The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World

The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen's Wellness and Academic Journey in Today's Competitive World

Strategies for Combatting Burnout and Stress in Parenting and Life

Clean Your Room! Creating (physical and mental) Space for Connection

Coping Skills To Help You Keep Your Cool

How to Cultivate More Gratitude in Your Own Life

How To Get Things Done

How to Play Bigger in Your Life,
Without Asking Permission

Identifying Your Triggers & Regulating

Your Own Emotions

Understanding the Why Behind Your

Child's Behavior

What Do You Say: How To Talk With Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation and a Happy Home

How to Create Your Happy Place

The 3-step Blueprint: Know What's for Dinner Every Night Without Planning & Shopping Every Weekend!

Creating Safe Spaces and Belonging through Social Justice Parenting

Your Superpower Parenting Tool for Well-Behaved Kids & Happy Moms

Self-Care for Parents: Your Needs Matter Too

Edit to Expand: The Power of Saying "No" and Quarterly Planning

Small Organizing Tweaks that Can Make You

a Calmer Parent

Want to learn more about our speakers?

They are pretty fabulous.

JoAnn Crohn

JoAnn Crohn, M. Ed is a National Board Certified Educator and former classroom teacher who now specializes in educating and coaching moms to feel confident in everything from raising empowered, self-sufficient kids to dropping the anxiety and guilt out of modern parenthood.

JoAnn is an accomplished writer, author, speaker & contributor for national media outlets (The Today Show, Parents magazine, Good Housekeeping, HuffPost, Scary Mommy, among others), as well as the host of the No Guilt Mom podcast and founder of No Guilt Mom. Her specialty is effectively communicating with both parents and their kids via her self-paced digital courses in handling big emotions, getting kids to help out more, creating a stress-free morning routine, conquering the homework drama, and more. She currently lives in Chandler, AZ with her husband, 13-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son, naughty dog and very noisy cat.

Website: No Guilt Mom

Facebook: FB/noguiltmom

Instagram: @noguiltmom

Cara Harvey

Cara is a wife, mom to a 15-year-old stepson, 6-year-old daughter, 4-year-old son, and a woman of God. She works as a mom empowerment coach and her mission is to provide women with the tools, resources, and community to reach their goals, empower themselves, find their happiness, and live a life by design. She does this via her blog, podcast, virtual community groups, and e-courses that help women learn to balance their lives, finances, schedules, health, and themselves!

Website: A Purpose Driven Mom

Facebook: FB/Findyourawesome

Instagram: @apurposedrivenmom

Carly Anderson

Carly is a former teacher, mom to an 8-year-old, and a content creator who focuses on self love and female empowerment. Her #justwearthesuit community has been featured in Shape & People Magazine, and reminds women everywhere that they look stunning just as they are!

Debbie Reber

Deborah Reber, MA, is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who moved her career in a more personal direction in 2016 when she founded TiLT Parenting, a resource for parents raising differently wired children. The TiLT Parenting Podcast has grown to be a top parenting podcast, with more than 3 million downloads. A certified Positive Discipline trainer and a regular contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, Debbie’s newest book is Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. In November 2018, she spoke at TEDxAmsterdam, delivering a talk entitled Why the Future Will Be Differently Wired. In the summer of 2020, she co-created the Parenting in Place Masterclass series. Prior to creating TiLt, Debbie spent more than 15 years writing inspiring books for women and teens, and before that, working in video and television production. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and differently wired teen.

Website: Tilt Parenting

Facebook: FB/TiltParenting

Instagram: @tiltparenting

Jenn Curtis, M.S.W.

Jenn is an educational consultant, best-selling author, and professional speaker. As owner of FutureWise Consulting for the past 13 years, she has guided hundreds of high school students from throughout the United States through all aspects of the college admission process. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Honors College at UCLA and her master’s degree in social work from USC, where she was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and named Dean's Scholar. Jenn earned her College Counseling Certificate from UCLA.

Jenn has been interviewed for a wide variety of television news
programs, radio shows, podcasts, and magazines. She speaks professionally to parent organizations and schools about education, college admission, and parenting. Jenn’s background lies in mental health treatment, social work, and research. Prior to becoming an educational consultant, Jenn worked in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation, and she also served as Director of Grant Writing for an international university. Prior to that, she worked in learning disabilities research at the University of California-Irvine’s Child Development Center, where she co-authored a published study on a novel ADHD diagnostic tool, and she supervised and trained undergraduate researchers. Jenn also developed a college and career readiness program for first-generation students that has been implemented in a local elementary school for over 8 years. She was the editorial assistant for an academic journal, has edited several books, and coached graduate and doctoral students in developing effective writing skills.

Jenn’s passion lies in helping her students develop grit, intention, and self-advocacy skills and in empowering them to find the motivation to reach their potential. She resides in San Clemente, California with her husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit

Website: The Parent Compass

Facebook: FB/TheParentCompass

Instagram: @parentcompass

Cindy Clumeck Muchnick, M.A.

Cindy, a graduate of Stanford University, is an expert in the college admission process: she got her start in admission offices before opening a private study skills and college counseling business in Southern California, which she ran for over fifteen years. As an Assistant Director of Admission for the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago, she screened and reviewed over three thousand applications, interviewed prospective students, and served on the admission committee to evaluate borderline applicants and appeals cases. Then, as a private counselor, she helped hundreds of high school students navigate their academic journeys, including course selection, study skills, time management, and college applications. Since closing her private educational practice in 2011, Cindy has focused on public speaking to student, parent, school and business groups on a variety of education-related topics.

Over the course of her career, Cindy has written numerous books; The Parent Compass: Navigating Your Teen’s Wellness and Academic Journey in Today’s Competitive World (Familius/Workman/Hachette, 2020) is her tenth. Her other titles include The Best College Admission Essays (co-author, ARCO/Peterson’s, 1997), The Everything Guide to Study Skills: Strategies, Tips, and Tools You Need to Succeed in School (Simon& Schuster, 2011), Straight-A Study Skills (co-author, Simon& Schuster, 2012), The Everything College Checklist Book (Simon& Schuster, 2013), Writing Successful College Applications: It’s More than Just the Essay (Peterson’s Publishing, 2014), and four other books (Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House). Her essays have appeared on Zibby Owens’ Moms Don’t Have Time To Write Medium platform, Your Teen Magazine, College Confidential, Raising Teens Today, The Los Angeles Times, and The Mom Experience, among others.

Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Art History from Stanford University and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Nova Southeastern University. Some of the other twists and turns in her multifaceted career include her stints as a campus tour guide and volunteer student coordinator for Stanford’s Office of Undergraduate Admission and a tenth-grade history teacher at The University School, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is a professional speaker and panelist on the subjects of education, study skills, parenting, and mental health in tweens and teens and has been interviewed as an expert on dozens of talk shows, radio and news stations, podcasts, magazines, and newspapers.

Cindy raised her family in Newport Beach, CA, and moved to Menlo Park, CA, in 2018, where she resides with her husband and is parent to two teens who are still at home, a college student, and a college graduate who is a teacher. For further information, or to inquire about a potential speaking engagement, feel free to visit her website at

Website: The Parent Compass

Facebook: FB/TheParentCompass

Instagram: @parentcompass

Dr. Sheryl Ziegler

Dr. Sheryl Gonzalez Ziegler holds a Doctorate in Psychology and is a Registered Play Therapist in private practice. She is the author of Mommy Burnout: how to reclaim your life and raise healthier children in the process. She is a regular national and local news contributor on topics related to parenting and mental health and did a Tedx talk on "Why Moms are Miserable" which is all about the power of connection. She is the host of Dr. Sheryl's PodCouch and the founder of the parent-child puberty course, Start with the Talk. She is a frequent speaker on chronic stress, parenting and burnout. Dr. Ziegler is Colorado’s NBC affiliate (9News) Parenting Expert for the franchise series Mental Health & Me.

Website: Dr. Sheryl Zeigler

Facebook: FB/MommyBurnout

Instagram: @drsherylziegler

Erin Holland

Since there isn’t a guidebook for parenting, it’s your responsibility to be worthy of emulating. Full-time corporate manager by day, entrepreneur by night, and single mama 24/7, Erin is on a mission with PG-ish Parenting to support and evolve your parenting game while raising successful little humans. After all, those little eyes are always watching and learning from you.

Website: PG-ish Parenting

Facebook: FB/PGishParenting

Instagram: @pgishparenting

Janine Halloran, LMHC

Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working with children, teens, and their families for 20 years. She has been helping children and teens build their coping skills throughout her career in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and in her private practice. She is the author of several books, including the bestselling Coping Skills for Kids Workbook and the Coping Skills for Teens Workbook. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, CNN, Huffington Post, and The Skimm® Newsletter. Janine lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

Nancy Davis Kho

Nancy Davis Kho is a speaker and podcaster whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR affiliate KQED. She is also author of THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time (Running Press, 2019.) Nancy covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. The Midlife Mixtape Podcast won a 2020 Iris Award as Podcast of the Year and was included in Wall Street Journal’s list of 8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement. Nancy has been both champion and judge in the acclaimed international comedy-lit improv show, Literary Death Match.

Website: Nancy Davis Kho

Facebook: FB/MidlifeMixtape

Instagram: @midlifemixtape

Jennifer Roskamp

Jennifer is a business-owning, homeschool mom of 9 who is passionate about helping busy women find systems & solutions that make everyday life easier. She believes multi-tasking is highly overrated but getting more done in less time is certainly possible without it.

As a master of juggling all the things, Jennifer believes the right mindset is key to living your best life, which is closely followed by a toolbox of shortcuts, strategies, and knowledge of how to play to your strengths while improving areas that are more of a challenge.

Sara Dean

Sara Dean is a mindset, business and leadership coach. She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with 4 million downloads. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining. She is on a mission to inspire women - and moms in particular - to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday.

Sara serves women through her podcast, her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shameless Mom Con.

When she’s not supporting Shameless Moms, you’ll find Sara with her husband and 9 year old son - building Legos and pretending to understand Minecraft.

Website: Shameless Mom

Facebook: FB/ShamelessMomAcademy

Instagram: @shamelessmomacademy

K. Domiana

Domiana is a POWERHOUSE… as well as a retired Professional Basketball Player turned two-time Bestselling Author, Somatic Healer, Coach, International Speaker, Certified Yoga Instructor, Babywearing Educator, wife, and mom -
who is equipping busy moms and kids with the tools to self-heal, regulate emotions, break the cycle, and manifest the life they love.

Domiana uses healing modalities combined with mindset work to heal, unlock stagnant energy, strengthen intuition, and create massive transformation. Practicality with a sprinkle of spirituality, perfect for the busy mom.

She teaches women who are “left to do the rest” how to live fun, fulfilling lives without the overwhelm, burnout or isolation. Spoiler: she uses holistic healing modalities like Somatic Release, EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques), breathwork, and other modalities to get you to, not only shift your mindset, but also to rewire your neural pathways, heal on a cellular level, calm your nervous system, and release trauma in your body - because that’s where it's actually stored.

Domiana is a magnetic force who truly believes that motherhood doesn’t have to be exhausting; it can be conscious, connected, fun, and transformative. That’s why she’s created systems and modalities to help her clients keep their sanity and get their energy back - so they can actually enjoy motherhood and put that energy towards manifesting the life they envision.

Through her coaching programs, bestselling books (Help! My Husband Is Hardly Home: 8 Steps to Feel Supported While Raising Your Family & Help! I Need a Break from Motherhood: the Stay-At-Home-Mom's Guide to a Balanced Life), her ancestors, formal education (Master's in Communication and countless certifications), yoga certifications, somatic healing certifications, adventures with her pro-athlete husband, and “solo mom-in’ it,” she shares the wisdom she’s collected, including her proven Conscious Mom Method and her life-changing 8 Steps to Feel Supported as a SAHM. And she can’t wait to share it all with you.

Website: K. Domiana

Facebook: FB/

Instagram: @kdomiana

Mariko Fairly, M.A., BCBA

Mariko is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and mom of two. She has worked with children and families for 20 years. Mariko’s goal is to support parents to understand the "why" behind their child’s challenging behaviors, and use evidence-based strategies to reduce challenging behaviors and teach appropriate communication and coping skills.

Website: Parenting Fairly

Facebook: FB/MarikoFairlyPF

Instagram: @parenting_fairly

Ned Johnson

Ned Johnson is an author, speaker, and the founder of PrepMatters, an educational company providing academic tutoring, educational planning and standardized test prep.

A professional “tutor-geek” since 1993, Ned has spent more than 40,000 one-on-one hours helping students conquer an alphabet of standardized tests and honing his insights on communicating with students and parents. A battle-tested veteran in the fields of test preparation, anxiety management, and student performance, Ned coaches kids how to manage their stress while simultaneously motivating and empowering them to reach their full potential.

Ned has written for the New York Times, The Telegraph, U.S. News & World Report, and The Washington Post, and co-authored four books, including the national best-seller The Self-Driven Child and his new outing, What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home.

Website: The Ned Johnson

Facebook: FB/TheOtherNedJohnson

Instagram: @theothernedjohnson

Tasha Agruso

Tasha's passion is helping people create spaces they love, no matter their budget. Her super power is using color in fun & sophisticated ways.

On, Tasha shares creative DIY projects, interior design tricks, budget-stretching tips and all things C O L O R F U L. And her fail-proof design system is available to everyone through her wildly popular product, Designer in a Binder®.

Elisa Giorgio

Elisa Giorgio loves using her super power of organization to help women get dinner on the table without losing their mind! She's a teacher, speaker, and creator of the Capsule Pantry™, her signature method that teaches the power of minimalism in the kitchen. Elisa is also a mama to two boys, a rescue dog, and a strong coffee maker. When she’s not teaching moms how to use fewer ingredients to make more dinners, you can find her whipping up a mean spinach artichoke dip, enjoying a good book, or cleaning up homemade slime - for the hundredth time!

Get practical tips (with a touch of sarcasm) on how to control the chaos in the kitchen at

Dr. Traci Baxley

Dr. Traci Baxley is a professor, consultant, parenting coach, speaker, and mother to five children. With degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum & instruction and over 30 years in education, she is currently teaching at Florida Atlantic University. She specializes in belonging, diversity and inclusion, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education.

Dr. Baxley is the creator of Social Justice Parenting™, a parenting philosophy that moves families from fear-based parenting to parenting from a place of radical love. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant, she supports organizations and corporations in developing inclusive practices and policies that lead to workplace belonging and high productivity.

Dr. Baxley has published in international and national peer-reviewed journals. Her new book is entitled Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-minded Kids in an Unjust World.

Amy McCready

Nationally recognized parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the best-selling author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic - A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World and If I Have to Tell You One More Time…The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding or Yelling.

As a “recovering yeller” and a Certified Positive Discipline Instructor, Amy is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy is a TODAY Show contributor and has been featured on CBS This Morning, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, Rachael Ray, Steve Harvey & others. In her most important role, she is the proud mom of two amazing young men.

Kristi Yeh, LMFT

Kristi Yeh is a parent of two and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. Kristi currently works in school-based mental health with children ages 8 to 14. Kristi is also the author of Self-Care 101: Self-Care Inspiration for Busy Parents.

Website: Parent Self-Care

Facebook: FB/ParentSelfCare

Instagram: @parentselfcare

Pamela Pekerman

Pamela Pekerman is a serial entrepreneur and the creator of Hustle Like a Mom - a multimedia platform and events brand focusing on empowering and educating moms to build a successful bridge from mom life to entrepreneur life.

Pamela is a seasoned On-Air Expert, frequently appearing on top morning shows including Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Good Day NY, ABC Houston and NBC Miami Mix, sharing time-saving tips for busy moms.

This mom of two is a passionate mompreneur cheerleader, coach and speaker, who believes that launching a business you’re passionate about is the key to living a fuller, aligned life.

After becoming a mom in 2013, Pamela began to reevaluate her career and place in the media landscape. She wanted to have better alignment of her personal and professional aspirations, and knew she wasn’t the only new mom eager to re-imagine her career path.

Hustle Like a Mom, which began as an interview series in 2017 with amazing women that were doing, creating and redefining what it means to be a working mom, has evolved into a brand that empowers current and aspiring mompreneurs with the business education, messaging mindset and networking skills needed to thrive.

Over the years, Pamela has lent her friendly, girl-next-door voice to HSN and QVC, helping sell millions of dollars’ worth of women’s merchandise. She has shared her tips and tricks in Life & Style, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Affluent Magazine, to name a few. Pamela has collaborated with HYATT Union Square NY Hotel as a style curator for a borrow-for-the-night accessory exhibit for hotel guests. The Accessories Butler at HYATT won a major marketing award and garnered huge press.

Pamela has worked with elite clients as a brand ambassador and spokesperson, including: Neutrogena, AVEENO, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Burlington, HomeGoods, Blue Nile, Ulta Beauty, Crest, Jones New York, and charming CHARLIE. And, as a correspondent on various Red Carpets, she’s interviewed Marc Jacobs, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Zoe, Billy Joel, Betsey Johnson, and Lauren Bush, and more.

All these experiences helped Pamela hone her business and storytelling skills, which she now uses to help other mompreneurs learn how to share to sell, in order to grow a community that buys. Via 1-on-1 and group coaching, social media sharing and virtual/live events, Pamela Pekerman and Hustle Like a Mom stress that there is nothing more important than community, meaningful connections and words that resonate.

Pamela currently resides in New York with her husband, two young children, and a home proudly full of mom-owned/created fashion, beauty and home decor!

Laura Smith

Laura Smith is the founder of Get Organized HQ that teaches women to create easy-to-maintain organizational systems in their lives through encouraging step-by-step tutorials, printable resources, planning products, and the annual Get Organized HQ Summit. Laura & the GOHQ Team encourage and equip real, everyday women who are looking for “the way” to Get Organized once and for all so that they can get back to doing what matters most: spending time with the people they love and actually living their lives instead of trying to make sense of them.

Website: Get Organized HQ

Facebook: FB/GetOrganizedHQ

Instagram: @getorganizedhq