About Onward

About the Site

Onwardthebook.com is the companion website to Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and The Onward Workbook. Both the books and this site are dedicated to helping people:

  • cultivate resilience
  • uncover their true selves
  • better understand their emotions
  • use their energy where it counts
  • adopt a mindful, story-telling approach to communication and community building
  • create an environment of collective celebration.

About the Author

Elena Aguilar

Elena Aguilar is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant and trainer who has worked across the United States and internationally in the field of adult learning. Her 25 years in the education field led her to the topic of emotional resilience–there‚Äôs just no way to address teaching, learning and school improvement without also talking about feelings. Although Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, and the accompanying workbook are directed at educators, the content of these books is relevant and useful to anyone–which led her to create this website. Elena is also the founder and president of Bright Morning Consulting.


About the Onward Team

“Shared Articles” found on the site are primarily authored by former Bright Morning teammate, Janet Baird. Bright Morning teammate, Nita Creekmore, currently leads our monthly Onward Book Club.


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