Course Introduction and Overview

Leadership Mastery: The Power of You

If you are a leader who:

  • wants to build a strong, trusting, and supportive team to achieve your school mission and vision.
  • is looking for ways to motivate staff who resist new initiatives and projects
  • wants a safe place to step back from the day-to-day pressures of the job and regain some perspective on what you’re doing and why.
  • puts everything into your work but is beginning to feel a little burned out.
  • feels there’s too much drama and conflict swirling around you.
  • is sacrificing too much of your home life, wellness, and neglecting your personal and professional needs.
  • is good at what you do, but sense there’s more to learn and room to grow.

Then this seven-week online experience is just for YOU!

The Mission

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is over the seven (7) weeks of the course, to cultivate a leadership presence that others will respect, trust, and follow, so that you can achieve your vision, goals, and objectives, help others achieve theirs, and create the amazing schools our children deserve.

During the Leadership Mastery: The Power of YOU course:

  • You’ll discover the most common mistake leader’s make that keeps others from buying into their vision, goals, and initiatives.
  • You’ll tap into a little known personal practice that will dramatically increase your support among the team, staff, and those you lead.
  • You’ll learn a simple mindset tweak that will result in a more trusting and motivated team.
  • You’ll break through your blind spots to see yourself and your leadership the way others see you. You can’t fake this. Who you are – is how you’ll lead – and others see your strengths and flaws, even if you don’t.

How will I do this?

You’ll take the: To see the change – Be the change path to unleash your innate gifts and the powerful leadership presence that resides within you. You’ll learn how to make an enormous impact on others with just a few words and actions that are aligned with your core values, beliefs, and larger purpose.

You’ll receive 50 days of expert coaching and interact and collaborate with colleagues on the same path. This is the caring tribe you’ve been looking for – a tribe with a ‘no colleague left behind’ spirit. We’ll build your confidence and help you discover the powerful leadership presence that is you.

But I’m busy, will I have the time?

This isn’t the traditional read, reflect, and write course. It’s experiential. It’s happening during work, not after.

The To see the change – Be the change method is particularly effective because the coursework is integrated into your daily routine – so we’re not adding on to what you’re doing, you’re simply doing what you always do – differently.

You’ll spend no more than 90 minutes per week on course material, but the “secret sauce” is that you’ll practice and implement new leadership actions starting on Day 1.

If you can’t schedule 90 minutes per week to radically improve your leadership effectiveness. . . then you really, really need this course.

There will never be a better time than now!

This sounds great! Can you describe Leadership Mastery: The Power of YOU in more detail?

We’ll kick off the course with a face to face, virtual Welcome Celebration. This a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues and to prepare yourself for the experiences to come.

In Module 1: Noticing, you’ll slow way down and begin training your attention to notice how your innate leadership attributes and dispositions affect those around you. You’ll focus on your ‘self’ to reveal your default leadership dispositions and surface your blind spots – so that you can act decisively and appropriately in difficult situations.

In Module 2: Purpose, you’ll crystallize your core values, connect to your larger purpose and passion, and declare why you do what you do, so that you can ground each day in a purpose that will sustain you in challenging times, inspire others to support you, and keep you from getting buried in the day to day details and urgency of the moment.

In Module 3: Gifts, you’ll continue your internal exploration of leadership by surfacing and acknowledging your gifts and strengths so that you can bring them into your leadership courageously. Your gifts are the essence of who you are – your superpowers – they’re what makes you special – and cultivating them inspires others to live more fully in their own gifts.

In Module 4: Tendencies, we’ll take a deep dive to reveal the limiting beliefs, personal tendencies, and habits of behavior that hinder your leadership effectiveness so that you don’t react reflexively, but thoughtfully choose the most appropriate action for the moment. You’ll no longer be held hostage by the repetitive historical patterns of the past. You’ll be free to use the gifts you have, and free to be the gift you are.

Midway through the course we’ll schedule another face to face virtual meeting to work through any specific issues you may be having and to prepare for the second half of your experience.

In Module 5: Relationships, you’ll transition to turning your attention outward to those around you. you’ll identify the relationships that need your attention and care – and take concrete steps to strengthen them so that those you lead know that you care about them and their concerns. With strong trusting relationships, the sky’s the limit on what you can accomplish. People will be more willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and step outside their comfort zones to bring about change. 

In Module 6: Embodiment, we’ll focus on practices that help us embody our values and beliefs so that we ‘walk our own talk’ more consistently. We’ll learn to deal with the discomfort of doing things in new ways and forgiving ourselves when we slip back to our old habits.

In Module 7: Conflict, you’ll step into the world of conflicts and challenges and embrace new tools that will help resolve difficult issues and situations without damaging the underlying relationship and maintaining the dignity of all involved so that you can move beyond stalemates, differences of opinion, anger, indifference, and difficult conversations, to fulfill your vision and goals.

You’ll learn techniques for building your courage to face challenging situations and regain your balance and center when you’re thrown off or triggered. You’ll focus on staying centered in the midst of chaos and learn to deal with failure and resilience in ways that draw people to you rather than push them away.

Conclusion – You’ll conclude the course by completing a Breakthrough Results Blueprint that will serve as a roadmap to continue to build a leadership presence that others respect, trust, and follow, long after the course is over. We’ll also have a final virtual, face to face meeting to present awards, express gratitude, and deliver final evaluations.

What if I start this course and find it’s not what I expected?

Leadership Mastery: The Power of You has a refund guarantee. If for any reason during the first two weeks of the course you find that you’d like to withdraw, we’ll reimburse your entire tuition fee.

I’m interested but I have a few questions. What do I do now?

Contact me by e-mail and we can schedule a call –

Is this for real? Have you actually done this with other people?

Here are just a few of the many testimonials from educators:

 “I found this course to be inspiring and rejuvenating!”

“From the very first day of the class, I was able to be more aware of myself as a leader.”

“I loved the personalized attention and immediate feedback!”

“I never expected that it would be this easy to find time to fit in this course. That’s the part I was dreading the most and very rarely did I feel that I couldn’t keep up! I think that’s mostly what made it so valuable for me!”

“I gained insight/increased awareness of the importance of how my personal gifts affect my leadership.”

“I feel I really do believe now that we are all capable of being leaders and we just need to look deep inside ourselves to nurture that quality.”

“My presence…has a stronger impact than I sometimes recognize, this was a great reminder.”