Future Cain


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

An international speaker on workplace wellness, Future Cain is an expert on equitable social emotional leadership. She has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, and the New York Times. With over two decades of experience in education and leadership, her career spans the private behavioral sector, education, small businesses, and large corporations.


Self Awareness.

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Popular Talks

Social Emotional Leadership

Optimizing human potential through social emotional intelligence by taking a holistic approach to leadership, self awareness, employee wellness, and relationships.


Approaching and prioritizing employee mental wellness. Sitting with ourselves centers wellness, peace and joy.


Self awareness is the first step to creating a collaborative, equitable environment.

Workshops, Coaching & Consulting


Living Well to Lead Well™
Future’s Live Well to Lead Well workshop is an interactive program designed to engage, educate, motivate, and provide each individual with a knapsack of tools they can implement for wellness into their lives both in and out of the workplace.

Equitable Social and Emotional Leadership™
The Equitable Social and Emotional Leadership workshop is an interactive keynote/workshop for all those seeking to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Our time together will focus on developing tools to enhance self-awareness, emotional regulation, relationship skills, responsible decision-making and social awareness.

Self Awareness Is The First Step In Creating A Collaborative, Equitable Environment
Many think self awareness is an easy skill to master and yet it takes intentional practices to learn from your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts so that all people you acquire and apply new knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions, achieve personal and collective goals to create real actionable change in your life and in the places you share space with others.


Future supports you in developing your team’s mindset, culture, behaviors, and skills. She provides each corporation with a personalized development solution that provides them with a new awareness that is based on the strengths and development needs of the team and the company.


Future will provide you with skills and recommend solutions to resolve current challenges and create future opportunities. This is done through individual and team facilitation coupled with the implementation of social and emotional and mental wellness solutions.

“Future is a ray of sunshine in this chaotic world. When I’m feeling overwhelmed and lost, Future provides much-needed light. She’s not just a designer, creator, coach, and strategist; she’s a superhero for humanity! Future’s unwavering commitment to helping people is seriously awe-inspiring. She lives and breathes her values, encouraging us to dig deep within ourselves and discover the incredible impact we can have. She’s all about finding inner peace and spreading unity and empathy. Future’s energy is contagious, but her compassion makes her special. Her purpose, in part, is to lead others toward personal growth and happiness. I feel fortunate to have witnessed her incredible work and to be influenced by her wisdom. Future Cain is simply phenomenal!”
– Ronett D. Jacobs, Ed.D., Innovation and Design Director of Leaders Advancing Character and Culture in Schools

“If you want to change the world, start with yourself.” Future embodies that statement and is an extraordinary human being who stands up for what she believes in, while empowering others to do the same. I encouraged my team to bring in Future as a wellness speaker at LinkedIn. She was engaging, thoughtful, and absolutely unforgettable! My team and I were blown away by her presentation and her ability to make everyone feel seen and heard. Future shared her tagline to “sit with yourself” and to take the necessary steps to prioritize our wellbeing along with actionable steps on how to do just that. Many of our team still talk about her presentation and continue to use the tools she shared. Future is a delight to work with and is a phenomenal presenter. She’s a genius who’s uses her intelligence to help others. It’s one of my greatest joys to know her and to work with her. I’m sure anyone who has the opportunity to do so will be forever changed. She’s truly one of a kind and with a name like Future, how could she not be otherworldly.”
– Trish Lindo, Sr. Creator Manager at LinkendIn

“I had the pleasure of engaging Future Cain as a speaker for a virtual presentation. She is an incredible speaker (and even more incredible human) who captivated our audience of 100 HR leaders from around the globe with her impactful presentation on “Equity and Belonging is the Work of All.” Her profound insights, commitment to promoting equity and belonging, and her focus on calling people in, not calling people out, make her an invaluable resource for organizations striving to create a more equitable and inclusive working environment. For conference organizers looking for their next speaker in the areas of Equity, Social-Emotional Leadership or Wellbeing, you’ve just found your next keynote in Future Cain!”
– Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, The Granite Group

Thank you, Future and The Future of SEL, for guiding our learning through Black History Month and Women’s History Month with the series of 3 workshops you crafted for us. It was a great opportunity to hone our skills around self-awareness and our own power to change the world. We will surely carry this with us far beyond our sessions with you and into the roles each of us play in continuing to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Forever 21.

If you are a company seeking a speaker or a workshop leader, I couldn’t recommend Future more. She tackles difficult topics with ease, she is empathetic in her approach and incredibly insightful. You truly feel cared for and like you can connect with her as an individual despite being in a workshop with hundreds of people. She takes care to individualize workshops and workbooks for your organizational needs to make sure she is meeting people where they are while simultaneously, kindly guiding people with a sense of urgency to do their inner work to build a more just and equitable world. In just a short time with Future you can tell that she is a genuine person and committed to this work – it is not a job but a passion and a calling.
Jennifer Velez
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Corporate Communications and Corporate Events
Forever 21

"Future is a ray of sunshine in this chaotic world."

Future Cain is the Founder and CEO of Future of SEL and is an international speaker. She is a consultant, trainer, one of NASA Astrophysics IDEA practitioners, and is one of LinkedIn’s Top Black Voices to follow.

As an equitable social emotional leader and workplace wellness expert, she works with organizations, institutions, and individuals to optimize human potential through social emotional intelligence by taking a holistic approach to leadership, self awareness, employee wellness, and relationships. All of which leads to improvement in individual and organizational performance, culture, health, and well-being.

With over two decades of experience in education and leadership, her career expands across several industries including the private behavioral sector, education, small businesses, and large corporations. Future has partnered with many organizations including Linkedin, NANOG, Saint Joseph University, Reebok, Mental Health America, and Forever 21.

As a former Rotarian of the Year Future continues to leave an imprint on the education space by sitting on the executive board for Rotary’s World Affairs Seminar for high school and college students, is a mom to two who resides in Wisconsin, and is also a certified yoga instructor who is passionate about the mental health and well-being of all adults and children.

She is a certified culture and diversity-to-belonging facilitator who believes change starts with building relationships, centering healing, and working in community with others. Future has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review for her equity work and has several published pieces.

This forever learner has received her Administration and Director of Instruction License from Concordia University, Master of Arts Multi-categorical Special Education from Governors State University, and dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication and Psychology from East Stroudsburg University.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.