Ep #5: Making Intentional Decisions Despite Negative Emotion

In the previous episode, we continued with our exploration of how the STEAR Cycle works and took a look at how our thoughts create our emotions. We used the Cycle to understand how different thoughts about the same situation can create different feelings, and talked about how awareness of our thoughts can help us decide how we want to think and, in turn, feel.

This week, we dive deeper into the STEAR Cycle and explore how our emotional response to our thoughts influences the approach we choose to take in our daily lives.

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Ep #4: How Your Thoughts Trigger Your Emotions

Last week on The Empowered Principal Podcast, we talked about the STEAR Cycle – a powerful coaching tool for understanding how any result is created in your life and the role your thoughts play in that process. In the next few episodes, we’ll be diving deeper into the Cycle and taking a look at how each component works and how they all flow together to get a better understanding of your thinking and how it’s impacting your life on a daily basis, both at work and at home.

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Ep #3: Introduction to the STEAR Cycle and the Power of Thought

Hello again, empowered principals! This week, I’m sharing one of my core teaching tools: the STEAR Cycle, an extremely powerful device that allows you to observe your brain in motion.

For these first few episodes, we are learning the foundation of what self-coaching is, how it works, and how to apply it to everyday situations at work and at home. I want you to have this basic understanding early on in the podcast because we’re going to dig really deep in order to help you gain a thorough understanding of how our brains work the way they do.

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Ep #2: Pain vs. Suffering


Hello, empowered principals! Before we get started, I have to tell you how thrilled I am to be doing this podcast for you. I love this new endeavor – It’s so empowering!

Back to today’s topic of The Empowered Principal Podcast, we’re picking up where we left off after last episode’s discussion on addressing the cause of our pain versus addressing the symptoms of our pain. Now, let’s talk about pain and suffering.

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Ep #1: The Difference Between a Cause and a Symptom

Welcome to the very first episode of The Empowered Principal Podcast! I am your host, Angela Kelly Robeck, and I’m a Certified Life Coach who coaches elementary school principals who want to strengthen their emotional fitness as an educational leader.

The Empowered Principal Podcast is designed to help you understand your own psychology and thinking about the job so that you can either feel better about your current work or clear your thoughts to make a decision about what type of work you’d like to do in the next phase of your life. My goal with this show is to be a highlight of your workweek by offering you ways to feel better about the work that you do for children.

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Announcing The Empowered Principal Podcast!

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of The Empowered Principal Podcast! I could not be more excited to share the show with all of you. My goal is to be a highlight of your workweek by offering you ways to feel better about the work that you do for children.

The Empowered Principal Podcast is designed to offer tools and strategies that no other elementary principal resource provides – exercises that strengthen your emotional fitness as an educational leader.  Through causal coaching, listeners will learn ways to shift from feelings of frustration, overwhelm, and defeat to feelings of confidence, joy, and empowerment.

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