"Stu's coaching has truly impacted the level of skill and professionalism with which I can approach any and all situations in my new leadership position. He provides a sounding board for challenging scenarios, and helps foster effective communication methods and techniques. Stu is methodical and uses real-world situations that I am dealing with to help develop my skills. As to communication, his methods and insights (as well as practice scenarios) dramatically quickened the speed at which I felt effective in dealing with challenging situations with students and colleagues. He has helped guide me through different emergent situations as they have arisen, using a depth of life-experience and first-hand knowledge. Stu takes a reflective person and makes them think and reflect even deeper. His coaching has been professionally invaluable in making me not only more competent, but also more confident as a leader. " - Nathan G.
"Stu is confidential, sincere and caring. His personable approach and guidance with my professional goals is deeply appreciated" - Aaron L.
"Each session with Stu leads to a deeper level of reflection than I would have ever achieved on my own. By the end, I always leave with a clear sense of direction, feeling both empowered and energized to take on the challenges ahead." - Tracey W
"Stu’s coaching approach of higher level thinking and thought provoking questions has allowed me to come to solutions myself, while feeling supported throughout the process. I highly recommend these sessions if you are looking to build leadership capacity in any aspect of your life." -Ryan K.
"Coaching with Stu has been an awesome experience for my professional growth. His easy-going and welcoming nature, coupled with his wealth of knowledge and experience created a comfortable environment for challenging discussions".-Kelly F
“Without hesitation, this was the most valuable professional development I acquired this year. I was able to bring real situations into our discussions. Stu would use questioning methods to shift my mindset. I would come into the room with problems and leave with solutions. The strategies and techniques were often implemented on the same day.” - Jim B.
“Stu's coaching has been instrumental in the development of my skills as an educational leader. I am thankful for his ability to understand and identify an underlying concern or issue, personalize the coaching session towards meaningful dialogue to address it, and in the end leave me feeling confident and empowered to tackle whatever challenges I might encounter.” - Mike M.
“Coaching was a positive opportunity that encouraged me to identify my professional strengths as a leader. I was provided targeted support to develop and define my strengths to enhance my overall leadership philosophy.” - Lauren D.
"Stu’s coaching assisted me in focusing and repacking scattered ideas into a meaningful direction. He pushed me to grow as a leader through thoughtful guidance and challenges." - Jamie R.
"Through his own competence, expertise, and knowledge of best practices, Stu establishes a safe, risk-taking environment where opportunities to practice and learn become natural. His skills in listening, questioning, and unveiling truths have been key in my own professional growth over the last year. " - Chris K.
"Stu challenges you to be progressive in your learning; through his experienced conversation and questioning format, he holds you accountable to your goals while encouraging and supporting your professional growth. Stu provides a safe environment which allows you to be self-reflective and purposeful in taking steps to apply learning to your own practice." - Geannette L.
"Stu is a knowledgeable and natural coach. His questions made me really dig deep into the reasons behind decisions I was making. He is an active listener and always made me feel very comfortable during our sessions. I never felt judged and it was clear that this was "my" journey. His questioning and strong ability to summarize what I said always helped move me along that journey." - Kim K.