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Equip your faculty and students with everyday life and leadership skills to map their path with purpose and to lead well in their own lives.
START Leadership provides educators (and parents) with a 5-step, proven approach that works for adults and kids, from pre-K through college. 

{SEL through the Lens of Leadership}

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We are all born with the capacity to engage innovate, and lead. Those who fare best in preparedness and well-being have had opportunities to discover, develop, and apply everyday life and leadership skills in many areas, over many years.


START's Leadership Development training approach gives your faculty the practical, evidence-based tools to build their own skills and to provide their students with opportunities to build the skills they need to map their path with purpose, take the lead in their own lives, and live happy and successful lives.

Thanks for taking a look. I invite you to join the forward-thinking educators using the START Leadership approach to build the social and emotional attributes we all need to lead well, be well, and do well.


~ Laurie

START @ School

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"Over the past few years we have noticed a declining trend in student preparedness, initiative, and self-direction. ​But in just a few weeks using the START Leadership approach in our classroom, all are on the rise. The positive shift in student engagement and focus along with their ability to work independently has been remarkable."

        ​           5th Grade Teacher, Colonial School





"One of the things I find most valuable about START, the thing that sets your professional development resources apart from all the others, is that you start with the teacher. You invest first in what they need to engage with a sense of purpose and to feel connected to their work.  Then you provide the strategic and tactical tools that support us in landing this work with our students.


START's Leadership Approach to Social and Emotional Learning has made a big difference for me, and I now look forward to sharing it with my students this year." 


                                Physical Education Teacher, Huntley Community School District


 Support for Parents



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When it comes to the well being of our children, we're in this together. Join us in building a sustainable culture of well-being, preparedness, and leadership in our families, schools, and communities, for good.

We're better together.  

"START Leadership take the broad concept of leadership and provides a how-to manual for families; how to discuss, model, and engage around leadership at home. This unique program removes the guesswork and gives parents tools to have meaningful, developmentally appropriate conversations to support their kids in becoming capable leaders of their own lives.” 
               Denise, Mom to 9 and 12 year olds
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Learn more about START's live,

online Leadership Labs

New classes starting in April

Parents: Click Here

Educators: Click Here

 Download a free chapter of the START Leadership Handbook to learn more about the START Leadership approach and discover the attributes of the 10% of

kids who fare best in school and life.

Join us to gain

Insight, Information & Inspiration to START

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