Continuing Education Courses for Teachers

Triumph Continuing Education Courses for Teachers

Beatriz Martinez-Penalver is a passionate speaker and advocate of emotional literacy.

Embark on a transformative journey with our emotional literacy professional development programs tailored exclusively for educators. Teaching is not merely a skill set; it is a profoundly human endeavor that thrives on self-awareness, connection, and empathy.

Happy teachers, Happy students, Happy school.

As architects of the future, teachers play an instrumental role in shaping the minds and hearts of the next generation. It is Triumph Steps’ conviction that by nurturing our educators’ resiliency, mindset, and overall well-being, we lay a foundation upon which all other pedagogical skills can flourish.

Only when teachers are equipped with the tools to understand, navigate, and enhance their emotional landscapes can they, in turn, inspire and guide students toward their full
academic potential, nurturing not only their intellectual growth but also fostering resilience and cultivating triumphant minds in the face of challenges.

In her engaging keynote addresses and transformative workshops, Beatriz not only delivers practical solutions but also unveils an eight-step therapeutic framework that harnesses the profound influence of emotional intelligence and the life-changing effects it can have on children and adults.

Triumph offers live school-wide workshops, fostering emotional literacy among administrators, support staff, and teachers. Additionally, our online program stands as a valuable resource, either as a supportive supplement to post-live training or as standalone individualized training sessions.

Contact us to schedule a retreat or workshop for your entire school on your next District-wide Professional Development Day.

Triumph Continuing Education Courses Include:

Professional Development for Teachers:

School-wide training for educators or an
individualized training course for teachers.

A teacher who demonstrates irritability and anger outbursts in front of their class will negatively impact their students. Helping them become more emotionally intelligent and able to have dominion over their emotions will positively impact all your students.

They gave us multiple curricula in the school system for math, science, language arts, and social studies; however, we never received a curriculum for emotional literacy.

In this workshop, you will understand

-That happiness is a skill that can be learned.

-The effortless techniques that strive to overcome depression, and anxiety, decrease suicides, homicides, and much more.

-The self-regulation skills and strategies to create the life you desire and positively impact the children you serve.

-Crucial information about the emerging science of possibility. When understanding visualization, silence, and the thought-body connection, you can see what is truly possible.

-The three critical components of effective affirmations to nurture courage and eliminate fears and self-doubt.

-How neuroplasticity is essential to self-transformation.

-The power in perceiving yourself as a creative, goal-driven, enthusiastic individual equipped with confidence and limitless potential, and a capacity to navigate life’s hurdles optimistically!

-The emotional literacy techniques that will transform your personal life and benefit your classroom.


Montessori Florida Coalition, Heidy Lilchin

Montessori Florida Coalition  "The Montessori Florida Coalition was honored to have had Mrs. Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver participate as one of our Keynote Speakers at our annual MFC Teacher/Parent education days on January 28th, 2023, and as a workshop presenter in 2017, 2018, 2023, and 2024. We invited Mrs. Martinez-Peñalver because of her knowledge and method of [...]

Martha Jaureguizar, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS)

Martha Jaureguizar- MDCPS I invited Beatriz Martinez Penalver from Triumph Steps because of her profound expertise and valuable community work in this capacity, to provide essential professional development to approximately 60 of our educators and select participants from the South Region Exceptional Student Education Office a one-day workshop so we could frontload valuable information with [...]

Camila Gil, Director of Arts Education & Outreach. TAYB

Camila Gil, Director of Arts Education & Outreach. TAYB This past summer, Beatriz Martinez, founder of Triumph Steps conducted a professional development workshop for all TAYB staff and the results were highly impactful. She was able to break down the material in a way that was easy for everyone to internalize, and more importantly made [...]

Zeny Ulloa, Teacher, Kendale Lakes Elementary School

Keny Ulloa Teacher, Kendale Lakes Elementary School   WATCH VIDEO  

Village Montessori, Joan Rodriguez Malone

Village Montessori, Joan Rodriguez Malone "For the last seven years I have been fortunate enough to work with Triumph Steps and Ms. Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver. Together, we worked to implement Triumph at our school. During that time Ms. Martinez -Peñalver led our parents in Educational Seminars. Our community of parents were very impressed with both the [...]

Biography: Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver

Beatriz Martinez-Penalver, is a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience in mental health, featured on PBS, CBS NBC, Univision, Hay House Radio, and more. She is the President and CEO of Healthy Connections, Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in Miami, FL. Healthy Connections opened its doors in 2001. With a team of 25-30 staff members, it has served thousands of clients (children and adults) with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and other mental health conditions.

She is an activist that has traveled the nation to spread the facts about emotional literacy on the doorsteps of policymakers, educators, and parents everywhere. Beatriz knows that happiness is a skill that can be learned. Her mission extends well beyond her practice, and her goal is to ensure that all children are given the tools to be happy. Top of Form

Beatriz has been recognized by The School Board of Miami-Dade County for her commitment to our students, their mental wellness, and emotional literacy nationwide. Beatriz was named the 2019 Businesswoman of the year in the category of Outstanding Healthcare Professional presented by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. She was named the 2018 Floridana at the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Woman’s club. She joins other Floridanas such as Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former First Lady of Florida Columba Bush, American television anchor Jackie Nespral and many more influential women of Florida.