Paula is teacher, administrator, and energetic speaker who has worked with and presented to teachers around the world. She loves traveling, reading, and meeting new people. Paula has a passion for inspiring others, whether online or in person. Paula’s work as a special education teacher taught her to see the strengths and potential in people and situations, a skill she uses daily in all aspects of her life. She is energized by thinking out-of-the box and enthusiastically challenges others to do the same.
We support teachers with our workshops, trainings and programs.
Our signature program, The INSPIRED Mentoring Program trains teachers to be effective mentors to new teachers and support them with curriculum and resources to save them time and allow them to better support new teachers.
We also work with schools to redesign curriculum, better support students, and help teachers to reignite their passion for teaching so they can become their best.
Our workshops are active, engaging and filled with practical strategies that support optimal learning.
Michele is an educator, author, international speaker and trainer. She loves to bring big vision and bold dreams to life. Michele believes that we all have gifts and talents and that the world is a better place when we bring them into the world. Michele’s gift is seeing potential, and she uses that gift to help others discover and bring about their own best gifts. Bringing potential to life, is her highest calling and most joyous work. In her free time, Michele is a voracious reader. She also loves to travel, kayak and watch the sunset over Lake Mendota.
We are award winning educators and life-long learners. We started our company because we believed that we could create a place where people could come together to learn, to be inspired, and to be supported in becoming the best version of themselves.
We support others by creating content and programs that help people to be the best version of themselves and to do extraordinary work.
Ecologists tell us that a tree planted in a clearing of an old forest will grow more successfully than one planted in an open field. The reason, it seems, is that the roots of the forest tree are able to follow the intricate pathways created by former trees and thus embed themselves more deeply. Indeed, over time, the roots of many trees may actually graft themselves to one another, creating an interdependent mat of life hidden beneath the earth. This literally enables the stronger trees to share resources with the weaker so the whole forest becomes healthier.
Similarly, human beings thrive best when we grow in the presence of those who have gone before. Our roots may not follow every available pathway, but we are able to become more fully ourselves because of the presence of others. “I am who I am because we are,” goes the saying, and mentors are a vital part of the invisible mat of our lives.
Louis J. Zachary (2000). The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships, (pg xiii)