Inspirational Speaker

Inspirational Speaker

Ligia M. Houben presenting at the
Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel

Former speaker for PESI, in 100+ cities in the US.

I’ve presented the seminar Transforming Grief and Loss: Strategies for your Clients to Heal The Past, Change the Present, and Transform the Future with PESI for mental health professionals in more than 100 cities throughout the United States.

Being the author of the book Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals, and being more than 50 millions of Hispanics living in the USA, I offer a valuable seminar in English and Spanish.

I’ve had the opportunity to deliver my message to corporations and organizations such as Exxon Mobile, Baptist Health System, University of Miami Hospital, Vitas Hospice, Alliance for Aging, Embassy of Sweden in Nicaragua, Latin America Association of Palliative Care, American Society of Aging, and Association for Death, Education and Counseling, just to name a few.

Fluent in English and Spanish, I always provide my audience with a meaningful experience to help them find their better selves. Book Ligia for your next event here.

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Connecting with others through a Zoom meeting can be a challenge for some speakers who prefer live presentations. Although, I enjoy presenting live seminars, I also find a Zoom meeting a great way to connect with others. I engage with the audience in a warm and personal manner. In 2020 and 2021 I presented for a diversity of topics for The Alliance for Aging in their initiative to help people face the pandemic. Here, you can see a partial list of the topics that were presented. I continue presenting for this organization on a regular basis in English and Spanish.

What People Say

“Being a professional who has specialized in the field of grief and loss since 1979, I am aware of Ligia’s contribution she made to the literature with her book Counseling Hispanics Through Loss, Grief, and Bereavement. Moreover, she created a grief model entitled The 11 Principles of Transformation®, this is a system that helps people transform grief into growth and has been presented nationwide in more than 100 cities.”

Howard R. Winokuer, PhD, FT

Howard R. Winokuer, PhD, FT

“Ligia Houben has gone through difficult times and precisely because of her ability to handle everything that life presented to her, she is a magnificent consultant and coach. She is sensitive, empathetic, and willing to work with someone until problems have been identified, and solutions have been implemented.”

Joachim DePosada
Global CSP

“Her loving and kind approach has helped me through some of my most difficult times. This was my first experience with a therapist and from the first date I felt completely comfortable with Ligia. I am eternally grateful to Ligia for everything she has done for me and I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for her help.”

Patricia Monterrey

“I can’t say enough great things about working with Ligia Houben! She has helped me through the most difficult transitions of my life. Ligia is always here for me; her sweet voice and great wisdom continue to inspire and guide me, and she is never further away than a phone call! Through her coaching now I have the confidence to move on in my life! Thanks Ligia!”

Nancy Watson

As an

inspirational speaker

 my intention is to touch people’s heart with my message of personal growth and transformation

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Some speaking engagements

Inspirational Speaker
Transforming Grief and Loss. Strategies to Help your Clients Through Major Life Transitions. In more than 80 cities in the USA.

Confronting Alzheimer’s: A Journey for All Generations
Caregivers Conference Alzheimer’s Association, Miramar, Florida.

Alliance of Aging
Presentation: Dealing with life transitions, Miami, Florida.
Presentation: Your attitude reflects your aptitude, Miami, Florida.

Baptist Health South Florida
Training: Bereavement Facilitator Support Groups in Spanish, Miami, Florida.

Cancer Community Center
Facilitator: Cancer support groups, Miami, Florida.
Keynote speaker: Transforming your life, Miami, Florida.

Miami Dade College
Presentation: Finding meaning in retirement, Miami, Florida.

My Meaningful Life – 2010
Southeastern Pastoral Institute – Unity on the Bay Church.
Seminar/workshop/webinar: Transform your loss – Miami, Florida.

University of Texas
Webinar: Learning how to handle stress and anxiety, Texas.

Jackson Memorial Hospital
Seminar: How to cope with grief during the holidays, Miami, Florida.

Miami-Dade Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Presentation: The domestic violence victim, a holistic approach, Miami, Florida.
Presentation: Overcoming anxiety and depression with a cognitive and spiritual approach, Miami, Florida.
Seminar: Alzheimer’s and spirituality, Miami, Florida.
Workshop: Military support.

Mount Sinai, The Wein Center
Seminar: Alzheimer’s disease and spirituality, Miami Beach, Florida.

Personas Unidas en el Dolor y la Esperanza (PUDE)
Training: Bereavement Facilitator Support Groups, Managua, Nicaragua.
Mentor and consultant.

Seminar: Live a life with meaning and purpose and realize your goals, Managua, Nicaragua.

Casa Cana
Presentation: Taking care of our aging parents and valuing their wisdom, Miami, Florida
Seminar: Loss and transformation, Miami, Florida.

Exxon Mobile
Presentation: Live a life with meaning and purpose and realize your goals, Managua, Nicaragua.

Kaplan University
Teleconference: Understanding grief and loss, Miami, Florida.

Latin American Conference on Palliative Care
Presentation: Understanding Latinos and grief, Lima, Peru.
Presentation: The value of meaning at the end-of-life, Margarita, Venezuela.

Rotarian Club
Presentation: Attitude and life transitions, Miami, Florida.

University of Miami Hospital
Presentation: The four principles to live a life with purpose, Miami, Florida.

University of Texas, Health Science Center
Teleconference: The meaning of memories at the end of life – Texas, Teleconference: Understanding grief and loss – Texas.
Teleconference: Spirituality and elder: understanding the fourth dimension – Texas.

American Society on Aging/National Coalition of Aging Annual Conference
Speaker: Promoting meaning when doing life review with older Hispanic adults, Chicago, Illinois – Speaker: The meaning of memories at the end-of-life, Chicago, Illinois.

Association for Death, Education and Counseling Annual Conference
Speaker: Understanding how Latinos express grief and loss, Miami, Florida.

Barry University
Presentation: Spirituality and elders: the fourth dimension, Miami, Florida.

Co-Dependent Anonymous (CODA)
Seminar: Self-esteem and goals, Managua, Nicaragua.

Coral Gables Parks and Recreation, The Senior Division
Keynote speaker: Senior housing: new alternatives, personal choices, Coral Gables, Florida – 2007.
Presentation: Summary of seminars of life review and meaningful aging, Coral Gables, Florida – 2006.

Embassy of Sweden
Seminar: Loss of a job, Managua, Nicaragua.

Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center
Presentation: Finding meaning project: understanding the needs of the nursing home resident, Miami, Florida.

Memorial Plan Funeral Home
Facilitated memorial holiday, Coral Gables, Florida.
Established and facilitated After Care program, Coral Gables, Florida.

Mercy Hospital
III Annual Miami Cancer Center Oncology Symposium Speaker: Understanding the need of the terminally ill patient, Coral Gables, Florida.

Miami Center for Spiritual Living
Presentation: Loss is change and is not forever, Miami, Florida.

Spiritual Organization for Unconditional Love (S.O.U.L.)
Multiple meditation venues, Miami, Florida.

John Knox Village, Senior Fest
Workshop: Life review, Pompano Beach, Florida.

Within Wellness Center
Presentation: Understanding Alzheimer’s disease, Miami, Florida.
Presentation: Embracing our spirituality, Miami, Florida.
Presentation: Reflections at midlife, Miami, Florida.

Aventura Hospital
Lecture: Religion and Health, aging with style, Aventura, Florida.

Barry University’s Older Adults Opportunity Center
Keynote speaker: Life review, Miami, Florida.

Key Biscayne Senior Community Center
Presentation: Faith and Health, Key Biscayne, Florida.

Latin American Palliative Care Congress
Presentation: The meaning of memories at the end-of-life, Isla Margarita, Venezuela.

Soka Gakkai International
Seminar: Buddhism and aging: living longer in joy, Miami, Florida.

VITAS Hospice
Presentation: Bereavement Training Facilitator, Miami, Florida.

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Former speaker for PESI

I’ve had the honor to present my seminar, “Transforming Grief and Loss” in more than 100 cities while working together with PESI.