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Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Caprelli.

Hi Lisa, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I created Unicorn Jazz as an entertaining way to teach children about reading, writing, music, dancing, and imagination using social-emotional learning concepts. Unicorn Jazz represents the importance of being unique, belonging, believing in others, kindness and happiness.

As a Latina entrepreneur and author of 19 books and counting, I am grateful to realize my dream of being a writer and creative director, and songwriter of over ten songs.

Growing up poor and shy, my grandmother encouraged me to get an education and inspired me to grow up and help others. I have a soft spot in my heart for teens and children, after all, they are our future and we were once them.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
As a child, if you would have told me, I’d grow up to create stories, songs, and entertaining content for kids, I could not even have imagined what that would look like.

I have had so many struggles, from going up poor, feeling like I didn’t belong, moving to California from Texas with nothing but $100, and figuring out how to become an entrepreneur… I have had relationship struggles and have really learned a lot. My faith and growth in God have helped me overcome and persevere. I am grateful for discovering my gifts along the way as well as my sisters, family, and friends who have been part of my growth.

I have learned that love and kindness are important in every aspect of your life. It is important to work and be a peacemaker in any given situation. Time is promised to no one, and I hope to be a catalyst in some small way to people.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I thank God daily for giving me the wisdom and opportunities to use my gifts of writing, storytelling, creating, inspiring, and teaching.

Time is promised to no one and I treasure the days ahead and the glory of each new day. With that said, one day when I do leave this Earth, I am joyful for leaving behind a legacy of goodness, kindness, and love.

We all have different talents, skill sets, and the ability to impact others in a positive way. I pray that I can help influence as many kids and adults as possible to help and give back to others.

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Lisa Caprelli donates books year-long to children’s charities and children’s hospitals, so when you support her work, you are supporting literacy for children in need!

Lisa Caprelli grew up with humble beginnings in the sun city of El Paso, Texas. She is proud of her Latina roots and happy to have realized her dream of living near the ocean today in Huntington Beach, California. She is the mother of two boys, Matthew who is 31 and a nurse, and Trey who is 16 and a competitive sports kid and YouTuber.

Lisa’s grandmother had just a 3rd-grade education because she was forced to drop out of school when her mother died to raise her family. Her grandmother encouraged her to get an education. Lots of love, family, music, laughter, gratitude, and good food were positive things she remembers from her culture and upbringing.

Lisa is a Forbes contributor and an award-winning author, and songwriter of the unicorn book series, Unicorn Jazz. She created the kid’s show on Amazon TV: Unicorn Jazz Presents The Thing I Do. She is also an author of 17 books and counting. Featured in FORBES magazine, ABC News, and more media outlets, Caprelli remains humble and innovative with her mission to bring HAPPINESS TO KIDS!

Caprelli travels or does virtual elementary school presentations to create engaging author visits. She has a zest for teaching the art of creating with reading, writing, songs, and the arts that go “beyond her books” to encourage thinking from a child’s point of view.

She shares the behind-the-scenes making of storytelling and picture books that expand the imagination. School librarians, principals, and educators enjoy her presentations which include the importance of teamwork, social-emotional learning, empathy, kindness, happiness, the power of being unique, and believing in others.

After a 10+ year career in creating radio show programming and podcasts combined with 26 years of marketing career representing over 150 CEOs and leaders, and turning their businesses into meaningful brands, Lisa created Skip a Step: Imparting Wisdom for Young Entrepreneur Minds. It is through using the best of SKIP A STEP stories that she was inspired to live a purpose-filled life to create meaning and HAPPINESS out of her own life and be the catalyst to use her voice and turn them into words.

Lisa’s ambitious and multi-faceted perspective inspires people all around her to live a life of purpose. As a writer, educator, and leader she is called upon for storytelling while fostering perseverance, imagination, and inspiration. She enjoys speaking and teaching young minds the power of possibilities be it: In elementary schools, teens, educators, parents, counselors, librarians, and more.

Lisa is proud to be the first generation to graduate from college, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology. Her quest for studying human behavior and teaching is seen in her author visits, school visits, with kids, parents, and educators. She believes in community outreach and volunteers with local children’s hospitals and non-profits to share books, stories, songs, and activities to help others.

She has created a library of FREE resources that include activities, crafts, coloring pages, music, and curriculum guides for school libraries and teachers’ classrooms! To access it, write lisa@lisacaprelli.com.

UNICORN JAZZ is a story that has many lessons. School librarians, parents, and educators have shared just how much their classes enjoy the messages of being unique, teaching emotional intelligence, and engaging in conversations for boys and girls. “I am different and that’s awesome,” has been a top takeaway. Unicorn Jazz has made a mission to create and share meaningful stories that evoke communication and conversations for children whereby parents, grandparents, and educators can come together to build a strong, positive global community.

She enjoys writing, teaching, and researching to create a culture of communication, fulfillment, and happiness. This leads back to her inquisitive nature of understanding human behavior to improve personal or business relationships. “Interviewing people and learning about their successes, experiences and struggles have always been fascinating to me because we have the capacity as human beings to be and do more than we ever thought possible by drawing from other people’s perspectives.”

When she is not writing or serving the community, Caprelli makes the moments matter with family, friends, and adventure. She likes to paint and loves outdoor activities like hiking, backpacking, camping, and painting. If you would like an author visit for your school or organization, please contact me at: UnicornJazz.com or LisaCaprelli.com.

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