Reflections Publishing’s 2018

Inspirational Youth

Leadership Conference

for Teams and Families


About our Expert Presenters


                            Keynote Speaker:

                            Lynda Cormier

                           Expert Speaker:   

                           Natalie Cruz, M.A.

                           The Dancing Canvas


                            College Admission Expert:

                            LaShea Conner-Gaten, Ed.M.

                             Expert Speaker:   

                             Erica Rood, M.A.Ed.

                             Inspire Balance

                            Expert Speaker:

                            Linda Sorkin, M.A., LMFT, RYT


                                        Expert Speakers:

                                        Corie Wightlin, M.Ed.

                                        Debbie Zeichner, LCSW

                                        Mindfully Empowered


                           Expert Speaker:   

                           Susan Van Zanten, M.a.Ed.

                           Educational  Specialist

                           The Winston School



Teen Advisory Board:

  1. -Bella Chan, Freshman, Torrey Pines H.S.

  2. -Hannah Dorian- Senior, Torrey Pines H.S.

  3. -Seth Dorian - Freshman, Torrey Pines H.S.

  4. -Scott Hutton - - Freshman, Canyon Crest Academy

  5. -Kate Morley - Senior, Torrey Pines H.S.

  6. -Truman Morley - Freshman, Torrey Pines H.S.

  7. -Samantha Ramirez - Junior, Canyon Crest Academy

  8. -Zander Samarasinghe - Freshman - Torrey Pines H.S.

  9. -Alexandra Ster - Freshman, Canyon Crest Academy

  10. -Caroline Ster - Sophomore, Cal Poly-SLO

  11. -Isabelle Ster - Freshman, Canyon Crest Academy

  12. -Josh Walton - Freshman, Canyon Crest Academy

  13. -Jerne Ward - Freshman, Mission Bay High School

  14. -Charlotte Zhang  - Freshman - Torrey Pines H.S.

Register Here:

Spring 2018 - More details to come

Read about our Successful August 2017 Conference below:


Join us for Reflections Publishing’s first Inspirational Youth Leadership Conference for Teams and Families.  During this conference, parents and children/coaches and players will learn tips and tools to help them to navigate through the difficult challenges of the Tween and Teen years.

To kick-off the conference, we are blessed to have Nationally-recognized Leadership and Team Building speaker, Lynda Cormier, to lay the groundwork with an inspirational message on how to be the best version of yourself.  Colleen C. Ster, President/C.E.O of Reflections Publishing will then lead the group through a quick Communication Activity, to learn how you each have been individually gifted and to remember these personal strengths as venture off to your age-appropriate sessions.

Throughout the day, parents/children will travel with their age group (Gr. 3-6, Gr. 7-8, and Gr. 9-12)

and rotate through the following 3 Break-out Sessions:

  1. -Finding Balance in Life between school, activities, family, and social life - Erica Rood, M.A.Ed.

  2. -Learn quick/easy Study Skills along with benefits of healthy nutrition - Susan Van Zanten, M.A.Ed.

  3. -Experience empowerment through Mindfulness - Debbie Zeichner, LCSW/Corie Wightlin, M.Ed.

2 Power Mini-Sessions: Choose between the following sessions:

  1. -Financial Plan for Teens - Wells Fargo

  2. -Music Therapy  - Andrea and Reid Moriarty

  3. -Peer Pressure/Friend Surfing/Changing Schools - Linda Sorkin, M.A., LMFT, RYT

  4. -Spiritual Practices - Paula Mazza, One Youth

Coaches attending with their players and parents will travel through the following rotations:

(We still encourage Players to attend with a Parent to receive the full benefits of the conference.)

  1. -Finding that Balance in Life between school, activities, family, and social life - Erica Rood, M.A.Ed.

  2. -Experience empowerment through Mindfulness - Debbie Zeichner, LCSW/Corie Wightlin, M.Ed.

  3. -Leadership and Team Building Foundation for Teams - Lynda Cormier

During morning Check-in, you will receive raffle tickets to win over $1,000 in prizes.  Reflections Publishing’s Service Squad and Teen Advisory Board will be distributing raffle tickets when conference attendees bring the following items when they Check-in at the conference.

  1. -Jeans - new and/or gently-used

  2. -Toiletry items - large and/or hotel-sized shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream, wash cloths, towels, make-up bags, re-usable tote bags, and laundry baskets

  3. -Canned and boxed food items

These items will be packaged at the event and distributed to the following philanthropies:

  1. -Hidden Valley House - Women’s shelter

  2. -San Diego Rescue Mission - Homeless 24 Rescue Shelter and Temporary Housing

  3. -Women’s Resource Center - Rescue Shelter for Woman and children

During lunch, you will enjoy singer/song-writer, Reid Moriarty, with his originally-written song “Shine” as you eat your nutrition-packed lunch.  Next, Conference Attendees will be able to ask the RP Experts and Teen Advisory Board questions about going off to middle school, high school classes, the college application process, etc.  After attendees attend “Break-out Session #3,” they will gather back in Debin Hall to work with Expressive Art Therapist, Natalie Cruz, M.A., The Dancing Canvas.

The conference will then conclude with Key Note speaker, Lynda Cormier, and you will be given time to connect with the Conference Expert and additional Reflections Publishing’s Experts.

Lastly, please consider “Sponsoring-a-Child” or family to attend the event from the San Diego Rescue Mission and San Pasqual Academy.

Many thanks to Solana Beach Presbyterian Church for providing the use of Debin Hall and attached classrooms to facilitate this motivational conference.

It is sure to be a life-changing event for all that attend


Agenda of the Day

9:00 am    Check-in

                 • Receive Raffle tickets for donated items.

                 • Activity: Write inspirational messages inside jeans pockets

9:40          Welcome/Communication Activity

9:50          Keynote Speaker: Lynda Cormier

10:15        Break-out session #1

11:10        Break-out Session #2

12:00        Lunch

                 Reid Moriarty - sings original song “Shine”

                 Q & A Session -Teen Advisory Board & Experts

1:00           Break-out Session #3

2:00           Natalie Cruz – The Dancing Canvas  - Art Activity

2:45           Power Mini - Session #1

3:10           Power Mini - Session #2

3:30           Closing – Keynote Speaker: Lynda Cormier

4:00           Booths - Make Connections

Questions: Contact

Call/Text Colleen Ster

858. 752. 3286