what schools are saying
“It was the best Professional Development I have been to in a very long time. It not only gave me strategies but also affirmed my role as a teacher.”
Teacher, Highland High School
"The Professional Development workshop was incredibly helpful in helping me to think about situations from a different point of view (teacher-student, teacher-teacher). The most powerful part of this workshop was the last part of the day where we had the opportunity to anonymously express our appreciation and gratitude to one another. I wouldn't have changed anything."
Teacher, Priest River High School
"Each and every year Greg comes to our school and leads an action packed, fun-filled, wisdom-instilling training program with our new mentors. He has trained every single one of our mentors – that is about 600 students! In addition to that, he conducts our yearly Freshman Assembly creating an atmosphere of connection and genuine positive regard amongst the freshmen students. Their excitement, laughter, and willingness to participate in meaningful ways permeates our gym. Students learn very quickly to step out of their comfort zone and interact with others authentically. Greg’s knack for creating such an open and positive atmosphere with youth is unmatched."
Teacher, Sandpoint High School
"As a building leader Greg's workshops always give me such great insight into where staff are in their thinking and the direction I need to go to support them during the year."
Principal, Lakeland Jr. High
“I have never seen a facilitator bring a group of teenagers together as quickly and as closely as Greg does. His team building activities are incredibly engaging and well sequenced to create a safe and fun space that immediately starts breaking down the students' walls and pushing them out of their comfort zone. Within the first hour, students are participating and making connections in ways that I have not witnessed before. By the end of the program, whether it's two hours or a whole day, I watch students walk away with new understandings of themselves, of their peers, and of their ability to connect with one another in an authentic and compassionate way.”
Advisor, Teton High School
"I attended your breakout session at the Idaho Prevention and Support Conference in Sun Valley. It was truly one of the most fun and inspiring classes I have ever attended there, and I've been going for about 7 years. Thank you! I loved the above lesson plan and will use it at the earliest opportunity. I employ 7 high school students to run enrichment and academic groups for "at-risk" elementary students on a daily basis. This lesson is simple and very relevant to what we are doing at our school. In fact, I will probably first teach it with my staff as the students as a way to connect in more meaningful ways, then ask them to run the same activity and lesson with their young groups. Thanks again for this wonderful resource!"
Grant Director, Emmett School District
"Greg did a fantastic job of connecting with our staff. He is uplifting and inspiring!"
Superintendent, Freeman School District