Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, parenting expert and child and adolescent expert. She is recognized for her practical, solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s behavior, character, and social development, and to build strong families. A sought-after motivational speaker, she has presented workshops and keynote addresses throughout North American, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific and has served as an educational consultant to hundreds of schools. Her proposal: “Ending School Violence and Student 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.
Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared over 97 times on the NBC TODAY show as well featured on countless talk shows including: Dr. Phil, Dateline, The View, CNN American Morning, Tyra Banks, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Doctors, Countdown, Inside Edition, Fox Headline News, The Early Show, and CNN Headline News. She has been interviewed by numerous publications including Newsweek, People, U.S. News & World Report, Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, and People and consulted for corporations such as RC2 Learning Curve West, Office Depot, Splenda, Wall-Mart, Similac, All, Galderma, V-Tech, Cetaphil, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald’s Global Mom’s Panel. She serves on boards for Parents magazine, Character Education Partnerships, Boys & Girls Club of America and is the parenting expert for ivillage and Dr. Oz’s website, powered by Sharecare.
She is the award-winning author of 23 books including Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me!, No More Misbehavin’, Don’t Give Me that Attitude!, 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids, Building Moral Intelligence (cited by Publishers’ Weekly as “Among the most noteworthy of 2001”), Parents Do Make A Difference, and Esteem Builders (used by 1.5 million students worldwide). Her latest book is The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries (Jossey-Bass).
Her numerous awards include the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem), Santa Clara University’s Outstanding Alumna Award and the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Profession, presented by the Bureau of Education and Research. She was named the Honorary Chairperson for the Implementation of Self-Esteem in Hong Kong and served as a consultant for the Center Resource Group for Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Borba is a former classroom and college teacher and has had a wide range of teaching experience, including work in regular education as well as work with children with learning, physical, behavioral, and emotional disabilities. She and her husband were partners in a private practice for troubled youth. Dr. Borba 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.