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for lasting change

What Is A Smart Solution?

A smart solution is one that matches up with your goals, resources, unique situation, and stakeholders. And, one that ensures sustainability. Instead of packaged interventions, workshops or talks, you’ll get the custom services your organization needs.

Coaching

Deepening coaches’ toolkits and instructional frameworks by providing a strengths orientation and differentiated instructional approach.

Consulting

Customized workshops that catalyze instructors, staff, and leaders to up-level their educational capacity, professional learning communities, and strategy development that helps administrators leverage organizational strengths.

Speaking

Engaging, interactive, and relentlessly practical, Jane’s customized speaking services provide participants with actionable insights they can immediately apply to organizational, instructional, and individual challenges.

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Coaching

Deepening coaches’ toolkits and instructional frameworks by providing a strengths orientation and differentiated instructional approach.

Consulting

Customized workshops that catalyze instructors, staff, and leaders to up-level their educational capacity, professional learning communities, and strategy development that helps administrators leverage organizational strengths.

Speaking

Engaging, interactive, and relentlessly practical, Jane’s customized speaking services provide participants with actionable insights they can immediately apply to organizational, instructional, and individual challenges.

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We Create Transformational Opportunities

Our goal is ensuring leaders are more intentional, systemic, and practical in their work. In each client engagement, we align our expertise with your needs, with clear, realistic parameters around goals, resources, time frames, and coordination with other initiatives.

Increasing Leadership Effectiveness Since 1997

Client Reviews

Nancy N.

I highly recommend Dr. Kise as a presenter. Her intelligence, knowledge base, professionalism, and personality make her an ideal facilitator.” —Nancy Neusbaum, Curriculum Specialist, Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania

Molly P.

I enjoyed my executive coaching sessions with Jane Kise. She provided insights, tools and resources that have made a big difference in my life -both professionally and personally. If you’re interested in personal growth or improving your team’s ability to collaborate, I’d highly recommend Jane. — Molly Pelzer, President, Midwest Dairy Association

Jill G.

We recently had Dr. Kise present to three different audiences over the course of two days. Although some of her themes were similar, she successfully differentiated her presentations for each audience, ensuring that each group’s unique needs were met. The sessions were engaging and allowed us to think and discuss relevant topics that we face in our daily work. Each group left her session empowered with ideas that we could implement immediately! — Jill Geocaris, Director, Illinois Council of Instructional Coaches, Director of Adult Learning, Maine Township Schools

Jill G.

We recently had Dr. Kise present to three different audiences over the course of two days. Although some of her themes were similar, she successfully differentiated her presentations for each audience, ensuring that each group’s unique needs were met. The sessions were engaging and allowed us to think and discuss relevant topics that we face in our daily work. Each group left her session empowered with ideas that we could implement immediately! — Jill Geocaris, Director, Illinois Council of Instructional Coaches, Director of Adult Learning, Maine Township Schools

Nancy N.

I highly recommend Dr. Kise as a presenter. Her intelligence, knowledge base, professionalism, and personality make her an ideal facilitator.” —Nancy Neusbaum, Curriculum Specialist, Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Pennsylvania

Molly P.

I enjoyed my executive coaching sessions with Jane Kise. She provided insights, tools and resources that have made a big difference in my life -both professionally and personally. If you’re interested in personal growth or improving your team’s ability to collaborate, I’d highly recommend Jane. — Molly Pelzer, President, Midwest Dairy Association

Speaking Highlights

Balance and Belonging – Breaking through with Type

Where and When:

The Influence of Culture on J and P Conference, April 2-4 2024

Type in Tokyo: Encounters Through the Lens of Type.
A cross-cultural and cross-generational experience AusAPT and TypeLAB, Japan are excited to be co-hosting an International Type Conference in Tokyo, Japan, 2-4 April, 2024.

Cost:

YEN 12000 Price for all participants – or Approx $125AU

Where and When:

Step In, Step Up: The Women’s School Leadership Journey, April 25 2024

Women have incredible potential to drive change in education if they step up to lead at all levels. In this workshop, current and aspiring women leaders will get a jump-start on a twelve-week leadership journey. An assortment of activities, reflection prompts, and stories empower readers to overcome gender barriers to leadership and engage in opportunities to learn, grow, and lead within their school communities. Participants will gain a deep understanding of why leadership requires accessing what has been labeled as both classically masculine or feminine strengths. They’ll learn about gender construction and sexism, their negative impact on both men and women and how they can address these issues when they arise.

Cost:

ILASCD Member $249

Non-Member $298, 2 People Each $278, 3 People Each $268

(Call 618-203-3933 for larger team discounts of five or more people)

Podcast

Educator Bandwidth, Burnout, and Blameless Discernment

Jane's Latest Publications

It's time to make your mental bandwidth work for you. Being an educator is more stressful than ever, and teachers and administrators must constantly shift gears to stay on top of the newest initiatives and students' ever-changing needs. Educator Bandwidth provides the tools and strategies to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and regain the time that gets lost to interruptions, temptations, competing demands, and task-switching.

Lead a whole-child learning environment where student engagement and success thrive. This practical educational leadership book guides school leaders in using 12 powerful leadership lenses and the stages of leadership development to overcome challenges and balance priorities while still supporting the whole student.

If differentiation strikes you as too complex and time-consuming, this is the book for you. With 12 core strategies, useful across content areas and kindergarten-adult learning, Doable Differentiation functions as a collection of “recipes” you can use to improve existing lessons and curriculum, instantly engage all students in more complex tasks, and increase student success.

Step In, Step Up guides current and aspiring women leaders through a twelve-week development journey to discover their personal leadership identity and overcome the gender barriers to leadership in education.

Take The Bandwidth Quiz!

Did you know teaching consistently ranks among the top 20 most stressful professions in the world? Long before you feel the kind of fatigue associated with burnout, you’re losing your ability to be effective, efficient, emotionally intelligent, and engaged in your work (McGonegal, 2011). Why? Because you don’t have enough of what we call “brain energy” and “bandwidth.” Bandwidth is your key to energy, effectiveness, and engagement. Take the bandwidth quiz and see how you are doing.

NOTABLE TALKS

If you select me as your speaker, I will work with you to develop a customized event that meets your goals. Let’s discuss how you believe my expertise fits with your needs and I’ll give 110% to engage participants and prepare them to make use of what they learn. Here’s a one-page summary of my background and speaking expertise to share with everyone involved in choosing just the right speaker for your event.

MOST RECENT BLOGS

My Top Six Books from 2023

I love sharing and receiving book recommendations, although my to-read list is long enough. Why six top picks? To showcase three nonfiction and three fiction titles this time.  But first,

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