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Stories of Resilience with Jennifer Bulmer

Today, tomorrow, and for an indefinite future

We face the challenges of the ever-changing landscape of education.

Our schools have seen hard times before

In each of these cases the school leader’s character, values, resilience, and mental strength have been put to the test.

In this fifth episode of my 6 part podcast series, The Stories of Resilience, where I share the stories of 6 school leaders who came together with their parents and teachers and made it out on the other side.


Jennifer Bulmer is the owner of Juvenescence Child Development Centre in Calgary, Alberta – in Canada. She is a proud mom to 2 teenage daughters ages 13 and 15. Jennifer’s humor, emotional intelligence, and wit consistently come across in our conversation today. Her attitude of “it’s all gonna work out and be okay” has served her very well in life.


With 25 teachers, 85 families, and 110 children, the news of the Covid pandemic coming closer to her school doors was something that she didn’t have the heads up or ample time to prepare for. She shares how the pandemic affected her school’s operations and how she managed to stay afloat.


In this episode, we speak about: 

  1. The strategies and resources Jennifer has used to make her school better.
  2.  How Jennifer’s intellectual wisdom, talent, and skills came in handy during a crisis.
  3. How Jennifer’s mindset works within the constraints of the business.
  4. Where Jennifer’s tenacity came from.
  5. How mindset is a ripple effect.
  6. How Jennifer creates time and space to show up for her leadership team,  yourself, and her kids.
  7. The culture of connection and collaboration at Juvenescence Child Development Centre.
  8. Understanding the various ways through which one can show empathy and compassion to their team.

… and so much more!


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Access the Four Shields of a Difficult Conversation HERE

Scripts Workbook

Sign up for the Ideal Week for High Achieving Owners Workshop HERE

In this 90 Minute premium online masterclass, EC Leadership Coach and Host of The Schools of Excellence Podcast, Chanie Wilschanski, will teach you the strategies on How to Set the Right Priorities to Build your School of Excellence

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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 that impact you, 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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