Christian Moore is an internationally-renowned speaker, licensed
clinical social worker and advocate for youth. He is also the
author of The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning
Adversity into Action.
Moore found his passion in social work and created the WhyTry
Program, a social-emotional learning program that delivers tools
and training to help educators change students from unmotivated
to engaged, from failing to graduates, and from hopeless to
resilient. WhyTry has been implemented in over 25,000
Joe Hendershott, co-founder of Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC, has an
extensive background working with at-risk and wounded youth as a
teacher, coach and administrator in traditional, alternative and
correctional education settings.
Hendershott has served as a high school assistant principal, head
principal, alternative school principal and principal at a
Phyllis Donatto is the founder and CEO of FTH Dimension
Solutions, LLC, an executive leadership coaching and consulting
firm specializing in empowerment solutions for team and personal
growth. Her life’s work is to equip and empower leaders to lead
by building cohesive teams while cultivating a thriving culture
that impacts and inspires others to be their best selves.
A first-generation college graduate, Donatto holds a Bachelor’s
degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Reading and a
Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a
cognate in Administration and Supervision from the University of
Louisiana, Monroe. She also holds a Master’s in Theological
Studies from the Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston,
Texas, and certification in Executive Leadership Coaching from
Paradigm 360 Coaching, an accredited coaching program, in
Donatto believes that relationships matter, and how we treat one
another directly influences and impacts a person’s value,
self-worth and ability to thrive. She also believes that strong
relationships among adult teams can positively impact student
FTH Dimension Solutions emphasizes
designing a learning culture that links individuals through their
shared and different experiences. Assisting teams to become more
self-aware of their behaviors and how these behaviors impact
others – while learning to recognize, celebrate and connect with
others – is the bridge that leads to safe, positive and empowered
Donatto’s approach is simple: She provides the necessary
strategies and tools to connect students and adults by
facilitating experiences that promote effective problem-solving
techniques and improve personal and professional interactions.
Donatto lives to encourage and support others as they seek to
become the best version of themselves in service, first to
themselves and then to others. She has been referred to by many
as a “Hope-ologist.” Donatto is an active member of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is married to her “gift,” Damond Paul
Donatto, and they have one son, Ronald.
Robert Jackson began his teaching career almost 25 years ago in
Indianapolis Public Schools after being cut from the NFL’s
Minnesota Vikings with a “no more excuses” teaching approach that
set high expectations for his students and challenged them to not
let their personal circumstances define their futures.
Jackson’s goal is to teach educators and administrators how to
use their power more effectively to educate, activate and
motivate all students to be successful. His own students have
gone on to become successful pastors, lawyers, school
administrators, teachers, sales reps, business owners, pro
athletes, entertainers and more.
As a highly sought-after speaker,
Jackson delivers keynotes and workshops nationwide to educators,
administrators, parents and students on such topics as cultural
diversity, restorative practices, social and emotional learning,
working with students who have experienced trauma and educating
Black and Latino males.
Jackson has written and published numerous books and articles,
including Black Men Stand Up, A Boy’s Guide to
Manhood, A Young Woman’s Guide to Womanhood,
Put a Stop to Bullying and Solutions to Educating
Black and Latino Males.
His newest book, Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies,
Mindsets, and Beliefs for Supporting Male Black and Latino
Students, won the Gold Excel Award for Technical Writing in
Jackson has received numerous awards for his work, including the
NOBLE Justice by Action Youth Award, the Key to the City of
Miami, Florida, and the 2019 National Motivational Educator of
the Year Award by the Alpha Foundation.
He is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the
NFL Players Association.
Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from
Western Kentucky University.