Keynotes and Other Event Appearances

Ignite your group with a thought-provoking address

Elena appreciates opportunities to share her knowledge and experience with educators and organizations focused on justice and equity issues, cultivating resilience, community and team development, and coaching and mentoring.

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.”


“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.”


Elena’s presentation was fabulous, just as we expected! We are so grateful to her for her words of wisdom and the actionable steps she outlined for us in supporting and growing our resilience. We are also grateful to the Bright Morning Team for facilitating such a smooth process.


Interested in a keynote for your group?

Elena is delivering keynote addresses and appearing at virtual events to groups worldwide! These engaging and inspiring presentations (60-90 minutes) unite your group in experience and vision for what is possible. The added benefit of a virtual keynote is that you can receive a recording of the experience to allow participants to rewatch and share with even more team members in the future.

We are considering requests for in-person keynotes on a case-by-case basis. Please note Elena resides in California, and during the winter months, she limits how much she travels to the Midwest and East Coast.

Elena’s keynote addresses are designed to align with the themes of the conference or gathering at which she presents and in response to requests from the organizers.

To request a Keynote from Elena, fill out the questionnaire below. We also welcome requests for other event appearances, such as panels, moderated fireside chats, etc. Please fill out the form below and add any relevant details.

Elena is currently presenting the following keynote addresses:

  • Coaching When You’re the Boss
  • How to Make Every Conversation Count
  • Thriving Teams: Core Ingredients & Essential Questions
  • How to Design PD that Engages Learners and Changes Practice
  • How to Foster Leadership and Resilience in These Times
  • 12 Strategies to Build Resilience in Yourself and Your Communities
  • How to Cultivate Emotional Resilience so that We Can Build Equitable Schools