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Mentorship in Schools
For development of success in the new technology age, some of our workshops include things such as: theory, practice and role playing, and developing strategies for successful leadership for personal and public success.
For exploring the role of mindfulness in schools and to learn how to introduce mindfulness skills to children and young people, we offer: mindfulness for educators, development teaching, creating visions, peacekeepers and student leadership.
Learn to be mindful and teach mindfully by creating an umbrella of opportunities for a safe and caring (mindful) school with resources and professional development. We offer many TEACHABLES to help mindfulness become important.
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Through the years of teaching, consulting and leadership, I have discovered many BEST PRACTICES for successful learning. Best practices such as solution focused thinking, mindfulness, developmental teaching, student leadership and role playing. As well as training and coaching opportunities which include: personal (one-on-one) mentorship, small group mentorship and large group training. LEADERSHIP TRAINING is for people who want to empower others in their personal lives, business and education. While MINDFULNESS involves acceptance ... meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them. Without believing, for instance, that there is a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in any given moment.
... for oneself, educators, parents, students and YES, even business owners.
... for people who want to empower others in their personal lives, business and education.
... WDWP (What - Do - Work - Plan).
... for people who want to be stronger and more confident in controlling one's life.
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J. C. Maxwell says that “Leaders are dealers in hope.” He says that he’s not talking about false hope but in helping your people see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have experienced many colleagues who deal hope only to those they like and false hope to those they do not like. Read more about Leaders Are Dealers In Hope[…]
In an excerpt from Leadership First, I love the description of effective leadership. “Too often people have a convoluted perception that having a position of leadership is their God-given right to feel superior to those in their organization. All too often, I have seen a certain level of arrogance and entitlement exhibited by people in Read more about Effective Leadership[…]
What do you think of when you hear the word “Conflict?” I have asked that question in almost every workshop, presentation I have given. The answer generally is a negative. Most people fear conflict. Yet, I challenge you! The word conflict to me means “Opportunity!” As an educator, Counsellor, Mentor, Parent, Family Member, and Friend, Read more about Conflict is Inevitable[…]
According to Brene Brown in her book The Gifts Of Imperfection, “Courage used to mean to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart. Today courage is more synonymous with being heroic. Heroics is important and we certainly need heroes. Speaking honestly and openly about who we are, about what we’re feeling, and about our Read more about What is Courage Today?[…]
Great leaders have teams who are on their team’s agenda. They place their agenda on the top of their agenda. They climb the hill beside them, right beside them which helps them be partners with their leaders. If you are ahead of your partners, you will not watch them grow, learn or be productive. Join Read more about Who Are Your Partners?[…]
I believe that one of the highest compliments you can receive from a colleague, friend or family member is that you are “Trustworthy.” To me, it means that I can be counted on, I am credible and virtuous. As a mother, grandmother, friend and colleague, I strive to be “Trustworthy” to all whom I encounter. Read more about Are You Trustworthy?[…]
J.C. Maxwell states that “Authenticity” is the new standard of leadership. It means that we are truly who we are and who we say we are going to be. We must be humble and we must constantly be in a place of learning to improve ourselves to strive to be the person we are meant Read more about What is Authenticity?[…]
Patience is a virtue that you need to practice daily. Leaders who are patient with their staff, employees, and/or students will always do better than those who are impatient. If you want to win, you have to have others with you. Leaders choose not to win the race alone. It is so much more enjoyable Read more about Patience is a Virtue[…]
In order to be successful at anything, you must continually be consistent in your habits. Consistency means to be habitual in your activities, actions and thoughts. For example, I post a blog daily, post a quote of the day daily, exercise daily, do a cryptogram daily, and read something inspiring daily. I try to connect Read more about Be Consistent[…]
We all have “Fears” when it comes to change. However, fear is a normal reaction to taking risks, but we need to take risks in order to grow, physically, emotionally and spiritually. And, it takes courage to leave the armor off! In Dare to Lead, Brene Brown says, “It’s not fear that gets in the Read more about Armor to Protect Our Fears[…]