Dr. Michele Borba

Dr. Michele Borba

Educational Consultant, Speaker, Writer, Michele Borba, Inc

Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s and social-emotional intelligence and character, and reduce peer cruelty. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken on 19 countries in five continents, and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations including Sesame Street, Harvard, U.S. Air Force Academy, 18 US Army bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific, H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and a TEDx Talk: “Empathy Is a Verb.” She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.

Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared 150 times on the TODAY show and featured on countless shows including Dateline, Dr. Phil, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, Countdown, Fox News, The Early Show, and CNN. Her work has been featured in TIME, Washington Post, Newsweek, People, Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times. Reader’s Digest and Globe and Mail. Dr. Borba also served as a media spokesperson for major corporations including 3M, Office Depot, Unilever, Hershey, Mattel, Ragu, T-Mobile, Pfizer, Media Corps, V-Tech, Fisher Price, Tomlison, Beech-Nut, Hasbro, Galderma, Similac, General Mills, Mastercard, All, Galderma, V-Tech, Cetaphil, Splenda, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and as a consultant to Scholastic, McDonalds and Disney. 

The award-winning author of 24 books translated into 19 languages include Nobody Likes Me, No More Misbehavin’, Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy, and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Her latest book is titled: Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. She also designed the Mrs. Goodbee Dollhouse on helping young children learn kindness for Learning Curve.

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 Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Department of Education, Disney Influencer, and Goodwill Ambassador for M.I.T.’s One Laptop per Child project. She was a 2016 SHORTY nominee for “Best Social Media Influencer in Parenting.”  Board memberships include Parents, Character.org, Child Safety Network, Boys & Girls Club of America, USTA Sportsmanship Committee. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Bullying” (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002.

Dr. Borba is a former classroom and special education 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 a B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.