Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting, child and bullying expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s empathy and social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented keynotes throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations including the Pentagon and 18 US Army bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002. She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career of working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
Borba is the award-winning author of 22 books translated into 14 languages including Nobody Likes Me, No More Misbehavin,’ Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence, 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, The 6 Rs of Bullying Prevention, and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About Me World. And she was a 2016 SHORTY nominee for “Best Social Media Influencer in Parenting.”
Her awards include the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem), National Child Safety Award of 2106 by Child Safety Network, Santa Clara University’s Outstanding Alumna Award and Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Profession by the Bureau of Education and Research. She was named Honorary Chairperson for Self-Esteem in Hong Kong, consultant for the Center Resource Group for Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Depart of Education, Disney Influencer, and World Goodwill Ambassador for M.I.T.’s One Laptop per Child project. She is on boards for Parents, Character.org, CSN (Child Safety Network), Boys & Girls Club of America, Harvard Graduate Education’s Making Caring Common, and USTA Sportsmanship Committee.
Dr. Borba is a former classroom teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning, and emotional disabilities She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and earned a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.