Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, writer, podcaster, and TEDx speaker. She is the author of Evolving with Gratitude, the lead author of Evolving Learner, and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest, Bold Gratitude: The Journal Designed for You & by You, is an innovative and interactive journal empowering individuals of all ages to express gratitude uniquely. An experienced teacher and district leader, she is dedicated to building learning communities, and her areas of focus include learner-driven design, social-emotional learning, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Since 2014, Lainie has been a consultant for the Orange County Department of Education's Institute for Leadership Development. You can see what she’s up to on Instagram.