Renowned for her down-to-earth, engaging speaking style, Dr Borba delivers solid content with cutting-edge insight.


Speaking topics include empathy and character development, social-emotional learning, resilience, well-being, reducing stress and creating caring, inclusive schools.


Michele offers practical, research-driven advice customized to each audience whether it is parents, educators, clinicians, professionals, and students, community leaders or Fortune 500 groups.


She has delivered keynote addresses and workshops to over one million participants in 49 states, five continents and 23 countries.


“She was AWESOME! The perfect fit to our work and message. Our audience loved her, some even said we should have her every year.”

Human Options

“Dr. Michele Borba is the most exciting speaker I have ever heard. It was worth driving two hours to hear her!”

Teacher, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Her session positively affected the lives of hundreds of children!”

Principal, Newport Beach, California

“100% of the responses rated her keynote as excellent. Typical comments: “Bring back Dr. Borba next year.” ‘Her keynote address made the day.’ ‘My professional life was significantly enhanced and enriched by Dr. Borba’s presentations.”

Board of Cooperative Educational Services, New York

“When I go to see Michele Borba speak I drink a couple of cups of coffee before so I can keep up w the note taking. She shares so many tips and tools that I want to write down.”

Teacher, Bremerton

“Teachers were unanimous in considering your presentation as the most timely, useful, and motivating they had experienced during their teaching careers.”

Superintendent, Oak Hill United School Corporation

Contact for Speaking.

To inquire about arranging a speaking engagement please contact Laura Obermann of American Program Bureau at 617.614.1657 or lobermann@apbspeakers.com,  617.614.1657. Or Beth White at 617.614.1605. bwhite@apbspeakers.com

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Speaking Topics.

A partial list of Dr. Borba’s keynotes and workshop sessions. Dr. Borba customizes every single presentation she does to meet the needs of your organization. She will talk to you prior to the event to ensure you get the take-away you need. View here.

Past Clients.

Dr. Borba has spoken on 49 states, five continents and 23 countries. Clients include parents, educators, youth workers, counselors, corporations, clinicians, camp directors, medical profession, children and teens. View here

Dr. Borba’s Bio. View here

Watch Michele in action speaking at TEDx “Empathy Is a Verb”.