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From Loss to Legacy


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In our society, conversations about grief are largely dominated by death and the experience of losing someone we love.


But death is far from the only time we deal with loss.


Anytime we go through periods of transition in our lives, we experience grief triggered by the loss of how things used to be. For leaders in early childhood education, these transitions happen on an almost daily basis.


Closing locations, letting go of teachers, saying goodbye to families, and even delegating responsibilities are losses that can create a sense of longing for the way things were.


And if you don’t take active steps to move through that grief, you can end up stuck in old patterns that prevent you from growing as an individual and as a leader.


That’s why in this week’s podcast episode, I’m opening up a conversation about how to navigate loss and use it as a springboard for legacy. 


Join me for a conversation about:


  • Widening our definition of grief
  • Common forms of grief that leaders experience
  • What can happen if you don’t take the time to process your grief
  • Steps for how to move through grief in a productive way


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While processing grief is a personal journey, it’s significantly easier when you’re surrounded by others who are on a similar journey. Our Director’s Inner Circle and Owner’s HQ membership programs are the perfect place to build a community of like-minded leaders who can support you through every season of your life. Plus, as a member, you’ll also gain access to tools, resources, and coaching that can help you along the way.

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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 inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

Don’t miss an episode, subscribe today for everything you need for your leadership journey!