Tovi lives what she teaches.  Not only is her work inspiring and transformative, so is her message. Through sharing her personal and professional experiences, Tovi is able to connect her audience to “journey within” and tap into their own resilience, their own transformation, their own empowerment. Tovi’s journey began as a child in the 1970’s, attending both inner-city and privileged schools. She lost her mother as a young teen to a disease intended to create shame. Tovi was known as an overachiever in college and as a young teacher and went on to co-found her own private school after suffering the hurts of our school system. She returned to the public school system, transformed and healed, to become an award-winning principal and take the helm of state-level professional and leadership roles.  


With the nature of her direct and compassionate speaking-style, hearts are opened and empathy is ignited.  Her lessons on SELf-Transformation for School & Systemic Transformation™ are key to creating conscious, courageous and connected leaders. 


Below are brochures for Tovi’s most popular keynotes and her Speaker Bio, followed by a complete Keynotes listing. Content is customized to support each event and audience.


Keynote Speeches:

Vision Quest: Leading from Your Place of Most Potential

Trauma Informed Leadership with an Equity Lens

Search Inside Yourself™ Leadership Training

Dare to Lead™ Leadership Training

Emotional Intelligence: Mindfulness as an Equity Tool

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

The Intersectionality of Mindfulness, SEL, & Equity

Be A Parent Champion!

Courage-Consciousness: The Courage to BE More

The Power of Equity, Resilience, & Healing

From Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive: Creating SEL-based Classrooms & Schools

Epigenetics, Resilience, & Trauma

The Role of Systemic Whiteness in our Leadership and in Our Schools

The Courage to Engage African-American Families

Dynamic Mindfulness

Leading from Within: Be the Alpha-Energy!

SEL: Moving from Bell-to-Bell Instruction to the Bell-to-Bell Experience

Creating & Practicing Professional Spirituality 

Creating from Flow

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You cannot teach what you do not embody

-Tovi Scruggs-Hussein

Cultivating Conscious, Connected, & Courageous Leaders™

4200 Park Blvd, #237 Oakland CA 94602

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SELf-Transformation for School & Systemic Transformation™

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