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The 5 Signs of a Thriving Leader and School


Today’s episode is the second episode in our special summer series!

This summer series is all about the different ways that you can prepare yourselves for the upcoming school year.

After nearly two decades in this field and speaking with hundreds of school owners and directors, there are very specific patterns of behavior I have noticed in successful school leaders.

In this episode, I share the top 5 signs of a thriving school leader and how you can incorporate them as you continue to build your school of excellence and leave your legacy.

In a nutshell, I speak about:

  • Communication – a thriving leader is one that builds time into their calendar to speak to their teams.
  • The importance of celebrating wins and success even though it is very easy to get pulled into hardships and what is and isn’t working.
  • The biggest mindset shift that school leaders need to make – investing in their people.
  • How strategy can be likened to planning a trip and how it plays a key role in successful school leadership.
  • How radical self-awareness will change your entire life.

… and so much more!

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Want your staff to be more confident and resilient? Pre-Order the Confidence and Resiliency Training HERE

  • Want your team to be resilient in the face of constant changes?
  • Your staff need tools and strategies to learn how to choose how they show up


They can choose their attitude.

They can choose how they respond.

And you can train them how to do that In this 30 minutes guided training with me I will walk your team through the 3 essential ingredients to become confident.

They will learn the mindset of how to show up as a warrior, not a victim.

And you’ll get a facilitator’s guide with questions to lead the workshop like a pro!!

Just in time for August Professional Development – Pre-Order the Confidence and Resiliency Training HERE

All the scripts and questions you need so you are prepared.

No spending hours preparing for PD.

It’s ready and here for you! It will be delivered to you by August 2nd


Here are some other ways The Schools of Excellence can help you and your staff.

Access the Intentional Play Builder HERE

Access ​the School Leadership Toolkit HERE

Access ​the Early Childhood Teacher Bundle HERE

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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.

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