Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s character, resilience, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken across the world and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations. Dr. Borba is recognized globally for her work in bullying and youth violence prevention and has appeared as a contributor on national television shows and featured in national print media outlets. She is the award-winning author of dozens of books, including bestseller Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. Dr. Borba is a former classroom and special education teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning and emotional disabilities. She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.