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About Joel

Hello, and welcome! I'm Joel W. Hawbaker, a Real Life Leader: husband to Maryellyn, father of two amazing daughters, award-winning teacher and coach in northern Alabama. After going through divorce around a decade ago, I’ve now been remarried for over five years. In our blended family world, we work hard to raise our kids cooperatively and positively, and I love the privilege of sharing what we’ve learned with others. It’s been a difficult but rewarding road for all of us, and I look forward to helping you on your journey as well.

Thanks for taking the time to visit, and I would love to hear from you!

To inquire about speaking availability and/or to stay informed on our announcements, please use the form on the home page or email me at joel@speakerjoel.com. In return, I'll send you a free copy of my e-book (Extra)Ordinary Leadership: 10 Things Dad Taught Me Without Saying Anything, as well as blog updates, podcast interviews, and other information blended family life.

You can also follow me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-hawbaker-9421a077/,  Twitter @RealLifeLeading or Facebook at www.facebook.com/reallifeleading.