Who is Emma?
In addition to speaking, Emma B. Perez guides students and young adults worldwide through the intricate paths of purpose development, career exploration, and life design.
Founder of Be On Purpose, LLC in the U.S., Life Quest Consulting, Inc. in Canada, and Host of Empower Your Teen, Emma is a mentor and author who specializes in helping teens and young adults craft who they want to be and how they will impact the world. She began this path more than a decade ago working in university admissions. Before too long she moved on to facilitating college and career workshops at dozens of high schools all over Metro Atlanta for tens of thousands of students.
Upon working directly with teachers in high schools, she saw firsthand how different school was from what she remembered. She began to ponder what school could be like for young people with a simple shift in the goal of education. Her book, "What's the Point of School" takes a look at the current goal of the American education system, how it came to be, and what effects it has on our children's well-being and future.
The book also suggests how a shift in the purpose and goal of education can have a positive domino effect on the well-being of students, society, the economy, and the future of work. During the composition of the book, she formulated the Five Happy Healthy Elements. By focusing on these elements, Emma believes we have the potential to make this education transformation come to fruition.
Starting her business in 2019, she began working directly with families. Combining her in-school experience with her personal career exploration journey, and utilizing her Six Ps to Purpose philosophy, she created Life Quest®, an innovative, six-module program that leads students through self-discovery, career exploration, and crafting futures aligned with core values. Now located in Nova Scotia, she is bringing Life Quest® to organizations and institutions.