“Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.” Vince Lombardi

School Leader Coaching

Executive Coaching creates an on-going, confidential partnership that:

•  develops specific action steps to address challenges that will work in a leader’s context, and
•  provides the support needed to implement these steps.

Executive Coaching is not just for the Head of School. It is also helpful in developing those emerging leaders who need some additional support in taking on a new challenge or responsibility.


Leadership Team Coaching 

"If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." 
–African proverb

A Leadership Team works together to achieve goals across the school.  But being part of a team means different viewpoints and approaches to challenges–and educators usually have little practice in working together towards a common goal.  Executive Coaching with the Leadership Team collectively explores options and then focuses on actions along with aligned accountability.  Through a sequence of planned activities, new team practices are reinforced to ensure long-term success.

Coming soon!

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    Southern Teachers will hold two Virtual Job Fairs in 2021.

    Friday, February 5

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    All active Southern Teachers candidates are eligible and encouraged to partipate!

    Registration is now open!


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    In our groundbreaking Leadership Study based on assessments of almost 250 sitting heads of school, you'll read about the specific personality traits that distinguish independent school leaders.  Nine reports published serially this fall on topics such as Ambition, Learning Approaches, and Interpersonal Sensitivity.  Does your personality predict your performance?


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    Our 12th Annual Student Art Contest will begin accepting submissions on November 1.  Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.


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