The Future of Education: Three Visionary Educators Share What Today’s Kids Need Most from Education

February 27, 2012
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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When Andrew Kutt founded Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase, MD, he imagined a place where children learned firsthand that the world is one family. North Branch School Founder Tal Birdsey wanted to build a school for middle school kids in Vermont’s Green Mountains that celebrates the complexity and individuality of children at that often misunderstood age. Laura Kang stepped into the role of Head of School at Eagle Cove School on the Chesapeake Bay because she was drawn to its mission of academic excellence, joy in learning and stewardship of community and environment. These leaders share a common mission to instill joy, confidence and love of learning in students – the success of their schools gives testimony to the difference they are making. What can we learn from them about creating schools that educate the whole child? Join Host Kate Ebner to discover the passion, innovation and philosophies that underlie three powerful visions – and how to take these ideas into your community.

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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