Public Speaking and Trainings


Lawyer Well-being CLEs via Webinar

All previously in-person Lawyer Well-being CLE trainings are now available via webinar. Every program is science-based and presented by Chelsy Castro, JD, MA, AM, LCSW, using advanced and relatable instructional techniques that engage all participants. Programs are customizable to your organization’s needs and can be extended when more in depth and individualized training is desired.

In-person Well-being CLE trainings will resume in September 2020.

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  1. Improving Performance through (Im)Perfectionism
  2. Burnout Prevention: Setting yourself up for continued success
  3. Productivity Hacks for Reducing Anxiety and Getting Things Done
  4. Owning Your Success: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  5. The Lawyer Happiness Factor
  6. EQ Skills for Conflict Resolution
  7. Mindfulness Beyond Stress Management
  8. Preventing and Mitigating Compassion Fatigue
  9. Empathy and its Value in the Workplace
  10. Emotional Intelligence: Change Your Brain, Change Your World


From Lawyers, Law Students, and other High Achievers

Chelsy was one of SMS Assist's featured speakers, and she gave a phenomenal presentation to 100 of our employees on managing stress in the workplace. Chelsy took the extra effort to tailor her examples to our company, and she provided actionable takeaways that were extraordinarily helpful to our workforce. After attending the presentation, one of our employees said, "Chelsy was very knowledgeable on the topic and thoughtful in her approach. I learned a few techniques that I can certainly utilize when feeling stressed. I hope she can come back soon to share more insightful information." I would recommend Chelsy as a speaker for any group looking for an enthusiastic, intelligent, and engaging expert on stress management, mindfulness, productivity, and/or mental health.

Elizabeth Klisser - SMS Assist

I have had the pleasure of working with Chelsy several times in the past and was absolutely thrilled to bring her to Northwestern Law to speak to our students during our Wellness Week. Chelsy is a phenomenal speaker and presenter. She is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Our students get so much important information from her presentations. I look forward to working with her again soon!

Candace Bergeron - Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Recently, I attended one of Chelsy Castro's seminars and I found it to be one of the most enlightening experiences. Chelsy provides clear and consist information that is easy to comprehend and implement in your daily work life balance schedule. Not only this seminar is good for helping you in your professional career but also to help improve your self mental health. I highly recommend her seminar "Optimizing The Calm After The Storm" to any working professional.

Marcus Williams - Sidley Austin

Chelsy delivered a powerful and engaging presentation on managing stress in the workplace. She kept the audience captivated through her entire presentation and provided the “why” behind what can help with stress-management. Additionally, she was very responsive and flexible while planning this presentation to make sure it was catered to and resonated with our employees. Chelsy was a wonderful partner to work with. Anyone interested in providing their employees with a great resource on managing stress in the workplace would be lucky to partner with her.

Taylor Townsend - SMS Assist

I have worked with and observed Chelsy as a presenter on numerous occasions for several years. She is an incredibly dynamic and powerful speaker. She is always well-prepared, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable. She fields questions from any type of audience with ease. I would highly recommend Chelsy for any position or speaking engagement that requires an exceptional presenter.

Stephanie Stewart - Partner, Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery & Doppke

Chelsy Castro is a powerful and energizing speaker on mental health issues, and a fantastic advocate for the emotional well-being of all those in the legal profession. I first came into contact with Chelsy Castro as I was beginning to organize what would become the Students Mental Health Alliance at Northwestern University School of Law. Soon after being introduced by email, Chelsy was taking the time to discuss with me public education and communication strategies and advising me on how best to promote more effective mental health programs at the school. Chelsy sat on the organizations first panel and did the sort of presentation I believe every law school student needs to hear - compassionate, knowledgeable, trustworthy. She spoke directly to students and without equivocation on difficult issues in a way that genuinely connected. Multiple students asked me afterwards "Who was that lady who was sat in the middle? She was amazing." She is a sincere and powerful advocate for her cause, and someone any organization would want in their corner.

Luke Finn - JD Candidate, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

Chelsy is an engaging and dynamic presenter. I had the pleasure hearing her present a couple of times on the topic of health and wellness to our law students as well as to family law practitioners. Each time she presented, she was passionate about the topic matter and made the issues relatable to the attendees.

Katie Liss - Director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and Advisor, DePaul College of Law

I am so pleased that I had an opportunity to cross paths with Chelsy. I met her when she spoke to our law students at DePaul to share tips for self-care. Chelsy is very smart and very passionate about what she does. It's clear that she cares deeply about helping people and I'm glad the legal community has her.

Tiffany Fraber - Assistant Director of Career Services, DePaul College of Law

Chelsy was a passionate speaker who gave an outstanding presentation at my firm. She engaged all the audience; everyone in the room got to practice mindfulness together under her guidance. She used slides that were concise, funny, and effective. I shared her presentation with my colleagues because she touched on the topics that are essential to every legal professional. Highly recommended!

Mary Yoo - Tax Attorney, Baker McKenzie

Chelsy has presented at our CLE programs multiple times and always receives rave reviews. She is easy to work with, presents information in an easily accessible format and engages her audience in a meaningful way.

Kelly Calvanico - Director of Continuing Legal and Professional Ed., Chicago-Kent College of Law

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Lawyer CLE’s

As a lawyer turned therapist specializing in lawyer and high achiever well-being, I have trained hundreds of lawyers, judges, and law students on techniques for improving stress management, getting better sleep, reducing anxiety, increasing productivity, enhancing conflict resolution, and much more.  My presentations have covered topics such as burnout, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, communication strategies, improving career satisfaction, and mindfulness. I have presented in forums such as the American Bar Association, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and various law schools, law firms, professional associations, and both domestic and international conferences. Please see the menu below for the newest lawyer well-being CLE offerings and feel free to email me at to learn more about upcoming CLE opportunities.

Clinician CEU’s

As a therapist specializing in working with individuals in high stress professions, I have trained other clinicians on how to best work with lawyers and other high achievers in a way that is both clinically appropriate and supportive of their professional goals. Please email me at to learn more about upcoming CEU opportunities.

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