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6 Types of Support Every Leader Needs & The 4 Crucial Factors to Consider when Choosing a Coach


So many of us get caught up in the different types of support that we need.  Sometimes we think we only need financial support, or bookkeeping support, or tax accounting or team support. And really, those are all peripheral. Those are all kinds of outside contextual things that every school leader needs. 

In today’s episode, I talk about the six types of support that you specifically need for yourself.  So not for your team, not for your financial team, not for your administrative team, but specifically for you. When seeking the kind of support I talk about in this episode, it is important to check whether your mentor has walked down the path you are currently walking on. Choose people that have done what it is that you’re trying to do, because this significantly increases your chances of succeeding.


In this episode, I discuss:

  • The 6 types of support that every school leader needs
  • The difference between a mentor and a coach, and why you need both
  • The 4 things to pay attention to when choosing a coach or mentor

…and so much more!


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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the insides knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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