The Leadership Academy

A leadership coaching program exclusively for educational leaders

Get the secret to creating work-life flow while you lead and revolutionize the culture of your school or organization.

Question for all the administrators, superintendents, curriculum directors, and district leaders…

Ever feel like no matter what you do - it’s never enough?

You’re putting in long hours trying to juggle tremendous amounts of paperwork, meetings, and the endless needs of teachers, parents, and students. 

Staffing and sub shortages have pulled you in multiple directions, making it more and more difficult to accomplish your workload during the day – leading to late nights and weekend work sessions.

You haven’t forgotten why you chose this profession, but the overwhelm, stress, and frustration is causing you to lose sight of your passion and the leader you long to be.

You’re desperate for more support and, at times, just someone to talk to who can help you navigate the difficult situations you’re handling right now. 

I want you to know that you’re not alone.

84% of school leaders report high levels of stress and many are at a breaking point. It’s discouraging to carry the weight of unrealistic demands and expectations in a system that needs repairing. Especially when you lack the resources and tools to handle the challenges you face on a daily basis. 

The truth is, while it feels like there is so much required of you, it doesn’t have to be at the expense of your wellbeing.

What would happen if you could lead from a place of clarity, confidence, and joy?

According to positive psychology expert, Shawn Achor, “When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work."

Research by Shawn Achor

Research by Shawn Achor

Research shows that we have the ability to be three times more creative when we come to work with wellness at the forefront. When our brains are at positive, we become 31% more productive and 23% less stressed.

You may not be able to fix the system, but you have the ability to create systems, actions, and relationships to help you reclaim your happiness, embrace your greatness, and ignite your purpose.

When you prioritize your well-being, you empower yourself to lead in a more impactful and productive way.

Imagine having a support system among other school leaders where you could feel empowered to…

Prioritize your health and wellbeing

Explore what a happier, healthier version of yourself could look like, and get strategies to help you be proactive about managing stress and anxiety.

Increase your productivity

Learn how to build systems and structures that will make your workload more manageable, so you can enjoy guilt-free evenings and weekends.

Revitalize your school culture

Discover new ways to inspire, support, and motivate your staff to build synergy and collaboration.

Create boundaries that protect your passion for the profession you love

Learn how to “shut down” after the workday so that you can finally enjoy time with your family and friends and return to school on Monday feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Are you ready to find breakthrough in your career and life?

It’s time to place wellbeing at the forefront because that is the very thing that will drive your success.


The Leadership Academy

My 10-month leadership coaching program for school leaders who are ready to revolutionize their well-being, career, and organization.

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“Kim provides prescriptive professional learning to meet the needs of your educational leaders.”

“Kim Strobel and Strobel Education is second-to-none in their approach to providing meaningful and relevant professional learning for teachers, administrators, and educators of all kinds. Kim is a hands-on leader who will work with your school and district to provide prescriptive professional learning to meet the needs of your educational leaders. Strobel Education is providing innovative professional learning to help any school or district to rise to higher levels of teaching and learning, student achievement, and social and emotional well-being.”

Dr. Michael Broadbent // Chief Academic Officer, Hardinsburg, KY

Here’s what's inside The Leadership Academy ...

9 Strategic Leadership and Wellbeing Coaching Sessions:

Module 1: The #1 Success Factor: Happiness and Wellbeing

Uncover the research showing the endless connections between our happiness levels and productivity. We’ll dig deep into positive psychology to understand how it affects not only our own success, but also our influence.

Module 2: Creating School Culture & Climate

Learn how to cultivate a healthy culture and climate at your school by understanding your mission and values, and creating opportunities for honest, trusted conversations with staff and stakeholders.

Module 3: Master Your Mindset & Change Your Performance

Learn how your beliefs shape your reality, and discover practices to rewire your brain through the power of your thoughts. We’ll also cover growth mindset strategies for success and how to give effective feedback and praise.

Module 4: Navigating Negativity

Learn how to create social, emotional, and intellectual safety for your staff. Explore ways to build a positive culture infused with possibility, as well as strategies for how to deal with difficult employees with negative thought patterns.

Module 5: Social Support Systems

Create a culture that encourages positive interactions among employees. Learn how positive outliers affect school climate and the ripple effects of communities where staff and students feel loved and cared for.

Module 6: Managing Work Stress and Anxiety

Understand how anxiety and stress impact the brain and learn practical strategies that build resilience that leads to big change in our thoughts and minds.

Module 7: High Performing Habits

Learn how to set small habits that make big differences over time. You’ll discover how to design systems that lead to behavior change and better habits that shape your identity.

Support Month

This month is all about helping you get the support you need to implement the strategies and practices we’ve covered up to this point. Take the time to catch up on video lessons and reach out to me and my team with any questions.

Module 8: Practicing Self Care

Understand the science and psychology behind self-care. Learn how to own your value by discovering your core values to inform your thoughts, decisions, and actions.

Module 9: Overcoming Obstacles & Making the Big Leap

Learn how to break through your barriers and take courageous action to reclaim you and leap into growth. Discover how to operate in four zones of your skills and promote and distribute leadership in your organization.

In addition to your coaching sessions, you will get access to...

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Accountability Group

You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for an accountability group where you and a handful of other leaders can meet in between our strategy calls to hold each other accountable and go deeper into the monthly content together.

Video Library
Video Library

Access the self-paced course video library and learn from Kim in-between strategy calls as she gets real, honest, and open about the topics that principals, administrators, and superintendents face daily in the profession.

Online Community of Like-Minded Educational Leaders
Online Community of Like-Minded Educational Leaders

You won’t walk through this journey alone. Learn alongside other educational leaders facing the same challenges as you and collaborate in an online community where it’s safe to ask hard questions, learn from mistakes, and grow as a leader.

Leadership Academy Certificate
Professional Development Certificate – 82 HOURS

Upon completion of this program, you’ll receive a certificate of 82 professional development hours.

You don't want to miss our bonus online courses!

You’ll also receive ten months of individual access to four of our most popular self-paced online courses.

Want access for your entire staff? Email our team to get a quote.

Trauma-Informed Practices Part 1 with Dr. Emma Gibbs

Learn how trauma impacts learning, behavior, and overall student success. Uncover brain-based learning strategies and classroom management techniques that create a positive learning environment for students experiencing trauma. 4.5 Professional Development Credits

Data-Driven Decisions with Dr. Kristie Ennis

Learn how to gather and evaluate data to better understand students’ needs and inform lesson planning for PLCs in your school and district. 4.5 Professional Development Credits

Standards-Based Grading: Aligning Curriculum and Assessments with Kim Strobel

Learn how to align standards, curriculum, and assessments through a student-centered lens that monitors their progress, identifies their needs, and supports their academic success and social-emotional wellbeing. 5.5 Professional Development Credits

Engaging the 21st Century Learner with Dr. Emma Gibbs

 Learn how to design effective instruction that engages students and meets their academic needs. Explore strategies that employ project-based learning, student choice, rubrics, and feedback to empower students to take ownership of their learning. 5 Professional Development Credits

“Exactly what school leaders need right now.”

“As a school leader, I have been fortunate enough to work with Kim. She empowered me to lead with confidence and clarity, while simultaneously inspiring me to find my happiness. She pushed me to be a better version of myself every day. Her sparkle and empowering words are contagious, and she's exactly what school leaders need right now.”

Gina Barrow // Assistant Principal, Bloomington, IN

Real, honest, and vulnerable conversations in an environment that’s safe and supportive.

The Leadership Academy creates space for dialogue among peers and mentors experiencing the same struggles. Together, we dive into research-based strategies that empower you to change your thoughts and create new outcomes.

You’ll learn effective ways to empower your teachers and nurture a culture within your school community that embodies your vision and values. Find out what could happen when you surround yourself with like-minded leaders who share the same mission and goals.

“Kim is a true leader and understands all the demands and pressure that are placed on leaders.”

“Kim is a true leader and understands all the demands and pressure that are placed on leaders. She works to re-educate others on how to flourish and reclaim their life in their career and in the other parts of their lives.” 

David Sturgeon // Education Director, Yorktown School

When you join The Leadership Academy, you get the tools, coaching, and the community you need to take your well-being and career to the next level.

The whole program includes...

  • The Leadership Academy Video Library provides the relevant, actionable training that helps you plan steps to reduce stress, refocus your energy, and lead with confidence. (Valued at $1,997)
  • 9 Strategic Leadership and Wellbeing Coaching Sessions: Meet with Kim and like-minded colleagues to learn innovative leadership strategies and have tough conversations about what it looks like to be an educational leader right now. You’ll get life-long access to the coaching call replays. (Valued at $2,997)
  • Accountability Group Sessions: Meet with members of your accountability group to go deeper into the monthly content in between our strategy calls. (Valued at $900)
  • BONUS Content Library: Individual access to four of our most popular online courses to support instruction and student success at your school and district. (Valued at $900)
  • Community of Like-Minded Educational Leaders: Connect and collaborate with other principals and superintendents in a setting that is safe, confidential, and refreshing. (Priceless)

Total value: $6,391


Ready to join us?

When you enroll in The Leadership Academy today, you get the course, coaching, and bonus materials for an Early Bird Price of $2,500. *After October 1st, the price will increase to $3,000 per seat.

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The Kim Strobel Guarantee

I’ve spent over two decades studying the research behind this framework and using it in my work as a top-tier leadership consultant for educational leaders across the country. I’ve seen the community and training inside this program transform the way administrators and superintendents see their careers, lead their teams, and transform the culture of their schools. I know The Leadership Academy has the capacity to change your life for the better. But if the program isn't working for you, email me by Sept. 10th, and I’ll refund your entire payment in full.

Hi, I’m Kim Strobel. Founder of The Leadership Academy.

When I was a curriculum director, it was often that I went home completely drained and felt like I didn't have much left over for my family. I spent time checking and responding to emails, writing reports, and preparing for meetings in the evening only for it to start all over again the next day. My to-do list just kept getting longer, and I was struggling to stay above water.

Most days, it was difficult to find the resources I needed to do my job well. 

When I started shifting my thoughts and beliefs into more positive and productive patterns, I started seeing opportunities for growth all around me. I saw solutions to problems I had never noticed before. I became a more influential and effective leader because I was able to refocus my energy on areas that I learned were scientifically in my control.

In the past two decades that I’ve served educators as a top-tier education consultant and happiness coach, I’ve met with countless principals, administrators, curriculum directors, and superintendents who feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. I’ve made it my mission to support school leaders with results-driven strategies to improve their personal and professional success, leading to the transformation of their schools and organizational culture. When we put happiness at the forefront, we can improve our outcomes! 

Let’s see what’s possible when you say yes to prioritizing your wellbeing and watch the ripple effect it can make in the communities you lead.

“Outstanding Leadership Tools”

“Kim is a bright light who infuses and leads with enthusiasm and encouragement. She is down-to-earth and very quick to connect with. She shares outstanding leadership tools and truly cares about those she serves. Without a doubt, you will benefit from being led by Kim.”

Stefani Goetz // Assistant Principal, Lafayette, IN

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? I’ve got answers!

What if I start the program and find I just don’t have the time to keep up with it? Can I stop, and pick it back up later?

I hear you! We all have crazy schedules between school and district events, workloads, and the lives we lead outside of school. That’s why we’ve spread out The Leadership Academy modules and coaching calls in a 10-month schedule to give you time to watch the video lessons (each about 15-20 minutes long), digest the material, prioritize our calls, and collaborate within the community. 

The program can provide you with the relationships and encouragement you need to realign your passion for education and reclaim you. And I’ll just say it….at Strobel Education, we don’t believe in “I don’t have time.” We know life can take a turn that legitimately causes you to take a “time out” and we can, and will respect that. But like all things in life, if this is a priority, you CAN make it a priority. You’ll have our team to guide you along the way and a fabulous community of other school leaders to give you the encouragement and accountability you need to stay on track.

What if I try the program and it just isn’t right for me, or I don’t meet my goal? Will my money be refunded?

 Short answer: there are no refunds for The Leadership Academy after Sept. 10th. Here’s why… 

We believe in our framework and the valuable tools and resources we provide in this program. However, your success is dependent on the level of commitment and intention you put into this program. If you show up and stick with it, results will follow.

How long is the program?

This is a 9 module course and coaching program spread out over 10 months. We start on August 1st.

How much time do I need each month to complete the course?

There is about one hour of training per month inside the video library and our monthly coaching calls last about 90 minutes. We designed this program with the schedule of school leaders in mind, making the professional learning totally manageable within bite-sized pieces.

Is it self-paced or guided?

This is a course that’s led in real-time by me and my team. The program is spread out over the course of 10 months with themed months based on a specific course module and topics we’ll cover in the monthly coaching call. However, you’ll be able to work through the video library at your own pace in between sessions.

When will the Strategy Coaching Calls be scheduled? And what if I can’t make it?

No worries there!  We record each coaching call and upload the video inside the course portal for you to access whenever you want. You can submit any questions that you’d like us to discuss ahead of time to make sure you have the answers and strategy you’re looking for.

What happens after I sign up?

Step 1: After you sign up, you’ll receive an email confirming your payment and instructions to log into the course portal where you’ll be able to access our coaching call calendar and bonus online courses by August 1st. The videos for each module will be available on the first of each assigned month and coaching call replays will be available the day after they are recorded.

Step 2:  Honor your commitment to yourself and start the process.  

  • Take some time every week to watch the assigned videos and engage with members of our community.
  • Building relationships are a big part of the process. 
  • Join our monthly coaching calls to participate in group discussions and ask questions (or set aside time to watch the replay later). Plan the action steps you will take to start seeing results in yourself.

 Step 3: Take simple action steps toward your growth. The investment doesn’t end when you make a payment. Commit to applying your time and attention toward investing yourself daily.

How long will I get coaching and support?

The program ends May 31st. However, you will have lifetime access to the video library, coaching call replays, and course materials inside Kajabi. Plus the lifelong friendships you’ll have created with other principals, administrators, and superintendents inside our small community.

Are there payment plans available?

We do not offer payment plans for this program.

Is there a refund policy?

The principles and strategies inside this program have worked for countless school leaders who have taken consistent action. But if you start the program, take action, and it still doesn’t feel like a good fit, send me an email by Sept. 10th, and I’ll refund your payment in full. No refunds will be provided after September 10th.

What is the difference between The Leadership Academy and Happy Academy?

Although we cover some of the same research and strategies in both programs, the topics are tailored more to school administrators.

Can I join midway through the program?

We are not able to accept applications for the program after August 15, 2022. But you can join the waitlist for our 2023 cohort.

Do you offer leadership coaching outside of The Leadership Academy?

We offer virtual coaching that can be formatted to fit the specific needs of your school and leadership team. Reach out to Kim for more information and to book a free consultation.

Can I participate in next year's cohort too?

You absolutely can! While we do cover similar topics every year, they are topics that require practice and revisiting, even for me! And our live coaching conversations will also vary year to year depending on the needs of the participants.

Do you have another question that's not addressed here? 

Email us at [email protected]

“Within the first several weeks, I learned strategies to overcome overwhelm, exhaustion, and stress.”

“Before taking Kim’s program, I felt overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. Within the first several weeks of Kim’s class, I learned strategies to overcome these feelings. As a result, I’m a better mom, wife, daughter, and coworker because I’m better able to handle all that life throws at me. Kim is an inspiration. Every woman needs to take her class. It’s worth every penny!” 

Stacy Smulowitz // Ph.D. Educator, Assistant Professor

This program is a perfect fit if….

  • You’re tired of feeling like what you do is never enough.
  • You want support to boost your productivity and work less than 60 hours a week.
  • You feel like you’re drowning in paperwork, managing challenging student behavior, and navigating the negativity from parents and staff.
  • You’re ready to refocus your energy on the things that are more important in life.
  • You’re ready to build confidence and clarity as a leader as you prioritize your wellbeing at the same time.
  • You need a truth-telling community of peers and mentors where you can have tough conversations that will make a difference in your role as a leader.
  • You want to learn how to strengthen the culture of your school and district so that teachers feel excited and supported.

It’s time to transform the way you think, live, and lead.

Join The Leadership Academy today!

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