My feedback is BRAVISSIMO! A+. You are SO deeply knowledgeable, well spoken, and sage about schools. What you shared today was excellent.

by Carole J. Everett, Executive Director, New Jersey Association of Independent Schools


First, I want to thank you for another wonderful presentation. Every time I hear you speak I walk away with so much. Here is my feedback John.
-Helpful information framed within relevant contexts with concrete examples. Delivering information is one thing but the stories provide context highlighting real challenges, pitfalls to avoid, and concrete advice from key lessons learned.
-Your presentations are grounded in quantitative research and qualitative observations from the important action research you have been conducting for years.
-You deliver information in a clear, concise and pragmatic manner.
-Your presentation is polished and your communication style is honest and transparent.
-A great speaker knows their audience. Your ability to filter the information for your audience is brilliant.

by Julie Rousseau, Head of School, Yorkhouse School, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


While most webinars are usually sponsored by state and regional associations such as ADVIS, FCIS, NCAIS and AISNE and others and international organizations such as EARCOS, AAIE, CAIS and the Tri-Association we can also customize a webinar for an organization or school board:

“The Effectiveness of Schools and the Longevity of Heads” 

“Designing Mission-Based Compensation Systems for Teacher Renewal, Recruitment, Retention and Financial Sustainability” 

“Governance, Best Practice and Board Nominations” sponsored by the Tri-Association

“The Power of the Board/Head Relationship” 

“Is the Role of the Head Sustainable? How to Help Heads Renew their Focus and Commitment” 

“Head of School Compensation” 


Contact us today for more information on how we can customize a webinar for your organization!

Superb! We so appreciate your willingness and generosity in reaching out to VAIS and delivering such a polished product. The Heads and Trustees on the call were so complimentary of you and your presentation! We got so many great comments about your session.

by Kimberly Fallon, Director of Professional development and Communication, Virginia Association of Independent Schools


That was a fabulous session! Thank you so much. The feedback at the end — all the thank you and kudos and expressions of appreciation for the informative presentation speak for themselves. I really enjoyed it myself, and loved working with you. I would love to do it again if you are willing.

by Barbara Swanson, Associate Director for Professional Development, New York Association of Independent Schools