Together we can find the answers to strengthen our communities.

Although there are differences between rural and urban communities, many of our problems are the same. We are all interconnected as we are solving these critical issues in America. As Janet reflects on our Strengthening Rural America event, she explains, “the quality of life in our country is dependent on our ability to connect with each other and strengthen America.” Our communities are relying on professionals in healthcare and education to create places where we care and love each other – where no one problem is too big to solve.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • Why is strengthening rural America so important for all Americans?
  • What does it mean to commit to excellence?
  • How do we help make our communities a better place to live, learn, and work?

Featured Episode Resources


In rural areas and small communities, we often find health and school systems are the largest employers. These industries are more alike than different in several ways. Listen as Quint Studer and Janet discuss the intersection between healthcare and education, and how these two industries have the power to transform their communities into successful, thriving places filled with talented workers.

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time for transformationAYP | ONE TEAM ONE PURPOSE: RURAL AMERICA

Rural communities are inspiring places to live – people are always there to lend a hand and support one another through challenges and disasters. Rural communities also face unique challenges. Hear Tad Hunt and Janet discuss how we can collaborate to overcome the challenges facing rural America, ultimately creating stronger communities for people to live and work.

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Connect with Coaches and Guests

The challenges over the last year may have kept us at a physical distance, but we are here with you and we have other ways for you to connect with your leadership community. Our listeners can engage with our coaches and expert guests every week at virtual roundtable discussions and at our upcoming conferences.

Explore our upcoming events:

may 2021

17may(may 17)10:00 am18(may 18)12:00 pmVirtual EventDestination High Performance Higher Educaton 2021Higher Education Leadership Conference

25may2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventIntegrating Local Culture into Student LearningRoundtable

june 2021

01jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventProductivity, Engagement and Culture: The Trifecta of Resilient OrganizationsRoundtable

08jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventImproving Outcomes: Align, Empower, PersistRoundtable

15jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventPowerful Communication Practices that Build ConnectionRoundtable

22jun2:00 pm3:00 pmVirtual EventEffectively Using Data to Make Tough DecisionsRoundtable

october 2021

27octAll Day28Virtual EventWhat's Right in Education 202110th Annual Education Leadership Conference


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