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Maureen Healy

Parenting Author, Educator, and Children's happiness expert
Country: USA

Our keynote speaker Maureen speaks to educators and parents alike about how to raise emotionally healthy and happier children in today’s world.

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I do what I do because I want to see more children grow up happier.” Maureen Healy

Raising healthier, happier and more harmonious kids

Maureen is an award-winning author, popular speaker and leader in the field of children’s emotional health and education. Her book, Growing Happy Kids, won the 2014 Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite Book Awards. In 2018, Maureen’s third book, Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child, is going to be published in multiple countries. In the meantime, you can read her blog on Psychology Today, which reaches millions of parents and educators globally wanting to know the how of raising an emotionally healthy and happier child.

The good news is Maureen’s expertise isn’t only academic, she has spent time working with 1000’s of children and their parents worldwide. In 2007, Maureen even lived at the Base of the Himalayas and studied with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In subsequent years, Maureen has spoken across Europe, Asia and the Americas helping adults gain a fresh perspective and positive strategies. In 2017, Maureen co-founded the “World Happiness Summit,” which has a goal of reaching 100 million parents and educators wanting to know the how of children’s emotional health and happiness.

Complimenting Maureen’s insight and enthusiasm, she is traditionally trained in the field of child development and positive psychology. She holds a BA and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and completed her PhD coursework in child clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. Additionally, she’s authored a K-8 curriculum in the new field of social and emotional learning (SEL) called Seeds of Happiness and has taught emotional learning to children for close to two decades (although she can’t believe it’s been that long!).

Maureen’s message has also appeared across all media outlets such as: Disney’s “The Fatherhood Project” with Hank Azaria, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, PBS, Martha Stewart Living Radio and television such as the CW’s “San Diego Living” as well as “Happier TV” with Tal Ben-Shahar. Her insight into how to help today’s children grow up healthier and happier is why audiences love her, and she gets the highest ratings repeatedly.



“Maureen Healy wisely leads parents and caregivers into the heart of awakening and activating the innate confidence with which every child is born” Michael Bernard Beckwith

    Keynote by Speaker Maureen Healy

    Social and Emotional Learning

    • Social and emotional learning (SEL) is sweeping the world! Did you know in 2018 a US committee is going to make recommendations for widespread school implementation? Well, it’s better to be prepared and start on the path of launching awareness into what SEL is, what an emotionally healthy classroom looks like, and what you can do today to begin creating a classroom, school and community where emotional learning is just as important as the 3 R’s (reading, writing and arithmetic).


    Keynote by Speaker Maureen Healy

    Emotionally Healthy Children: SEL Tools and Techniques

    • Small children have big feelings and oftentimes they don’t know what to do with them. Helping children learn to identify, regulate and constructively express their feelings has become part of every teacher’s job! Learning tools that you can use in the classroom (or at home) to help children calm, and make smarter choices, especially when challenged is essential to a child’s healthy (and happier) development. Participants will receive proven tools from Maureen’s SEL curriculum, and forthcoming book.


    Keynote by Speaker Maureen Healy

    Transforming Anger: How to Help Children

    • Understanding what anger is and how to effectively manage this fast-moving emotion is essential for becoming emotionally healthy and ultimately, happier. Participants will gain a new understanding of anger, triggers that spark it in children, and tools that any adult can use to help a child constructively express their anger. Learning how to use anger as fodder for your healthier, happier and more harmonious life is the goal of this program. New ideas and practical tools provided (for children and adults).


    Keynote by Speaker Maureen Healy

    Mindful Kids, Happier Kids

    • Scientific studies reveal that children that participate in mindfulness practices in the classroom are happier children. They demonstrate higher test scores, better friendships and more positive mindsets. Learning simple practices that you can bring to your K-8 classroom can make a big difference. Participants get an experience of mindfulness, learn the science behind mindfulness, and gain new tools to bring into their classroom (or home).


    Keynote by Speaker Maureen Healy

    Growing Grit and a Growth Mindset

    • Children that grow up with a growth mindset are far better positioned to see life success. What is a growth mindset? How can you as an educator, parent or professional nurture it in your children? Maureen answers those questions with key ideas, and practical tools to help you nurture this dynamic mindset that children need now more than ever. Grit is also covered, especially as it relates to a growth mindset, but also with specific strategies provided to develop this strength of character.
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