With iPEC’s recent announcement about bringing the power of coaching into schools through our Educational Leadership Coach Training Program, I was positively thrilled to receive an e-mail from one of our graduates, Stacy Hartmann, about the difference she’s making with one local Minnesota school.
Stacy’s e-mail included a link to an article highlighting her transformative work as a life coach, making her an instrumental part of Red Wing High School’s “Teen Leadership Program.” Currently coaching 17 students a week, Stacy works with kids who are at risk of dropping-out.
This story began last year, when Stacy approached me at our Mod IV: Energy Leadership training to see if she could partner with iPEC to create a teen version of our Energy Leadership Development System (ELDS) – an offer we enthusiastically accepted. After months of work, the teen system was complete, and Stacy launched it with Red Wing High School students in January of this year.
First, she has the students take the Energy Leadership Index assessment and, then, she works with them using the teen ELDS. Stacy says that what she talks about with each student is really up to them, knowing that part of the process is to stay positive and to focus on goals.
Speaking of goals, one of the primary goals of the program, and of Stacy’s work, is to help students stay in school. As of 2009, Red Wing’s drop-out rate was reported at 4.3 percent, just below the state average of 5.5 percent.
Read the complete article here, and see the positive impact Stacy is having on Red Wing in general, and with one student, in particular.
We’re really proud of Stacy and the difference she’s making in her community and in the lives of many Red Wing High School students. Help spread the word about Stacy’s good work, and the transformative impact of coaching in schools, by sharing this blog and Stacy’s article on Facebook and Twitter.
Liz Fisch, CPC, PCC, ELI-MP
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)