It was during these particularly turbulent times at my school where I could not have been more grateful to have the sage advice, calm presence, and unconditional support from Bill Clarkson.Read More
While I am a long-tenured head (15 years) of two different schools, about a year ago I was feeling the need to refresh my leadership, grow personally and professionally, and develop new skills to adapt to the changing landscape of independent school headship. As such, I engaged Bill as an executive coach. I have been delighted by our work together and, ever since working with him, have felt a renewed sense of energy and fulfillment in my job. Bill’s attention to detail and meticulous interest in my professional and personal growth has been exceptional. In one year’s time, Bill and I have discussed just about every topic imaginable that could take place in a school – dress code, personnel matters, diversity and inclusion, fundraising, administrative structures, leadership, board governance, parent relations, safety and security, and student discipline. For each of these topics, Bill has provided perceptive advice that has been thoughtful, practical, and tailored to my individual situation. While my bi-weekly conversations with Bill have been outstanding, the coaching truly paid dividends as I managed two extremely challenging situations this year. Not only was Bill always there when I needed him, he had a unique way of helping me stay grounded. It was during these particularly turbulent times at my school where I could not have been more grateful to have the sage advice, calm presence, and unconditional support from Bill Clarkson.