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Extraordinary UnOrdinary You - Simone Knego

Extraordinary UnOrdinary You - Simone Knego

September 19, 2021

Change the way you see yourself and the world around you will change.

 

Do you ever find yourself saying, “I’M JUST A…"? Well, today I am with author, Simone Knego who suffered from that herself.

Her theme today is - Share Your Story...Encourage Those Around You...Motivate...Inspire...Give. In Doing So, You Change the World.

Simone Knego leads an extraordinary life, wife to a neurosurgeon and mother to 6 children, one who has autism and 3 dogs. With her larger than life personality and fearless attitude she splits her time between her family, businesses and personal growth. She is a powerful force for good. In her new best-selling book that came out in Sept. 2020, “The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You” - she shares her journey of adopting 3 of her children from Ethiopia and South Korea, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise cancer awareness, and all of the funny, inspiring and scary stories that came along the way.

She was an elementary school teacher, CPA, entrepreneur, author, and now a keynote speaker. 

She tells us what transpired from one day sitting in an audience listening to a speaker on the stage and thinking, “I could never do that! I’ll never be them”. 

If you feel like, “I wake up every day feeling like I’m going through the motions. Nothing I do is making an impact on anyone.” She’s got the answer for you!

Author of The Extraordinary UnOrdinary You

www.simoneknego.com

Instagram - authorsimoneknego

Facebook - @UnOrdinaryYou 

More about the Host - 

Join Dr J in her upcoming 6 week course “Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids” It all starts October 12th. If you know a mom who struggles when their child has a meltdown, or has challenging behaviors socially, academically or behaviorally - let them know this course is designed to empower them in those situations. They can register by clicking this link

https://www.educationalimpactacademy.com/offers/4Tyop6KR

Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube Channel - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Loss and Grief: How to Talk with Your Child - Ashley Bugge

Loss and Grief: How to Talk with Your Child - Ashley Bugge

September 14, 2021

This week we are talking about something all of us have experienced, but most of us have difficulty talking about, Grief is a tough subject and it can be even more difficult when trying to manage it with children. After the sudden death of her husband, Ashley Bugge found herself not only raising two toddlers, but planning for the birth of her third child, but also trying to help them live in a world that had been suddenly consumed with grief. Unable to find books that spoke about grief in kid terms, she and her kids wrote a remarkable book, titled “A Hui Hou” - Until We Meet Again. This week, Ashley is here to discuss how to talk to your child about grief and loss, help them understand their feelings and live a happier life. 

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

*Why it’s important to have honest conversations about grief with your children

*How to make new memories as a family while grieving loss

*Signs a child may be struggling with grief

 

Ashley also wrote her memoir, “Always Coming Back Home”.

 

You can follow Ashley:

https://www.ashleybugge.com/ashley

 

Facebook - @ashleybuggexo 

Instagram - Ashley.bugge

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

”Make Me!” - Understanding Your Child When They Struggle In School with Heather Forbes

”Make Me!” - Understanding Your Child When They Struggle In School with Heather Forbes

September 8, 2021

Heather Forbes, LCSW is one of the nation’s leading experts in the world of Trauma-Informed Education. Heather has worked for over 20 years helping to educate both teachers and parents in the area of using a trauma-informed approach to help student’s academic and behavioral health. 

She is author of “Help For Billy” and her newest book, “Classroom 180”.

Heather’s work stems from her own experiences after adopting two children from Russia. 

“School environments are designed for children who have their natural love for learning intact and for children whose systems are hardwired to be able to sit in a classroom and stay focused. But when a child comes along who does not fit this description, we have continued to EXPECT this child to change and to fit into this predetermined mold, no matter how much he or she is unable.” - Heather helps us unpack with this happens and what parents and educators can do.

Heather helps us understand how we keep “high expectations for our kids” and yet help them when they display challenging behaviors. 

“The amount of pressure students are asked to handle in academic environments frequently goes far beyond what their nervous systems are equipped to handle. Staying at this heightened level of stress diminishes their abilities to self-regulate and their abilities to learn.” - Heather Forbes

We talk in this interview about motivation, and Heather likes to exchange that word for ‘inspiration’. How are we inspiring our kids to learn? And if kids are inspired to learn, they put forth the motivation to learn.

To learn more about Heather and her work, check out her website.

https://www.beyondconsequences.com/

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

 

Soft Skills for Parents Turn Into Life Skills for Kids - Gina Wilson

Soft Skills for Parents Turn Into Life Skills for Kids - Gina Wilson

September 5, 2021

Holistic executive coach, Gina Wilson, author of Skills That Build:  The Hard Science of Soft Skills for Work and Life JUST PUBLISHED THIS YEAR in JUNE!

She is with me today to help us understand how her work can help moms raise happy, healthy kids! 

She talks about:

  • Burnout and how to avoid it
  • Using “I” statements with your kids when they do something that gets you frustrated
  • Self-care practices 

Skills That Build:  The Hard Science of Soft Skills for Work and Life   ISBN: 9781737082903

Available online through all major book retailers and in local and independent bookstores. Signed copies are available through Gina’s website.  https://ginamwilson.com , where you can also sign up for her mailing list for coaching nuggets, book events and more.   

Gina invites listeners to follow her on: 

LinkedIn  linkedin.com/in/systemstrategies   

Twitter @GWStrategyCoach   

Instagram @ginadewil  

 If you like the book, please consider leaving a review online on Google, Amazon or post it on social media!  

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

 

Better Sleep, Fewer Headaches, Less Allergy Symptoms - Avoid These Toxins with Tonya Harris

Better Sleep, Fewer Headaches, Less Allergy Symptoms - Avoid These Toxins with Tonya Harris

September 2, 2021

Health and happiness go hand in hand, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start creating a healthier home. This week’s guest has been there, and she brought along a roadmap! Tonya Harris, a board-certified holistic nutritionist and author of The Slightly Greener Method, shows us how little adjustments can have a big impact on your family’s health. 

Her child suffered from ADHD like symptoms and through a couple of simple changes, she saw the symptoms reduced. 

Tonya Harris talks to us about how to make small changes to detox our homes and our lives.

https://slightlygreener.com/

MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal, founder of Educational Impact Academy and host of the Podcast - “Momnificient”. 

She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids and helps them with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!


LEARN MORE AND FOLLOW KARIN:

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

My Kid Has ADHD, Help!

My Kid Has ADHD, Help!

August 28, 2021

Dr. Norrine Russell talks with us about the 3 signs of ADHD. This episode is packed with strategies, tips and tools to help your child struggling with ADHD.

It’s a great episode for parents as well as teachers. 

Dr. Norrine Russell began Russell Coaching in 2009. Her passion for providing support to frustrated students and weary parents is fueled by her own experience of raising two complex children who are both neurologically atypical (her children’s diagnoses include autism, mood disorders, ADHD, giftedness, and learning differences). Dr. Russell knows firsthand the exhaustion parents face as they day in and day out seek solutions for their out-of-the-box children. She is committed to supporting the psychological well-being, education, and family life of all her clients.

With twenty years of experience creating positive youth development and parenting education programs, Dr. Russell has extensive knowledge of child development, learning styles, special needs, and positive parenting philosophies. She blends this knowledge to provide students and parents with comprehensive support and the tools they need to grow and thrive.

Dr. Russell has created programs that help youth develop social, emotional, and leadership skills, as well as programs that help families and communities, support healthy youth development. Dr. Russell is dedicated to walking beside families and helping them turn chaos into calm.

https://russellcoaching.com/

Facebook - @drnorrinerussell

She offers a 20% discount for the first 3 months of coaching to any of you listeners when they mention this podcast or Karin Jakubowski.

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Simple Self-Care Practices with Yoga and Mindfulness Expert, Beth Shaw

Simple Self-Care Practices with Yoga and Mindfulness Expert, Beth Shaw

August 22, 2021

Beth Shaw is a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. Beth is single-handedly responsible for the widespread growth of yoga throughout the span of the U.S. and Canada.

She believes in empowering cultures and sharing the gift of yoga beyond borders. Through the continuous development of YogaFit, Beth remains at the forefront as President, creating programs and yoga teacher training courses that are innovative and educational.

Beth is also a best-selling author. Her premier book, YogaFit has sold over 100,000 units worldwide. YogaLean is a lifestyle program that provides tools towards for maintaining optimal health. The YogaFit Athlete, released 2016, has inspired a 100-hour YogaFit for Athletes specialty track for instructors.

Beth’s most-recent book, Healing Trauma With Yoga, was released in December of 2019.

Passionate about positive change in the world, Beth is a dedicated animal advocate. She also founded a non-profit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, which awards scholarships to women worldwide.

Shaw has dedicated her life to YogaFit and the transformational growth that the company creates globally through its programs and community service, giving away one million free yoga classes to those in need annually.

https://www.bethshaw.com/

Facebook - @BethShawWellness

More about your Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

BONUS: High School Special Ed Teacher, Emily Ewin Helps Us Understand Our Teens

BONUS: High School Special Ed Teacher, Emily Ewin Helps Us Understand Our Teens

August 15, 2021

Listen to this unique interview to learn what high school students with disabilities said they need from their teachers to help them succeed in school. This is so insightful!  

Emily Ewin surveyed students and teachers and found what these teens need from us as educators to help them thrive in school.

Emily takes us into the minds and perspectives of teens with disabilities. She helps us understand how we can better support them. 

Sometimes we teach thinking we know what students need from us. We are doing our best! Emily creates an an opportunity for us to learn what our teens with disabilities need from us as educators.

Emily’s passion and heart to support students with disabilities is inspiring and encouraging. 

She will reignite your passion to help our students in school succeed and feel supported by the network of educators around them.

*If you know a teacher, please share this episode with them. It will inspire them and re-energize their passion for teaching.

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

YouTube - Educational Impact Academy

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids @educationalimpactacademy

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Mindfulness Practices In School and At Home with Lisa Rector

Mindfulness Practices In School and At Home with Lisa Rector

August 11, 2021

Empowering others with skills for living a peaceful, productive and balanced life is at the heart of Minds Over Matter (a non-profit started by a small group of women in Sussex County, Delaware). The Minds Over Matter initiative is to cultivate strong communities of healthy and compassionate people.

And one of the members is on our show today! Lisa Rector - What an amazing gem she is. Her passion and love for helping kids and adults with mindfulness practices is inspiring.

She is someone who gives of herself for others and when you listen to her, you might feel like she is your friend, your long-lost sister, a kindred spirit. 

Lisa shares with us how this group, Minds Over Matter has impacted the lives of kids, teens and adults in the area of Mindfulness.

You can follow them on their facebook page, “Minds Over Matter”. 

Their latest post inspired me. It says, “Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” - Roy T. Bennett

Follow Karin here:

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

Educational Impact Academy - YouTube Channel

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

How To Help Your Teen or Tween from Lonely, Isolated and Self-Conscious to Confident

How To Help Your Teen or Tween from Lonely, Isolated and Self-Conscious to Confident

August 1, 2021

Teens and tweens today face more pressures than we can imagine. In a world with access to 24/7 social media apps, the news, and so-called “influencers”- coupled with the highest expectations of achievement for ANY generation – Erin Tarr is here with me today and she has a recipe for this daily living disaster.

At a time in life when these girls should be enjoying friendships and making memories – they are more vulnerable than ever, experiencing unprecedented feelings of loneliness and isolation. This is resulting in the highest rates of teen anxiety, depression, and suicide our country has ever seen.  

Erin is a Confidence Coach for teen and tween girls and creator of the fierce&flourish empowerment program. As a keynote speaker, parenting consultant, and host of the fierce&flourish podcast, she is a thought leader in the youth confidence space.

Erin’s twenty year career in education and personal development serving tweens, teens, and moms led her to be named among Central Illinois Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40, and to be invited to speak on the “That’s What She Said” stage. She has led countless Confidence Building workshops with girl scout troops, athletic teams, and youth groups, as well as private corporations.

If you’d like more info on how Erin can help you and/or your teen, contact Erin at www.erintarr.com and mention this podcast episode. I am an affiliate of Erin, and you won’t be disappointed. Reach out to Erin today and see your teen go from self-conscious to self-confident.

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

Educational Impact Academy - YouTube Channel

Facebook Page - Happy Mom's, Happy Kids

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

 

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