Episode 92: First 5 Minutes: “Tell me about a place…”

Today’s episode is the first in our special four-part First 5 Minutes series. These short episodes will provide you with all you need to know to incorporate one resilience-boosting question to use in your conversations.

In addition to providing you with a new question each week, Elena also walks through how to introduce this new type of question, models what that might look like, pulls back the curtain on why this question works and shares some wisdom on how to artfully put this into action.  […]

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Episode 91: Journey Into Wanderland

Does your life feel like it’s one checklist after another? Are you feeling unbalanced with your energy being spent on only what must get done and not pursuits that fill you up? If so, this is the episode for you. 

Today we’re kicking off Season 5 of the podcast with some Quarterly Wisdom from Elena. Tune in to hear about an energizing practice that will support you in connecting in meaningful ways with people, places and yourself. […]

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Episode 89: REPLAY Virtual Reality: Confronting Self-Doubt

This week we are replaying an earlier coaching conversation with Kathrina Mendez, a teacher in California we first met in episode 2. 

This was the second coaching conversation between Elena and Kathrina. In it Elena uses the ACE framework discussed in last week’s episode as she supported Kathrina in her quest for growing self-compassion and implementing power doses of self-care. 
The ACE framework is one that has been utilized in many of the coaching conversations episodes, including one we will be replaying next week: Virtual Reality: Confronting Self Doubt.   […]

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Episode 88: REPLAY: How to Ace Your Coaching Conversations

This week we are replaying an earlier coaching tools episode where Elena provides an overview of the ACE framework, one of the core strategies for coaching resilience. 

The ACE framework is one that has been utilized in many of the coaching conversations episodes, including one we will be replaying next week: Virtual Reality: Confronting Self Doubt.   […]

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Three Things to Consider Doing Differently This Year With Your Team

Summer is renewal time for educators, and this year more than ever, educators need to recover and replenish so they can return reenergized in the fall. As we emerge from this pandemic, it is important to consider these three things to do differently this year with your team. […]

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Episode 66: Feel Better: Create Your Recipe for Well-Being

This is the final episode of our special edition How to Feel Better podcast series. Today Elena gets us ready to engage in the final two exercises in the Week 4 Guide: What Has Helped You Feel Better? and the Week 4 Wrap Up. Listen in as we celebrate whatever part of the program you took part in and embrace a, “what I did was enough” mindset. Because you are always enough. […]

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Episode 65: Feel Better: Create a Pandemic Transition Plan

In this mini-episode of the Feel Better program, Elena walks you through the fourth exercise in the Week Four How to Feel Better Guide: A Post-Pandemic Plan. It’s time to start thinking about what we want to start, stop and keep doing in the post-pandemic world…and Elena has the tool to help you get to it! […]

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