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Florida Montessori Coalition Presentation
Parents and educators are the two most influential forces in a child’s life. Over 150 inspired educators received emotional literacy with the Eight Step Therapeutic Framework to Triumph at the Montessori Florida Coalition. They went to the schools with tools to...
At-Home Get-Together Program
In a recent At-Home Get-Together Program 😊, these teens learned that: 1. There is a relationship between thoughts and emotions, and thoughts influence neural chemical reactions in our body 2. Gaining dominion over our emotions is empowering 3. Letting emotions...
Doral Family Journal supports once again school education in Fall Forum
In October 2021, PTA members, parent volunteers, and educational leaders were invited to the 7th Annual Fall Forum, that took place at Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, where they learned how to better communicate, motivate and guide children and teenagers in the...
Triumph Steps Help Students Become Empowered, Creative & Socially Responsible (CBS4)
Triumph Steps Help Students Become Empowered, Creative & Socially Responsible (CBS4) In October 2019, CBS Miami profiled Beatriz Martinez of Triumph Steps. WATCH VIDEO
Woman Making a Difference Through Emotional Literacy (NBC6)
Woman Making a Difference Through Emotional Literacy (NBC6) In October 2019, NBC 6’s Arlene Borenstein interviewed Beatriz as she helped school children dealing with issues many don’t know how to deal with. WATCH VIDEO
Buenos Días América: Programa Triumph Steps (Pasos al Triunfo)
Buenos Días América: Programa Triumph Steps (Pasos al Triunfo) En noviembre del 2019, Buenos Días América entrevistó a Beatriz sobre Triumph Steps.. WATCH VIDEO
Beatriz Martinez-Penalver, AXA Businesswoman of the Year Award 2019
Beatriz Martinez-Penalver AXA Businesswoman of the Year Award 2019 .................... WATCH VIDEO
Beatriz Martinez of Triumph Steps on the Only in Miami Show
Beatriz Martinez of Triumph Steps on the Only in Miami Show Beatriz got a chance to join Grant Stern on the Only in Miami show to talk about Triumph Steps. WATCH VIDEO
Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver was featured in Gables Living in their June 2019 Edition
Gables Living: Meet Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver I am Beatriz Martinez Peñalver, born and raised in Cali, Colombia, the youngest of three siblings and the only girl in my family. I completed high school in Colombia at age 17 and came to the US to pursue my college...
Approval of Resolution No. 18-020 of the School Board recognizing Beatriz Martinez-Penalver
Approval of Resolution No. 18-020 of the School Board recognizing Beatriz Martinez-Penalver On March 21st, Beatriz Martinez-Penalver was recognized by the School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the United States, for...
The School Board of MDCPS recognizes Triumph Steps’ Founder.
School Board of MDCPS recognizes Triumph Steps' Founder. ......................... WATCH VIDEO
Mental Health: The Next Frontier in Schools
In March 2018, Beatriz wrote about the importance of mental health in schools for the Doral Family Journal. Click here to access the article.
The Balboa Press Hour
Take a listen to Beatriz’ Balboa Press Hour interview!
Triumph Steps Certifies 12 Coaches
Hello friends, We are thrilled to announce that we have 12 new certified Triumph Steps Transformative Coaches (TSTC) that are all working at Healthy Connections, CMHC. In addition, these clinicians have begun a new contract with the Miami Dade County Public School...
Beatriz Martinez of Triumph Steps Helps More Youth Overcome Their Challenges
Mental advocate founder of Triumph Steps and co-founder of Healthy Connections, CMHC, Beatriz Martinez, offers a youth-centric solution to bring emotional literacy to schools and help kids overcome challenges as they get ready for a new school year. Beatriz Martinez...
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING… Florida Department of Education Press Release
“WHAT THEY ARE SAYING…” Florida Department of Education Press Release | Jan 13, 2020 On January 13, 2020, Beatriz was featured on a Florida Department of Education press release about education in the state along with Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran and...
Required Mental Health Education in Florida Schools
Last week was sweet for me. I was a guest at the biannual meeting of the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools (FPHS) put together by the Florida Department of Education, and while I was participating and immersing in the latest data on Social Emotional Learning,...
Brain Awareness Month: A Week of Learning and Growth
This past week I have had the honor and privilege of attending two phenomenal conferences; one to learn about HeartMath and the second, the 2019 Summer Academy hosted by the Florida Department of Education. These two conferences provided me with a wealth of priceless...
Districtwide Exemplary Dade Partner Award 2018-2019
During the 41st Annual Community Partners Recognition Luncheon held at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport and Convention Center, Triumph Steps received the Districtwide Exemplary Dade Partner Award for its contributions and service to Miami-Dade’s public schools...
Advocacy, Use your Voice to Make an Impact
Let’s Teach Emotional Literacy in Our Schools! Depression, anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, and suicide are on the rise, and our children need our help. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24 and the 10th leading cause of death...
Triumph Steps Recognized as Exemplary Dade Partner 4/20/18
Triumph Steps is again recognized as an Exemplary Dade Partner
Mental Health and Emotional Literacy for Children
Beatriz Martínez-Peñalver is a licensed psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field.
Finding Your Purpose This Holiday Season
We all know the story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, but if you’ve ever watched the 1964 TV-special by the same name, then you’re well aware of the effects that not finding your purpose can have on our children. The special is a classic, and though parts haven’t...
Education for the 21st Century: A Panel Discussion 10/4/17
Beatriz Martinez was a featured panelist discussing child development.
Triumph Steps Featured in Emotional Intelligence Magazine 7/29/17
Beatriz shares her knowledge on Emotional Intelligence literacy and the Triumph Steps program.
Thomas Armour Youth Ballet Summer Camps 6/15/17
Triumph Steps trained staff that will be implenting our program into Thomas Armour Youth Ballet summer camps!
Breakthrough Miami at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart 6/15/17
Breakthrough Miami at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart will now be implementing Triumph Steps into their teaching!
Family Empowerment Summit at D.A Dorsey Technical College 6/15/17
Triumph Steps had the honor to present at the Family Empowerment Summit at D.A Dorsey Technical College on June 15th, 2017
Washington D.C. Trip 5/1-2/17
Meeting with Kelly Terpak in U.S Department of Education, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Bill Nelson and many more.
Montessori Florida Coalition Hosted by Barry University 4/22/17
Triumph Steps had the most absolutely amazing opportunity to present to at least seventy head of Montessori Schools.
Constitution Revision Commission Hearing 4/6/17
Triumph Steps attended an FIU Constitution Revision Commission hearing and proposed an amendment that emotional literacy curriculum be implemented in all schools.
Districtwide Exemplary Dade Partners Nomination 4/6/17
Triumph Steps was nominated for The District Wide Exemplary Dade Partners Nomination.
Business Woman of the Year Finalist 3/10/17
On March 10th 2017, Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver was successfully nominated as one of the finalists for the Business Woman of the Year Award.
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Doing the best, you can, yet wishing for a map to guide you in raising life’s most precious treasure, your child, as well as living a happy and fulfilling life for yourself.
“The Journey to Happiness” with Henry Flagler Elementary 03/07/2017
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”. Pablo Picasso
Henry Flagler Elementary at Area Stage Company 02/28/2017
TRIUMPH STEPS and Area Stage Company offered Henry Flagler Elementary the opportunity to experience “My son Pinocchio”.
Bright Future School of Excellence at Area Stage Company 02/23/2017
Triumph Steps and the Area Stage Company sparked magic for over 50 inner city children.
Meeting with State Representatives 02/14-02/15/2016
I had the best Valentine’s Day meeting with State Representative and Chair of the Education Committee, Michael Bileca and State Representative Jose F. Diaz.
Henry Flagler Elementary joins TRIUMPH 01/24/2017
Henry Flagler Elementary was selected to implement Triumph Steps.
2017 Legislative Preview Breakfast 12/10/2016
I attended the 2017 Legislative Preview put together by the Business and Government Affairs Committee of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.
Village Montessori – Parent Education Seminar 12/08/2016
Beatriz Martinez-Penalver will explain the importance of making emotional literacy an integral part of education and how we implement Triumph Steps at Village Montessori.
Coral Gables Diamond Awards
Each year, the Chamber’s Diamond Awards shine the spotlight of recognition upon outstanding Coral Gables businesses. It is the Chamber’s most prestigious awards program, honoring excellence in business achievement, corporate citizenship, customer service and workplace environment. Triumph Steps was the proud recipient of the 2016 Diamond in the Rough award.
Principal Today Breakfast 11/30/2016
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Principal Today breakfast!
Good Morning Coral Gables 11/20/2016
The Coral Gables Chamber Of Commerce Good Morning Coral Gables breakfast!
Bright Future School of Excellence joins TRIUMPH 11/16/2016
We are proud to introduce the Bright Future School of Excellence to the Triumph family!
Triumph has now begun to serve children in different schools in the city. Approximately 150 children will be exposed to Triumph daily! What an amazing milestone. We are excited to work alongside you YWCA-Miami! DETAILS: Start: October 25th, 2016 Website:...
Village Montessori Training 10/5/16
Thank you so much to Village Montessori!
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce RE-Connect Luncheon!