Meet our speakers and consultants

Joe Beckman

Our schools are experiencing an unprecedented shift.  Student loneliness is at an all-time high, while self-worth and belonging are at all-time lows.  And the culprit is a lack of human connection.

Over the last 17+ years, Joe has spoken in educational settings all over the world with one simple mission… to reclaim human connection.

Whether it’s a Middle School in Minneapolis, a Professional Development workshop in Montana or an International Conference in Malaysia…people are craving connection.

It’s only when we stop and slow down, separate from our screens, and truly listen to each other’s stories, that we can course-correct, and give our youth the best chance to leave their mark on this world.

Curt Slater

Mr. Curtis Slater has worked in the U.S public school system for the past 27 years. He has been a paraprofessional in a level 4 EBD program, Teacher, Dean of Students, Associate Principal and Principal.

Mr. Slater had the opportunity to train over 600 schools around positive school culture, social/emotional learning, RTI and MTSS.

  Mr. Slater was the 2018 National Distinguished Principal of the Year for Minnesota.  His wonderful wife and three amazing  kids live in Andover, Minnesota. His leisure activities include hunting, fishing, traveling, and watching his kids play sports.