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Bring Inspiring, Impactful & Energizing Keynote

Bring your conference a Keynote that inspires the heart and mind with entertaining stories, energizing interaction, recent research infused with real-life application, and a supportive process that leaves participants feeling energized, valued, and grateful they came to your conference.

Raelene is a National Keynote Speaker who specializes in encouraging, inspiring, and empowering today's heros - those work in the early childhood profession: Childcares, Head Start Teams, Preschool Teachers and the leaders, trainers, and coaches that support them.  

Looking for a Dynamic Presenter?

Audiences love Raelene! New eye-opening information, energizing, inspiring, entertaining, and fun are just some of the words used to describe Raelene’s Keynotes.

Book Raelene as your Keynote Speaker to elevate your event, captivate your audience, and spark a renewed passion for shaping the future of early childhood education.

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Meet Raelene Ostberg, the Founder of Thriving Together, an international organization passionately committed to supporting early childhood educators in their vital mission of caring for and educating young children.

As is a full-time Keynote Speaker, Expert Trainer, Technical Assistance Professional, and Curriculum Designer based out of Minnesota, Raelene has inspired thousands of early childhood educators each year and is on a mission to decrease stress, enhance joy, and fortify the success of early childhood professionals in their critical work shaping young minds. 

 

Raelene's educational approach is supported by early childhood studies and grounded in real-life strategies that show positive effects for educators, children, and families. Each powerful session is designed to meet educators where they’re at, often burned out, stressed out, and sometimes even ready to call it quits. Participants of her trainings universally praise Raelene for her dynamic energy, infectious enthusiasm, and theatrical storytelling that vividly brings proven strategies to life. 

Book Raelene, Explore the Topic Areas, or Access Valuable Resources Right Away!

Bring your own valuable training to your team, conference, or area!

Gather strategies when it is convenient for you with  wonderful self-paced education.

Check out the entire list of options available. Each is a EC critical topic!

Access helpful information , videos, and free resources today!

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER
TESTIMONIALS

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"Thank you SO much for taking the time to present at the 2024 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference! We have received feedback that the sessions were amazing and very much appreciated by the early childhood professionals who attended the event. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!"

- Shylah Webb, Guest and Event Specialist

“I think [conference attendees] left feeling inspired. They just want to do more, to work together more and just to be together in community today. And I think that's pretty powerful when Raelene, as one person, can get a whole group revved up, ready to go and send off and inspire 300 and some people in a room that are going to go off and inspire how many kids today just because of being together sharing in that community today and going forward.” 

– Kate, Provider's Choice Director

“If you look at daycare providers doing their business by themselves, it's very isolating. For Raelene to come in and really raise the bar about the significant impact they are making, the morale factor is huge. And when you get somebody with enthusiasm and energy and excitement, and affirming and saying “thank you! for everything you're doing”, it’s a great way to celebrate all that in one conferencing event.” 

-Dan Narr, CEO Provider's Choice

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RAELENE IS A CONFERENCE FAVORITE

In-Person Conference Speaker

Audiences love Raelene! Eye-opening, energizing, inspiring, entertaining, and fun are just some of the words used to describe Raelene’s Keynotes.

 

Raelene delivers the inspiration and skills early childhood educators need to love their work, realize their great impact, and stay invested in the field.

CONFERENCE ATTENDEE TESTIMONIALS

"Captivating, joyful presenter! So much great information, applications and wonderful handout. My favorite session so far!"

-Kathryn B, Childcare Provider

"She presented this topic in a very fun and effective way! I loved the knowledge check throughout the presentation and shared plenty of resources and success stories! Overall a great session!"

-Rischma Buchanan, ECE Coach

"This was the best session and presenter that I attended!"

-Susan Zambo, Social Worker

"One of the best speakers and presentations. This was just wonderful. Thank you!"

-Amanda Meditz, Teacher Assistant

Presentation Topics

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Decrease Stress and Foster Joy

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Tame Those Terrific Toddlers

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Transform Challenges

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Powerful Partnerships

Guest Speaker

Lead and Train Professionals

To see the list of upcoming from Keynotes to breakouts, visit Learn with Raelene. Many topics are now also available as engaging self-paced topics

 

Do you want to talk through options and pinpoint the topic that will fit best, simply visit Book Raelene and submit your request!

All are professional development opportunities that participants love (100% Recommend!)

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Some Presentation Highlights!

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Keynoting the 45th Annual Early Childhood Conference

Coming April 19-20th, 2024 in Menomonie, WI

  • Keynote: Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home!

  • Breakout:   Taming Those Terrific Toddlers! Evidence-Based Strategies to Set Effective Limits and Get Toddlers to Follow Them.

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Coming May 16-18th, 2024 to Syracuse, NY!

  • Welcoming Keynote: Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home!

  • Breakout:   Taming Those Terrific Toddlers! Evidence-Based Strategies to Set Effective Limits and Get Toddlers to Follow Them.

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Just finished the sold out 2024 March conference in Morton, MN! What a blast!

  • Keynote: Finding Joy - Reduce Stress, Break Through Barriers, and Set Boundaries So You Can Increase Your Joy Factor at Work and at Home!

  • Breakout:   Taming Those Terrific Toddlers! Evidence-Based Strategies to Set Effective Limits and Get Toddlers to Follow Them.

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Southern MN Initiative EC Conferences

Keynotes, Breakouts, Webinars, OH MY!

SMIF's investment and collaboration since 2015 has brought our region three Keynotes by Raelene, numerous breakout sessions, staff trainings, workplace education for parents, Early Childhood Initiative trainings and live webinar series that 100% of participants recommend!

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Years collaborating at the annual conference!

Breakout Sessions:

  • For Leadership: Who me? Lead a Staff?!

  • Promoting Self-Control and Attention Skills

  • Collaborating with Families through Conflict and Differences in Caregiving Practices

  • Leadership: Building a Strong Team

  • Reducing and Addressing Toddler Aggression

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Three in a row - So rewarding!

  • Parent and Family Engagement Conference, Dec 2022

    • ​Collaborating with Families Parts 1-3!

  • NHSA Annual Conference 2023

    • Deceasing Stress, Taming Those Terrific Toddlers, and fill-in for Supporting Children through Trauma​

  • NHSA Annual Conference 2024: Being the Star You Are! Mastering Stressful Moments so You can Truly Shine! 

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Concordia Early Childhood Conference

Years of full breakout sessions and the wonderful Payoff - the Big 2023 keynote Finding Joy!

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Gather and Grow Early Childhood Conference

Several Years - Both Virtual and In-Person

2018 Keynote In-Person: Mastering Stressful Moments
2019 Breakouts: Encouraging Emotional Intelligence and Promoting Healthy Self-Esteem
2020 Virtual Keynote: Finding Joy

2023 All-Staff Training: Decrease Stress, Enhance Joy, and Find Success, Today!

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NYAEYC PLI

2019 Professional Learning Institute ROCKED!

Evidence-based strategies to decrease stress, increase joy, and enhance your work as a trainer and coach

Book Raelene, Explore the Topic Areas, or Access Valuable Resources Right Away!

Bring your own valuable training to your team, conference, or area!

Gather strategies when it is convenient for you with  wonderful self-paced education.

Check out the entire list of options available. Each is a EC critical topic!

Access helpful information , videos, and free resources today!

Discover Raelene’s Vibrant Trainings with Our Free Resources

Curious about Raelene’s style and expertise? Access Raelene’s videos, cheat sheets and blog posts for quick tips to get the behaviors you want and STOP the behaviors you don't. Plus learn how to reduce your stress, manage challenging situations, and more!

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