CHiP*Talks is a community talk series and public conversation about the thoughts and emotions we share; to put down the senseless, age-old stigmas that label and isolate us; to celebrate face-to-face connection, self-compassion, empathy and acceptance of others.

Our Talks are a quarterly event where community members share their beliefs and stories of adversity, triumph, epiphany and reconciliation. We explore the big questions of our human experience: Why are we here? What is our purpose? 

By exploring, accepting, and loving ourselves, we open the door to accepting and understanding others.

*Connection Health intelligence Purpose
   
 
I started this live community talk series to talk openly about one of the most critical social problems of our time, our social and emotional health. 
 
The ubiquity of isolation, of division, depression and anxiety today affects all of us by one degree--or less. Most alarming is our children are being affected in greater numbers each successive generation. The continued stigmatization of these age-old conditions of the spirit can no longer be given currency. It is long past time we talk openly about this now, in public, in our schools, our homes, and in our places of work. Because like all scourges of maladaptive behavior, silence is complicity. And, the traditional methods of treatment practiced behind closed doors must evolve and change. So, let's get it out there.
 
It is so important today that we continue to engage one another, to model and to teach our children regular, face-to-face conversation, with all the challenges and discomfort it entails, regardless whether we are friends or strangers -- and particularly if we are family.To acknowledge to our children that feelings are a normal part of life and must be experienced, accepted and regularly discussed; not to be ignored or pushed down. My goal is to provide our town with inspiration and support, to advocate involvement with and service to our neighbors, and to provoke new thought and perspective.
 
Each speaker Talks, without the aid of multimedia, about any subject within the realms of Connection, Health (emotional or otherwise) intelligence (of any kind) or Purpose/Passion (CHiP!). The caveat is, speakers will talk about subjects they may not be best known for, e.g. their business. They'll share their stories with the takeaway being a message of, for instance, overcoming adversity or promoting change. It can be as simple as what gives them meaning or hope.
Our non-profit's goal is to be a self supporting, quarterly series via ticket sales and donations at the door (and this website!).  If we just about fill the theatre, we live to Talk another day!  So come have a listen and join the conversation. I'd really like to meet you. Meantime, if we see one another in town I hope you'll stop to say hi.
In community,
Chip 
chipmcdermottconsulting.com

 

 

 

 

Our Most Recent Talk:

#6

 Saturday Night, April 6

6p cocktails  7p Talks 

Haley Lhamon
Pilar Hemingway
Isabella King

Isabella King

Pilar Hemingway

Haley Lhamon

is:

4 Speakers from our Community

15 Minutes Each

Followed by audience conversation

6p cocktails / 7p Talks

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)

Frank Buxton Auditorium

550 Winslow Way East

Bainbridge Island Washington 98110

$15 cash at the door only

 Please help fund our next Talk by giving here:

 

We are proud to be a federally certified 501(c)3 non-profit

for the social & emotional health enrichment of our community.

Your gift benefits your family and ours. 

 
 
Car
The corner of 305 & Winslow Way East 
Plenty of parking available at BIMA including an underground parking garage
Carpooling is heartily encouraged
Ferry
You can walk on or drive on from Seattle,
Pier 55, Colman Dock
BIMA is a 5-minute walk from the Bainbridge dock

SPEAKERS

CHELSEA JONES
Overcoming The Indian Stereotype
EVAN LENZ
Evan Lenz
AUDREY WEAVER
The High School Achievement Myth
 
 

SPEAKERS

LEIGH NOFFSINGER
From The Trenches
BANNING JONES
Behind The Glass
JENNA MCDONALD
The Pleasure Paradigm For Women
CHARLIE KING
Confessions Of A Psycho

SPEAKERS

CHIP MCDERMOTT
Smartphone Kids
KADY NEWMAN
Coming Back From Depression
TODD ERLER
Teaching Mindfulness & Gratitude In Schools
MICHAEL DORSEY
Befriending Anxiety
JOANNA GARRITANO
On Healing & Joy
 

SPEAKERS

CHIP MCDERMOTT
Emotional Intelligence For Our Kids
GWYNN LANNING
To Be OK
HOLLY CHRISTY
Our Greatest Gifts 
KEVIN TOMLINSON
Director, Crazywise
 

SPEAKERS

CHIP MCDERMOTT
The Power of Face to Face
ELIZABETH BELL
Gratitude
JAMES BOWMAN
A Beautiful State of Being
JEN BREEN
What We Can Learn From Nature