MELISSA “MISSY” BRADLEY-BALL

Missy Bradley headshot 3Missy Bradley-Ball has taught music to school children, been the organist at several different churches, was a member of the Nashville Opera Chorus, and the Nashville Symphony Chorus, and was part of the group that sang the theme song for “Lady Liberty – A Musical Salute to America & Freedom,” hosted by actor Hal Linden. A tribute to the United States and its ideal of liberty, the program includes archival film footage, as well as appearances John Denver and Mike Love (of The Beach Boys), Robert Guillaume, Tony Danza, and Martin Sheen. The show also features musical performances by The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, Curtis Mayfield, The Young Rascals, Lee Greenwood and others.

Missy has also taught professional development seminars across the country to well over 200,000 attendees, and has been keynote speaker at state and national conventions.

A Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, and a National Certified Counselor, Missy has made appearances in all 50 states, as a nationally recognized speaker/teacher/lecturer. This past summer she was in Hawaii to film “The Place of Refuge: Calming the Storm of Divorce,” a documentary about children and divorce, and the “Heroic Journey.” Noted talk-show host Larry King was narrator.

Missy has spent more than three decades as an educator, clinical trainer and later, a psychotherapist, providing individual, group and family training and therapy. She is now a private practitioner and consultant.

In addition to her clinical background, Missy also spent twelve years as a trainer and organizational development professional with Gaylord Entertainment. She has developed and led hundreds of specialized professional seminars/trainings/retreats, covering topics related to professional/personal leadership and development.

Missy has trained international management teams, government leadership at state and local levels, school systems, hospitals, and churches. She was also the facilitator for the class of 2010 Leadership Brentwood, a nine-month program for handpicked business leaders in Brentwood, Tennessee. And she has provided trauma in-service trainings for Humanitarian Outreach in Honduras.

Some of her most popular seminars have been:
Resilience: Helping Clients Navigate the Heroic Journey to Personal Transformation
– Don’t Bubble Wrap the Kids: Raising A Truly Resilient Generation
– Three Stages of Healing: Trauma Conversion and Resilience
– Helping Families Navigate the Waters of Medical Trauma
– Restoring Life After Sexual Trauma: Treating Adolescents, Adults and Couples
– Three Stages of Healing: Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma

And for those in the military, and the people who support them, she developed “Counseling Those Who Serve: Working with Veterans, First Responders and Their Families.” She has donated her time to the clients at Operation Stand Down, a two-year transitional housing program for homeless veterans, and she was a featured speaker at “PTSDisorder to PTSGrowth,” the first national conference on Post-Traumatic Growth in November 2011.

Missy has been a frequent guest on regional and national radio and television shows, including the internationally acclaimed radio broadcast “I Love Life” with acclaimed journalist, Jerry Dahmen, discussing a wide range of issues. Several of those series have won prestigious national and international media awards, including the Scripps Howard Award for Broadcasting Excellence, and the Edward R. Murrow Award.

Click here for a clip from a seminar about trauma recovery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z17yzeWKyJ8&sns=em

Click here for a video of Missy’s talk at the “PTSDisorder to PTSGrowth,” national conference.  http://adph.org/ALPHTN/Default.asp?id=5467 (Scroll down to “Day Two”)

If your company or organization is looking for a keynote speaker, a team-building coach, or a seminar leader, contact us.

Missy talks live with Julie-Ann Goode “Psych One on One” show on WePlayRadio April 2016.
http://www.weplayradio.com/self-help/psych-1-on-1/2016-04-29/905/pscyh-1-1-missy-bradley-ball-heroic-journey-trauma

For more about Missy, visit her website. http://www.theomnibuscenter.org

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