Speaking & Events

“To create lasting shifts in the culture and consciousness of future generations, organizations, and the world, we must begin by shifting the consciousness of families.”

-Dr. Lynyetta G. Willis

Speaker Biography

Dr. Willis speaks and teaches about personal and family empowerment in a way that has her audiences laughing, nodding, and connecting with a deep sense of “I got this!” as they learn practical ways to shift how they show up for themselves and those they care about most.

Dr. Lynyetta G. Willis is a psychologist, coach, founder and CEO of Inner Pathways Coaching and Consulting, LLC who helps frustrated families, teachers, and child care providers deal with day-to-day behavioral challenges with more patience and confidence. Through innovative strategies, Dr. Willis’s audiences learn to turn reactions and overwhelm into mindful and compassionate responses. 

Her creativity, love of imagery, and journey with countless clients and child care professionals, led Dr. Willis to create her highly acclaimed Elemental Living(R) Model for Parenting and Personal Leadership as well as her P.A.T.H.S to Evolving Relationships Framework(TM). Dr. Willis’s innovative approach to challenging behaviors integrates mindfulness principles, brain science, imagery, and over 20 years of experience in the psychology field. 

A sought after speaker, media contributor, and author, her multi-award winning book, My Forgotten Self: A Story about a Girl, a Powerful Encounter, and a Universal Message, has received high acclaim from individuals such as Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent and “Oprah’s Parenting Expert”; Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, author and spiritual leader of Agape International Truth Center; and Michal Berg, President and CEO of Spirituality for Kids International, Inc. Dr. Willis lives in Georgia with her husband and their two children.

Speaking Topics

Click to read descriptions of the keynotes, half-day, and full-day workshops Dr. Willis can share with your audience. 

Child care providers,  sometimes feel a disconnect between the vision that brought them into the child care field and their day-to-day reality. Instead of confidently dealing with challenging behaviors, they often second-guess decisions, feel overwhelmed or get frustrated when they’re triggered or overreact.   

Using her innovative Elemental Living(R) Model for Family and Personal Leadership (ELM), child care providers will learn to demystify challenging behaviors as they learn a powerful tool that will help them regain their center when out of balance with their children.

The ELM is a research informed model guided by imagery, brain science, and mindfulness principles. Providers will gain actionable strategies they can use immediately when those frustrations start to build and they struggle to know what to do next. The ELM is a powerful tool that takes providers out of of stable misery and back to the harmony and joy that brought them into the field.

*This talk can be given as a keynote, half-day, or full-day workshop

Childcare professionals are often encouraged to respond with compassion, utilize strategies that will instill confidence into the children they serve, and maintain a calm and peaceful learning environment even in the midst of a child’s chaotic moment. While these suggestions are ideal, they are often made to providers who are filled with more overwhelm than self-compassion, doubt their skills and abilities to deal with challenging behaviors, and lack the internal resources they need to maintain calm and peace within themselves, let alone their classrooms. As a result, many providers are at risk for showing up everyday feeling burned out, unfulfilled, and with stress related physical and mental issues (ref). More specifically, providers work in a state of stable misery. 

Through her 5 P.A.T.H.S. to Personal Evolution Framework (Perspective.Awareness.Tools.Healing.Self-transformation), providers will learn to use self-awareness, intuitive tools, and personal care strategies to strengthen their relationship with themselves so they can better serve the children in their care. The P.A.T.H.S. framework is based on mindfulness principles and brain science.

Through this talk, providers will explore the mindsets and habits necessary to break free from stable misery so they can embrace a deeper sense of creative joy in their work. Providers will illuminate personal triggers that may lead them to respond in less than ideal ways towards the children they serve. They will also discover powerful self-care strategies they can use to increase self-compassion and an internal sense of calm. 

*This talk can be given as a keynote, half-day, or full-day workshop

Despite good intentions, and deep insights from friends, books, and blogs, when we’re triggered, many of us find ourselves feeling frustrated and living in unhelpful cycles of stable misery with our partners or kids.

This experiential workshop will help participants gain clarity and direction on how to break unhelpful patterns in an important family relationship.

In a half-day workshop, participants create a personalized, practical action plan for one key relationship. In a full-day workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to receive personalized coaching to gain deeper insight into ways they can reclaim connection in a key relationship.

Speaker Reel


Dr. Willis is a skillful storyteller who takes her audience on a journey. She is down to earth, engaging, revealing and accessible….she speaks to the issues women face with support and caring; she gives you the confidence to take steps you’ve been scared to take for too long.
Mariel Blake
Jack and Jill of America, Inc
Athens Chapter President
I got chills listening to Dr. Willis. This is transformational and will help so many people!
Monica Wesolowski
Mom, teacher, & entreprenuer
I love, love, love, your message, Lynyetta! Thank you for this amazing perspective.
Irene Pope
Conference Attendee


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