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The Happy
Academy

My 9-month social-emotional wellness course and group coaching program that walks educators through the school year.

Get my step-by-step proven framework to help you manage stress, develop meaningful relationships, and create more joy in your life.

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I’m just gonna call it like I see it.

You’ve poured your heart out to serve your students and school, but it’s come at a cost.

The mental and emotional toll is starting to pile up, and you often wonder how much longer you’ll be able to keep going at this pace before something falls apart. Because on top of trying to serve the endless learning needs of your students and meet a long list of expectations, you’re also trying to navigate:
And at the end of those long days, laying in your bed at night trying to fall asleep – feeling exhausted, depleted, and stressed, you start to wonder…

Am I doing enough?

Does what I’m doing even matter?

Am I really qualified for this job?

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

I’ve been in your shoes, and I meet teachers and school leaders just like you almost every day who are carrying that very same weight on their shoulders. The statistics about educator stress, work-life imbalance, and the negative effects on mental health and well-being are devastating.

But you don’t have to wait for systems, situations, or people to change before you start experiencing real change for yourself.

I’ve been an educator for over 22 years and studied happiness for almost just as long, and here’s what I’ve learned…

It’s 100% our responsibility to take control of our happiness in our own life.

Studies show that our thoughts, beliefs, and actions can increase our happiness by up to forty percent.

But it gets better.

When we learn to get our brains to positive, we are 31% more productive, 10 times more engaged in our job, 23% less stressed, and 3 times more creative.

Happiness Fuels Success

Research by Shawn Achor

Research by Shawn Achor

When we emphasize happiness in our schools and organizations, test scores go up, teacher retention increases, and the culture of our classrooms and workplaces thrive.

But it all starts with how we prioritize our own well-being.

It’s time to introduce simple habits in your life that help you…

Feel confident to face any challenge

They’re not just going to disappear.  But instead of drowning in overwhelm, you’ll have the confidence and tools to overcome the stress and find solutions.

Find out what you’re capable of

Let go of the fear and discouragement that’s holding you back and rediscover your joy.

Focus on what matters - YOU!

Redirect your attention toward being the best version of yourself by prioritizing your own needs and devoting time and energy to what brings you joy and satisfaction in life.

Let’s unlock the formula for happiness, so you can find fulfillment and joy in your personal and professional life.

Are you ready to find out what that could look like for you?

INTRODUCING…

The Happy Academy

My 9-month social-emotional wellness course and group coaching program that walks educators through the school year.

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Before the Happy Academy, I felt like I had lost my passion for teaching, especially in a COVID world. Fast-forward 7 months and I have seen and felt a HUGE personal transformation brought about by Kim’s videos, workbooks, and coaching calls. After implementing [these] strategies and concepts, I am not only more positive and present at home, but I am also reaching my students in deeper and more genuine ways at school. If this program can help you achieve positivity and resiliency during a global pandemic, what can’t it do?!?

Caitlin Jennings
Teacher

Purchasing The Happy Academy for our district was a big decision, but we felt employee wellbeing was a priority. Having someone who is fun, enthusiastic, authentic, and able to promote the importance of our staff and students’ social and emotional needs was the best way to support a positive climate and culture.

Jayme D. Knochel
Assistant Superintendent, Breckinridge County Schools

Here’s what you'll find inside The Happy Academy ...

Lesson 1: Why Happiness Matters

Lesson 2: What Makes Us Happy

Lesson 3: The Happiness Research

Lesson 1: Creating More Flow in Your Life

Lesson 2: Know Your Value

Lesson 1: The Gratitude Research

Lesson 2: Shifting Negative Thoughts

Lesson 3: Implementing Gratitude Practice

Lesson 1: Anxiety and Your Brain

Lesson 2: The Practice of Meditation, Part 1

Lesson 3: The Practice of Meditation, Part 2

Lesson 1: Developing Healthy Habits

Lesson 2: Mindful Eating, Part 1

Lesson 3: Mindful Eating, Part 2

Lesson 4: An Environment for Success

Lesson 5: Healthy Habits as Self Care

Lesson 1: Release Your Perfectionism

Lesson 2: Practicing Self Compassion

Lesson 3: Shifting Your Inner Critic

If you need to, use this month to catch-up.

Lesson 1: Inside the Mindsets

Lesson 2: The Power of Beliefs

Lesson 3: Thoughts, Emotions, & Behaviors

Lesson 4: The Hierarchy of Change

Lesson 5: How to Change Our Mindset

Lesson 1: The Upper Limit Problem

Lesson 2: Understanding the 4 Zones

Lesson 3: Breaking Through the 4 Barriers

Lesson 4: Be An Action Taker

Lesson 5: Find Your Courage

But wait, there’s more!

Check out these bonus materials I’ve included to give you extra support along the way.
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Implementation Workbook

It’s not enough to watch the videos, you must do the inner work yourself. Use this workbook throughout each of the modules to integrate these practices in your own life and plan how to take action on a consistent basis.
Admin Study Guide for Groups

Admin Study Guide for Groups

Integrate The Happy Academy with your staff development. Use this guide to facilitate discussions in staff meetings and PLCs with questions and topics provided in this guide for each module of the course.
Accountability Calls

Happy Hour Coaching Calls

Join Kim once a month for Happy Hour coaching calls, when Kim will give you strategic and more customized support as you reflect on the monthly topics and implement the content. Past participants rave about this piece of the program because it energizes them and helps make them accountable!

Guided Meditations and Intention Setting

95% of our behavior comes from our subconscious beliefs, and meditations are one of the best ways to reconstruct beliefs that will be fruitful. So I’m providing you with meditations that I personally use to help nurture joy in my own life.
Leadership Academy Certificate

Professional Development Certificate - 53 HOURS

Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive a certificate of 53 professional development hours.
And because social-emotional learning has just as much value for our students, we’ve also included our widely popular…

Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Students

Over 50 social-emotional ready-made lessons and activities to support student well-being. This curriculum includes…
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The Social-Emotional Video Library

Let Kim and her consultants virtually step into your classroom and deliver these lessons through the provided video library, or download the lesson plans and activities to teach them yourself.

Downloadable Mini-Lessons

Want to teach the lesson yourself? Each lesson plan follows the 4 Steps to An Effective Mini-Lesson format. Just download and follow the script or make it yours!
Downloadable Mini-Lessons
Student Handouts

Student Activities for Each Lesson

Each lesson has a reader’s response activity, graphic organizer, reflection questions, or journal prompt, so students can actually apply what we are teaching them.

Let The Happy Academy be the catalyst that shifts the culture of your team, school, and district.

We know it can be challenging to find professional development that meets the compliance guidelines of your school budget and serves teachers well.

That’s why we work closely with administrators and school leaders to customize The Happy Academy to meet the unique needs of their staff as much as possible.

When you make employee social-emotional wellness a priority, you’re also investing in teacher productivity, creativity, and long-term results for all stakeholders involved.

Find out how your school and district can benefit from this program with our most affordable purchase plan for educators. 

Reasons why I know Happy Academy works and will create positive outcomes for you…

Served 17+ schools

5,000+ educators

92% success rate

You don’t have to settle for the endless cycle of stress and exhaustion.

When you join The Happy Academy, you get my A-Z blueprint to reclaim YOU!

Total value: $5,901

Ready to join us in The Happy Academy?

Join the waitlist to be the first to know when the doors open!

Best Value

One-Time Purchase

$997*

* EARLY BIRD PRICING

Save money by paying one time with no further charges, ever.

 

Payment Plan

$397*

* EARLY BIRD PRICING

x3 Monthly Payments

Total Price: $1191

School / District Pricing

Don’t Wait! Contact to get a custom quote for your staff.

The Happy Academy Brochure

Teachers, want to tell your administration about The Happy Academy? Share the brochure below with your admin to showcase the impact The Happy Academy would make for you and your team.

The Kim Strobel Guarantee

After serving 17 schools and more than 5,000 educators in this program last year with a 92% success rate, I know this program works and will create positive outcomes for you as long as you put in the time and effort to implement the strategies. But if the program isn’t working for you, email me by Sept. 10th, and I’ll refund your entire payment in full.

“Having a focus on self-care for our teachers is making a huge difference in our culture and climate.”

“Our corporation joined The Happy Academy, and it has been absolutely amazing! Our teachers love the monthly lessons that give them the motivation to keep going each day. Having a focus on self-care for our teachers is making a huge difference in our culture and climate. Each day, I start with 3 gratitudes, and this practice has made a difference with the start of my day. The Happy Academy is for anyone ready to take the next step in life! This can include health, fitness, changing your mindset and finding your purpose!”

MELISSA GILL,

Assistant Principal

“The Happy Academy has been life-changing for me.”

“Taking the leap to join The Happy Academy has been life-changing for me. Spending money on my kids is easy, but I struggle to spend it on myself. I am so glad I decided to invest in myself because Kim’s program has changed me as a mother, wife, and teacher. I have learned that making my well-being a priority makes me a better “me” for myself and those I love. Kim has helped me realize that I am allowed to let my light shine and be happy with who I am.”

VAL FRANCIS,

5th Grade Teacher

If it worked for me, I know it can do the same for you.

Hi, I’m Kim Strobel.

For over 20 years, I’ve been a teacher, top-tier leadership consultant, nationally-recognized speaker, and happiness coach. I’ve dedicated my life to learning about the power of happiness and sharing the research, tools, and strategies I’ve learned with teachers, school leaders, and organizations. But my life hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows.

I’ve had many challenges and adversities.

Years ago, before I had the tools and strategies that I’m sharing with you today, I lived my life in fear and shame. One day, as I experienced a panic attack, curled up in a ball on the floor of my burgundy and forest green bathroom, I decided that something had to change.

That’s when I started taking action one daring day at a time to…

Prioritize my health and wellness with small daily decisions

Get the help I needed from doctors, therapists, and professionals.

Practice mindfulness to nurture the thoughts and beliefs that would get my brain to positive.

I continue to do these things each and every day to be the best version of myself and step into the fullness of who I’m meant to be. Life’s given us all our own challenges and hardships. But there’s power that lies in our decision to see the possibility and potential within ourselves to overcome them. Teaching is a noble and sacred profession. But if it’s eating you alive, then something has to change. I believe that when we bring happiness and wellness to the forefront, we have the ability to change our outcomes.

But it all starts with you taking the first step to dare to do things differently. Let’s get started together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you an administrator with questions about the staff package? Skip to the Administrator FAQ’s section below.

I hear you! Many of the educators who participate in this program struggle to create time  to prioritize themselves. This is why we’ve designed the program to have a structure with themes from month to month, accountability, and support to help you make the time for investing in yourself.

As a principle, 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. However, out of the hundreds of clients we’ve served to date, very few have actually opted to take a time out before completing the work.  We are here to hold you accountable and support you as you stretch yourself to achieve your goal.

Short answer: there are no refunds for The Happy Academy after Sept. 10th. Here’s why…  We believe in our framework and the valuable tools and resources we provide in this course. Plus, it’s been tested with over 2000 educators and has helped them achieve tremendous results. We know it works.

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.

This is a 10-month journey together. Or in other words, it’s 10 months that can wildly improve the next 30 years of your life. But one month (March) is a support month when you have time to breathe, catch up, or just take a break!

Great question.

This program is a blend of…

  • Weekly Video Teachings you can watch at your own pace (there are 4 or 5 videos per module) and an Implementation Workbook that helps you process the material & do some self-reflection. 
  • Monthly Zoom Meetings, where you’ll join me live for our Happy Hour Coaching Call to discuss the theme for the month and dive deeper into any questions you may have. You’ll also have access to the replay of our calls in the private Facebook group if you’re unable to attend live.
  • Bonus Lessons from a group of hand-picked expert coaches for you to learn from at your own pace.
  • Guided Meditations with playlists & inspiration to help you intentionally construct your thoughts and beliefs.
  • A Private Facebook Group to ask questions, watch the coaching call replays, and get support in between our coaching calls.

You’re equipped with support from every single angle as we all cheer you on.

Overall, there are approximately 45 minutes worth of video lessons per month. It’s all been carefully created to erase any overwhelm, and guide you through in totally manageable bite-sized pieces.  The implementation workbook can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on your own pace.

Do you think I’d throw you into the deep end alone? Heck no! This is a course that’s led in real-time by me. Every month we’ll meet for the Happy Hour Coaching call and work through the modules together. I’ll make sure there’s enough time between lessons for you to practice the things we’ve learned, so you can start implementing them in your day-to-day life. 

I’m here for you every step of the way.

No worries, we’ve got you. Each call will be recorded, and we will drop the link in the Private Facebook Group the next day.  And you can submit any questions ahead of time to make sure you get heard.

Not even a little bit. (I promise.) The research clearly shows when you have a coach, your success goes through the roof. We’re always spending money (think: soccer, baseball, art camp, fancy coffee, Netflix & Hulu). Why is it so much easier to drive around the $50,000 SUV, but not invest in changing your future? Because we’ve been conditioned to think we don’t deserve it.

News flash: YOU DESERVE THE WORLD. And you absolutely deserve the time & cash investment it takes to get the real results & transform the way you feel, work, and see the world.

Step 1: After you sign up, you’ll receive an email confirming your payment. We don’t officially start until August 2nd, but you’ll have instant access to the first module of resources if you want to get started right away.  Be sure to download our coaching call calendar and lock in the day(s) and time(s) you will set aside to start the process.

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

  • Take some time every week to watch the assigned videos and complete the aligned section of the workbook.
  • 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.

When you commit to each of these things, I promise you will start seeing the results almost immediately!

Step 3: Keep committing and engaging, and if you get stuck or need help jump into the FB Community where you can get support from me and others who will hold space to coach you through execution.

The program ends May 31st.  However, you will have lifetime access to the Private Facebook Community where you’ll have LIFETIME ACCESS to the replays of the Happy Hour Coaching Calls, and be surrounded by a community of like-minded teachers on the same journey.

Absolutely. You can select 1 payment of $1297 or 12 monthly payments of $149 (total price $1788). To find out about groups rates for your entire staff or district, contact us for a custom quote.

This program has worked for hundreds of students who have committed to the course and taken action steps along the way. If you do the same, I’m confident you will see your life shift in a massive way. 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.

After the course wraps up in May, you will still have 24/7 access to the course materials and private Facebook group so you can stay connected (and accountable) with the many others who are doing this work, too.

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

Happy Academy FAQ’s

The Happy Academy is both a full SEL curriculum and a 10-month coaching a support system for professional learning.

The Happy Academy is for educators and students. The full social emotional curriculum includes activities and lesson plans for teachers to use with their students. Strobel Education also provides virtual coaching support throughout the year.

There are videos and lessons for grades k-12.

We begin the year with a virtual group kickoff call. For the next 10 months, we proceed through 10 different learning modules for educators, which educators will in-turn use with their students. For ongoing support, Kim Strobel will facilitate flexible group coaching calls to strategize, plan, teach, & implement the social and emotional curriculum.

The Happy Academy includes digital workbooks, printable workbooks, lesson plans, videos, and student activities.

Administrator FAQ’s

We’ve partnered with dozens of administrators to find creative ways for The Happy Academy to work inside of their current budget requirements and needs. If you’re not sure if The Happy Academy will comply with the topics and training that your budget will cover, we highly encourage you to reach out to Kim and we’ll collaborate with you to find a solution.

Unfortunately, no. However, we’ve structured this program with multiple touchpoints throughout the experience to provide as much accountability and support for your staff on our end as possible.

We also highly encourage school leaders to leverage our Admin Study Guide to learn how to integrate the topics of discussion into staff meetings and PLC’s. 

Of course! When you purchase The Happy Academy for your entire school, new staff members can get access throughout the year. Although we highly encourage participation within the structure we provide, The Happy Academy is designed to accommodate flexibility as well.

A kick-off call is a great way to launch The Happy Academy with your staff. I offer two keynote presentations that provide a fun, engaging, and energetic introduction to the topics we’ll cover in the Academy that I provide for schools at an additional cost. Ask me about “The Science of Happiness” and “Happiness Habits” keynotes when you request a quote for your staff.

We recommend integrating the Happy Academy within the conversations and spaces of your staff environment as much as possible. Culture affects our behavior, so provide lots of opportunities for teachers to interact with these topics during events and in places that affect culture (i.e. staff meetings, PLC’s, staff newsletters, teacher’s lounge displays, etc.).

 We offer virtual coaching as a follow-up method for each of our professional development experiences. Virtual coaching is a completely customizable experience designed to meet the needs of your schedule and staff. Many schools book our virtual coaching to provide external support and accountability for staff members as they continue to implement the content.  

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?

This program is a perfect fit if….

We can choose to let our challenges define us, or we can decide to rise up and be the warrior in our lives.

It’s time to take ownership of your joy and see what lies in store for you when you bring your happiness to the forefront.

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