Alisha Curry Walker

Keynote Speaker, Breakout Speaker, Workshop Presenter, Virtual Speaker and Trainer

Alisha is a dynamic speaker who fuses her background in therapy and coaching to help forge a path when she speaks that allows her participants to gain knowledge along with practical application that can be applied at the end of each speaking engagement. Alisha is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the mental health field for over 25 years. She has a passion in particular for teachers and school systems because she comes from a long line of educators. Her grandfather was a principal and her grandmother was a teacher in the time of segregation. The desire to help others through education was then passed down from her mother who was an educator and then an administrator for over 30 years.

In her career, Alisha has worked with schools at varying capacities from an on-site therapist for elementary and high school students to working with students as a part of a team providing support. In these roles, she saw how all parties involved in the school culture are impacted by the mental health of all people involved. After working in direct services, Alisha used her knowledge to develop trainings that address mental health, social emotional learning, trauma, and racial trauma impact the day to day operations of a school.

Alisha is passionate about helping schools develop an overall vision and system of operations around creating a school culture and environment that supports mental health, resilience, cultural responsiveness, and being trauma informed. Beyond the overall vision, she works with schools to help them develop a  practical plan that supports the mental health and wellbeing of the teachers and staff so that they can then can be emotionally well for the students in their classrooms.

Mental health and wellness for teachers and staff is vitally important at this time especially because of the burnout teachers have faced over the last two years and now the mass exodus of teachers due to this burnout.

School Signature Topics

Creating a Healthy School Climate for School Staff through Mental Health and Wellness Practices

The Impact of Racial Trauma on School Climate and Culture

The Impact of Trauma on the School System- Administrators, Teachers, Parents and Students

Practicing Self- Care During COVID-19 and Beyond for Teachers, Administrators and Parents

Social Emotional Learning for Teachers

Take Control of Your Mental Strength: Learn to Reframe, Retrain and Rewire Your Brain for Success

I Feel Like I’m Drowning: Stop Burnout, Rebuild Your Passion, Creativity and Productivity

The Balancing Act: Balancing Your Emotions While Juggling Students, Parents and Standards


Ways to Work with Me

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    Past Speaking Engagements

Wells Fargo

Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project

Coweta County Sheriff’s Office

The Ron Clark Academy

Army National Guard

Mental Health America of Georgia

Atlanta Public Schools (several schools)

Dekalb County Schools (several schools)

Atlanta Women’s Foundation

Department of Children and Family Services

Department of Juvenile Justice

Our House

Nicholas House

Licensed Professional Counselor Association Conference

System of Care Academy Conference

Home Visiting Institute Conference

Clayton Center

CHRIS 180

Elizabeth Baptist Church (Singles, Marriage, Women’s and Family Conferences)

New American Pathways

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Wellspring Living

United Way

CETPA: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Rainbow Village

Neighbor to Family

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Annual Conference for Heart Patients

The Heart of Marriage Conference

Blogalicious Conference

Black African American Christian Conference

Black and Married with Kids Relationship Academy