I love speaking, teaching and facilitating would be honoured to speak at your event or lead a workshop. Below are various topics that I often speak on but I am also constantly coming up with new sessions and workshops and love to work with groups to cover specific themes or needs as well. I'd love to dialogue with you about what would best suit your event.
Pricing for speaking engagements and workshops depends on the content, prep, length and mileage. Please contact me to discuss your needs and we'll do our best to work within your budget.
Popular Homeschool sessions
Leaping into Homeschooling
Can you really do this? You absolutely can! Practical advice on developing rhythms, finding your style, being intentional with your Yeses, and some of the logistics of starting your homeschool journey.
Embracing the Elements
Creating an intentional learning environment and culture that utilizes the benefits of schooling at home and the freedoms you have as a homeschooler.
Deep Dive Planning
Developing immersive and multidisciplinary learning experiences based on your children’s interests.
Incorporating yourself into homeschooling and developing your own skills and interests.
Rethinking Writing Strategies
Practical advice for teaching writing in an authentic and engaging way. Drawing often on Brave Writer (Julie Bogart) techniques alongside Monique’s extensive experience as a Middle Years ELA teacher you will leave with many creative ideas and perspective on raising writers.
Pockets Full of Whimsy
Unleash (or foster) your creativity through adding whimsy to your homeschool days. Surprise and delight your children with a myriad of ideas and principles you’ll learn in this session.
I am a former middle years public school teacher and as such really enjoy providing workshops and speaking for teens as well.
I've offered my Business and
Entrepreneurship Course for Youth as well as Blogging for Teens at the SHBE
conference in Saskatoon and frequently facilitate art camps and other activities in the city.
Tech Your Homeschool
Saskatchewan specific - you'll learn how to access a wealth of resources for free through apps and online programs (many provided by Saskatchewan libraries and school divisions). Even if your kids don't use screens the workshop is a wonderful resources for the homeschooling parent to keep you organized and have resources at your finger tips. We also cover some favourite educational apps for your child's use.
Popular faith based messages
I am always working on "fresh" messages based on what God is doing in my community and my own life. I typically speak every 6 weeks at my local church the Estevan Church of God where my husband and I serve as elders and pastoral support. Below are a few titles of messages I've spoken and you can also access them all on my media page on this website or on the ECOG Youtube page.
Walking in Community
The Power of Testimony
How Worship Positions Us
Co-labouring with God
Power, Love and Self Control
A Hundred Billion
Healthy Boundaries for
(with Dean Willms)
Navigating Your Season
I am the owner/photographer of Blink Photography by Monique Willms and specialize in family, grad, children's and branding photography. I believe with the right instruction anyone can learn to use that "big fancy camera" and take stunning images of their every day life.
DSLR 101 and 102
For groups DSLR 101 and 102 are offered as separate classes. We cover all the basics of using your SLR camera and get you to a point of being able to shoot in full manual mode. You will learn all about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc and how to manipulate them to get creative control of your photos. We shoot outdoors during the class and you get real time feedback and assistance.
$99 +pst per person (class size of 3-6 people)
Private DSLR Class
We'll go through both classes in one private mentoring session (2-3 hours). It includes everything in the above description but you get me one on one.
$150 + pst per person
When I'm not working I use my iPhone for picture taking and content creation 95% of the time.
The iphone photography course will teach you all the tips and tricks of achieving great quality photos on your phone, principles of design and story telling and how to create consistent edits.
Hand Lettering 101
This hands on workshop introduces attendees to the basics of hand lettering through faux brush lettering. We'll go through practicing letters, methods for designing a layout and then design several hand lettered cards.
Included with the registration fee is a clipboard, lettering pen, lettering marker, practice sheets, blank note cards/envelopes and a dessert and beverage.
$35/per person (minimum 6 participants)