Keynote speaker, educator, and award-winning author of The Emotionally Healthy Child, Maureen Healy speaks to educators and parents alike about how to raise emotionally healthy and ultimately, happier children in today’s world. She holds a bachelor's and an MBA from Clark University and completed her Ph.D. coursework in child clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Additionally, Maureen has authored a social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for K-8 students, which has been implemented in several independent schools around the world.
Why book speaker Maureen Healy?
- She is an accomplished educator. Maureen co-founded the “World Happiness Summit” for parents, teachers and professionals wanting to know the how of children’s emotional health. She writes a popular blog for Psychology Today, which has reached millions worldwide, and her first book, Growing Happy Kids, won the Nautilus and Reader’s Favorite book awards.
- She brings international international insights. As a keynote speaker, Maureen brings a wealth of unique experiences from her global background in teaching and counseling children on the how of becoming emotionally healthy. While living at the base of the Himalayas, she taught Tibetan refugee children and continued on across Asia, Europe and the Americas helping children and adults gain a fresh perspective and positive strategies on happiness.
- She can teach you the path to emotional happiness, and that is her ultimate goal as your keynote speaker. Maureen has globally studied happiness with teachers round the world. The experience brought her joy and more ways than she could have imagined, and she brings those experiences and more as your keynote speaker. “Life is never boring,” says speaker Maureen, especially when you are equipped with the emotional tools she uses to listen and learn from every person you meet. Book her to begin your journey to happiness.
Maureen Healy is an award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and leader in the world of children’s elementary school education. Tal Ben-Shahar said, “Maureen has provided an important antidote to the difficult times that so many of our kids are going through these days” while describing Maureen’s new book: The Happiness Workbook for Kids (PESI, 2022). Prior books include: The Emotionally Healthy Child (New World Library, 2018) with a preface from the Dalai Lama, and Growing Happy Kids (HCI Books, 2012), along with a popular blog on Psychology Today’s website.
Unique to Maureen her ability to integrate western science and the wisdom traditions in a secular (non-religious) way to help any adult, or child become healthier, as well as happier. Her work has been seen across all media platforms including The New York Times, Fortune, PBS, Scholastic magazine, and AOL’s streaming services, as well as NBC, ABC, and the CW. Her ability to distill complex ideas into simple, proven strategies to create more harmony and emotional health at home, as well as the classroom has been noticed. The Dalai Lama said, “I hope Maureen’s book, The Emotionally Healthy Child, can contribute to more wholesome education for future generations.”
With two decades of experience, Maureen has helped 1000s of parents and children in her office, and classroom. She’s taught from kindergarten to the college level, volunteered in Asia and even lived at the Base of the Himalayas in 2007. Her traditional educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. Maureen has also studied with scholars and scientists globally on the science of happiness, which has bolstered her joy immensely.
Invite Maureen to your school, organization, or conference to discuss how to nurture resilience in today’s children, as well as how to help them become strong and smart on the path to positive emotional health even in the toughest of times. (Virtual or in-person)
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