Professional Development

Resources for everyone!

Here are some materials to help you get along better at work, keep up with cultural change, deal with organizational dysfunction, understand how different people learn and process information, keep difficult colleagues from stressing you out, be (or find) an effective mentor, see the value in giving and receiving meaningful feedback, avoid burnout, and explore different ways to grow your career. See more in Relationships.

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 Articles, handouts, and blogs

8 Ways To Start Being Your Authentic Self
An Alternative to Advice Giving: Asking questions to guide problem solving
Assuming Your Professional Teaching Identity
Back to the Future? Not so Much, Thank You
Behavior Profiles and Power
Certificate Download to acknowledge your Angels in Disguise
Certificate Download to offer The Gift of Service
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
Dimensions of Gratitude
Examples of Some New Ways of Thinking
Finding Consistency in an Inconsistent Life
Healthy vs Unhealthy Friendships
How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain
How to Stay Stressed
I-Messages: The Handout
It’s Only Disrespect if I Think It’s Disrespect
Magic Sentences for Effective Communication
Making Someone Wrong: What does that really mean?
Motivation vs Manipulation
Multiple Intelligences
Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Myers-Briggs Scales and Categories
Non-Supportive Responses to Avoid
Picking up the Pieces: Reclaiming our Essence
The Power of Discouragement
A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime by Misty Hall
Recharging Our Professional Batteries (written for teachers with tips for everyone)
Rules and Beliefs of Unhealthy Systems
The School as a Dysfunctional Family (Systems dysfunction in any organization)
So You Want to be a Speaker: Tips for Aspiring Trainers, Presenters, and Workshop Leaders
So You Want to Write a Book? Tips for Would-Be Writers (and Speakers)
Starting Over is Not Failure
Stop Telling Me How Lucky I Am!
Stress-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Supportive Alternatives for Dealing with Other People’s Problems and Feelings
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The importance of meaningful feedback
Ways to be an Effective Mentor
What’s a Purchase Order: Confessions of an Accidental CEO*
Why I Teach
Why Teachers Quit: 6-part excerpt about the realities of teaching starts here

Special feature:

*What’s a Purchase Order? Confessions of an Accidental C.E.O. What it’s like to start a business with absolutely no business background! Read about how this company started out, all the changes we’ve been through, the obstacles we overcame, and what happens when it’s time to start slowing down and letting go.


Book: The Perception Deception
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity
Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates to easily show appreciation for others. Available in multiple languages.


The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan


Are Your Colleagues Driving you Crazy? Building Bridges with Difficult People in Your Life
Boundaries 101: From Basic to Black-Belt Self-Care Techniques
Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity: An Abundance of Gratitude
The Perfection Deception: Why trying to be perfect is sabotaging your relationships, making you sick, and holding your happiness hostage.
Secrets of Successful Mentorship: Practical Ideas for Great Leaders
So You Want to Write a Book? Sharing your Passion, Ideas, and Voice with the World
The Soft-Drink Dilemma: Finding Win-Win Solutions in a Win-Lose World
What’s a Purchase Order? Confessions of an Accidental CEO

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“Pads” on the Back Templates: Free downloads with messages of recognition and appreciation in multiple languages.

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