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Peter Block, author of Community: The Structure of Belonging, is an author and consultant whose work is about empowerment, stewardship, chosen accountability, and the reconciliation of community.
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
Stan Davis & Charisse Nixon are authors of the Youth Voice Project, a research project involving over 13,000 students in 31 schools regarding peer mistreatment, positive bystander action, and inclusive school cultures.
Dr. Michael Kimmel is a leading researcher and writer on men and masculinity in the world today.
Rick Lavoie is the creator of the groundbreaking video "F.A.T. City: How Difficult Can This Be?" Site includes information and inspiration for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities.
Hank Nuwer is an author and professor whose academic specialty is hazing education.
Parker J. Palmer, founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.
Alexandra Robbins is the author of four New York Times Bestselling books, including The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School.
Dr. Leonard Sax, MD, Ph.D. is a physician, psychologist, and author who specializes in gender specific development and parenting.
Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman is the Director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center and Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology in the Penn Department of Psychology. He is also Director of the Penn Master of Applied Positive Psychology program (MAPP). He is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism.
Rachel Simmons is an author, educator, and coach helping girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent, and assertive adults.
Simon Sinek is a trained ethnographer, internationally known TED Talk speaker, and bestselling author of the book Start With Why. His newest book, Leaders Eat Last, explores the fundamentals of why safety and trust are so important to human development in organizations.
Thom Stecher & Associates is dedicated to assisting schools, educators, and students in achieving their highest level of potential. They strive to foster open relationships where the sharing of ideas, philosophy, knowledge, beliefs, values, and passion is channeled into creating constructive solutions. They aim to build healthy communities where we grow as instruments for positive change.
Rosalind Wiseman is an internationally recognized author and educator on children, teens, parenting, education and social justice. Her work aims to help parents, educators and young people successfully navigate the social challenges of young adulthood.