A Few Thank Yous

THANK YOU: Two words that have changed my life and helped me find my better self when I most needed to. About a decade ago, I made saying “Thank you” a genuine habit a of mind.  While I had certainly used Thank you, please and you’re welcome often enough in the past, what changed was when… Continue reading A Few Thank Yous

What’s in a Coach?

This summer I found the book I believe I’ve been waiting for all my career: The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation by Elena Aguilar. (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 2013). Let me try to explain why. The title of my masters thesis in Sport Psychology back in 1997 raised the question: What’s in a… Continue reading What’s in a Coach?


It’s pretty amazing to realize what can move us when we let it.  I was recently exposed to a video entitled “Validation.” At the time, I only saw the introductory portion which was entertaining and heartwarming in its own right. A couple of weeks later I looked it up and watched it in its entirety… Continue reading Validate!