263: Wait Until Your Words Have Weight

Do your words have weight? Does the feedback you give to those that you coach provide the results that you know are possible or does your feedback land flat? What do you need to do in order to give feedback that people hear and apply? Tune in to gain some practical tips to help you gain influence with those you coach.


  • In order for feedback to create change, it’s got to be at the right time with the right relationship between the people.
  • Words have weight only when you value who it is coming from.
  • Being ready to listen- that’s the first step.
  • We are in the business of growing people. If we can’t reach them as people first, we can’t reach them as professionals next.
  • Influence is an honor.

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.