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Let’s Make SEL More Effective with Nicole Lipkin


Nicole Lipkin is a clinical psychologist and education entrepreneur who contributes her success to her parents. They worked to build a strong foundation of empathy, resilience, and self-awareness from a young age. Even though they passed away at a young age, Nicole’s life was forever transformed by their support. She built an SEL tool based on their hard work, and it’s impacting the lives of students across the globe.


Read on to learn more about Nicole’s impact on education and social-emotional health.


About Nicole Lipkin


Nicole Lipkin started her career with an undergraduate in Psychology and Dance, and later added on a degree in executive coaching, her MBA, and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has founded and currently runs two companies — one of which falls in the education space.


HeyKiddo gives parents and teachers everything they need to teach social, emotional, and leadership skills both at home and in the classroom. The curriculum was created by a team of psychologists, educators, and parents for top-level trust. The school-based version is a no-prep curriculum that can make a measurable impact in virtual, hybrid, and in-person classrooms in just 125 minutes each day.


Nicole is also the owner and founder of Equilibria Psychological and Consulting Services and proud author of “What Keeps Leaders Up At Night” and co-author of “Y in the Workplace: Managing the ‘Me First’ Generation.” She’s a Forbes.com contributor and has been featured on NPR, NBC, CBS, and more.


Nicole’s Advice for Educators and Entrepreneurs


First, Nicole shares to push through the breaks, as better things will come. Her company began with a full team and a lost contract, but it came out stronger in the end.


She also shares that entrepreneurial work is one of the hardest careers there is. Before you dive in, ask yourself if it’s really what you want to do. What skills will it take for you to get there?


Last but not least, she talks about the toll current events are having on students today. Though every generation has had its challenges, today’s kids are witnessing a pandemic, war, school violence, inequity, social media, and so much more. It’s more important than ever to support students' social and emotional health.


Catch Nicole’s full story and detailed advice in our full episode:


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