A Confidential Partnership that Improves Leadership Practices & Results

Why Hire a Coach?

Leading independent schools is becoming more and more challenging in an increasingly complex world. Well-intentioned plans often fall short of creating the necessary changes required to address today’s challenges. What is needed for today’s independent school leader is an on-going partnership in the development of specific action steps with the supportive accountability to implement these steps. This is why school leadership coaching today (often referred to as executive coaching) is more important than ever.

How it Works

We have developed a comprehensive package to best support school leaders through the coaching process. This includes:

•  using the Hogan Assessment to identify the leader’s specific strengths and challenges,
•  meeting via video-conferencing twice a month for five months,
•  additional resources that support the action steps,
•  and ongoing email support during the coaching period.

Starting the Process

Requests for coaching can be made to Rod Chamberlain at Consulting@SouthernTeachers.com. This will initiate a conversation that will address any questions by the school leader and facilitate the scheduling of the Hogan Assessment to start the coaching process. Together, Rod and the school leader will work together over the next five months to optimize strengths and address challenges through increased self-awareness and enhanced leadership practices.

Rod Chamberlain

Rod, who has served in leadership positions in independent schools in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Hawai'i, and North Carolina, provides coaching services for Southern Teachers’ member schools. He brings three essential components to this coaching:

•  proven independent school leadership,

•  International Coaching Federation training (the largest coaching certification organization in the world), and

•  Hogan Assessment certification.

Rod partners with independent school leaders to improve their results.Are you interested in becoming a coach yourself?  Please contact Rod at Consulting@SouthernTeachers.com

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  • Southern Teachers has been a great long-term partner in our hiring. Taking the time and making the effort to know our school and its culture has built a relationship that has allowed you to send us better candidates.

    DuBose EglestonCharleston, SC


  • At each juncture in my career, I have reconnected with Southern Teachers. They are unique among teacher agencies in that they commit time and resources to knowing candidates and building partnerships with them.

    Marie Reed Charlottesville, VA


  • Southern Teachers is one of the easiest placement organizations I have worked with. Your staff is accessible, supportive, and sustains a high level of engagement. Your website is easy to navigate and the video introductions of candidates are a real plus.

    Garhett WagersHouston, TX


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