The Empowered Principal Podcast
By Angela Kelly Robeck
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The Empowered Principal is designed to offer tools and strategies that no other elementary principal resource provides - exercises that strengthen your emotional fitness as an educational leader. Former teacher, principal, district administrator, and Certified Life Coach Angela Kelly Robeck discusses why elementary principals feel complete overwhelm, ways to approach the issue of time, how to build authentic relationships with staff, parents, students, and district officials, and how to enjoy your job and life overall. Together, we tackle the toughest aspects of being a principal by learning how to manage your thinking so that you can handle whatever comes your way. Listeners can download a free workbook from my website at www.angelakellycoaching.com
||CleanEp #42: Seeking Approval||Being a school leader is no joke. I created this podcast to support all of you leaders because the drama and the workload is not an easy task to handle. I'm here this week to discuss the idea of needing approval from others and how it affects the...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #41: When Things Irritate You||Can you think of someone who gets on your last nerve? That guy who just has to have the last word in a discussion, or that Debbie-downer who always has something negative to say about a plan you’re presenting at a staff briefing? Well, you might be...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #40: Words of Gratitude for Fred Rogers||Recently I saw a documentary on one of my childhood heroes, Mr. Fred Rogers – a man who was authentic and passionate about his message. Join me this week as I celebrate Mr. Rogers and break down why he’s had such a positive impact on my...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #39: How to Build Resiliency||At the very core of helping school leaders manage the demands of their job is the ability to expand our resiliency. We use this phrase all the time when referring to students and teachers, but when we become a school leader, we’re expected to handle..||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #38: Why a Vulnerable Leader Is a Good Leader||New parents, students, and teachers can make this time of year a real challenge... for everyone. Join me on the podcast this week to discover the amazing trust that will prevail between you and your whole school if you can embrace vulnerability. The...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #37: Actually Loving the Job||Tune in this week and discover what role our bodies play in our everlasting mindset improvement journey. Using this one method for processing my thoughts has brought me so much joy today and I hope that for you it can uncover some positivity, which...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #36: Leadership Is Selling||I'm going to share a concept with you today about leadership that you may have never considered until you listen to this week's episode of The Empowered Principal Podcast. I completely understand that your initial thought, like mine, may be, "What?"...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #35: Dealing with Interruptions||Don't you just hate being interrupted a million times a day? Hearing, "Do you have a minute?" from every direction can make anyone want to lock themselves in their office and avoid human contact. Since that's not a feasible solution for the...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #34: Go All In||A lot of us get caught up in not knowing what to decide, what choice to make, or what we should or shouldn't do. We get confused about what our emotions are telling us and we become paralyzed with indecision! Join me as I discuss what you may...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #33: Organize Your Office Space||On today's episode, I share how to use the STEAR Cycle to organize your office in a way that you truly love! Because our external space is a representation of our internal space and the internal workings of our mind, the importance of creating a...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #32: Welcome Back to the New School Year||Whether this is your first year as a principal or your twentieth, if you are excited to be heading to the office but you find yourself swimming in anxiety or stress about all that is to come in the new year, we can do work through the thoughts that...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #31: Why I Invest in Coaching||Join me today as I break down the reasons most people are afraid of investing in a coach. Coaching may or may not be for you. But if you have the same questions and fears that I had when I was entering into the coaching world, I’m sharing this for...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #30: Words of Gratitude for Dr. Angela Lauria||Okay, so I wrote a book you guys. I finally overcame the fear of not knowing how and wrote my book after loving writing and wanting to write a book for years! Join me today as I share the lessons I learned from writing a book and how Dr. Lauria...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #29: Question Everything||Today, we are talking about increasing our awareness through questioning. Questioning... everything! We have thousands of thoughts running through our minds each day - thoughts that, in many cases, we're not even consciously aware of. Sit back,...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #28: Kicking Perfectionism to the Curb||This week, I’m expanding on perfectionism and our nature to seek external validation: how it affects our work and personal lives, and how it would serve us to kick it to the curb once and for all. Join me in this episode to discover how this...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #27: Achieving Emotional Adulthood||As I’m sure you’re aware, summer is in full-swing, which means it’s time to deal with a touchy subject; family relationships. Sure, some of us have a great time with our families, however, for others, it can leave us wading through old emotions...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #26: Internal Alignment Vs. External Validation||As a leader, feedback and criticisms are something you're going to experience fairly frequently. How you deal with these, however, is completely up to you. It's easy to get caught up in the cycle that is people pleasing, but today I explore the...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #25: Do You Owe Anyone Your Time?||Tune in and discover how using our time in a way that suits us and being clear in our decisions will fulfill the needs of our social-self and our essential-self. I’m providing you the tools to take control of your time in every area of your life....||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #24: Change-Back Attack: How to Handle Evolving Relationships||As leaders and educators, our aim is to be the highest versions of ourselves, allowing us to serve our colleagues and students, as well as ourselves. I'm all for transformation and striving to be the best we can possibly be, but sometimes our life...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #23: Reflecting on the Year||It’s the end of the year – you made it! You’ve been a school leader for the whole year and now is the time to sit back and reflect on a job well done. Of course, there will always be things we’re not so happy with the outcome of, so this...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #22: Planning with Total Focus||In this week’s show, I impart the wisdom I’ve collected – with an analogy from my former superintendent – about how to keep going toward the outcome you set out to achieve, even if it means changing course in order to make it. The advice I...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #21: Compassion Vs. Condoning||On this episode, we’re going to talk about why judging other people’s actions and spreading your thoughts about those judgments is not going to help make the changes you want to see in your school. I have a story to demonstrate why we need to...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #20: Words of Gratitude for Martha Beck||This week, I want to share some of my personal gratitude and love for Martha Beck, along with some stories of how her teaching has influenced the ups and downs of my life. If it wasn’t for Martha, I honestly don’t know where I’d be today. Her...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #19: A Tale of Two Leaders||We generally have an idea of the kind of principal we want to be when we finally receive the news that we have achieved the position. But it can be challenging when your vision and expectations don’t match up with the results you’re getting in...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #18: Doing Your Best Work in the Face of Criticism||Join me this week where we will break down criticism, talk about what it means, and find a savvy way to handle our emotions when we encounter this thing that we inherently don’t like. Whether you are an educational leader or not, this is going to...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #17: How to Effectively Set Boundaries||Join me this week where we will learn how to deal with people who are making you uncomfortable and how you can take back control without relying on the other person to change their behavior. I’m giving you a step-by-step process for creating and...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #16: The Blame Game||It’s easy to start looking around you when things aren’t going great, but is it really anybody else’s fault that you’re not getting the results you want? Join in as we discuss how our brain tricks us into thinking other people are the...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #15: Harnessing Responsibility||Join me this week as we look at why we associate responsibility with negative thoughts and why disempowering yourself in this way is NOT serving you. Luckily, I have prepared direct instructions for how to take responsibility for negative outcomes,...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #14: Being Decisive as a Leader||Join me as we work together in kicking indecisiveness to the curb by defining what it really means to decide something. When you understand the different methods of reaching a decision, you can implement my step-by-step process of things to consider,...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #13: The Desire to Quit the Job||It’s that time of year when you’ve been working hard as a school leader for months, summer is on the horizon, and your workload is mounting. We’re wearing down, our staff is getting tired, we’re getting tired, the kids are getting tired... and..||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #12: Making Decisions as Your Essential Self||Tune in and find out how we can identify which aspects of our professional lives are not bringing us joy. When we know what we don’t want, we can build our ideal life by making decisions; not thinking about what we should do, but what we want to do...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #11: Why Enthusiasm Matters in Leadership||Today, I share what a difference it makes when we choose to bring enthusiasm into our work as educators. Even if you don’t consider yourself an “enthusiastic person,” you’re going to learn how you can create that energy for the benefit of the...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #10: Words of Gratitude for Byron Katie||Join me this week as I share how I related to Byron Katie through the similarities in our lives, and hopefully, you can too! Tune in for an authentic insight into my difficult times, how Byron Katie’s work came into my life, and how she changed my...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #9: Negating Procrastination||We all procrastinate at some time or another when we should be taking action so I’m diving into why we genuinely think procrastination is bringing us pleasure. I’ve also prepared some tips for how to identify when we’re procrastinating and how...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #8: How to Make More Time||Join me today as I share some of the strategies that I’ve learned and implemented in my own life that have changed my beliefs on the limiting nature of time. However, let me warn you, your brain is not going to like what I’m saying. Give these...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #7: Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway||Join me this week as I discuss how I got started with The Empowered Principal Podcast. After holding back for so long, I want to tell you how this creation has made me grow as a person. I took the plunge and did something I’d never done before,...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #6: How Approach Impacts Results||Ever wondered why we react with high emotion to some situations more than others? Some situations kick us into action, and we decide to take action with one thing in mind – but could that thing be achieved without taking action at all? Tune in this...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #5: Making Intentional Decisions Despite Negative Emotion||Our emotional state impacts our decisions, how we approach meetings, staff members, students, parents, and our entire day. So many of us let our emotions take the wheel and then we disconnect in an attempt to wash away the pain. We sink into...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #4: How Your Thoughts Trigger Your Emotions||In this episode, we take a look at the first part of the STEAR Cycle – our thoughts and how they impact your emotions. Listen in as I explain what emotions are, where they come from and how they differ from body sensations, and why it’s so...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #3: Introduction to the STEAR Cycle and the Power of Thought||On today’s episode of The Empowered Principal Podcast, we’re talking about the source of all painful emotions. We break down the STEAR Cycle so you can start to see how the situations around us, our thoughts about those situations, what emotions...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #2: Pain vs. Suffering||As human beings, it is perfectly normal to avoid or delay uncomfortable situations. Our brains have evolved to interpret and protect us from death. The problem is, the body cannot differentiate between real and perceived danger. So how do we manage...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #1: The Difference Between a Cause and a Symptom||Welcome to the very first episode of The Empowered Principal Podcast! I am your host, Angela Kelly Robeck, and I'm a Certified Life Coach, who coaches elementary school principals who want to strengthen their emotional fitness as an...||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Eye-opening and thoughtful!
Can’t wait to hear more podcasts! I am currently a teacher looking to get my administrative credential to become a principal. It is great to hear the good, the bad and the ugly from someone who has done a little bit of everything. I am looking forward to continuing the coaching exercises and hearing more about her personal experiences!
A great podcast to help us principals re-examine how we look at things we encounter on a daily basis. The topics are real and pertinent to what we face as a school principal. Definitely worth your time to listen!
An amazing new show!
This podcast is amazing whether you're in the field of education or not.
Angela is a great coach who is incredibly fun to listen to and has a unique ability to break down difficult concepts and mind-managing techniques to help you manage your thinking so that you can handle whatever comes your way.