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Leadership Coach | Keynote Speaker | Instructor




"Creating Aha Moments of Engaging the Disengaged!"

We CAN engage more people in our schools, agencies, organizations and society when we reject the deficit paradigm for a strengths perspective in how we look at others, think about how we are going to communicate with them, think about their capabilities, and collaborate WITH them to engage THEIR strengths! 



Jim Schneider spent 52 of his 59 years  in education. 27 years as a student, and 30 years an administrator, instructor, counselor, and substitute teacher. Earned his Bachelor's in Psychology, Illinois State University in 1982,  M.S.Ed. Counseling, The University of Kansas in 1985. Throughout his career, he has relentlessly sought a magic formula that would enable everyone to courageously follow their heart and pursue their dreams. Working from Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen's "Fixing, Helping, or Serving" article, Jim relates stories of adults left behind as children as a model for how educators, social service agencies, healthcare, employers, and the entire world can benefit by implementing the approach, expressed by Johann Goethe  (paraphrased for gender inclusivity)

“If you treat a person as they are, they will stay as they are, but if you treat them as they were what they ought to be,

they will become what they ought to be, and could be.”


Leadership Coach | Keynote Speaker | Instructor


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