My initial reaction was to ignore the suggestion to consider Occupational Therapy as a career but as time went on I saw the sense in it.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
NAPW honors Wendy L. Keller, Owner and Occupational Therapist at LKPress-OTR, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Keller is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in Occupational Therapy. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
After suffering a serious physical injury, Wendy Keller knew that her career as a Financial Analyst was over. The expert team of therapists, who helped in her recovery, encouraged her to consider Occupational Therapy as a field of study. “My initial reaction was to ignore the suggestion to consider Occupational Therapy as a career but as time went on I saw the sense in it,” says Ms. Keller, who has been a practicing occupational therapist for more than five years.
Before becoming the Owner of LKPress-OTR, Ms. Keller worked as an independent contractor. Now she teaches people who have both physical and mental interruptions how to recover or gain the ability to achieve as much independence as possible. She works with private students in grades K-12 and adults with physical injuries or mental interruptions; she is also a private life coach to those who are looking to over come hurdles they face in life that are keeping them from reaching even higher.
Ms. Keller considers overcoming her own disability to be her greatest accomplishment and one that has made her an expert Occupational Therapist. Her disability has given her tremendous insight into the challenges that her patients face and the ability to provide them with the compassion, understanding and encouragement they need to turn their stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
Awards & Accomplishments
Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, University of San Diego; Bachelor Certificate in Music Management, University of San Diego; Master of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California; Master of Communications Management degree, University of Southern California
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