ABOUT COCO LARAIN VEIRA
To Book Coco Call 647-970-3622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coco LaRain Veira started her speaking career at the age of 17, after becoming a teenage mother, she was asked by a Public Health Nurse to share her story with her fellow students to help them make positive choices. Coco fell in love with the art of using her experiences to inspire others and dedicated her life to helping people transform pain into power.
Coco has spoken in over 500 schools and community organizations and has facilitated numerous corporate training seminars for business leaders and educators across Canada.
"I was so angry but after she told us what she went through and she's still smiling, I know I could get through my struggles and smile again." Bellas Participant.
TRAINING FOR YOUTH
Coco facilitates inspirational assemblies and life skills workshops designed to engage and educate youth.
Coco willing shares her personal story to inspire youth to transform pain into power.
Inspiring Youth in High Schools, Universities and Colleges
Coco openly shares her life story inspiring youth to transform their pain into power. Keynotes are customized to meet the needs of each school and community organization. Topics include self-esteem development, emotional intelligence, mental health and wellness, leadership, academic confidence and career development. Coco also customizes assemblies to meet the needs of each organization. For more info please contact us
Interactive Classroom Workshop
Our Small Group Workshops are customized to meet the needs of each organization. Each workshop includes interactive art-based learning activities designed to re-enforce the theme. Topics include self-esteem development, anti-bullying, character education, emotional intelligence, mental health, leadership and career development. Coco also customizes her workshops to meet the needs of each organization.
For more info please contact us
B.E.L.L.A.S. Pretty Balance
Inspiring Girls and Young Women from Gr. 4 to 12
Bellas Stands for Beautiful, Educated, Loving, Liberated, Able and Successful.
The B.E.L.L.A.S. Pretty Balance program is facilitated by Coco and her daughter Chantaya Veira a certified yoga instructor. We focus on helping young women feel beautiful brilliant and brave to ensure they make healthy choices. Topics include self-esteem, academic confidence, healthy relationships and lifestyles. We utilize the performing arts and mindfulness throughout our assemblies and workshops. We also have a Baby Bella and Bella Moms program (see below) Click Here to Visit the B.E.L.L.A.S. website.
Training created by Coco's Son Jordon Veira
Coco LaRain Veira's Son Jordon Veira is the creator of the JV Brave Programs designed to empower youth with an understanding that they can share their truth through Bold, Real, Awkward, Vulnerable Expression. Although Jordon is only with us is Spirit, Coco has vowed to continue his work to ensure his legacy lives on. For more info please visit www.jvbrave.com
TRAINING FOR CHILDREN
Believe it or not, Coco also specialized in working with children from preschool to grade 5.
Through interactive assemblies and workshops, Coco inspires children to overcome bullying and low self-esteem and develop strong character traits so they can lead and succeed.
Training for girls in grades 4 to 8
The Baby Bellas program focuses on self esteem development inspiring girls to believe that they are beautiful from the inside out. Our workshops are interactive and allow girls to truly express themselves through visual and performing arts learning activities.
Assemblies and workshops for K to gr. 8
Coco loves facilitating fun outside-the-box assemblies that are both interactive and educational. Children love getting dressed up and acting out the stories Coco tells ensuring they get a change to practice the lessons they are learning. Topics include anti-bullying, character educations, African Heritage, literacy and leadership.
Kiddy Coco Stories
Storytelling for pre-school children
Coco loves sharing stories with preschool children. Preschool love singing along and acting out the stories Coco shares with puppets, instruments and lots of laughter.
TRAINING FOR ADULTS
As an internationally certified Corporate Training, Stress Management and Life Skills Coach Coco
has developed various personal and professional development training programs
for women, parents, educators, professional, front line workers and business leaders.
Coco has travelled across Canada to deliver numerous seminars focused on
emotional intelligence, communication styles, personality dimensions and leadership.
The Brave B.E.L.L.A. Moms Program
Training for young and mature mothers
The Brave B.E.L.L.A. Moms program teaches young and mature single mothers to take ownership of their parenting experience in a way that empowers their children and themselves. Coco shares her own experiences as a teenage mother and a mature single mother of three and helps moms unpack some of inner and external challenges so they can embrace themselves as Beautiful, Educated, Loving. Liberated and Able Moms.
Training for Educators, Social Workers, & Business Owners, Managers
IThriive is a personal and professional development workshops series emotional intelligence. Coco provides practical steps educators, front line and community workers and business leaders can utilized to empower the people they serve while taking good care of themselves to ensure they don't experience burn out, compassion fatigue and stress-related complications.
Training for Survivors of Trauma and Abuse
Co-Founded by Natasha Helwig and Coco LaRain, Broken Heals is dedicated to inspiring, educating and celebrating women through inspirational events, therapeutic-arts workshops and life skills coaching.
We help women use their brokenness to heal themselves and others.
Speak Your Pain Into Power
Training for emerging Speakers
Coco is on a mission to train other speakers with an interest in following in her footsteps to share their pain stories in a way that honours the audiences as well as themselves. There was a season when Coco first started speaking that she was Bleeding while Leading and did not have the tools she needed to keep herself safe on the stage. Coco openly shares her tricks of the trade to ensure each speaker is equipped with a clear understanding of how to speak their Pain into Power.
Coco utilizes the arts to engage her audiences and also enjoys singing at special events.
Coco has sung in many beautiful venues in both Canada and the United States and is currently working on releasing her first musical project called Singing in LaRain, stay tuned.
Email us to Book Coco to sing at your special event.
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“Coco LaRain is an extraordinary spoken word artist and singer and she has done amazing work with our girls” Mr. Knight, Principal, Sir Robert L Bordon High School
“It was a privilege having Coco work with our students over the past 5 years.” Mrs. Nanivati, Principal, Fletchers Meadow Secondary
“The teachers said the workshop was excellent, they found the information both useful and informative.”
Mrs. Jan, President, Peel Elementary Teachers Union
“Coco, thank you for your raw searing truth and love, you are healing many with your art, voice and heart.”
Mr. Jeff Perera, White Ribbon
“Coco your voice is needed in this world, keep sharing keep inspiring young minds.”
Abuse Survivor Stories Audience Member
‘Coco you are amazing, I am lost for words and so thankful to have seen you speak today you are a light in this world.” B.E.L.L.A.S. Program Participant
Coco has worked in over 500 schools and community organizations across the Greater Toronto Area
WHY BOOK COCO
“I wanted to commit suicide, but after I heard Coco speak, I knew I could overcome anything”. Student
1. Expert Youth Speaker With A Proven Track Record
Coco is a multi-award winning Ted Talk speaker with 23 years of experience inspiring youth with her story “The Journey from Abused Teenage Mother to Motivational Speaker, Mentor and Workshop Leader”. Coco has spoken to thousands of young people at over 500 schools, conferences, churches and universities since she started her career in 1992. Teachers, Administrators and Students alike describe Coco as one of the best speakers they have ever heard.
2. Relevant Lived Experience
Coco’s lived experiences provide her with a real advantage, having experienced childhood abuse and teenage pregnancy, Coco can fully relate to young women facing similar challenges. As a Speaker, Coco can open up about her past with ease which allows participants to feel safe and understood. Her transparent approach opens the lines of communication between the Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers and the youth, young women Coco primarily servers who are all too often suffering in silence. Coco’s Story truly touches the hearts and minds of audiences of all ages and backgrounds
3. Effective Program Delivery Method
Knowing that students have different learning and communication styles there is a need to utilize alternative approaches and methodologies to ensure students are engaged. Coco is a professionally trained and experienced Vocal Artist, Actor and Spoken Word Poet who specializes in utilizing the arts to engage, educate and equip participants throughout the learning process. It’s the combination of personal and leadership development and performing arts training at its best.
4. Easy to Work With
It was a Teacher, a Social Worker and a Public Health Nurse at Coco’s high school that gave her the opportunity to share her story which starts her Motivational Speaking Career over 23 years ago and Coco has truly enjoyed working with Educators ever since. Coco knows the value of building strong partnerships with open lines of communication with the dedicated Educators she works with to ensure the B.E.L.L.A.S. project programs meet the needs of the students in their care.
Multi-Award Winning Speaker
Toronto's Mayor John Tory Presents Coco with
The Black Canadian Role Model Award
from the Diversity Advancement Network
Future Aces Unsung Hero Award
Herbert H Carnegie Foundation Award
HOT MAMMAS AWARD
George Washington University's Hot Mamma's Award
100 Black Women to Watch Award