I am available for speaking engagements using my story and lived experience to shed light on our common experiences as human and spiritual beings. I love motivational speaking and speaking about specific topics of burns, the challenges of scars and disfigurement, yoga/embodiment, taking personal retreat and pilgrimage, connecting deeply with the natural world, songwriting, poetry, clarity around death and dying, and and integrating spiritual practice into daily life. I enjoy leading support groups and community healing circles, fostering honest and heart-centered shared witnessing.

Please contact me at blake@blaketedder.com with your interest or requests.

Selection of Past Speaking Engagements

  • 2020 Phoenix World Burn Congress, keynote panel “Journey Towards a Positive Self Image”; Young Adult Workshop “Identity + Relationship”, support group facilitation
  • 2020 Phoenix Society “Body Image Community Conversation” panel
  • 2018 UNC Health NC Jaycee Burn Center Survivor Reunion, keynote speech and panel
  • 2017 – Phoenix World Burn Congress, Dallas, TX, Conference Yoga
  • 2016-2018 – Dozens of community presentations statewide on behalf of the Parkinson’s Foundation
  • 2015 – Phoenix World Burn Congress, Indianapolis, IN, Young Adult Workshop
  • 2014 Phoenix World Burn Congress, Anaheim, CA, Yoga and TRE® Preconference Workshop, UBelong Kids Yoga Program, support group facilitation
  • 2013 Phoenix World Burn Congress, Providence, RI, Young Adult Workshop, Intimacy and Relationships Panel, support group facilitation
  • 2012 Phoenix World Burn Congress, Milwaukee, WI, Young Adult Workshop
  • 2011 World Burn Congress, Cincinnati, OH, Young Adult Workshop