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Dr. Michael Gurian

Best-selling Author of 28 Books

Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice and the New York Timesbestselling author of twenty eight books published in twenty two languages.  As a social philosopher, he has pioneered efforts to bring neuro-biology and brain research into homes, schools, corporations, and public policy.  The Gurian Institute, which he co-founded, conducts research internationally, launches pilot programs, and trains professionals.

Dr. Gurian travels extensively to provide keynotes and consulting.  He has spoken for the United Nations on violence against women; provided information on boys’ and girls’ educational needs to the White House; and briefed Members of the 114th Congress on the boy crisis in America.   A number of Dr. Gurian’s books have sparked national debate, including The Wonder of BoysThe Wonder of GirlsBoys and Girls Learn Differently!, and Leadership and the Sexes.


Principal Baruti Kafele

Urban School Turnaround Specialist

Award-winning principal, internationally-renowned education speaker and best-selling author, Principal Kafele is on fire! He’s on a personal mission to close the ATTITUDE GAP, the world over.

A highly-regarded urban public school educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Kafele distinguished himself in the classroom and as a school leader. As a middle and high school principal, he led the transformation of four different schools, including “The Mighty” Newark Tech, which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to national recognition by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education, and U.S. News and World Report Magazine recognizing it three times as one of America’s best high schools. Currently, Principal Kafele is one of the most sought-after education speakers for transforming the attitudes of at-risk student populations in America. His newest book is titled, Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success.

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