When Parents Lead, Children Succeed

Leading Your Child to Success - FAQs

1) What is the Birth2Work philosophy?

When Parents Lead, Children Succeed

The challenge – and goal – for parents today is to determine how best to raise their children so that no matter what social or economic situation exists, they will be adaptive and capable people who are able to:

  • Be economically self-sufficient;
  • Engage and interact with others;
  • Actively participate in the governance process;
  • Learn, unlearn and relearn often; and
  • Take actions that prepare them for success in the future.
  • While classroom learning was/is indisputably important, students of the past came to school having had far more real life experiences than children have today. Thus, the education system alone cannot ensure the success of children today.

    To help parents meet this challenge head on, Birth2Work has identified four key components that comprise an integrated systems approach toward family leadership.

    Each component has as its foundation that genuine, human interactions - not those mediated by a machine - are the surest way to instill meaning, purpose and significance in children. We also believe that as parents, retired professionals and community leaders we can value technology, but we cannot let technology replace our role in establishing and reinforcing the values, beliefs and culture that are core to who we are and what we want to become.

    Learn more about the Big Picture here »

    2) What are the qualifications of the founders?

    Birth2Work co-founders Elane V. Scott and Rick Stephens have common experiences in many aspects of leadership, health and human development, brain growth, education, achieving human potential, technology, economics and systems dynamics. But, it was the pairing of his powerful leadership model with her dynamic family management approach where they found they could best nurture anyone raising children.

    Learn more about Our Leaders here »

    3) I don’t have children. Would I benefit from attending the Leading Your Child to Success class?

    Yes! Parents–to-be are highly encouraged to attend the course. There’s no better time to get your family portfolio in order than before your first child is born. Retired professionals and community members without kids are also, most welcome. Anyone interested in supporting families to purposefully move kids kids into the future is a valuable addition to their community.

    3) Can I register online?


    4) Is the only way to register online?

    Yes, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact

    5) What forms of payment do you accept?

    Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express); and we also accept E-Checks.

    6) Is there a waiting list for classes that are fully registered already?

    If the class you would like to attend is listed as full, please email: Please put in the subject line “WAITLIST” and the city and start date of the class you wish to attend.

    7)If the class has already begun, can I still register? No. The materials and group learning for this class build on the information given in the previous week(s). Starting late means you’ll have missed information critical for understanding.

    8) If I miss a class, is there a way to make it up? No. We highly encourage attendants to make every effort to attend each class. The information given each day is critically important and is not repeated. Each class builds on the learning from the previous week and understanding depends on attendees being consistently present.

    9)Can my spouse and I pay for one registration and alternate attendance at the classes?

    No. Only one person may register for the full 4 session class. The information given each day is critically important and is not repeated. Each class builds on the learning from the previous week and understanding depends on attendees being consistently present.

    If you wish to change registrants before the first day of the Class, the original registrant may email the request, including the name, email, and direct phone number of the new registrant, to: Both the original registrant and the replacement registrant will be emailed when the change has been confirmed.

    Substitutions after the first day of the Class are not allowed.

    10)How will I know if the classes are canceled for any reason?

    If an individual class must be canceled for any reason you will be contacted personally (email or phone) and made aware of alternate arrangements.

    We reserve the right to cancel a class series for any reason, or to reschedule if necessary. A cancellation of the entire 8-class session by us without a rescheduling or replacement class, or if you are unable to attend the rescheduled or replaced class, will entitle you to a full refund. In either event, you will be notified by email.

    11) In what regions of the country are your classes offered?

    New classes are added on an ongoing basis throughout the country. Please check our CLASS PAGE for a current roster.

    If you are interested in a class in your area and don't see it listed, please email:

    12) Is childcare available on site? May I bring my child(ren) to the class?

    Childcare is not available. While the focus of the course is aimed at helping parents raise thoughtful, intelligent, capable children for the future, we respectfully cannot have them in attendance of this course. Please make arrangements for the care of your children outside of the Class.

    13) What is B2W’s privacy policy?

    Birth2Work does not sell, trade, exchange or otherwise make available information to any other company or organization.