“Hands down the best speaker we have ever had. Over 200 parents attended.”
There is a reason Kirk has conducted over 1,000 workshops for schools, PTAs and churches. There is a reason over 300,000 parents have asked Kirk to return over and over again. There is a reason why 50,000 families use his strategies to transform their families. Now is the time for your school or church to experience the transformational power of Kirk’s message.
Book Kirk at Your School or Church.
This is not your typical parenting workshop. Kirk’s presentations are noted for their gut-wrenching honesty and vulnerability, compassion and laugh-out-loud funny examples. Parents and teachers will leave with specific, concrete, practical tools to stop defiance, power struggles, sibling fights and more. Our 2-hour events draw 150-250 parents. 3 easy steps to book Kirk.
- Choose the name of the workshop that you want Kirk to conduct from the descriptions below.
- Call Brett at 888-506-1871 or email Brett@CelebrateCalm.com for a one-page proposal and sample flyer.
- Select a date when Kirk is in your area. Brett will help you with available dates.
Your workshop will be a big success.
We provide all the marketing materials that will drive people to your event.
- Promotional video and PR blurb. 70% of parents attend because watched the video of Kirk and Case.
- Promotional flyer (see below). Put a copy in every student’s backpack. Attached it to your email blast.
- Kirk is available for local radio and newspaper interviews.
Choose the parent workshop you want Kirk to present.
Stop the Yelling, Power Struggles & Sibling Fights
Do you want your child to take responsibility for his schoolwork, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. Moms, it’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We promise you will feel understood and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.
- Stop the yelling and power struggles.
- Eliminate defiance, disrespect, and sibling fights.
- Have motivated kids responsible for their homework, choices, and chores .
- Create stress-free mornings, homework time, and bedtime.
10 Secrets to Motivate Unmotivated Kids
Ignite Passion & Internal Motivation
Very few things are as frustrating as an unmotivated child. You have tried lecturing, consequences, threats and bribes. If external motivation worked, you wouldn’t be reading this.
Exactly how do you motivate a child who doesn’t respond to consequences? What about a teenager who seems lazy and undisciplined, who doesn’t show any interest in school work? What about a teen or foster child who is angry and even belligerent? Or the grown child who is floundering in his 20’s? You may have a 7 or 17-year-old who won’t do homework. And don’t forget the child who quits activities.
- Get your kids to stop playing video games.
- Stop the eye rolling and backtalk dead in its tracks.
- Inspire kids who are angry, negative, lazy or entitled.
- Get your kids to move, try new activities and stick with them.
- Motivate your adult child (20+) to grow up and be responsible.
Positive Parenting & Discipline That Builds Confidence
How can you teach your kids self-control, initiative and how to listen the first time….and build a strong relationship at the same time? Actually, positive discipline and a close relationship go hand in hand. Kirk was teaching positive parenting strategies before the term was popular!
- Give kids tools to succeed…instead of constantly escalating consequences that become meaningless.
- Praising instead of punishing. This isn’t empty praise. Create a positive vision for your child’s future.
- 10 ways to build a child’s confidence.
- Harness your child’s natural gifts, talents and passions–why a strengths-based approach works best.
- Enjoy your relationship…even with the most challenging, strong-willed child!
We encourage you to co-sponsor the workshop with another organization so you can share the cost and reach more families. The workshop fee for a parent workshop ranges from $1,500 to $2,500. We require a small deposit to secure your date.
Call Brett at 888-506-1871 or email Brett@CelebrateCalm.com for a one-page proposal and sample flyer. We can customize your workshop based on your needs and budget.
Special Program for Teachers/Professionals
In-Service Educator Training
Brain Boosters™ Professional Development: 10 Strategies to Help All Students Succeed
We employ the “Tuesday Morning Approach.” If we train your teachers on a Monday afternoon, they will walk into school Tuesday morning with at least a dozen very practical, concrete strategies to help their students. Teachers LOVE our training because it’s practical, fast-paced and laugh-out-loud funny.
Call Brett now at 888.506.1871 to schedule your workshop.
Because we customize each program, we will work with you one-on-one to create a program that meets your needs and budget. Call Brett at 888-506-1871 or email Brett@CelebrateCalm.com.
(These are the people that are REALLY hard to impress!)
Thank you doesn’t begin to express our appreciation of your willing outreach to the parents and staff of Fairfax County Public Schools. We work diligently to bring the latest information, resources, workshops, and presentations to FCPS and you exceeded our expectations measurably. We were thoroughly impressed with your authentic examples, honest sharing, and clear logical resolution to tricky situations in which we have all found ourselves at one time or another.
I am sure the enraptured crowd would have willingly maintained their seats for another hour or two motivated by the calm humorous morsels of wisdom you so graciously shared in perfect bite-sized chunks.
Please thank Casey for his kind engaging support while helping with the presentation. We truly enjoyed working with both of you and hope that this is the first of many more collaboration projects. Thanks Kirk, you are AWESOME!
- A. Gail Holloman
Manager, Fairfax County Parent Resource Centers
Mr. Martin, I want to personally thank you for presenting a workshop for my staff and students that truly provided “immediate” strategies that were evidenced by several of them on the very next day. We have been singing your praises to all. I shared my thoughts regarding your presentation to my staff and parents at my MCAASP Board of Directors’ meeting. The individuals who are represented by this organization are principals, assistant principals, and central office representatives. They were so interested in my “enthusiasm,” that I was asked to share your site information. As a result, our Board president has sent out this information to the 130 elementary representatives. Once again, thanks and I do hope that we are able to collaborate in the future on other workshops.
- Joanne Smith, Ed.D.
Principal, Montgomery County Public School System
You and Casey have impacted every part of our school community. I’m the school counselor, and it’s clear that Casey’s message stuck with our students. I regularly ask students who controls their behavior, and since Casey spoke to them, they all respond with an enthusiastic, “I do!” That’s a natural lead in for me to explore with them ways that they can take more responsibility for their actions.
A number of parents have told me specific changes they’ve made to their routines and responses (like doing push-ups with their kids, sitting on the floor, or taking better care of themselves) that had immediate positive effects for their families.
Finally, our faculty was energized by your in-service. Longtime teachers and new ones alike have pushed themselves to develop creative new solutions that support their students. In less than two weeks, I’ve heard at least a dozen ways you and Casey impacted our community. Imagine what the future holds for us! Thank you!
- Krissie Betbeze, M.Ed., LCSW
Counselor, Overbrook Academy / St. Cecilia Academy
Many, many parents stopped in or emailed to thank me for having you come to our school. The parents said they could have stayed there all night listening, learning and laughing. The teachers were especially excited because they actually walked away with many techniques to try the next day. Many said it was the fastest two hours ever for an in-service.
Casey, thank you for sharing your story as well. Having you talk is very powerful and helps bring the message even closer to home. I look forward to working with you again.
- Stacie Short / St. Albert School / Louisville, KY
The teachers couldn’t stop talking about your workshop. Some said they could have listened for another hour (now that’s an accomplishment!) Thank you for taking on this mission. Parenting seems to be becoming a lost art. You are a great help to many people.
Mary Nicolatos / Thomas More School / Atlanta, GA
Thanks for another great event! I received a lot of positive feedback and thanks. It was great to see so many Dads in attendance. I was watching their faces and you could see the look of “Oh, now I get it” throughout your presentation. You offer real solutions.
Robin Patras, Director of Children’s Ministry
Christ the Savior Lutheran Church / Indianapolis, IN
Everyone is buzzing about how wonderful you were. The principal wants for me to keep in touch and ask you to come back. The staff developer that has morning cafeteria duty came to the principal and me with a big smile saying,”It works, It really works”! She was referring to a student that was having a meltdown in the cafeteria screaming at the top of his lungs, “I hate this school ” and other things. She put to practice what she learned in the training and asked him to go find a staff member for her. The child completely changed his attitude! Thank you so much.
- Noelia Torres, Parent Outreach Coordinator
Glen Haven Elementary School
Thank you for your insightful presentation! Because our student population struggles with focus, anxiety and sensory problems, your approach and strategies were well-received by parents and educators. I absolutely loved your examples of the power struggles that happen on a daily basis. The “categorizing activity” based on the brain activity and manifestations stirred everyone’s interest. Personally, I was mentally placing each individual student under one of the three categories. Your practical suggestions on how to gain control over yourself before attempting to “control” others were my favorite part of the evening. We look forward to having both you and Casey back at Sophia!
- Camelia Rat, Sophia Academy, Atlanta
Hi Kirk and Casey, I want to thank you for presenting the wonderful workshop here. We all learned so much and could have listened to more for hours. Thank you again for giving your time, expertise, and energy to us. You’re the best!
- Joanie Waldman, Director
Beth-El Zedeck Early Childhood Center / Indianapolis, IN
Kirk Martin’s Celebrate Calm presentations are always gratefully received
by our community. His practical advice and experienced perspective serves
to support our parents and teachers in helping students navigate the
challenging years of adolescence. My community always appreciates us
hosting his workshop.
Kay Sands, Principal
Trickum Middle School / Atlanta, GA
My professional staff and I continue to use the many strategies you presented. The in-depth evaluations provided in your individual team meetings have been invaluable. Your willingness to go beyond the formal lecture presentation to delve more deeply with classroom teachers presented us with a unique staff development opportunity.
Often times, staff development never reaches the classroom. However, your strategy of reviewing actual cases and observing students in the classroom setting empowered our educators to pursue new strategies.
The Parent Workshop was a godsend for many parents. Many programs identify the problems, but few offer practical solutions or strategies. Your ability to de-mystify the problems of students with learning differences gave our parents hope and a renewed commitment to the success of their children.
It is a shared consensus by staff, administration and parents that Calm Classrooms is one of the most powerful training modules for today’s complex learning environment. The combination of your knowledge, expertise and delivery model give Calm Classrooms my high endorsement.
Principal Brandon Smith
East Wake Academy/ Raleigh, North Carolina
You passed on a great deal of insight and knowledge to our teachers and it will impact many children positively for years to come. It was truly a comfort to have someone who really understands the challenges we face as educators.
Robert W. Duckworth, Principal
Legacy Elementary School, Ashburn, VA
Simply put, if you want the one resource who understands kids with learning differences inside and out, you must schedule a Calm Classrooms Workshop. The most beneficial Workshop our school has ever had.
D. Gonzales, 4th grade teacher
Most in-service programs are nothing but theory. It is clear you have spent time in classrooms because your strategies work. Highly recommended.
S. Hardeman, 7th grade teacher
Gwinnett County, GA Public Schools
We have used your insight to reduce special needs services for several children, whose performance has dramatically improved. We are looking forward to expanding the program.
M. Castinan, Special Services Coordinator
North Sacramento S.D., CA
Thank you for your collaborative approach. It is refreshing to work on an IEP together with parents in a productive manner.
G. Callahan, IEP Coordinator
LRHS, Baltimore, MD
Instead of a boring lecture, Kirk Martin delivered lively, engaging training sessions that equipped us with the tools to change our community. Mr. Martin made the connection between scientific insights and practical strategies that help all children and families. We highly recommend Celebrate!Calm.
Beulah Greer, Executive Director
MS Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC)