Joelle Hood, EdD

Co-Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, Thriving YOUniversity; Certified Life Coach; Consultant; Professional Learning Designer and Facilitator; Former Principal; Former Senior Consultant, Collaborative Learning Solutions; Awarded Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year; Passionately committed to empowering individuals and organizations to THRIVE


Teaching Engaged Brains

The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 22-24, 2024

Passion & Purpose

Igniting Sparks: Promoting Passion, Purpose, and Engagement in the Classroom

Mindsets & Metacognition

Mind Matters: The Neuroscience of Mindsets, Motivation, Mindfulness, and Metacognition

Teaching Social Brains

The Sheraton NY Times Square, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 21-23, 2023

Building Belonging

Building Belonging and Cultivating Connection so that Staff and Students Can Thrive

Promoting Prosocial Behavior

Cultivating Culture: Connecting Kindness, Empathy, and Gratitude to Student Learning

Teaching Behaved Brains

The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 17-19, 2023

Emotional Brains & Learning

How Social, Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) Strengthens Achievement, Behavior, and Climate

Bullied Brains & School Climate

Cultivating Climate: Using Kindness, Empathy, and Gratitude to Reduce Bullying

Calming Anxious Brains

Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 19-21, 2021

Teacher Stress & Resilience

Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.: Strategies for Strengthening Wellbeing and Resilience in Teachers

Trauma-Informed Schools

More Good Days: Brain-Friendly Practices for Trauma Responsive Schools

Educating Anxious Brains

The Fairmont Hotel and the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA  February 14-16, 2020

Mindful, Resilient Schools

Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.: Research-Based Practices to Strengthen Wellbeing and Resilience

Trauma Sensitive Classrooms

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Learning How to Learn

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA  November 22-24, 2019

The Science of Making It Stick

Emotions, Engagement, Empowerment: Instruction That Makes Learning Stick

Educating with Empathy

The Historic Fairmont Hotel, Atop Nob Hill,
San Francisco, CA  February 15-17, 2019

Empathy & SEL in the Classroom

Finding Your Magic: Cultivating Kindness, Empathy, and Compassion in the Classroom

The Science of Gratitude

The Power of Growing Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Resilience in Education