Renbrook Hosts Renowned Educator, Author, Parenting, Child Development & Bullying Expert Dr. Michele Borba

Renbrook Hosts Renowned Educator, Author, Parenting, Child Development & Bullying Expert Dr. Michele Borba

On Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m., Renbrook School will welcome internationally-renowned educator, best-selling author, parenting, child development and bullying expert Dr. Michele Borba.  She will discuss her latest book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World. This event is free and open to the public with rsvp at

A sought-after motivational speaker, Dr. Borba’s expertise comes from a career of working with more than one million parents and educators worldwide. Her latest book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World, presents a revolutionary new framework for activating empathy. Dr. Borba dispels the myth that grades, scores and IQ are the quickest road to achievement and happiness. Instead, the “Empathy Advantage” and the skills it ignites, are what we really need to succeed in school, the workplace and relationships.


Dr. Borba is as world-renowned for her warm, down-to-earth speaking style as she is for cutting edge insights and research-based programs. Her informative and inspiring presentations leave audiences with immediately usable strategies and an actionable roadmap for transforming cultures and improving relationships. From raising socially and morally responsible children and teens to bringing the “Empathy Advantage” to any community or organization, Dr. Borba leaves audiences with the tools and inspiration to become catalysts for positive change.

“Hosting Dr. Borba and other talented professionals in a wide variety of fields is a long-held tradition at Renbrook. Besides the direct benefit to our students and our families, we are thrilled to offer the local public a chance to come on to our campus and experience the wisdom and insight of Dr. Borba. We believe that her message on the “Empathy Advantage” has universal relevance and will be of great interest to area parents,” says Renbrook Head of School Scott Hutchinson.

The event, held at Renbrook School, will include a book signing by the author. Dr. Borba is available for interviews in advance. Michele’s visit to Renbrook is part of the David Lentini Speaker Series, made possible by Berkshire Bank.

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About Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Borba aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience, and create safe, compassionate school cultures. She has spoken to parents and teachers on six continents and delivered keynotes to over one million participants including Harvard University, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, USAFA, Common Ground,, Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, Girl Scouts of America, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, Santa Clara University, and at a soon to be TED talk. She is a regular NBC contributor appearing 135 times on the Today show, featured on three Dateline specials as well as Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Fox News, The Early Show, CNN and others. A best-selling author of 22 books including Building Moral Intelligence and The Big Book of Parenting Solutions she is a former classroom teacher a mom.

About Renbrook School

Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool-grade nine co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, CT. The school enrolls students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.  Their next open house is Sunday October 30, at 1:00 p.m.

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