JumpStart Keynote Speaker
Keynote Speaker Colleen Carroll Campbell
Colleen Carroll Campbell is an award-winning author, broadcast journalist, and former presidential speechwriter. Colleen has authored several best-selling books and has been featured in the New York Times and Washington Post. She has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, ABC News, PBS, and NPR. Former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and editorial writer and op-ed columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Colleen is the recipient of two honorary doctorates and numerous other awards and fellowships for her work. She speaks to select audiences across North America and Europe when she’s not home homeschooling her four children.
Amid the trials of lockdown, many parents encountered unexpected benefits of more family time, deeper insights into their children’s gifts and struggles, and the joys of a slower-paced life. As we begin a more “normal” school year, how can we avoid a post-pandemic slide back into scattered, over-scheduled, screen-centered lives? How can we cultivate focus in children bombarded daily by an attention economy intent on keeping them addicted to diversion? Drawing on the latest research, wisdom from thinkers ancient and new, and her own experiences as a homeschooling mother of four, award-winning author, journalist, and former presidential speechwriter Colleen Carroll Campbell will sketch a way forward that focuses on reclaiming our attentional freedom and raising children ready to embrace the wide, wonderful world around them—not merely its on-screen simulation. Colleen has appeared on CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBX, ABC NEWS, PBS, AND NPR.
Visit her online at www.colleen-campbell.com.