KJ McNamara

KJ McNamara

KJ McNamara has spent over 15 years working on developing confidence and relationship skills with college students, and equipping communities to grow and flourish.

KJ McNamara has spent over 15 years working on developing confidence and relationship skills with college students, and equipping communities to grow and flourish.

As a trusted and requested speaker, with campus/organizational partners asking her to return time and time again, KJ delivers an honest and curated curriculum designed to cut to the heart of the topic. A successful entrepreneur, she owns Pure Barre studios and works with her clients and teams on positivity, progress, and whole health. Confidence and mental health are a focal point of her everyday career as well as driving results in her client’s lives.

KJ graduated with her B.S in Psychology and B.A. in Communications from Washington State University and her M.P.A. from the University of Missouri.

PROGRAMS

Finding Our Place: Creating Belonging Through Purposeful Recruitment

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

We all want a place to belong. We want a place where we feel comfortable being who we are, surrounded by friends who support us and help us to become who we aspire to be. We want a culture that deep than the surface level and better than the toxic ones which are all too prevalent. We want purpose… 

 …and we want to have fun!

For years KJ McNamara has been a trusted partner in helping organizations, communities, and chapters grow their membership and now she has a new program to achieve even greater levels of recruitment, retention, and sisterhood. She believes sorority is the “third place” for prospective members and, by harnessing an understanding of how to create it, new and existing members will want to be engaged. 

Learning how create and harness the power of the third space on your campus is the key to recruiting incredible people and revitalizing existing members.

Ideal Audiences

  • Sorority Chapters/Organizations

Audience members will…

  • Explore ways in which third space is created in sorority

  • Consider the fundamental elements of what prospective and current members want in membership

  • Develop strategies to implement to produce short- and long-term recruitment success 

  • Practice recruitment and retention strategies that promote belonging

Red Flag Relationships

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

What are your rules for dating?

What are your non-negotiables for friendships and relationships? 

Have you ever stopped to consider what your boundaries are? 

What are your red flags?

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us have dated a “red flag” or had a friend who has! It starts out exciting and thrilling, then ends in flames. But do we move on from these experiences happier, healthier, wiser, and more prepared to know what a healthy relationship is for us? 

Too often not…

Learning how to help someone in a dangerous dating situation is a difficult skill, not to mention knowing when it is time for you to call it quits on a toxic relationship.  In this thought-provoking and action-focused new program from KJ McNamara, you will learn how spot a healthy and unhealthy relationships from the very beginning and develop the tools to step in for a friend or get out.

Audience members will…

  • Consider the warning signs of a harmful relationship

  • Develop strategies to approach a member or friend in a harmful relationship

  • Evaluate ways in which they can create and maintain healthy boundaries in relationships and dating

Ideal Audiences

  • Sorority Chapters/Organizations
  • Leadership Development  
  • Community Colleges