2022 Conference Registration
Registration is now open for the September 2022 Conference.
The Parent and Nanny Conference is a fully virtual experience for the entire month of September. You have 24/7 access to over 50 expert parenting and childcare seminars (40 in English and 10 in Spanish) and live events on Zoom. The Conference experience also includes raffles and prizes.
2022 Speaker Biographies
Meet our Conference speakers.
Biographies are arranged in alphabetical order by last name. Speakers and seminars may change.
Don’t follow the golden rule
Leah Adler is a seasoned professional career nanny who is known for energetic & fun personality. Leah has worked with over 6 sets of twins! She grew up in Dublin, Ireland until she was 12. When she isn’t nannying during the day she loves connecting parents, nannies and children through her “Leah The Nanny Confidant” coaching and event business. Leah also loves to go horseback riding and swing dancing!
Discover: understanding how you’re wired
Kenneth Antoine is the author of Between the Treatments and other books and Manuals on leadership and relationships. His books and manuals have been credited for helping entrepreneurs start their business, improve their leadership, save marriages, and people to discover their purpose in life. He is founder and president of Kenneth Wade Antoine International and Empowered Life.
Jean Barbre, Ed.D
understanding children’s behavior
Jean Barbre Ed.D. has worked in the field of early child care and education for over 30 years, where she has managed preschool programs, coached administrators, and trained early child care. providers. She holds a Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership, a MS degree in Counseling, a MA degree in Consumer and Family Studies. She is an author of four books published by Redleaf Press.
Entendiendo el Sueño del Bebe
Susana Caracas ha sido niñera profesional y doula posparto durante casi 15 años en el Condado de Orange, CA. Susy y su cofundadora crearon Cuidando Ángeles, un programa de capacitación en español para el cuidado de recién nacidos. Susy también creó el grupo de Facebook “OC Nannies Latinas”, que es donde se enfoca en promover y ayudar a su comunidad de niñeras de habla hispana.
La’Keisha Ciprian, M.Ed.
Developing a Positive Cultural Identity
La’Keisha Ciprian is an education consultant & coach with 18 years of experience in early childhood, nonprofits and higher education. La’Keisha’s expertise is in education technology and her consulting firm, “Well Positioned Early Childcare Solutions” supports early childhood businesses with website design, staff training and email marketing.
Kevin M. Coleman
moving beyond the pandemic: home, work and balance
Kevin M. Coleman is the Founder and CEO of KMC Empowerment where he provides executive coaching, empowering speeches, and professional development training to make individuals and organizations successful. Kevin has been leading training for Executives, Division Chiefs, Branch Chiefs, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leads, and Journeymen for over 35 years.
Amber Joy Daniel
seven Secrets – strategies to win in life & destiny
Amber is a transformational coach, author and motivational speaker. Her journey is one from underdog to successful entrepreneur, mentor and mother. Amber’s talk shows others how you can overcome the obstacles you face and take hold of your destiny. She has helped women from all walks of life do just that. They’ve had massive breakthroughs in quick time as a result.
Steven Dossou is the Founder of Sail Force Catalyst, a personal development, empowerment and motivational platform which focuses on how to use emotional intelligence to ignite transformation of individuals and groups. Sail Force is about unleashing people’s emotional strength necessary to the fulfillment of their true potential and the catalyst of their various life and business journeys.
3 techniques to navigate a new role transition
Sherry Eifler is a devoted Army wife and mother with a passion for women’s ministry. She sees it as a privilege and is honored to be an encouraging agent for spiritual transformation in the lives of others. Sherry has over 15 year’s experience writing and speaking. She uses her Independent Certification with the John Maxwell Team as a Personal Executive Coach, Speaker, and leadership trainer.
adventures in nature play
Reagan Fulton the owner of Playful Acre and Meadowsweet Photo Company. She is a full-time mom, educator, photographer, entrepreneur, and vocal leader in her community. Her experience as a neurodiverse adult and experience in Education informs her educational philosophies and advocacy for children of all neurotypes to have equitable access to nature play and diverse sensory experiences.
Mental and Emotional Grit
Jared Garrett is a full-time husband and dad, voiceover and audiobook artist, professional speaker, and the author of adventure stories and contemporary fiction for all ages. At age seventeen, he escaped from an abusive end-times cult and has spent the last thirty-plus years transforming the baggage from his childhood into tools for success.
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez
You have choices living pain free
Dr. Carlos Gonzalez has been in private practice for over 31 years. He has authored his first Gone Series Book an International Best Selling Book Titled BACK PAIN GONE! The Complete Guide To Getting Rid of Back Pain in 7 Days or Less. His Passion is to educate his patients and people to making better choices when it comes to not only their health but in other areas of their lives.
Aida Herrans Barrera, MA
Identificación de Rezagos en el Desarrollo
He trabajado más de 30 años ofreciendo servicio a la población de educación especial. Poseo un bachillerato en Psicología, una Maestría en Educación Especial y créditos doctorales en Administración y Liderazgo Educativo. Me he desempeñado como asesora/ consultora; directora/coordinadora de varios centros/instituciones educativas. He sido Profesor Universitaria. Tengo experiencia en la integración de niños con necesidades especiales en la corriente regular.
Dr. Saater Igyuse
Use of Nature for Stress Management
Dr. Saater Igyuse is a Life Coach, speaker and writer. He works with organizations in creating sustainable health solutions by integrating principles of green technology into healthcare design and practice. He has degrees from Liverpool John Moores University in Public Health and Queen’s University Belfast in Sustainability. His books include, All-or-None Law; the science behind focus and excellence and the bestselling Woman Exposed; unveiling the struggles of the feminine identity and revealing who you are.
How to Negotiate a Higher Salary
The CEO of salarycoaching.com and hermoneyschool.com, Olivia is an internationally sought-after speaker, recognized expert on the gender wage gap and all things related to women, money, and their careers. Considered one of the top negotiation, career, and purpose coaches in the United States, Olivia frequently teaches workshops for organizations ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 10 companies and Ivy-League Business Schools. Olivia is a contributor to Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Child-Led Lesson Planning for in Home Learning
Heidi Joline lives in the sunny area of Los Angeles California, where she currently works for an amazing family as their nanny. Heidi started working with children at a young age and enjoys creating a flexible lesson plan that works in her nanny life and with her nanny families. In 2019, Heidi was honored to be named The Nanny of The Year. She enjoys her local nanny community and also meeting nannies all over the world, learning and gaining knowledge from them.
Sarah Jolly Jarvis
Selling Without ‘Selling Out’
Sarah Jolly Jarvis is an international Best Selling Author, Sales Trainer & Mentor. She is changing how business owners and sales professionals think about, and do sales. Sarah is helping people to sell confidently in their own style without ever being sleazy, pushy or manipulative. She’s the author of Selling Without Sleaze: A Business Owner’s Guide to Sales (For Those Who Would Rather Not…)
Criando hijos en la era digital
Jeannette’s an award-winning journalist, TV personality and top bilingual content creator who has appeared on Dr. Oz, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN en Español, Despierta America, Hoy Dia and Viva la Familia. In 2021 she won the Iris Award for Instagram of the Year. In 2012 she founded HISPANA GLOBAL, where she where she offers inspiration, tips and information in English and Spanish for women.
Capacity for Joy: Shifting Your Beliefs
Lisa Kohn is the award-winning author of to the moon and back: a childhood under the influence and The Power of Thoughtful Leadership. The best seats Lisa ever had at Madison Square Garden were at her mother’s mass wedding, and the best cocaine she ever had was from her father’s friend, the judge. Today she is a leadership consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker who works with C-suite leaders in Fortune 50 organizations and not-for-profits.
Why Social Cause is a Must for Your 2022 Brand
Grace is the sought-after Cause Branding Influencer. Millennials & GenZ are expecting leaders to declare their cause and to jump in and understand the impact their time, energy, and money are making. Grace continually stretches the cutting edge of personal/professional branding delivering keynotes at international events. Grace has an international bestselling book, and the All About That Brand podcast is award-winning. As an Executive Producer, her shows appear on Amazon, AppleTV, ROKU, and more.
Neurociencia del apego del recién nacido
Zelidéh López tiene 35 años de experiencia como profesora de ciencias, asesora académica y coach familiar. Durante 20 años, Zelidéh ha trabajado para los padres y los apoya en la educación de sus hijos. Zelidéh tiene una maestría de Texas A&M y una licenciatura de la Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. Zelidéh fundó la escuela para padres “Hijos Modernos Necesitan Padres Moderno”, en 2020, con el propósito de brindar a los padres estrategias de programación neurolingüística para trabajar problemas de comportamiento y aprendizaje en el hogar.
Perform Better Under Pressure
Across two decades, Root-Cause Growth Strategist, Speaker, & Entrepreneurial Coach Harmony Major earned clients like Google and Space Foundation. She’s been featured in Yahoo! Small Business, The Best Brain Possible, and several summits. Certified by top orgs like Harvard and Antojai Shamanic Wellness, she uses behavioral science and energetics to help ambitious Change Agents see and stop the hidden patterns wasting resources and slowing growth. Through her signature TAILR℠ Method, clients sustain lasting mood and behavior change in as few as 15 minutes per day.
CDC Development Milestones and Ultimate Guide to hire a nanny
Dedicated to supporting childcare providers and families, Elizabeth Malson is an executive leader and Founder of the Nanny Institute, an online professional trade school for nannies. Working with over 30 college faculty, Liz has gain deep insights into childcare and the needs of nannies and families. She has also sponsored the foundation of the US Nanny Association with a team of volunteers to provide industry standards, certification programs and continuing education to the in-home childcare industry.
Chelsea and Martin Matthews
Building an Unbreakable Financial House
Martin and Chelsea Matthews are authors of “Let’s Fight About Money”, hosts of The Love and Money Show on The Wooditch Network and industry awarded licensed financial professionals with a combined 19 years of experience. After years of working with clients, they found themselves coaching many of them to develop better beliefs and habits around money. You can have the best financial plan in the world, but if you don’t have the right beliefs or habits you’ll never stick to the plan.
Success in a Click, Like and Share
LaShaundra McCarty is a master communicator and digital content creation. Since 2009, she has worked with hundreds of organizations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and companies to navigate the social media landscape, craft their message, and build dynamic communication teams. Her educational background includes a Master from Columbia International Seminary, a Master in Digital Media Production from Emerson College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Radio & Television Production.
Self-Care: Refueling Your Body and Fighting the Anxiety Bully
Michelle McVittie is a child life specialist, parent coach and author. In her twenty-year career she has worked with thousands of families, children and frontline staff. She has worked in daycares as a behavior specialist, with young offenders, in pediatric medical and mental health and now her own business. She specializes in strong willed children, ADHD, anxiety, communication, and parenting teens.
Tax Break & Compliance Update for Household Employers
Chelsea Mills is the Sr. Partner Relations Specialist with HomePay, household payroll and tax provider, and has been a part of the HomePay team for 8 years. As Sr. Partner Relations Specialist, Chelsea acts as the liaison between agency partners and their clients. Her goal is to educate families hiring for the first time and needing assistance in professionalizing their employer-nanny relationship, and providing a seamless onboarding experience.
Enseñando con el Cerebro en Mente
Ana Miró es una artista y educadora puertorriqueña, radicada en Los Ángeles durante los últimos 10 años. Al crecer con algunos retrasos en el desarrollo propios e hija de un especialista en educación infantil, se le presentó a las clases de arte y danza desde muy temprana edad. Asistió a una Escuela Secundaria de Arte Especializada y obtuvo una licenciatura en Artes Teatrales con especialización en Educación Especial y Educación de Danza y ahora está haciendo su maestría en Currículo e Instrucción.
Teaching Children to Conquer Crisis
Carol Muleta is a Parenting Consultant, podcaster, and 5x bestselling author. She created The Parenting 411, a portal where she engages parents and awakens the JOY in their journey with her fresh approach to addressing challenging behavior, building strong family connections, and fostering children’s success in school and in life. Carol is the proud mom of twin sons who are now young adults.
4 TIPS EN COMO MANEJAR LA ANSIEDAD EN LOS NIÑOS
Tony Orozco es un mentor y orador de matrimonio y familia, graduado de la Universidad de Fullerton, California. Es el director ejecutivo de Disciplina Positiva, la corporación más solicitada por los padres en las escuelas y organizaciones públicas del sur de California.
Dr. Greg Pursley
Five Steps to Physical Health
Greg Pursley aka Dr. G is on a mission to help people improve their lives! As North America’s best catalyst for personal growth and the creator of “The Personal Growth Program” and “Think and Lose Weight”, Greg shows you how to reach and exceed their goals quickly…all by harnessing the power of thought, understanding, and guidance.
Dr. Mitra Ray
Navigating Children’s Emotional States
Dr. Mitra Ray is fiercely committed to being a trusted guide for those who love life, who want to be healthy and happy, and want to live to dance at their grandchildren’s wedding. Audiences in 4 continents have enjoyed her award-winning books, audios, and lectures on nutrition, stress reduction, brain function, and longevity. Having raised three healthy, happy daughters while managing a full-time career, she brings both the perspective of being a parent and a researcher to this conference.
Anfitriona del evento en vivo
Kelly Denisse Rodas es Nanny Profesional, Especialista en el Cuidado del Recien Nacido Certificada y Educadora de Lactancia Materna con 11 años de experiencia. Kelly tiene un talento especial para ayudar a las mamás y tratar a los niños con amabilidad, empatía y dignidad mientras mantiene la disciplina. Kelly cree que la educación y la experiencia permiten que las niñeras brinden un alto nivel de atención. Kelly su cofundadora crearon Cuidando Ángeles, un programa de capacitación en español para el cuidado de recién nacidos.
Annalú De La Rosa
Apoyo práctico para mamás en postparto inmediato
Educadora, Asesora y Consejera de Lactancia Certificada (CLE), CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator
Su inicio de la maternidad y lactancia fue lo más retador y doloroso física y emocionalmente, sufriendo depresión y ansiedad posparto, pero con la información oportuna, logro salir de esas patologías, y así finalmente disfrutar a su bebé y lograr sus objetivos de lactancia, por ello que decidió iniciar su carrera y certificarse como especialista en lactancia y así, poder acompañar a otras madres que pasen en sus retos físicos y emocionales para que puedan disfrutar de su maternidad y lactancia.
Roadmap to Standout as a Unicorn Nanny
Danny J Rosenthal is the author behind Nanny ABCs: The Sitter’s Handbook, host of Nanny ABCs’ Next Step Podcast and founding President of Nanny ABCs, the only A-Z personalized caregiver professional training. Nanny ABCs offers the only personalized nanny training program with 3 key breakthroughs for agencies, specifically created to solve placement agency’s pain points. Rosenthal has been recognized by Collegiate Nannies for his Outstanding Performance; his expertise has been featured by the US Nanny Association, CareNectar, Adventure Nannies, Seattle Nanny Network and Care.com.
Ellen St. Peter
Children’s Innate Brain Thinking Style
Ellen St. Peter grew up in Orange county, California with a love for working with children and singing. Her interests in Psychology started in high school then lead to Ellen St. Peter earning a Master’s degree in Psychology from Johnston College at the University of Redlands. She studied in-depth child development, inhibitions, creativity, and the health benefits of singing/music. She is the author of a new book “Imagine…What’s Inside.” with trendsetting new ideas on child development and discussions regarding help handling bullies.
Case for Peaceful Parenting
A fierce advocate of integrity, creativity and abundance in sales and marketing, Kiva Schuler is a leader in the field of women, money and business. She believes that entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly through online vehicles, are the key to self-reliance, flexibility and financial independence for women. She is a successful marketer in the field of online coaching and personal development, and has co-created and written campaigns for luminaries such as Fabienne Fredrickson, Gay Hendricks and Christopher Howard, and been the Co-Host of the World Business Executive Coaching Summit.
Fun Nature Activities for Children
Sandi Schwartz is the founder and director of the Ecohappiness Project; author of the book Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer; and journalist specializing in parenting, environmental, and wellness topics. As a mom of two, her mission is to inspire and guide families to build a nature habit to feel happier and calmer. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Scary Mommy, Very Well Family, among other publications.
Fostering Healthy Eating Habits
Priscilla Shepherd is a practicing pediatric occupational therapist who specializes in sensory, feeding, attention, perceptual, motor and developmental disorders. She sees clients in their homes, at Therapy at the Zone, and provides occupational therapy services for the STARS program at the Bertha Alyce Preschool. She has 30 years of experience in pediatrics, 25 years of which has been dedicated to the field of occupational therapy. She has a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Intervention, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Mild/Moderate Special Education.
Cuidar de mi para poder cuidar de otros
Nydia Silva es Licenciada en Administración con Maestría en Finanzas y MBA. Tiene estudios de posgrado en España, Suiza y EEUU. Promueve el bienestar individual desde hace dos décadas, certificada como Maestra de Yoga, Meditación, Coach Ontológico y Sistémico. Para ello, crea su propia compañía, Food for the Soul, en donde – entre otras cosas – imparte programas para el desarrollo de los adultos en su autoestima, identificación de su propósito de vida y trascendencia social.
Anxiety in Children: Signs, Myths & Strategies
Julietta Skoog is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer with an Ed.S Degree in School Psychology and a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Seattle University. She is the co-founder of Sproutable, which offers grown ups the tools, systems and strategies they need to cultivate powerful relationships, teach social-emotional skills, and set healthy limits and boundaries with all kids, from babies to teens. Sproutable developed the Positive Discipline for Nannies certification course, an officially licensed Positive Discipline product, which Julietta found especially rewarding as a former nanny!
Leading to Attract, Retain, Motivate and Inspire Employees
David studies the root causes or keystones for success and achievement in the areas of Leadership, Personal Performance, Sales and Communication. He studied over 3,000 top performers to find what the best performing employees do, what the best leaders do, what the best communicators do, and what the best salespeople do. David presents over 140 times/year, has spoken to over 200,000 people in 49 states and internationally. He delivers engaging, inspiring and energetic presentations.
Ser resiliente: cómo navegar en un trabajo estresante
Claudia Vidal es Especialista en Capacitación y Desarrollo con experiencia en Psicoterapia Holística e Integrativa. Le apasiona ayudar a las personas a llevar vidas significativas y empoderarlas para crear un trabajo significativo que contribuya al bienestar colectivo. Claudia ha pasado la mayor parte de su carrera en el sector sin fines de lucro, ganando experiencia en coordinación de programas, gestión de riesgos y desarrollo de personal.
Play Based Language Development
Stacy Vinciguerra has worked in childcare in one way, shape, or form for the past 27 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has nannied for 11 years, and taught Elementary Special Education for 11 years. She is the mom of a college freshman.
How to Raise Confident Learners
Lindsey Wander is the CEO of WorldWise Tutoring and the President of the nonprofit Educate. Radiate. Elevate. Her mission is to provide quality instruction that is deliberately intertwined with lessons in the underlying learning and life skills. Her highly educated and experienced tutors provide individualized lessons to help their students grow into confident and independent lifelong learners who become competent and conscious leaders. And now she is sharing her strategies with you!
Play Based Language Development
Anna Webber M.Ed BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has a Master’s Degree in Education. She has provided behavior-analytic services both in the classroom and in home environments for over 14 years. She is also a Master’s level teacher and has taught Special Education for 14 years. She is a mom to two littles.
Four Tools to Healthier Gene Expression in KIDS
Jane Wenning is a certified Medical Technologist with a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. She is an Athletic Trainer, and Health Mentor who has been helping people improve their mental and physical health for over 20 years. Obtaining a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science and working with athletes, Jane merged these two worlds together to create a structured wellness plan focused on four pillars – Recovery, Emotional Energy, Nutrition, and Movement.
Heather White, Ed.S
montessori for nannies
Heather White is a Montessori in-home teacher and nanny, a senior educational consultant for the Andrew’s Educational Institute, an instructional guide for Montessori teachers in training, and a content creator for various Montessori online and social media platforms. She is AMS credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I), holds her National Certification of School Psychology (NCSP), and has also obtained a Masters in Education with a Concentration in Montessori Studies in addition to her School Psychology degree.
Let’s supercharge kids learning
Trish Wilkinson who is the co-author of Brain Stages: How to Raise Smart, Confident Kids and Have Fun Doing It. She is also a speaker, Certified Language Development Specialist, and a Credentialed Teacher who has taught hundreds of students over 23 years. Today she coaches parents, teachers, and child care professionals on increasing brain health and supercharging kids’ learning.