This is Leadership – The Podcast

Insightful conversations with leaders that inspire us to positively influnce others, to take action, and to have an ongoing impact


This is Leadership: your intersection between GROWTH and LEADERSHIP


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Click here: EP11 (Part 4 of 5) – Brian Aspinall – January 20th, 2023

In this episode, I connect with Brian Aspinall, educator, best-selling author, three times TEDx Speaker and one of the brightest STEAM innovators in education. Brian talks to us about the importance of celebrating the process as well as the final product. He explains how crucial it is to shift our thinking from delivering curriculum to discovering curriculum. Brian and I discuss whether or not technology use in classrooms is still an event.


Click here: EP10 (Part 3 of 5) – Christine Ravesi-Weinstein – January 6th, 2023

In this episode, I connect with Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, educational leader, author, speaker and mental health advocate. Christine talks about how the connections we make with our students are much more important than worrying about delivering content. She reminds us that comparing ourselves to others is not the road to take in order to grow and become better and that we need to stop expecting ourselves to be perfect at all times. Christine and I discuss how mastering competencies will allow us and our students to conquer any content.


Click here: EP9 (Part 2 of 5) – Dr. Matthew X. Joseph – December 23rd, 2022

In this episode, I connect with Dr. Matthew X. Joseph, Director of Evaluation, Supervision, Mentoring, and Hiring in Brockton Public Schools in Massachusetts, USA. He is also the CEO of X-Factor EDU consulting and publishing. Matthew talks about the importance of giving other people a voice and building confidence to fail and succeed as your authentic self. We discuss the dangers of fake positivity and the importance of disrupting the norm.


Click here: EP8 (Part 1 of 5) – Daphne McMenemy – December 9th, 2022

In this episode, I connect with Daphne McMenemy, Managing Director at Code Breaker Inc and the recipient of the 2022 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM. Daphne and I talk about controlled chaos in the classroom, the importance of surrounding yourself with people that help to remove blinders, and staying clear of negativity.


Click here: EP7 – Dr. Christopher S. Jones – November 25the, 2022

In this episode, I connect with award-winning principal and author Dr. Christopher Jones. Chris talks to us about his book SEEing to Lead, and how administrators can help support, engage and empower teachers. 


Click here: EP6 – George Couros – November 11th, 2022

In this episode, I connect with George Couros, speaker, author and leadership consultant. George reacts to some well-chosen quotes, talks about the importance of getting up from failure and how discipline can lead to motivation.


Click here: EP5 – Peter DeWitt – October 28th, 2022

In this episode, I connect with Peter DeWitt, national and international school leadership coach and author and co-author of numerous books. Peter and Joël talk about Peter’s book Collective Leader Efficacy.


Click here: EP4 – Gilles Séguin – October 14th 2022

Joël welcomes Gilles Séguin, adademic coach and sales manager as his guest on the podcast.


Click here: EP3 – Robert Breyer – September 30th 2022

Joël welcomes Robert Breyer, author and elementary School Principal at Anderson Creek Primary School within Harnett County Schools.


Eric Sheninger

Click here: EP2 – Eric Sheninger – September 16th 2022

Joël welcomes Eric Sheninger, award-winning principal and author as his guest on the podcast.


Daniel Bauer

Click here: EP1 – Daniel Bauer – September 2nd 2022

Joël welcomes his very first guest, Daniel Bauer, Chief Ruckus Maker at Better Leaders Better Schools.


Click here: EP0 – Intro – August 8th 2022

Your host, Joël McLean, introduces his new podcast: This Is Leadership.