From Striving to Thriving

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Dr. Karavedas is an experienced leader with over 25 years of executive-level leadership in independent schools and nonprofits.  With a Masters in Education and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership, Dr. Karavedas actively teaches as a Professor at Bachelors and Masters levels.  She currently holds the position of Director of Research and New Program Development at Orange Lutheran High School where she is responsible for development and oversight of the school’s flexible learning options and pathways exploring innovation in education.

With a strong academic and research focus on development of middle management  leaders for next level leadership, Dr. Karavedas has multiple publications and presentations on a variety of topics including Becoming Your Own Leader, Impact and Influence of Mid-Level Leaders, Hiring, Training and Retaining Teachers, Women in Leadership, Developing Teacher Leaders, and Team Building 101, and more.   After multiple academic publications, Dr. Karavedas has recently  published her first book, From Striving to Thriving, as a practical guide for growth in leadership and life. 

Dr. Karavedas is also the owner of Karavedas Coaching and Consulting which provides individual and organizational coaching and consulting for leaders and teams at all levels.

Key Takeaways:
  • We have to start changing education by researching where we are headed instead of where we are and asking the right questions.
  • Successful change for the future must be based on who the system is serving.
  • Empowerment is not just everyone doing their own thing all the time. It needs to be within a framework.
  • Decision tree structures are incredibly valuable and necessary to assist in in powering people. Use the diagram of an actual tree to simplify this process.
  • If someone is equipped and empowered, engagement almost comes naturally.
  • If you're spending a lot of time and energy trying to get out of a place, you probably aren't leading very well where you are.
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From Striving to Thriving