Clay Drinko, Ph.D. is an educator and the author of Play Your Way Sane: 120 Improv-Inspired Exercises to Help You Calm Down, Stop Spiraling, and Embrace Uncertainty. Clay earned his Ph.D. in drama and theatre studies and has two Master’s degrees and for the past decade has researched improvisation and its applications. Clay’s research explores improvisation's effects on consciousness and cognition while comparing these theories to current findings in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. In short, he says, this stuff is all backed by research and science.
Dr. Caitlyn Collins is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research examines social inequality and gender inequality in the workplace and in family life.
Dr. Collins conducted an interview study of 135 working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. These four countries offer distinct policy approaches to reconciling work-family conflict. She examined how different ideals of gender, motherhood, and employment are embedded in these policies, and how they shape the daily lives of working mothers in these countries.
Dr. Collins is the author of the book based on this research called Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving.
Dr. Lisa Bravo aka "teen whisperer" is a highly acclaimed psychotherapist, speaker, author, and teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in behavioral health and maintains a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, as an expert in family dynamics and adolescent behavior. Dr. Bravo also spends time training the next generation of counselors, most recently through the graduate counseling program at Arizona State University. She is a regular consultant to various media and news outlets, academic institutions, and behavioral health organizations across the country. Dr. Bravo is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Bravo Effect" which is about raising extreme teens, and is available through her website.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, leadership, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Robyne’s keynotes provide practical strategies grounded in global research and case studies that help foster resiliency within others and ourselves. Robyne is available for consultation, training and professional development opportunities ranging from one-to-one to company-wide initiatives.
Her book Calm Within The Storm is available through her website.
As a Coach with Boot Camp for New Dads for 12+ years, Schuyler Totman has listened to thousands of guys mansplain breastfeeding. But these aren’t just any guys: they’re experienced “Vet Dads” who bring their 4-month-olds back to Boot Camp, and share insights gained since their baby was born. He has learned to ask these “Vet Dads” about breastfeeding specifically, because almost all agree that supporting mom through breastfeeding brought greater challenges than supporting her through the birth.
Boot Camp for New Dads® (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.
Boot Camp is validated by research and has been named a best practice by many organizations that consider it an exceptional means of supporting dads-to-be and fostering behaviors that greatly benefit children and help prevent a wide range of social ills. Founded in 1990, the non-profit Boot Camp for New Dads has graduated more than 325,000 men, making it by far the nation’s largest program for new fathers, and is now offered in 44 states, on U.S. military bases, Canada and the U.K.
Episode 039: Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine featuring Michele Borba Ed.D.
Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author of many books most notably UnSelfie, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues.
She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with the latest science to offer sound, realistic advice to parents, teachers and child advocates about helping children thrive.
Dr. Borba’s latest book Thrivers is an urgently needed guide to address the staggering increase in anxiety, stress and emptiness for children from preschool to high school. She explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century – and she offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future. Those essential character strengths-confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism-will allow kids to roll with the punches and succeed in life.
Joann Crohn is a parenting expert who helps moms feel confident in different areas of parenting - from raising empowered kids to accomplishing personal goals. An accomplished writer, podcast host and speaker, appearing in national media and founder of the blogging site, NoGuiltMom.com. Joann is a former elementary school teacher with a Master's degree focused in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Board Certified in Middle Childhood Education.
Natalie Silverstein is the author of Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, volunteer and passionate advocate for family service. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Yale University and after a 15-year career in hospital administration, managed care and healthcare consulting, she now works as a freelance writer and editor with a particular focus on the non-profit sector and community service.
In September 2013, Natalie launched the first local affiliate of Doing Good Together. Doing Good Together is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. As the coordinator for the New York area, she curates a free monthly email listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers.
Raised by two psychologists, Tessa Stuckey has a natural deep interest in human interaction and genuine relationships. Now, a therapist herself, Tessa works with teenagers, and has decided to take on parenting from a new perspective.
Tessa coaches and presents to parents her research on today’s teen depression, anxiety and suicide rate focusing on parent/child connection. Tessa and her husband, Joseph, live in Houston, Texas where they are actively raising their four sons and continuing the fight against today’s cultural effects.
Carrie Dorr is a Successful Entrepreneur, the former founder and CEO of Pure Barre, Health + Wellness Expert, Seasoned Franchisor, Authentic + Engaging Speaker, Wife, Mom of 3 and Philanthropist. Her background started as a professional dancer, choreographer and law school graduate.
In 2001, she started Pure Barre I believe out of the basement of her home, and eventually out of mine and it went on to become a highly successful franchise.
Most recently she has created a 2 workout Methods- O44 METHOD + O44 BARRE + an at-home BOX.
It’s $39/month for 8 new workouts.