Kindsight 101
Big Impact—One Small Step At A Time
This is KindSight 101, the podcast where you’ll hear from world renowned educational leaders about the mobilizing power of kindness. Together, by challenging our assumptions and venturing beyond the status quo in education, we can make a BIG impact...one small act at a time.
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Sharon and I discuss how to overcome perfectionism, how to set realistic goals, how to overcome the tough stuff in your life, and how to support those going through difficult challenges.
Plus, she gives you the three main steps you need to rebuild…

Tables are turned when I get interviewed by Teresa Quinlan and Rhys Thomas on the TNT ESQ Leadership Podcast.

Here, I talk about:
-The origin of the Small Act Big Impact Kindness challenge
-The small ways we can take steps to making a big impact,…

Scott Perry is the ceo of Creative on Purpose, which helps people like you see and step into possibility in endeavors that make a difference. I met him as a coach on Seth Godin’s Akimbo workshops and was struck by his generosity, work ethic, and…

In this episode, Dr. Rick Capaldi and I explore some of the main concepts in his new book, 21st Century Parenting: A Guide to Raising Emotionally Resilient Children in an Unstable World. We talk about:
-Developing a parenting GPS
-The Three R’s of…

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry and a proud Mom of fifteen year old twins. She is an award-winning, best-selling author and sought after consultant. Some of her books include: Tilly: A Story of Hope…

This is part two of my interview with Kristin Wiens.

Today, we focus on her work with activist and musician, Raffi, talking about the 9 principles of child-honouring, exploring her collaborative online course with him, and highlighting her beautiful…

Have you ever wondered which small shifts in your classroom practice could make the most impact? In Part One of my interview with Inclusion Coach, Kristin Wiens, we discuss the transformative and creative use of visuals in the classroom including…

We discuss how the concept of child-honouring came to Raffi in a dream, how his earliest memories as a child in Egypt then as an immigrant to Canada framed his passion for inclusion and diversity, how important it is to care for those in our culture…

Are you feeling stressed?
Have you beat up on yourself lately?
Take a self-compassion break with my friend, Lisa Baylis. I guarantee you’ll be feeling restored and rejuvenated after this.

In our conversation, we discuss the one tweak we can all make to transform our educational learning spaces and businesses, the responsibilities every leader has in an organization, how to rethink antiquated approaches to leadership, and how to measure…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Have you ever wondered what the number one predictor for high-achieving teams was? What about optimizing the brain’s most basic neurochemicals to live a happier life? Did you know that there are three main ingredients to create belonging in the work…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Raphael Vincent a Haitian-born artist and activist based out of Victoria, British Columbia, who celebrates the concept of strength through unity in order to bring a sense of belonging and identity to school-aged students through the creation of…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Have you ever dreamed of a doing extraordinary things with your life but haven’t known where to start? Amy Perkins, an educator and teacher coach turned entrepreneur and influencer, walked away from a 25 year career and an overwhelming sense of…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a the kind of educational leader that nurtures excellence while building a powerful sense of community?

I’ve got another gem for you today…the one and only Jimmy Casas!

In our wide-ranging conversation,…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Have you ever wanted to know the secret to truly achieving success? How to create rapport in less than one minute?
What about rethinking your personal brand-everyone has one (you can either be intentional about it or let someone else create it for…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Have you ever wondered what it takes to overcome a pivotal career crisis like getting fired? Well, my accomplished guest takes us through the 4 steps to creating confidence in the face of catastrophe. She also tells us the keys of closing a sale, a…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

It turns out being a magician is pretty similar to being a teacher. In this episode, Brian Miller and I explore tactical ways to create connection with people in such a way that we can serve the world more fully. Have you ever struggled to remember…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

If you are an educator, school administrator, parent, camp counsellor, or employer, chances are you’ve had experience with challenging behaviours.

So often, we focus on crisis-management and behaviour-modification to attempt to make challenging…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

We talk about self-care non-stop these days, but certainly, it has to be more than bubble baths and pedicures. In this episode, Lisa and I explore the three research-based components to self-care, the importance of getting intentional with your…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

Kindness has the power to change even the toughest class!

Allie Apels is a mother of two, a wife, kindergarten teacher, and Sensei to her KINDergarten Kindness Ninjas based out of Airdrie Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about empowering her…

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

I wanted to have Dan Buchner onto KindSight 101 to talk about the ways that innovation, leadership and learning interconnect within this global world and the ways that edcuators can foster environments that encourage creative thinking vs. compliance….

Practice some of the KindSight 101 strategies, meditations, and tactics to help you be more self-compassionate, more altruistic and generous in your assumptions about others, and to truly step into the life you hope to have by bouncing back from…

With the recent popularity of sketchnoting in schools, I wanted to have her on the show to talk about the different ways that we can use visuals to tell a compelling story about ourselves and our students. We learn the three life lessons that can help…