Designing Optimal Professional Development and SEL Presentations and Programs for Schools


"I had the privilege of working closely with Joel during his tenure at the British International School of Washington. Joel has a rare gift of creating strong and meaningful rapport with young people of varying ages. They not only totally trust and respect him but feel confident and comfortable in the unconditional positive regard he routinely demonstrates. As someone who has supported over 1000 schools, Joel is one of the few people I have met who has achieved the rare feat of removing any stigma from the process of receiving counselling support.

He is hugely respected by staff and parents alike and has a calm, measured influence on the leadership of student support across the school. Contributing to this is Joel’s authenticity, the consistency of role modelling and the unswerving commitment to support and help others to
develop the skills, attitudes and habits to make positive and life enhancing changes."

Andy Vass
International Education Consultant
Author and Coach

Our associates have been developing curriculum and presenting for students in both independent and public schools throughout the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area for nearly two decades. Our services are aimed at supporting students from the elementary or primary level to the secondary or high school level. All services are tailored to fit the school where we present. This is accomplished by having a thorough sit-down consultation with necessary school staff prior to our arrival. This initial meeting will help to decide what will be best for the school and what will be the best way to deliver the intended message to their students. Presentations, programs, and workshops will then be designed and implemented for students, parents, and school faculty in the way that the school chooses for the content to be delivered.