Marlaine Cover, MPA, Panel Lead
Marlaine Cover, is the creator of the Life Skills Report Card, Founder of the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0 and bestselling author of “Kissing the Mirror: Raising Humanity in the Twenty-first Century” – published under her pen name of Mama Marlaine. Cover began her professional career working in development for higher education. While raising her two daughters, however, she became painfully aware of the gross disparity between the educational process societies around the globe routinely afforded academics, and the comparatively impoverished and passive process that typically defined Life Skills.
Believing Life Skills were as – if not more – important than academics for her daughters’ future success she created the Life Skills Report Card. In 2009 she founded the Parenting 2.0 (P20) group on LinkedIn to share the concept of Life Skills Report Cards and nurture collaborations between Life Skills Educators. Today Parenting 2.0 is LinkedIn’s top ranked parenting group with 4500 members in seventy countries. Every two years they host the world’s only professional conference for Life Skills Educators – P20 Talks.