Roma Khetarpal, educator and sought-after speaker, is the founder and CEO of Tools of Growth, through which she helps parents raise kids to “Be Happy, Think Positive, and Do Good.” With mindful parenting classes, education in schools, community and social media outreach, articles, reviews, and blog posts, Tools of Growth provides parents and adults caring for children with simple, easy-to-remember, and effective communication tools that can help them build a strong foundation and relationship with children. By synthesizing the themes and concepts of the personal growth and emotional intelligence fields, along with cutting-edge scientific research, Khetarpal delivers her message in an accessible, reassuring, and personally empowering way.
Out of the book Khetarpal has developed groundbreaking workshops for staff caring for children during recess and before and after school. The Mindful Play Leaders’ Lead to Succeed Program is the first district-wide program of its kind in the country, and it can be customized for the needs of specific schools or districts.
She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Education Foundation [link]—an organization providing support, programs, and leadership for K-12 public school education—and is also an Executive Board Member of the Philanthropic Society Los Angeles [link], which raises funds for Children’s Institute, Inc. In addition, Khetarpal serves on the Board of Directors at AM-Touch Dental, where she was vice president of sales and marketing for twenty years before founding Tools of Growth, and where she currently holds quarterly corporate culture workshops.
She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, Harry. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Nitasha and Navin. Khetarpal enjoys reading, swimming, dancing, cooking, traveling, sunsets and sunrises, oceans, and nature. She is currently working on her second book and a line of children’s products that will promote self-understanding and emotional intelligence.