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Keynotes and Workshops

Join proven leaders for a high-energy, engaging, interactive, inspiring and impactful program that will reignite your passion to lead.

Sessions below can be presented as a keynote, breakout session or be extended into a full day workshop to transform lives.

Authors/Presenters: Sarah Johnson & Jessica Johnson.

For scheduling, contact sarahsajohnson@gmail.com or jessica@principalj.net

Balance Like a Pirate: The Magic Behind Discovering Work/Life Balance

There’s no question that every school leader faces challenges on the job with ever increasing demands that lead to stress and put us all at risk for burnout. School leaders often define themselves through servant leadership, tending to put others’ needs above their own and even end up sacrificing much of their personal time for their careers. We are convicted in our belief that leaders cannot take care of others without also taking care of self as we cannot pour from an empty cup. This keynote session will inspire school leaders to examine where they are pouring energies and draining themselves out as well as where they can make room to reignite flames in their lives that have fizzled. A critical outcome from this session is for leaders to see that they can be the best versions of themselves by seeking balance at home, work, and life. Attendees will leave feeling relaxed as well as empowered to take intentional steps toward a more fulfilling balance. We commit to our participants to be able to return to their school re-energized to lead the way.

Women Seeking Balance to Thrive in Leadership and Life

Women carry a variety of titles and those of us in leadership understand how competing they can truly be in daily life. Wife, Mom, School Leader, Sister, Daughter, CarPool Chauffeur, and Friend...Let’s be real...even if we are fortunate to have partners who also work, it seems women tend to carry a substantial and heavy load at work and home. If we are not mindful, the variety of spaces in which we pour ourselves out can lead to identity crisis! Too often we find ourselves spinning through life and suddenly realize we have forgotten the title that preceded all of the rest. Self. Being a school leader is a challenging role for anyone, yet trying to balance it all as a woman in leadership is a layer that only women fully understand. This keynote session on seeking balance to thrive in leadership and life will leave attendees feeling rejuvenated and ready to rock those titles!

Resilient Leaders: Why We Need to Be Champions for All Students

We all have personal stories that ink the pages of our lives and develop the plotline for how we came to be in our profession. With the same last name but not related, Jessica and Sarah share personal stories that illustrate how even childhoods that paint an unlikely picture for success can transform into dynamic leaders in adulthood. This session highlights how kids who grow up in homes with abuse and neglect can become resilient leaders. The session weaves personal story, relationship building tips, research, culturally responsive practices, and bold acts of caring encouragement. Attendees will walk away inspired to champion for their students to become future resilient leaders.