Conference Speakers

The Education Empowerment Conference includes keynotes and breakout sessions for parents. Our speakers are education experts, thought leaders, and motivators—hand-picked to transform the way you think about your kids' education.

 

Dan Ralphs

Keynote Speaker

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Dan Ralphs

Keynote Speaker

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The Surprising Practicality of Dreaming


Dreams are powerful. When we focus on achieving our dreams, we become more confident, creative, engaged, and productive. Dan Ralphs’ proven approach to dreaming has sparked countless breakthroughs for others in his work as a dream consultant, the Dream Manager at a major software startup, a former high school teacher, and father of five. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage the power of dreaming to inspire yourself and your families! 

 

The Surprising Practicality of Dreaming


Dreams are powerful. When we focus on achieving our dreams, we become more confident, creative, engaged, and productive. Dan Ralphs’ proven approach to dreaming has sparked countless breakthroughs for others in his work as a dream consultant, the Dream Manager at a major software startup, a former high school teacher, and father of five. In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage the power of dreaming to inspire yourself and your families!

Nicholeen Peck

Keynote Speaker

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5 Heart-Changing Principles to Transform Your Family Life


When we parent with principle, family life transforms. For example, principled parenting is a must if you want to stay close to your kids—but it’s not always easy to stay true to your principles. In this keynote, Nicholeen Peck will explain the top parenting pitfalls that can lead you away from principles. Then, she’ll share five heart-changing principles to help you build more peaceful, united family relationships.

Bill Brady

Keynote Speaker

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Balancing the Benefits and Dangers of Technology for Kids


As a parent, you see your child’s unlimited potential to learn, do, and become anything. You also know how tragic it would be to see them hurt by the dangers of the online world. In this keynote, Bill Brady will share his approach to helping kids stay safe and be responsible online, which centers on intentionality and discipline. Bill will also share advice on content protections and monitoring systems you can use to help ensure your kids stay out of trouble online.

Nicholeen Peck

Keynote Speaker

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5 Heart-Changing Principles to Transform Your Family Life


When we parent with principle, family life transforms. For example, principled parenting is a must if you want to stay close to your kids—but it’s not always easy to stay true to your principles. In this keynote, Nicholeen Peck will explain the top parenting pitfalls that can lead you away from principles. Then, she’ll share five heart-changing principles to help you build more peaceful, united family relationships.

Bill Brady

Keynote Speaker

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More About Bill
 

Balancing the Benefits and Dangers of Technology for Kids


As a parent, you see your child’s unlimited potential to learn, do, and become anything. You also know how tragic it would be to see them hurt by the dangers of the online world. In this keynote, Bill Brady will share his approach to helping kids stay safe and be responsible online, which centers on intentionality and discipline. Bill will also share advice on content protections and monitoring systems you can use to help ensure your kids stay out of trouble online.

 

Breakout Sessions

We'll have more breakout speakers to highlight in the coming weeks. Check back soon!

Overcoming Math Anxiety to Create an Extraordinary Math Experience




Emily Dyke

Is math the cause of some serious discomfort and anxiety in your home? If so, this breakout session will help you overcome all that by changing how you think about math and your role as the math mentor for your kids. (Hint: It's not your job to be the dispenser of all math knowledge in your home. Phew!) Come learn how to help your kids love math and become more confident, powerful thinkers—no matter what curriculum you’re using. It’s time to create the math program you really want!

Calmly Correcting Negative Behaviors Before They Start: 4 Skills for Relationship Success



Nicholeen Peck

For parents, calmness comes when we have confidence in how to handle a situation. What situations disrupt your calmness? And could a few new skills help you increase it? This session will answer these questions by showing you how to pre-teach your kids the skills for successful relationships—which, in turn, can help correct negative behaviors before they start. This session will also include training on how to calmly handle difficult situations when they do come up.

Find and Build Your Tribe: A Homeschooling Co-Op Panel



Kim Maycock

Does homeschooling ever feel like a lonely venture? Have you ever been interested in joining or building a group of like-minded homeschool families (a.k.a. homeschool co-op)? If so, look no further than this co-op panel hosted by Education Empowerment Hub’s own Homeschool Advocate, Kim Maycock. You'll hear from several local co-op leaders about groups you can join and ideas for how to start your own! Come to get your questions answered and make meaningful new connections.

Time-Tested Tips for Educational Success




Renae Zentz

Are you just starting out on your homeschool journey or another alternative educational path? Do you ever wish you had an experienced friend in this area to glean advice from? After 25 years as a homeschool mom and leader in the education community, Renae Zentz has distilled her experience into ten proven tips for success. Come learn Renae’s methods, hear her stories, and get the information you need to be confident in your family’s own educational path.

Choosing a College Path to Help Your Child Flourish




Dr. Jennifer Jensen & Gordon Jones

For many parents, it’s easy to see the value of a liberal arts education when your child is in K-12: It helps their critical thinking skills, communication, leadership skills, and the list goes on. But too often, parents and students lose sight of these benefits when the time comes to select a college. This breakout session will demonstrate how timeless principles from great books still have deep meaning and application today—and why liberal arts is still an essential part of a great post-secondary education.

How To Have More Energy To Live The Life You Want




Adam Hailstone

Ugh! Sometimes, it’s just flipping hard—energy wanes, the kids seem less motivated; it all feels like a grind. In his fun and inspiring way, Adam Hailstone will help you to see what’s blocking you from the energy you need. Then he will show you strategies and mindsets to help you build, increase, and discover new energy to tackle the challenge of raising kids, and living life.

Creating a Homeschool Community Around Your Family's Needs




Anna Mock & Britany Sproul

Starting out with homeschooling can be scary. At first, you might feel like you’re not qualified or that you’re going to fail your children. That’s where having the right community comes in. The right community can help you get clear on what successful homeschooling looks like for your family, while giving you the support and connection you need. In this breakout session, Anna and Britany will share tips on how to cultivate this kind of community!

How to Nurture Critical Thinking and Civil Discourse Skills in Your Teens and Tweens




Samuel Martineau

Critical thinking is one of the most sought-after objectives in education. But do we really know what it means? And more importantly, do we know how to teach it? In this breakout session, Sam Martineau will share from his years of experience in helping students become critical thinkers and prize-winning debaters. You’ll learn how to identify and nurture critical thinking in your kids, and gain teaching tips you can use to help them go further.

Redirect, Rephrase & Re-Create: The Basics of Transformational Relanguaging




Rozanne Marsh

Have you ever wanted to better understand what's going on in your teenager’s head—or your own, for that matter? This isn't about developing a sixth sense, but a skill you can take home and use immediately to up-level your life and what comes into it. It’s called transformational relanguaging, and in this session, Rozanne Marsh will show you the basics and how to apply it. There is no better way to grasp and retain a new skill than by experiential fun and learning, and that’s what this session is all about!

Overcoming Math Anxiety to Create an Extraordinary Math Experience.



Emily Dyke

Is math the cause of some serious discomfort and anxiety in your home? If so, this breakout session will help you overcome all that by changing how you think about math and your role as the math mentor for your kids. (Hint: It's not your job to be the dispenser of all math knowledge in your home. Phew!) Come learn how to help your kids love math and become more confident, powerful thinkers—no matter what curriculum you’re using. It’s time to create the math program you really want!

Calmly Correcting Negative Behaviors Before They Start: 4 Skills for Relationship Success



Nicholeen Peck

For parents, calmness comes when we have confidence in how to handle a situation. What situations disrupt your calmness? And could a few new skills help you increase it? This session will answer these questions by showing you how to pre-teach your kids the skills for successful relationships—which, in turn, can help correct negative behaviors before they start. This session will also include training on how to calmly handle difficult situations when they do come up.

Quality-Time Hacks: Productivity Practices to Help You Pursue Your Passions and Be More Present



Kim Maycock

Do you ever feel pulled in so many directions that you can barely show up for the people and activities that matter most to you? In this interactive breakout session, Kim Maycock will share hard-learned lessons in productivity and prioritizing that have allowed her to pursue her passion projects and be more present while homeschooling her kids. You’ll gain new skills to cut out distractions, be more intentional, and create more quality time for what (and who!) is most important.

Time-Tested Tips for Educational Success



Renae Zentz

Are you just starting out on your homeschool journey or another alternative educational path? Do you ever wish you had an experienced friend in this area to glean advice from? After 25 years as a homeschool mom and leader in the education community, Renae Zentz has distilled her experience into ten proven tips for success. Come learn Renae’s methods, hear her stories, and get the information you need to be confident in your family’s own educational path.

Worldschooling 101: Using Travel to Learn, Bond, & Thrive as a Family




Ross & Skyler Gilbert

Have you heard of worldschooling? If not, it’s the idea of using the world as your family’s classroom: creating deep learning experiences through cultural immersion, hands-on projects, and more. In this session, Ross and Skyler will answer all your questions about worldschooling, including: Can anyone do it? Do you have to be rich? What’s it like for teenagers? How do you decide where to go? And many more. Come and dare to make this dream a reality and turn your life into a wonderful adventure!

fun and learning, and that’s what this session is all about!

 

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