Woodhall Author Matthew P. Winkler, creator of the viral TED-Ed video "What Makes a Hero?" and author of Mentoring Teenage Heroes will speak at the Hero Round Table conference in Australia next month. Matt's book guides parents, teachers, coaches, and other ex-teenagers toward a fresh understanding of adolescence as a heroic quest - a rite of passage as old as the ancient myths that metaphorically describe it. Those myths echo through contemporary books and movies and the real-world experience of growing up. For most adults, daily life is a routine grind. For teenagers, it’s an epic struggle for identity.