2Principals Podcast

Are you tired of feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Do you struggle to find balance between your work life and personal life? If so, you’re not alone. Many people, especially those in leadership positions, find it difficult to maintain their overall health and well-being. That’s where the 2Principals Podcast comes in. Hosted by Kevin and Jason, two experienced leaders in education who are dedicated to helping everyday leaders learn practical ways to live a more balanced and fulfilled life. With each episode, we tackle a wide variety of conversations related to leadership, mental & physical health, stress management and work-life balance. Regardless of where you are on your journey, the 2Principals Podcast has something to offer. Check us out at 2principals.com and join the 2Principals Community by signing up for our newsletter! Please email us at 2principalspodcast@gmail.com for all questions and or comments. We LOVE to hear from our listeners! Episodes drop every Wednesday.

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7 days ago

In today's episode, we will be exploring the topic of servant leadership in the field of education.
In this episode, we'll be exploring the concept of servant leadership and whether or not there are any potential risks that come with adopting this approach. Join us as we dive into the benefits and drawbacks of servant leadership, and examine how this leadership style can impact both individuals and organizations.
So, get ready to embark on a wonderful journey of discovery surrounding this topic. Let's dive in!

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

In today's episode, we will be exploring the topic of being a resilient leader in the field of education. As educators, we encounter numerous challenges and obstacles in our daily work. It is crucial for us to cultivate resilience, enabling us to overcome these hurdles and continue providing our students and staff with the best possible experiences.
Throughout this episode, we will delve into the strategies and insights that can help us develop resilience as leaders in education. By embracing these practices, we can navigate the complexities of our profession with strength and determination.
So, get ready to embark on a journey of resilience and discover how you can become a more resilient educator in the field of education. Let's dive in!

Wednesday Sep 13, 2023

Joining us today is Ben Kirkwold, a remarkable middle school science teacher who has recently embarked on a journey towards a healthier and more active lifestyle. Ben's decision to change has not only impacted his own life but also inspired and encouraged those closest to him to make their own changes.
With a passion for science and a heart full of determination, Ben has taken his commitment to living a healthy lifestyle to new heights. Through his own experiences, he has discovered the power of personal transformation and now strives to inspire others to do the same.
In this episode, we'll delve into Ben's inspiring journey, exploring the challenges he faced, the choices he made, and the positive impact it has had on his students, colleagues, and loved ones. We'll uncover the secrets behind his newfound energy, motivation, and zest for life.
If you are interested in connecting with Ben, reach out to us and we can get you in contact with him. 

Wednesday Sep 06, 2023

Jonathan Boorman provides therapy services for teens, adults, couples and families. Among his areas of expertise are EMDR, infidelity, anxiety, depression and trauma. Jonathan also has extensive experience working with gifted children, adults and their families, as well as individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jonathan's therapeutic approach is to provide support to help others effectively address personal life challenges. He combines traditional complementary methodologies and current neurological research to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person. Jonathan is committed to assisting each individual build on their existing strengths to live their best possible life. Join us for our conversation with Jon on topics ranging from mental health to work-life balance in an effort to provide listeners with a new perspective into their own personal challenges. 
You can connect with Jon via Healthwise Behavior Health & Wellness or through Instagram @therapist_reaction.

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

On the show today is Rockford Middle School Principal, Paul Warzecha.  Paul is a relationship driven leader going on two decades in education. He prioritizes the overall health and wellness of both his students and staff. Paul is a devoted husband and father and enjoys making dirt in his free time:) Join us as we have an engaging and rich conversation with this intentional leader. 
You can connect with Paul on X or email him at mr.warzecha@gmail.com.

Wednesday Aug 23, 2023

Matt Lombari, AKA "Lombo" is the Head Football Coach of the Maple Grove Crimson. He is a dedicated father, teacher and coach and uses his unique set of skills to develop young people into strong pillars of the community. He has a strong passion to create opportunities for those he serves to become the best versions of themselves. This one is definitely a touchdown!!
Connect with Coach "Lombo" via Facebook, X or Instagram. 

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

We are thrilled to have Dr. Marcus Belin as a guest on the 2principals podcast. Dr. Belin is an educator from the Southside of Chicago who values education. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Bradley University and his doctorate from National Louis University. He has worked as a teacher, Dean of Students, assistant principal, and principal. He is currently the President-elect of the Illinois Principals Association and has received several awards for his work in education.
Dr. Belin's approach to relationships with students, staff and families is second to none and you won't be disappointed! We believe that our listeners will learn a great deal from his experience and insights in the field of education and can't thank him enough for taking time out of his busy schedule to sit down with the 2Principals. 
You can find Dr. Marcus Belin on Instagram or by visiting his website. 

Wednesday Aug 09, 2023

Today, we have Marc Franz on the show.  Mark is the head football coach at Rogers High School. Not only is he a dedicated coach, but also a math teacher. He is known for his relationship-focused coaching style and his passion for helping young athletes develop both on and off the field. In this episode, we'll dive into Coach Franz's coaching philosophy, his approach to building strong relationships with his players, and how he balances his time between coaching/teaching and his personal life. Stay tuned for an inspiring conversation with Coach Franz.
You can get in contact with Coach Franz by checking out the Rogers High School website or by emailing him at marc.franz@isd728.org.

Sunday Aug 06, 2023

Join us on this week's Life & Leadership segment of the 2Principals Podcast where we tackle a wide variety of topics related to the four pillars of our show: leadership, mental & physical health, stress management and work-life balance.
On today's episode, we discuss the importance and benefits of supporting mental health within your organization. 

Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Welcome to today's episode of our podcast! We have a very special guest today, Ally Hirte, the owner of Digitally Ahead, and her talented employee, Krista Koenig. Digitally Ahead is a company that specializes in social media strategy and helps businesses gain more traction in the digital space. But today, we'll get to know Ally and Krista beyond their professional accomplishments. These two young women are inspiring, courageous, and are making a positive impact in their community. Join us as we dive into their journey, learn about their aspirations, and gain fresh insights. You're in for a treat - this episode will leave you feeling inspired and motivated! Who knows, you might even have your own "cannon moment" after listening.
You can find all the different ways to connect with Digitally-Ahead by visiting their website. 

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