You went into education

to make a difference.

You didn’t sign up to sacrifice

your peace of mind and well-being.

My Retreat to renewal can set you and your school on a better path.

Have you sacrificed your relationships and well-being?

Are you over scheduled and overwhelmed?

Do you worry about the quality of instruction at your school?

Are you concerned with how to provide meaningful PD on behavior and mental health?

Are you running on empty?

I found out for myself that there’s a solution, 

and I know it will work for you, too.

Watch this:

The Solution: EQ Advantage

It worked for me, and it has worked for school leaders and teachers all across the nation. And it will work for you, too.

Are you also tethered to meetings, missing key team members and burning the candle at both ends? That was me, but not anymore. I can help you get unstuck and into your best levels of leadership.

I work with school leaders to grow exponentially in 5 keys areas:

  1. Workplace Leadership
  2. Emotional Agency
  3. Physical Wellness
  4. Spiritual Alignment
  5. Financial Abundance

We call it the “EQ Advantage.” If you want to change, learn about your brain, your thoughts and patterns, this has proven to be the fastest way to create accelerated results.

We work with leaders who want to get to the next level, but we all know that what got you here, won’t get you there.

Our coaching, workshops and learning are the doorway to new a completely new operating system. You will develop agency to break out of your current cycle of stress and overwhelm, you will be able to retain your top teaching and administrative talent, and your student body will blow by its normal rate of growth.

If you’re interested in learning more about how I work with school leaders and teachers, please take my 2-minute assessment.

Emotional Intelligence
About Dr. Jenny Severson - Transformation in Action

Hi, I'm Dr. Jenny Severson, and I was once in your shoes.

I went into education because it MATTERED. I had a passion for teaching and neuroscience, and entered the profession ON FIRE. I knew my PURPOSE: I was going to make a real difference in the world, to meaningfully impact student lives and learning.

By my mid 20’s, I had all the outer markers of success that I had dreamed of: local and state awards for teaching, a doctorate in education, and a new role as principal of a K-5 school in Illinois.

By every external measure, I had made it. But inside? Well, that’s another story.

I was constantly overworking and on the brink of overwhelm. My mental and physical health suffered, and I neglected key relationships with friends and family. At some level I believed I had to sacrifice myself in order to meet my purpose in education.

Eventually I became a speaker and consultant, helping schools around the world implement Social Emotional Learning — and they got results like higher attendance and student achievement, and decreased disciplinary events. More outward success! But I had just carried forward the overwork and overwhelm. I thought this was how I needed to be in order to succeed.

A decade of this constant stress took a serious toll on me and my primary relationships. Emotionally and physically I was running on empty, and I believe it was no coincidence that at this time I contracted breast cancer.

If you’re thinking those were stormy waters, you’d be right. I was able to heal and recover, but to again reach the shore of purpose and passion I had to renew and refocus in a way that was sustainable. I established my gratitude practices, I set new boundaries and moved from go-it-alone to create it collaboratively. I was “green and growing” once again.

Now I help leaders in education put in place a common language and practices that gives them margin to breathe and think and a motivated team that has their back. They have time for the things that matter most without sacrificing their purpose or themselves.

Stop overdoing it right now, stop the relentless putting out fires and putting out more fires, get laser focused in your zone of genius with my workshops and coaching, and rekindle your passion for what brought you to education in the first place.

Current and past Clients:

Why You Need the “EQ Advantage”

Healthy Teachers

Whether you’re a leader in the educational world or the corporate one you were likely taught to excel at “hard” skills. Math. Science. Reading.

But as valuable as these skills are–and as far into your career as they’ve undoubtedly taken you–it’s likely you weren’t taught that they’re incomplete without the complementary soft skills of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

Because here’s the thing–your IQ can be off the charts, but without a rock-solid awareness of your inner world and how it translates into creating your outward reality, your achievement plateaus. You can only get so far before becoming swept up in the demands of your job–which always feel like they’re shifting beneath your feet.

You can’t catch up to them by working twice as hard. You’ll just burn out.

(Trust me, because that’s what happened to me.)

Instead, by implementing the core competencies of EQ and SEL, you can work more efficiently with your team so that you can collectively achieve up to three years of progress in one. 

You can make the lasting difference you went into your career to make.

Not by being a martyr to your work–but by first pouring your energy into yourself, so that you can assert control over your outward reality from a steadfast inner world. 

Emotional Intelligence:

Yes, it’s a soft skill. And it works.

School leaders are craving this

type of professional development.

Build a legacy you can be proud of.

Let’s work together



You’re tired of drive-by workshops and so am I. That’s why my brand of learning, growth, and results offers simple yet effective, evidenced-based techniques you can apply right away. What if  everyone was working more efficiently as a team to make more progress? That’s my aim, and every minute of my presentation is on purpose and relevant to your exact needs.

Bring me in for an hour, a half-day, or a full-day event. Better yet, let’s plan for the year and really create huge gains in EQ, teacher efficacy, and student achievement.

Leadership Coaching

Whether you’re an educational team or a corporate one, I’ll guide you through leveraging your team’s strengths so that you can collectively achieve a higher impact in less time. You and your leadership team will have my guidance on implementing EQ and SEL in a way that’s tailored specifically to your goals. Yes, you can achieve significant growth in the 3, 6, and 9 month packages I offer.  Imagine that catalyst, that boost, in one school year–who doesn’t want that? In every interaction, I’ll be there to champion you.

Gratitude is one of the most powerful antidotes to burnout. 

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