (Austin, TX)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Arkansas (Eureka Springs, Fayetteville)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in California (Berkeley, El Cerrito, Mendocino, Mission Viejo – Tapestry, Modesto, Oakland, Redding, Riverside, San Francisco)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Colorado (Denver)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Ohio (Akron, Cincinatti)
  • Unitarian Universalist Churches in Wyoming (Cheyenne)
  • United Church of Christ (Fremont, CA; Hayward, CA; Redding, CA)
  • Unity Ukiah

Readings and Talks at Bookstores

  • Avid Reader (Davis and Sacramento, CA)
  • Barnes and Noble (Eugene)
  • Book Woman (Austin, TX)
  • Books Inc.(San Francisco)
  • Borders Books (Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Raleigh, NC; Durham, NC; Chapel Hill, NC, San Mateo, CA)
  • Changemakers (Oakland, CA)
  • Cody’s Bookstore (Berkeley, CA; San Francisco, CA)
  • Crossroads Market Bookstore (Dallas, TX)
  • Different Light Bookstores (San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA)
  • East West Bookshop (Mountain View, CA)
  • Gallery Bookshop (Mendocino, CA)
  • Laurel Books (Oakland, CA)
  • Leaves of Grass Bookstore (Willits, CA)
  • Malaprop’s Bookstore (Ashville, NC)
  • Now Voyager Books (Provincetown, MA)
  • Obeslisk Books (San Diego, CA)
  • Old Firehouse Bookstore (Ft. Collins, CO)
  • Orca Books (Olympia, WA)
  • Outwrite Bookstore (Atlanta, GA)
  • Powell’s Bookstore (Portland, OR)
  • Pride and Joy Bookstore (Northampton, MA)
  • River Reader (Guerneville, CA), and many more.
  • Vision Quest Metaphysical Bookstore (Everett, WA)

Speaker at Conferences and Events

  • YMCA, 2019 (San Marino)
  • Salt Studio, 2019 (Pasadena, CA)
  • Just Float, 2019 (Pasadena, CA)
  • Finding Freedom, 2019 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • Mercy for Animals, Annual Retreat, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Finding Freedom, 2018 (Palm Springs, CA)
  • National Association of Bar Executives Conference at the American Bar Association, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • United States Prison Affirmative Action Program, 2015 (At Water, CA)
  • Models of Pride 2013 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Federal Correctional Institution Affirmative Action Program, 2012 (Dublin, CA)
  • Southern California Regional PFLAG Conference, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Affirmation National Conference 2010 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cultural Competence in Mental Health 2009 (San Mateo, CA)
  • Kaleidescope of Identities: Clinical Approaches to Working with Women, Culture, and Intersecting Identities 2009 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Equality Forum Marriage Panel 2006 (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Creating Change 2005 (Oakland, CA)
  • All God’s Children Panel 2003 (Oakland, CA)

Featured Speaker at LGBT Rallies

  • National Marriage Equality Rally 2004 (Washington, DC)
  • Marriage Equality NOW Rally 2006 (Seattle, WA)

Featured Speaker at PFLAG Meeting and LGBT Centers     

  • PFLAG meeting at Montview Presbyterian Church(Denver, CO)
  • Lighthouse Community Center(Hayward, CA)
  • Rainbow Community Center (Concord, CA)
  • LGBT Center (San Francisco, CA)
  • LGBT Center (Charlotte, NC)