Host Manners of the Heart at your school, church, or civic organization to conduct a Workshop on relevant topics for today’s parents.


Being a Coach Not a Cheerleader Being a Coach Not a Cheerleader
Effective Discipline or Ineffective Punishment? Effective Discipline or Ineffective Punishment?
Managing Screen Time. How Much is Too Much? Managing Screen Time. How Much is Too Much?
Purpose Over Performance Purpose Over Performance
The Home of Respect The Home of Respect

Speaking Engagements

Jill Rigby Garner

Speaker, Heart Education Expert, and Author

Jill is an accomplished speaker, education expert, author, and founder of Manners of the Heart, a non-profit confronting incivility in our society. By equipping schools, encouraging families and engaging communities in respect-based Heart Education, Manners of the Heart helps all of us see beyond ourselves to become all we are meant to be.

Her parenting books, Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World and Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World have been endorsed by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dennis Rainey, Dr. Kevin Leman, and John Rosemond.

The Business of Manners® gets down to the heart of business success through a series of customized trainings, including Communication, Personal Best and Core Values.

Jill keynotes for education and corporate conferences and retreats, speaking on topics such as, The School of Respect, Closing the Generation Gap and Creating a Culture of Respect. A popular media guest on television and radio, Jill hosts two monthly education segments on CBS affiliate, WAFB. She is also the host of “Manners Minutes” aired daily across iHEART radio stations.

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Community Partners

Being a Coach Not a Cheerleader

A cheerleader can praise a player on the field, but can’t teach that player how to make the goal. It is the coach who teaches the player how to follow the rules, make the goal and win the game. In this workshop, parents learn how to coach their child with encouragement and training that will enable them to win in the game of life.

Effective Discipline or Ineffective Punishment?

An action taken to change an inappropriate behavior constitutes effective discipline. Too often, we choose a form of punishment that may stop the wrong behavior in the moment, but doesn’t bring about a change in attitude to prevent the difficulties in the future. In this workshop, learn the most effective discipline that puts boundaries in place without building walls between you and your child.

Managing Screen Time. How Much is Too Much?

Navigating the maze of phones, tablets and laptops is one of the toughest jobs parents face today.  98% of American children under the age of 8 have access to a media device loaded with both the benefits and harms of  today’s technology. What can parents do to keep their child from becoming lost in the screen world? Find out in this life-saving workshop.

Purpose Over Performance

In our highly competitive society, it’s no wonder that an estimated 31.7% of 13-16 year olds suffer from an anxiety disorder, putting them at a higher risk to perform poorly in school, suffer social and emotional instability, and engage in substance abuse, which can all lead to clinical depression. An in-depth look at an alternative perspective on prevention rather than treatment.

The Home of Respect

Four stages of child development, each with two “soul questions” that children need satisfied, are explained in this discussion-based workshop. Parents will identify the root cause of struggles in their children from birth to adulthood. Clear goals and best training methods are defined that enable parents to help their children grow in maturity and responsibility.