A life changing series to help you and your child lead and thrive in the new education landscape.
Leadership, critical thinking, and resilience are vital life skills that we all want to instill in our children, providing them with a strong foundation, no matter how we choose to educate them.
Register now and get the exact tools, support, and wisdom you need to build a future where your children can dream and succeed.
Is your child or your family struggling with the massive shifts in the new education model?
Is your child disengaged with learning, having trouble managing their time, struggling with behavioral issues?
Does your child have an unbalanced relationship with technology?
Do you want your student to feel
empowered and inspired to work hard, not realizing they are working hard?
Are you worried that your child won't be able to cope out in the 'Real World'?
You’re not alone! So many parents just like you want their child back! Here’s your ticket to help your child thrive in this new education environment!
By developing the foundational tools of leadership, critical thinking and essential life skills you can strengthen the fabric of your family
in 2 weeks or less!
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Learn how you, as a parent, can develop yourself as a leader to lead and strengthen your child and your family.
Discover core strategies that will help your child learn how to make intentional and wise choices, stay engaged, and become more deeply connected with their life!
Empower yourself and your child with tools for effective communication, learning strategies, and coping skills!
Our TOP experts in the fields of education, leadership, and parenting will empower you with more than 15 hours of LIFE-CHANGING mentorship, tools, and training!
LESLEE DIRNBERGER, JD
Host and Founder of Aspire Education
'Mama D’ empowers parents and teens in leadership development, critical thinking, and life skills, the three founding principles of her work in education and leadership coaching. Mama D has homeschooled her four children through high school and now leads thousands of families to establish a solid leadership and education foundation that allows children, parents, and families to thrive!
Senior Vice President, Chick-fil-A
Shane Benson is Senior Vice President, Field Operations – Regions for Chick-fil-A, Inc. In this role, he continues to advance and imagine new ways to support Operators across six regions. Before stepping into his new role this year, he served as Vice President of Operator Support, Organizational Planning and Project Management and Vice President of the Customer Experience team. Shane also led the Field Marketing department for four years serving Operators before becoming Director of Field Operations for the Atlantic Region.
DR. ROB BELL
Sport Psychology Coach, Author, Speaker
Dr. Rob Bell is a sport psychology coach, author, and speaker. He has spoken to the NFL, NSCA, PGA, Marriott, and Walgreens, and has written 7 books on Mental Toughness. His 7th book is PUKE & Rally: It's not about eh setback, its about the come back. Rob is married with 2 children.
STEVEN J. PEARLMAN, PhD.
Author, Professor, and Podcast Host
Steve is the author of America’s Critical Thinking Crisis, co-founder of The Critical Thinking Initiative, and the co-host of 'The Critical Thinking Initiative' and 'Smarterer' podcasts.
Steve possesses 30 years of experience in higher education. Even before earning his doctorate, he taught composition and critical thinking at a range of institutions, including one of America’s elite colleges.
Over the last ten years, Steve was asked to take his expertise out of the classroom for institution-wide benefit as the Director of Interdisciplinary Writing and Reasoning at the University of Saint Joseph.
In addition to academic consulting work, he also consults with corporations that want to foster thinking-active workspaces where decision making can not only be refined but also evaluated and amplified.
Founder, Acton Academy Placer
Matt Beaudreau is the Founder of the Acton Academy Placer campuses in Northern California, Co-Founder of Apogee Academy Mentorship Program, and the host of 'The Essential 11' Podcast.
He is also a highly sought after keynote speaker, having taken the stage to speak to over 250,000 people around the world in the last decade.
CEO, Edovate Learning, Education Expert
Author of the series Unlocking Your Child’s Genius and the former editor of Homeword magazine, Jessica has a passion for kids and education. As CEO of Edovate Learing Corp., she enjoys working with a talented and intelligent team to drive innovation in education, provide educational products, training and support, and develop a personalized education model that works.
Jessica also has a strong passion for understanding the neuroscience of the brain and holds education credentials including her BS & MA degrees as well as Certifications in Neuroleadership, Learning Disabilities, and Emotional Intelligence.
Edovate Learning is the parent company to Bridgeway Academy, Curriculum Express, and Elephango.com.
Author of Parent on Purpose
Amy Carney is the author of Parent on Purpose—A Courageous Approach to Raising Children in a Complicated World. She is a public speaker, content creator, and product maker helping parents raise their children with more joy and purpose.
She lives with her husband and five children in Paradise Valley, Arizona. You can learn more about her work at
TERRY HOULIHAN, M.S. Ed., CRS
Educator and Counselor
Terence Houlihan, M.S. Ed., CRS, has been an educator since 1995 in the NYC metro area. He currently teaches for the graduate program in Organizational Leadership and School Counseling at the City University of NY, Lehman College, where he was awarded LUTE Instructor of the Year for 2019.
Terry is a licensed school counselor and director of a school-wide counseling program in Westchester County.
Terry also enjoys speaking to audiences around the world on strengthening relationships and brain-based interventions in the classroom, family room, and the boardroom.... and he's the parent of an adult who made it through his teen years.
Founder of Kids Cook Real Food
Katie Kimball is the voice of healthy kids cooking, working to restore the health of our young generation, one kitchen at a time.
Along with her 4 children, she created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse to help other parents teach their kids to cook, build family connection in the kitchen, and supercharge kids’ confidence and creativity.
In 2020 the Wall Street Journal recommended Kids Cook Real Food as the best online cooking class for kids.
DR. JOHN C. MAXWELL
Author, Speaker, and Pastor
John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, coach, and leader who has sold more than 33 million books. He has been called the #1 leader in business and the world’s most influential leadership expert. His organizations—the John Maxwell Company, the John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation—have trained millions of leaders from every nation. Visit JohnMaxwell.com for more information.
Chief White House Correspondent, NY Times
Peter Baker is the Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC. He has covered four presidents and currently writes about President Donald J. Trump and his administration. He previously covered President Barack Obama for The Times, which he joined in 2008, and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush for The Washington Post, where he worked for 20 years.
Author and Founder of Cyber Wise
Diana is founder of CyberWise.org (aka, No Grownup Left Behind!) and CyberCivics.com, two organizations dedicated to improving digital literacy skills and author of "Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology" (HarperCollins Leadership).
DAVID CARILLO, M.A.
Professor and Podcast Host
Dave Carillo is the co-founder of The Critical Thinking Initiative, and the co-host of 'The Critical Thinking Initiative' and 'Smarterer' podcasts. He holds an MA in Rhetoric and Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught first-year and advanced writing, as well as journalism, creative nonfiction, and business writing at the college level since 1997, and has also worked as a Technical writer, Communications Specialist, and Marketing Manager.
Most recently, he administered the Critical Writing and Reasoning Portfolio Program at the University of St. Joseph, in West Hartford, CT where he also lives with his wife and two children.
Freedom Fighter, Author, Speaker
Connor Boyack is founder and president of Libertas Institute, a free market think tank in Utah.
Named one of Utah's most politically influential people by The Salt Lake Tribune, Connor's leadership has led to dozens of legislative victories spanning a wide range of areas such as privacy, government transparency, property rights, drug policy, education, personal freedom, and more.
A public speaker and author of 25 books, Connor is best known for The Tuttle Twins books, a children’s series introducing young readers to economic, political, and civic principles.
Connor lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and two homeschooled children.
Functional Health and Wellness Coach
Alicia Schoolman helps people of all ages triumph over health and life struggles with simple, positive, and healthy lifestyle changes tailored to each person.
Alicia is a highly passionate Functional Medicine Certified and National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and a former gymnastics coach with a degree in Exercise & Sport Science.
She’s been helping individuals and families for over 30 years.
DR. AMY ALAMAR
Author of The Parenting Project
Dr. Amy Alamar has worked in the field of education as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, parent educator, and education reformer for over fifteen years.
In late 2014, her first book was published, Parenting for the Genius: Developing Confidence in Your Parenting through Reflective Practice (For the Genius Press). The book is a comprehensive guide to becoming the most thoughtful and confident parent possible.
In 2016, Dr. Alamar was an invited guest of Michelle Obama at the White House for a conversation about kids’ health. Dr. Alamar is a contributing author to the Disney parenting website, Babble and Psychology Blog, Hey Sigmund.
TRACEY LYNN RUSSELL
Speaker. Writer, Podcast Host
Tracey Lynn Russell is a story-inspired speaker, award winning writer, and host of the popular podcast The Heart of the Story with Tracey Lynn Russell, a show that inspires women to discover their story, determine their passion and direct their influence.
Tracey's passion for powerful stories began with her own story of how God transformed her life through marriage, divorce, and remarriage to her husband Mark, who came to Christ during their separation.
Tracey now helps women discover their stories as the creator of The Art of My Story ™ online workshop, a unique and interactive program for women.
DR. KATHERINE WEBER
Canadian Collaborative for Equity in S.T.E.M.
Dr. Katherine Weber is a curriculum writer and STEM equity consultant with over 20 years of experience.
As a certified design and technology teacher, she has a natural gift for integrating real-world problems into meaningful learning opportunities. In the classroom, she nurtured a growth mindset in her students to encourage them to explore and examine interests in S.T.E.M.
Her personal experiences inspired her to pursue her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Change so that she could create systemic change for females in S.T.E.M.