Since her first book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, was published in 2006, Carol McCloud, a.k.a. the "Bucket Lady", has given 1,000 presentations and personally motivated nearly a quarter million individuals to become daily bucket fillers. She specializes in conference keynotes and professional development seminars.
A graduate of Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services, Carol has spent 30 years in education as a teacher, trainer, counselor, youth mentor, and early education director. As Adjunct Professor for the Florida Keys Community College in the 1990’s, Carol taught early childhood development classes and served as president of the local NAEYC affiliate.
Carol is an award-winning author, Talent Smart® Emotional Intelligence Certified Trainer, and member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Her passion for bucket filling, energetic style, and creative storytelling is true to her goal: to inspire each person to make a choice to be a bucket filler in their daily walk.
Carol lives in Brighton, Michigan and Venice, Florida.