About Me


Rebecca Rolland

As a speech pathologist, writer, and Harvard lecturer, I’m passionate about the power of language and conversation to enhance our relationships. I’m grateful to have served as the keynote speaker at a number of national and international organizations, including Luminario in Lima, Peru, EdCamp in Ukraine (virtually), and The Alliance for Early Childhood outside Chicago. I frequently appear on podcasts, including Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People, and offer webinars and professional development to educators nationally and internationally. Personally, I’m the mom of two kids and live in Boston with my family. We’re a blended French-American family, and we’re raising our kids bilingually.

In my latest book, The Art of Talking with Children and my Rich Talk approach, I’ll show you how to enrich your interactions with the kids in your life and build the skills kids really need to thrive. I talk about meaningful conversations as a “double promise.” They build your bond with kids in the moment, and they help kids become kinder, confident, and more creative.

To support these richer conversations, I offer professional development services to organizations, districts, and schools, as well as one-time speaking engagements targeted to your organization’s needs. Communication is my passion—and I’d love to help you enhance yours. Please get in touch if you’re interested in collaborating or in bringing me to your district, organization, or school!

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