Let Our Years of Experience Improve the Climate and Emotional Intelligence of your School, Business, or other Organization!

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You’ve come to the right place.  Bucketfillers For Life is the original bucket filling-based character education program for schools, and life quality program for businesses and organizations. All are based upon the bucket filling metaphor and the philosophy of emotional intelligence.

What is a Bucketfiller?

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For schools: You will realize positive, immediate, and lasting results through our assemblies and workshops for students, educators, and parents.  Each of our programs is uniquely designed and presented to leave indelible impressions on children and adults.  Whether your school’s focus is on our powerful approach to anti-bullying, which we call pro-empathy and pro-kindness, further developing a culture of respect, or improving classroom management, we will powerfully do for you as we have already done for hundreds of schools.  Check our list of “bucket filling schools” and the testimonials.

For businesses and other organizations: Our 2-hour workshop, “Sleepwalking Though Life”, has truly changed the lives of thousands of attendees. We service our cars, but when do we take the time to service our lives? Now!

Many years of experience and expansion across the nation enable Bucketfillers For Life to come to you no matter where you are.  See our current list of Regional Centers or contact us for more information.

“Hi Kelly, it was so great to have you at our school, and the students and staff all gave you a huge thumbs up! Your passion for this work is apparent, and the students were so engaged during your entire presentation. I loved how you brought them to laughter then brought them back to listen carefully to your message. We would love to have you back next year!”

Melissa Alfstad, Counselor, Roosevelt Elementary School, Spokane, WA
"Thank you for helping us understand how to make a person’s day better. You have a very good method of teaching. I now understand that just one thing you say can either help or hurt someone. I try to fill anyone’s bucket whenever I have a chance."

Hannah, a Student
“Our bucketfilling day with Kelly Nickel was an overwhelming success. Kelly’s visit enabled our school to re-embrace the reasons why building positive relationships is so important. The highlight of the day for me was the parent workshop held after school. Kelly did a terrific job of equipping approximately 40 Pinewood parents with the language and tools necessary to bring the bucketfilling message into the homes of our families. Thank you Kelly!”

Brent Malicote, Principal, Pinewood Elementary School, Pollock Pines, CA