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Caregiving can be hard but talking about it should not be.  J.J. and Natalie candidly share their experiences with caregiving for a mother and spouse - the good, bad and downright unbelievable.  From life threatening illnesses to eviction from three assisted living facilities, their journey and lessons learned are relatable, inspiring and laughable to any audience.  

Work

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Speaking engagements

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We customize our presentations to meet the needs of the audience.  Using our past experiences professionally, combined with our caregiving experiences and a good bit of humor, we aim to relate, educate, inspire and entertain.  You won’t be disappointed.

previous Training & presentations

"Lessons in Podcast Etiquette from Guest Invitation to Broadcasting"

  Podfest 2024 - Training Session Speakers

  January 2024 in Orlando, Florida

 

"How to Monetize You Expertise While Leveraging Media"

  Healthcare Amplified 

  January 2024 in Orlando, Florida / Panel Guest

"I Didn't Sign Up For This"

  Caring Conference by The Caregiving Years

  November 2022 / Virtual Training

Clubhouse 

  For The Love of Caregiving

  November 2022 / Virtual Panel Guest

upcoming presentations

New River Valley Agency on Aging

   Caregiving Conference - Keynote Speakers

   August 9, 2024 in Dublin, Virginia

Welcome to Caregiving with Dr. Guy Maytal

    Virtual Training, January 2025

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Know Us
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Natalie

Natalie Elliott Handy, MSW, is a seasoned healthcare executive with a passion for serving others. Natalie has over 24 years in the health and human services industry, she has worked with children and their families, partnering with local and state level government agencies and community organizations, to meet critical mental and behavioral health needs. 

 

She takes pride in being seen as a mental health concierge, helping families and agencies navigate the system to find the most appropriate service. When gaps in the continuum are identified, Natalie responds by creating new services and programs. She believes in the power of advocacy, using her voice and position to bring macro level change on the local, state, and federal levels, serving on committees, task forces, planning groups, and boards. In August 2022, she was honored to be appointed by Governor Glenn Youngkin to serve on the State Executive Council for Children’s Services. Natalie has a passion for training, offering education and information to positively impact others, both internally and to the community at large. 

 

Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Hollins College and Master of Social Work at West Virginia University. Originally from outside Knoxville, TN, Natalie currently lives in Roanoke, Virginia with her husband Jason and fur children, Winston the Bulldog and Daisy the Beagle. 

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J.J.

J.J. Elliott Hill, MBA, has cultivated an extensive career in finance, dedicating over 17 years in the commercial banking sector. Her expertise in strategic planning for small to mid-sized businesses, focusing on asset management and effective debt utilization, stems from a deep commitment to helping clients achieve profitable growth. Her problem-solving skills led her to consulting roles for banks undergoing regulatory downgrades and those navigating mergers. 

 

In March 2013, she found herself downsized, jobless and disinterested in furthering a career in finance.  She transitioned from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, co-founding three start-ups over the last 11 years.  She has served as a managing partner for a retail store and associated service company, a manufacturing start-up, and has engaged in residential and commercial real estate acquisition and management.

J.J. received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hollins College and her Master of Business Administration in Executive Management Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) with the National Homebuilders Association and a candidate for the Certified Caregiving Consultant, Educator and Facilitator Certificates from The Caregiving Years Academy in August 2024. 

 

She calls home base the Florida Keys with her husband Dexter and their dogs, Oscar and Gabby. But much of her heart is in North Carolina with grandsons, Eli & Tommy. 

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