OUR AWESOME LINEUP
Early Childhood Consultant | School Director
Cori Berg has been in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years as a teacher, trainer, director, and consultant. She excels at speaking about supporting the teams of programs as well as communities, with an emphasis on compassion and resilience.
Cori is the founder of ECE by Cori Berg. During the COVID-19 crisis, she kept her non-profit center in Dallas, Texas open for pandemic care. During that time, she created a community to support other EC professions, and has a heart for helping them thrive. Cori Has a bachelor’s degree and received her ECE teaching credential from California State University – East Bay.
Topic: Your 4-hour workday using Childcare Business Automation: The Key to a Great Work-life Balance
I remember running my center and working 55+ hours a week and longed for the day that I could reduce my working hours to 25-30 and have off on Fridays AND still run a quality center.
I am SO EXCITED to present and introduce to you the SECRET to having that 4-hour workday using Childcare Business Automation! It is possible to run a center or school that not only serves children and families but also serves you and your family as well!
If you are ready to learn how to go from a Director role to a CEO/Owner role, then this training is for you!
Childcare Business Automation Strategy Consultant
CEO - BonAccord Creative
Canva is a drag-and-drop online graphic design tool that allows users to create social media designs, presentations, posters, infographics, and more..You'll learn some of the strategies you can use to make Canva feel less overwhelming and to set your business up for a more successful Canva experience.
- How to shift your mindset when working with Canva to reduce overwhelm
- Best practices for getting (and staying!) organized when using your Canva account
- The 4 keys components of your Canva brand kit and how to use them to create consistently on-brand graphics
- The shortcut you'll want to consider if Canva's free templates aren't hitting the right mark for your designs
- How to ensure you get the support you need when you have Canva questions in the future
Author | School Administrator | Educator
Speaker | Trainer | Entrepreneur
Beth Cannon is an international speaker, educator and entrepreneur known for her passion for engaging leaders and inspiring teams. With 25+ years of experience in the education and business spaces, she is known for her niche in creating and teaching strategies and solutions through live or virtual experiences and retreats, and most recently…a digital course creator. In addition to leading thousands of educators each year through her professional development trainings, Beth is leads a team of 40+ entertaining early educators through enrichment program serving preschools and childcare centers – Stretch-n-Grow. She created the New Business Training Program and the Youth Fitness Certification for Stretch-n-Grow, International, and supports affiliates world-wide through curriculum and education. Beth has a Bachelors degree in Communications + Education Certification from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Entrepreneur | Educator | Consultant
“After spending 15 years marketing movies from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Touchstone and Dreamworks, helping launch multi-million dollar franchises, and managing global brands with fiercely loyal fans, Hilary Hartling has a deep knowledge and innate skill in growing and leveraging strategic brands.
Hilary made the leap from corporate to founding her own brand strategy business to apply her experience in helping others create unforgettable brands to inspire their audience. She’s on a mission to help visionary entrepreneurs, experts and business leaders make an impact by translating their brand vision into aligned strategies and clear messaging that resonates.” Hilary has a BBA in Marketing and Master’s Degree in Global Marketing Communication + Advertising.
- How to create a clear brand that resonates
- Find out the essential branding elements to gain clarity
- Discover the top 5 must-haves on your homepage to captivate your clients
- How to avoid these common branding mistakes
- Discover the roadmap to a successful brand journey
Dr. Rebecca Isbell
Dr. Rebecca Isbell is an Early Childhood Consultant, inspirational keynote speaker, and author of 13 Early Childhood books. Her latest is Nurturing Creativity: The Essential Mindset for Young Children’s Learning, published by (NAEYC).Her textbook, Creativity and the Arts with Young Children is used in college and universities throughout the United States. Dr. Isbell has a wide range of experiences in the field of Early Childhood Education, including: Distinguished Professor, Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development, and Director of a Laboratory School Program serving Infants-Kindergarten at the East Tennessee State University.
Topic: Our Challenge for the 21st Century: To Nurture Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking in Young Children
Early Childhood Consultant | Author
Owner of Childcare Business Professionals | Podcast Host
Have you ever asked yourself why your staff can’t seem to get it together? Do you struggle with recruiting quality staff members because of the wages and benefits you offer? What if I told you that you may already have a dream team, you just need to learn how to cultivate them?
It is no secret that wages in our industry are low and benefits are sparse. This does not mean that you cannot have a dream team. The key to creating a dream team within the staff that you have comes down to leadership. Winning teams are intentionally created by developing each staff member and by creating a mission that is bigger than just a job.
Educator | Mental Health Expert | Podcast Host
Founder and President of Getting Real Ministries
Dawn Pulgine comes to us from the burbs of Chicago Illinois where she is the Founder and President of Getting Real Ministries. She is a women’s minister, writer, public speaker, and Bible teacher who is passionate about people and the Bible, devoted to helping YOU know God deeply and understand His Word accurately, cultivating an unwavering faith grounded in Scripture and active in your daily life. Because, she believes with her whole heart that if you want to walk in life freely you must know God deeply through His Son, Jesus Christ. Dawn has a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies and Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute.
Brandon Salisbury has been collecting junk mail and watching TV commercials since the age of 12 because to him, marketing and sales were the real entertainment. In 2007, Brandon put this passion for marketing and sales to work in child care as a director when he grew two centers from less than 25% capacity to a long wait list. Since joining ChildcareCRM as Product Marketing & Solutions Consultant, he has helped thousands of centers grow their enrollment through effective marketing and follow up processes. Brandon has a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Product Marketing & Solutions Consultant
Owner of Early Education Business Consultants
Jamie is an alum of Wake Forest University where she obtained a Bachelor’s in Analytical Finance and a Master’s in Accountancy and became a CPA. She started her career at Ernst & Young, one of the Big 4 public accounting firms. She spent 10 years of her career in the Coca-Cola system, rising to a leadership role in Finance.
She started Balance CFO in 2018 with a mission to help women entrepreneurs reach for their dreams and achieve their financial goals. In addition to serving as a Virtual CFO for multiple small businesses, she is also a financial literacy coach and speaker focused on helping entrepreneurs feel more confident about the numbers side of their businesses. During COVID-19, she tireless served her Facebook community of over 24K!
Founder of Balance CFO | CPA
CEO - KangarooTime
Scott Wayman is the Founder and CEO of Kangarootime, the leading software for childcare centers and preschools. In 2015, as a young parent-guardian, Scott was inspired to found Kangarootime when he discovered that many of the groundbreaking technologies being used in health systems and physician offices could greatly benefit childcare owners and leaders in the early education industry. He designed Kangarootime to bring the same efficiencies to childcare and to give childcare professionals the tools to scale their classrooms, automate their businesses and better communicate with the families they serve. Scott has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Ottawa University.
M. Ed. | Master Trainer
Dr. Lori Gonzalez
PhD | LPC
M.Ed. | Author | Humorist | Keynote Speaker
Vernon H. Mason Jr.
Vernon’s passion is to share what he’s learned with other business leaders and is known for his candor and humor in presentations and keynotes at many local, state/national conferences and corporate meetings. He hold master’s degree in Early Childhood Administration, President of WEE SCHOOL Child Development Centers, CEO of directorsleadershipsolutions.com, and has been in business for over 25 years. He began his journey with a $5,000 credit card and last year had over $3 million is revenue!