Keynote Addresses

Ignite your group with a thought-provoking address

Elena appreciates opportunities to share her knowledge and experience with educators who are focused on issues of justice and equity, social emotional learning for children and adults, community and team development, and coaching and mentoring. She enjoys talking to educators in the public and private school worlds, as well as to leaders outside of education.


Elena’s 2017 Keynote for New Tech Network

“I cannot tell you how many people stopped me during the conference to share how meaningful your keynote message was to them. Thank you for helping open up a space in our network to have a more intentional, thoughtful, and explicit conversation about educational equity moving forward.”

Jim May, Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

“Resilience is critical to navigating our current times. This keynote provides tangible anchors to nourish and develop resilience as we all support each other during a global pandemic and racial reckoning.”

Angela T, Park Day School

Interested in a keynote for your group?

Elena is currently delivering keynote addresses virtually to groups across the world! These engaging and inspiring presentations (of 90 minutes or less) allow your group apart in distance to be united in experience and vision for what is possible. The added benefit of a virtual keynote is that you receive a recording of the experience to allow participants to rewatch and to share with even more team members in the future!

Elena designs each of her keynote addresses to align to the themes of the conference or gathering at which she presents, and in response to requests from the organizers.

We are also accepting requests for in-person keynotes once it is again safe to travel and gather. Please note, Elena resides in California and during the winter months she limits how much she travels to the Midwest and East Coast.

To request a Keynote from Elena, click the link below and fill out a short questionnaire.


Elena is currently presenting the following keynote addresses

  • How to Make Every Conversation Count
  • How to Use Curiosity and Compassion to Dismantle the Master’s House
  • How to Design Equity-Focused Professional Development
  • How to Embody Antiracist Leadership: Purging Your Practice of White Supremacy
  • How to Cultivate Emotional Resilience so that we can Build Equitable Schools
  • How to Foster Leadership and Resilience in these Times
  • The Four Ingredients to Health and Resilience
  • Cultivating Resilient Communities
  • Cultivating Resilience in a Time of Crisis
  • Cultivating Individual and Team Resilience

“Elena’s keynote and workshops were practical and spectacular. Her engaging manner, relevant examples and energizing exercises were exactly what we were looking for. She was an excellent facilitator for our group of school administrators. I would recommend her to any group of education leaders.”

Barbara Swanson, Associate Director for Professional Development, New York State Association of Independent Schools