Welcome to The Dr. Will Show Podcast, the ultimate business podcast for educators ready to reach their full potential and transform their passion into profit beyond the confines of traditional classrooms. Join us each week as we dive into the inspiring journeys of real edupreneurs who have successfully ventured into the world of entrepreneurship. I'm your host, Dr. Will H. Deyamport, III, the driving force behind The Edupreneur and an educational consultant. Get ready for a dynamic lineup of guests, including educators, authors, speakers, CEOs, consultants, and content creators. Together, we'll explore their triumphs and challenges, as they share invaluable insights into starting their ventures, conquering self-doubt, and crafting effective strategies for building thriving education-focused businesses. This podcast is all about empowering you with knowledge and actionable advice on various income streams. Tune in to discover the secrets of monetizing your talents through writing compelling books, becoming a sought-after speaker, captivating audiences at conferences, crafting engaging and impactful curriculum, establishing yourself as a successful educational consultant, or launching an in-demand online course.
Annie Tan (@AnnieTangent) - Become Who You Were Meant to Be
1:35:08Annie Tan is a writer, educator, storyteller, speaker, and activist based in New York City. Annie’s work as an educator and advocate has been featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The New Republic, PBS’ Asian Americans, and twice on The Moth Radio Hour. Annie is currently working on her first book, a memoir. Her writing has been supported by the Vermont Studio Center, the Tin House Writing Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.You can find Annie on Twitter and Instagram at annietangent. Annie is available for speaking engagements and storytelling events: you can see more about Annie’s speaking here. To contact Annie, email at [email protected] or fill out this contact form.
Katie Fielding (@KatieF) - How Your Website Can Get You Clients
1:00:31Katie Fielding is a dedicated STEM Coach in Prince William County Schools Virginia, with a rich background of 20 years in public education. Having spent 13 years as a science teacher and eight years as an instructional technology coach, Katie deeply understands the challenges and opportunities in integrating technology and STEM into teaching and learning practices.Specializing in creating accessible STEM classrooms, Katie is passionate about leveraging educational technology tools and assistive technologies to foster inclusive learning environments. This passion is rooted in Katie's personal experience as a disabled individual navigating educational barriers, driving a commitment to remove such obstacles for students.Katie actively advocates accessibility, creativity, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), sharing expertise through conference presentations, workshops, and district STEM programs. Recognized for this impactful work, Katie was honored as the VSTE (ISTE's Virginia affiliate) Coach of the Year.In addition to being an ISTE Certified Educator and Trainer, Katie holds certifications as a Google Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Adobe Creative Educator Innovator, and is UDL Level 2 certified. Katie is also actively involved in the Virginia ISTE Affiliate VSTE, serving on their equity and professional services committees. Beyond professional pursuits, Katie enjoys exploring the world of cheese and traveling to Scandinavia.With a vision for a future where all classrooms are accessible and inclusive, Katie continues to inspire and equip educators to make meaningful changes, ensuring that learning is a right, not a privilege, for every student. https://www.katiefielding.com/Social Media:(X) Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieFLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiefielding/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fieldingnotesInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/katief/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katie.fielding
Briana Bolt (@BrianaBolt284) - From Idea to Reality
35:24Ms. Briana BoltDirector of Instructional Innovation and Digital Marketing | Business ConsultantBriana Bolt is an innovative leader in the field of education, where she excels in creating synergies between technology, team collaboration, and holistic well-being approaches, setting new standards for leadership and innovation in both educational and business environments. As the Director of Instructional Innovation and Digital Marketing, she effectively utilizes collaborative teaching methods and supports the digital footprint and partnerships of educational institutions. Her consultancy work showcases her ability to blend strategic innovation with a commitment to creating supportive and inclusive environments, impacting operations and digital initiatives.In her role within education, Briana has been instrumental in collaborating with educators to integrate their passions into transformative teaching practices. She has also played a crucial role in guiding new teachers and enhancing community outreach online and in person. Her achievements in business consultancy have significantly influenced operational strategies and talent-nurturing processes.Among her notable achievements, Briana was nominated for the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education in collaboration. She led a team to victory in the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth and has been recognized internationally for her work in well-being-focused curriculum development. Briana has been an integral member of leadership teams recognized with nominations for premier business awards, celebrating exceptional achievements and excellence in business.Briana holds a Bachelor of Education, certified to teach K-12, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts. Currently, she is furthering her expertise by pursuing a Master's in Leadership, complementing her existing certifications in Inquiry, English Language Learning, Technology, Leadership, and Marketing.A dynamic speaker, Briana facilitates professional development sessions for educators and business teams, covering topics from educational technology to digital marketing trends, while also offering her expertise in assisting leadership teams with streamlining processes in business operations. This passion for connection and collaboration is vividly reflected, you can connect with her @BrianaBolt284 on Twitter “X” or on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/briana-bolt-ab8210158.Briana’s personal philosophy intertwines education with business acumen, advocating for innovative, risk-taking approaches in both domains. Her story of resilience, as a young mother who overcame challenges to become the first in her family to graduate from university, is a testament to her commitment to empowering others and her commitment to opportunities for growth and transformation.
Dr. Akilah Willery (@awillery) - You Gotta Talk To Your People
1:16:06Dr. Akilah Willery is the visionary behind Upskill Services, where she helps small businesses scale their efforts by developing their digital presence with eLearning and automations. Whether you are a coach, trainer or a classroom teacher looking to make your mark in the digital space, she’s the person that will guide you through the noise. With a remarkable background in empowering educators to leverage technology for transformative teaching and learning experiences, Dr. Willery brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Drawing from over two decades of experience as a school district administrator and edtech advisor, she’s now focused on helping others get their slice of the billion-dollar eLearning industry. Specialized ServiceseLearning developmentDigital strategy & automationOnline teacher/trainer development Contact InfoEmail: [email protected]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akilahwillery/Twitter: @awilleryFacebook: UpskillServicesInstagram: @akilahwillery
Charle Peck, M.Ed., MSW (@CharlePeck) - Alignment Is The Assignment
34:26As the co-founder of a revolutionary behavioral health program, Charle partners with school districts to improve the well-being of both staff and students. With over 20 years of education and mental health leadership experience, she has the unique lens of a seasoned teacher and a licensed therapist. Her clinical work in trauma and crisis intervention gives her clear insight to truly understand our fractured mental health system. Charle provides your team with practical, sustainable solutions to transform your entire school culture. As a Keynote Speaker, she delivers a powerful message to education leaders all over the world sharing relatable stories and leaving them with strategies to begin implementing real change. Connect [email protected] 859.878.6755www.thrivingschool.org
Dr. Matt Rhoads (@MattRhoads1990) and Janelle Clevenger McLaughlin (@Ms_Mac4) - Author Talks: Instruction Without Boundaries
1:08:16Janelle Clevenger McLaughlin is a Senior Partnerships Consultant for Advanced Learning Partnerships working with districts all across the United States. She is a former curriculum director and classroom teacher. She has been a full-time consultant since 2015 where her experiences range from job-embedded coaching for teachers and administrators, to leading reflective collaborations and facilitating leadership development. Ms. McLaughlin has a strong belief in the power of education and the role leaders play in building a strong foundation for the organization. She has worked with educational leaders in over thirty-five different states and two countries. She has presented on numerous topics at national and international events. Janelle’s first book, Leadership at Every Level: Five Qualities of Effective Classroom, Building and District Leaders, was released by Solution Tree Publishing in January of 2022. Her second book, co-authored with Matt Rhoads and Shannon Moore, Instruction Without Boundaries, was released by EduMatch Publishing on August 15, 2022. Both titles are available on Amazon. Ms. McLaughlin holds a B.S. and M.A. in elementary education from Ball State University. She has obtained further licenses in school leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, and gifted/talented education from Manchester University.Connect with Janelle on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. All links are available at her website: www.janelleclevenger.com. Matthew Rhoads, Ed.D. is an expert and innovator in educational technology and instructional strategy integration within online, blended, and traditional in-person classroom settings. As a practicing technology and instructional leader, trainer, integrationist, and coach in Adult Education, K-12, and Higher Education, he develops EdTech tool instructional integrations with research-based instructional strategies to drive instruction. He is a coach and professional learning specialist for new and experienced teachers within the consortium and at a local university. Dr. Rhoads is also a doctoral dissertation chair who coaches doctoral students to conduct their research, write, and defend their dissertations. Dr. Rhoads publications focus on integrating instructional strategies with EdTech tools to amplify student learning within in-person, online, and blended learning classrooms. His latest books include Crush it from the Start: 50 Tips for New Teachers, Instruction Without Boundaries: Enhance Your Teaching Strategies with Technology Tools in Any Setting, Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative Series, and Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and School Leaders. He also has his podcast, Navigating Education - The Podcast, which discusses all topics related to education and instruction. For more information on Dr. Rhoads and his work, visit his website at www.matthewrhoads.com.
Khrysi Cherry, M.Ed., RYT300 (@1sharpeducator) - Systems And Sanity
1:22:35Hi Everyone! Hope all is well! I am Khrysi Cherry! I currently serve as an Elementary Educator K-5; Adjunct Faculty; Instructional Leader; and an RYT-300 Yoga Instructor to name a few roles. I hold a B.A. in Psychology; an Ma.Ed. in Elementary Education K-5; an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership; and am currently completing an Ed.S in Educational Leadership. I hold an RYT-200 and RYT-300 HOUR Yoga Teacher Training certification with a strong belief in all things health and wellness. In the educational space, I believe that all teachers should experience wellness each school day and that our careers should be an enhancement to our lifestyle and not a hindrance. In this space, I advocate for teacher wellness to ensure that teachers are experiencing quality lifestyles at home and at school. Having such lifestyles involves building systems in our classrooms that are efficient and sustainable. With that being said, I am here today on the Dr. Will show to discuss teacher wellness/well-being personally and professionally; and how utilizing SYSTEMS helps us to maintain our SANITY!
Talesha Savage - The Keys to Teacher Retention Success
41:08I am Talesha Savage, speaker, workshop facilitator, and owner of TLS Consulting, an education consulting firm devoted to helping school and district leaders create attractive school cultures where leaders and teachers feel respected, valued, and supported. I have helped four schools/departments increase their social emotional support efforts which has impacted approximately 400 educators. I leverage my experience as a teacher, school leader, and business owner to help schools and districts attract and retain educators, so they are not constantly starting over. I truly believe a consistent and engaged staff tremendously helps all students and stakeholders shine.My 15 years as an educator has led me to shift school culture from despair to triumph, develop an onboarding academy, collect and analyze student and staff data, facilitate numerous professional development sessions, and design action plans that led to a stable staff with increased student achievement. My approach to school culture is simple; develop a culture based on connections that leverage the strengths of others.If you desire to have a school where the buy-in is high, collaboration and synergy are the norm, and vacancies are rare, let’s schedule a quick talk. https://calendly.com/taleshasavage/synergy
Dr. Emily Harber Williams - How To Launch A Microschool
50:18Dr. Em is a Delta State University Statesman/Fighting Okra through and through. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Delta State University. She earned a Masters in Special Education emphasis in Emotional-Behavioral Disorders from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters in Philosophy from Walden University. In the fall of 2020, Dr. Em completed her Ph.D. journey in Education emphasis in Educational Policy, Leadership and Management. Dr. Em was a Physical Education Teacher and Coach at Lee Academy in Clarksdale, MS for three years. Afterward, she moved back to her hometown of Benton, MS, and began her journey as a Special Education Teacher. Dr. Em and her husband, Matt, have been married since 2005. They have two boys. Due to her husband's change in coaching jobs, they moved to Vicksburg, MS in the summer of 2011. After being a Lead Special Education Teacher for six years in the Vicksburg-Warren School District, Dr. Em followed God’s calling to “step out of the boat”. This calling led to Dr. Em creating and developing Micah’s Mission School, Inc. while researching during her Ph.D. coursework in 2017. In January 2020, Micah’s became their own independent entity as a Mississippi Non-profit 501c3. Today, Dr. Em is the Executive Director of Micah’s Mission and Licensed Local Pastor at Bradley’s Chapel UMC. She will complete her M.Div Summer 2024 from Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist University. http://www.micahsmissionschool.orghttp://www.facebook.com/micahsmissionschool
Taylor Chandler, LMFT - Attachment Styles And The Educator
47:06I am a dedicated and compassionate Secure Attachment Therapist, committed to assisting individuals in breaking free from negative relationship patterns and fostering healthier, more fulfilling connections. With a profound understanding of Attachment Theory and its impact on our emotional well-being, I have dedicated my career to helping people build secure and loving relationships. This begins with the self and overflows to others.My journey as a therapist began with a deep fascination for human connections and a desire to provide guidance and support to those struggling with relationship issues. Through extensive training and clinical experience, I have honed my skills in recognizing and addressing attachment-related challenges that often lead to toxic patterns of behavior and emotional distress. Most often, I see problems with trust, vulnerability, and safety in intimate relationships. In our work together, we will resolve past experiences that have held you back and restore your emotional health.I believe that our early experiences with attachment significantly shape our adult relationships. By helping clients explore their attachment histories and understand how these patterns impact their current connections, I empower them to make positive changes. My therapeutic approach is founded on empathy, active listening, and a non-judgmental space where clients can explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences freely.Working with me, individuals are guided on a journey of self-discovery, helping them to build secure attachment styles that foster trust, intimacy, and healthy communication. I provide tools and strategies to break free from cycles of insecurity, anxiety, and avoidance, allowing my clients to establish and maintain more meaningful, loving relationships.As a Secure Attachment Therapist, my ultimate goal is to support individuals in achieving emotional resilience and a profound sense of self-worth, ultimately leading to healthier connections with others. I am deeply committed to helping my clients transform their lives and create lasting, positive changes in their relationships, so they can experience the joy and fulfillment that comes with secure attachment. @iamtaylorchandler on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTubeiamtaylorchandler.com