Speaker | Author | Educator

Keynote Topics

  • The ripple effect of kindness
  • Building a Mental Health Toolkit
  • Creating an Inclusive Community Culture


  • Collaborate with teachers, stakeholders, and decision makers
  • Coaching to build efficiency, capacity and streamlined school systems
  • Work to inspire individual leaders, teams, and student voice


Bring Jeff to your school community for school wide read aloud, small group writing and kindness sessions, engaging literacy sessions, anti-bullying and inclusion discussions, and more.

Speaking and Consulting

Jeff will bring high energy keynotes on topics ranging from Overcoming Mental Health Obstacles, From Failure to Success, The Power of Yet and more. Jeff will also work with your school or business in a workshop model, or socratic seminar to help improve the culture and mental health of your staff.

As a one time world class athlete, Jeff has spoken to many groups, swim clubs, and schools about the highs and lows of competition, dealing with perceived failure and overcoming anxiety and depression.

Author Visits

Jeff has written 3 books which have sold over 50,000 copies. The overriding theme is kindness, compassion, empathy, and inclusion. Jeff will speak to your school and teachers about embedding kindness and empathy into the daily ritual, the writing process, publishing ins and outs, and more. He loves to work with teachers and dive deep into the writing process, and helping to bring student voice into your work. Jeff will present to the whole school, teachers, small groups, or other ways to meet your needs. Jeff also has done many book signing events for Barnes and Noble bookstores, independent bookstores, school wide literacy events, and more.


Jeff has over 25 years of experience working in schools. Serving in many positions, and different types of schools; paraeducator, teacher (Physical Education, Grades, 4, 5 and 6), Dean of Students, Vice Principal, and Principal. With that background knowledge and skill building, Jeff is able to listen to what your needs are, and help you map out strategies to move forward, change culture, rethink systems, or shift school wide thinking. Jeff specializes in Mental Health, student trauma, teacher training, building inclusive and empathic culture, and more. Contact Jeff about your needs with a discovery call and bring him in to your school today!

Jeff Kubiak was one of the most dynamic guest speakers we have ever had visit our middle school. Jeff not only led a whole-school assembly, but he visited every classroom individually to talk with our students, share stories, take pictures, and sign his books. Our staff and students thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Jeff, he was very genuine in his connections with everyone that day.

~Jeff Thom, Principal, Briar Middle School

Jeff Kubiak is an amazing educator, author, and human. He writes from the heart and speaks with incredible passion for making the world a better place. If you have the opportunity to see Jeff speak in person, or read from his books, you’ll clearly hear his commitment to inclusion, kindness, and compassion. Book him now – your students need to hear his message of unconditional love and respect!

~Greg Moffitt, former Elementary School Principal and Current Director of Principal Development, D.C. Public Schools

Not only did I have the pleasure to present alongside Jeff Kubiak at the TeachBetter conference, but I also interviewed him for my leadership book. His dedication to both children and educators shines through every conversation I've had with Jeff. He shares his heart for kids through his books and speaking engagements. He is the rare combination of entertaining and heartfelt when sharing in professional settings. Every educator, regardless of position, should check out Jeff's books, his social media platforms and highly consider contracting him to speak at an event near you. His message reflects his passion.

~Janelle McLaughlin

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