Power of Women Leadership Series
The Power of Whole Brain Communication
April 18, 2013 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Robi Ludwig
The seminar will invite women to examine their own communication style and learn to develop a holistic and effective communication approach for the business world. Participants will integrate the capacity of their emotional intelligence, intellectual intelligence, spiritual intelligence and physical intelligence to identify their ideal verbal and written style. The seminar will help build a robust internal climate, mental capacity and sources of motivation for the participant, all to promote a full and intelligent response to our environment. The seminar will discuss gender awareness and illustrate how to release energy by tapping into one’s deepest values and developing a strong sense of purpose around our communication. Robi Ludwig will facilitate the seminar.
About the Facilitators
Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psy. D.
Dr. Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist, award winning reporter. She also hosted two seasons of TLC’s reality show, “One Week to Save Your Marriage” as well as , GSN’s reality game show, “Without Prejudice?”. Dr. Ludwig is a regular contributor to the Today Show as well as CNN, Headline News, The Fox News Channel and TruTv where she talks about psychological/lifestyle issues as well as the criminal mind. She also appears on national shows such as: The Bill Cunningham Show, E!, Regis and Kelly, Oprah, The View, Bill O’Reilly, and Hannity and Colmes, helping audiences and guests alike to understand the complexities of the human condition.
In the late 1990′s she worked as a psychology reporter for WETM-TV, the NBC affiliate in Elmira, New York. She wrote, produced and hosted Real Talk, a weekly live call-in show covering psychological and self-help topics.
Her practical experience as a psychotherapist began in 1988 when she worked as a counselor for patients with severe psychiatric disorders. In both clinical settings and in her private practice, she has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, sexual identity issues, job stress, emotional and sexual abuse problems as well as the more common social and parenting issues.
Dr. Ludwig’s academic credentials include a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D) from the Southern California University for Professional Studies; she holds a post-masters certificate in advanced clinical work from Hunter College, a Masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Cedar Crest College.
Elizabeth Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Communication has been a member of the Cedar Crest faculty since 2003. She is a proud graduate of the Cedar Crest Communication program and earned her Master's in Media Studies from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Master of Education from Cabrini College.
As the mother of three young girls, her research looks closely at the representations of women and girls in the media and the limited roles that these characters play. The increasing need for our youth to be media literate is at the forefront of her coursework and community work as she strives to encourage girls and women to analyze media content and reject images that limit their potential.
Ortiz is also very interested in Social Media and how it influences every aspect of communication and also gives us the opportunity to become engaged in social media for the social good. She and her husband, Adam, own Cactus Blue Mexican Restaurant in Bethlehem, PA and she serves as the Chief Volunteer Office for the Boys & Girls Club of Allentown, an organizations dedicated to creating better lives for the youth in Allentown.