"The #BalanceLAP Session jumped right into confronting the trap of wearing the badge of being "crazy busy" in our lives. The session was open and honest about the challenges leaders face with the notions of balance and gave immediate action we can all take to be our best every day!"
Tanya L. Fredrich, PhD Director of Student Services Elmbrook School District
“In an era where many educators feel inadequate to do it all well, these ladies reminded me that balance is key in order to serve others. Packed with vulnerability and practical strategies, I left the session empowered to continue the work while taking care of myself. This session will refresh your soul, inspiring you to go live your passion while creating a space where self/care takes center stage.”
Lynn Colón, Director of English Learners Programs and Services, Virginia
“Balance Like a Pirate shares the many keys to leading a successful, healthy, and balanced lifestyle. Great resource for any educator to find their why and begin working towards that balanced life.”
Cathy Lee Peffer-Educator and Coach, Ohio
"Balancing like a pirate is not a skill if you are out on a plank; instead, it a set of strategies that allow you to thrive in leadership. Jessica is someone who brings a common sense approach to her leadership and the ideas and inspiration you gain from her presentations will propel you to the next level of your mission!"
Ted Neitzke, CESA6 CEO and Host of The Smart Thinking Podcast
"Awesome presentation. Very personable. Most importantly, she is in the trenches with us, so it's authentic learning."
~LC in Loudoun
"As a veteran principal mentoring a first year principal, reading the book and participating in the workshop helped me both to reflect upon my own leadership and have focused, specific coaching conversations with my mentee."
~Scott Phillips, Principal, Ashburn, VA
"This was really awesome, I enjoyed the conversations and @PrincipalJ gave a great presentation!"