Workshops for Personal and Professional Development
Why is creating positive change so difficult - whether it's in the classroom or out?
What I discovered is that we have to change our thoughts, habits, and expectations. We have to change from within. Once we’ve made the internal changes, the external changes seem to line up.
Making internal changes is difficult at best. How do we change a lifetime of behavior that always brings us the same results? How do we, in the words of my client Veronica “Actually get better, not just talk about it?"
Coaching provides ongoing support in a strategic, comprehensive way to create lasting change.
I speak about the power of love, gratitude, and forgiveness in our lives and particularly in the lives of educators and students. With these, we have the power not only to transform our thinking, but to transform our relationships, workplaces, and community to be more connected, compassionate, and just.
"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."
-Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
Educators around the world are awakening to the importance of social-emotional learning, relationship building, and self-regulation strategies such as mindfulness in the classroom and the staff room. This is a VERY different mindset for many of us. I offer workshops and presentations on these topics for teachers and other educators, parents, and students who are exploring these ideas in their schools. Workshop topics can be customized and follow-up coaching is available to ensure transformation rather than trendiness.
As an educator with more than 20 years experience working with these concepts, I am honored to share my experiences and knowledge with my colleagues. I believe that our schools have both the ability and the responsibility to help students be balanced, compassionate, caring adults - whatever their background or circumstances may be.
Past topics include:
Self-Care for Educators
The Power of Gratitude
Building Positive Relationships with Students