“Two Words. These two words can change your mood, change your mind, change lives and the world – if we understand them and leverage them.”

This is not just something I say; this is something I know, live, and embody in everything I am and do. The most dangerous thing that can happen to us as individuals or organizations is the feeling that we don’t matter. Whether I am speaking about the next technology trend or finding your brave, Mattering is THE agenda that drives and facilitates all others.

When I say to you from the bottom of my heart YOU MATTER, I say this not to inspire you or make you feel better about yourself.

I say this because it is undeniable truth. I am here to remind you of your most human responsibility and that is your need to matter. Because you are a Genius – and the world needs your contribution!

– Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers, Founder of Choose2Matter

Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker. Angela embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment, and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world.

Angela founded Choose2Matter to bring the world hope by helping every individual embrace their value and potential contribution. Initially launched to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that support parents, educators, and employees around the world. Her work in 60,000 classrooms across 100 countries has rallied more than a million children who have banded together to launch 170 social enterprises and pass 17 laws. And organizations across all industries are finding new ways to ignite the genius of their employees, successfully addressing a $15 trillion employee engagement problem.

Angela earned a B.S. in Education with a minor in Neuroscience and Master’s Degrees in Literacy and Education Leadership.

She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius, The Habitudes, and The Passion-Driven Classroom. Angela is widely recognized as one of most influential voices on social media today, consistently ranking in the top 1% and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Keep up to date with her @AngelaMaiers on all social media.

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