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Joyful Journeys: Group Coaching

Joyful Journeys: Group Coaching

Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 4:00 PM (EDT) to Tuesday, May 27, 2025 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Join Renee Prillaman and Mike Hanas for a unique, year-long coaching experience that will help you:

  • Be more authentic, better align intentions and impact, and reclaim joy as you lead throughout the next school year
  • Sustain more effectively the energy, joy, and vision with which you begin the year—especially as you absorb demands from all sides
  • Inspire, support, and further the growth of those who report to you more fully than ever
  • Partner with other school leaders to further the aspirations and goals you share
Eligible Roles

Please note that only the roles listed below are eligible to participate.

  • Academic administrators
  • Assistant heads of schools
  • Deans of faculty
  • Deans of students
  • Department chairs
  • Division heads, including assistant division heads

Group Coaching:

Member Non-Member
$3,000 $3,299

Optional Individual Coaching Add-On (6 sessions):

Member Non-Member
$1,500 $1,599

Cancellation Policy

The coaching experience is non-refundable.

  • 16 group coaching sessions from 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern
    • Lower School (PK-5): Sept 10 & 24, Oct 8 & 22, Nov 12 & 26, Dec 10, Jan 14 & 28, Feb 11 & 25, Mar 11, Apr 8 & 22, May 13 & 27
    • Middle School (6-8): Sept 5 & 19, Oct 3 & 17, Nov 7 & 21, Dec 5, Jan 2 & 16, Feb 6 & 20, Mar 6, Apr 3 & 17, May 1 & 15
    • Upper School (9-12): Sept 12 & 26, Oct 10 & 24, Nov 14 & 21, Dec. 12, Jan 9 & 23, Feb 13 & 27, Mar 13, Apr 10 & 24, May 8 & 22
  • Asynchronous engagement between sessions
  • Groups will be no larger than 8 people.


Renee Prillaman

Renee Prillaman began her career as a classroom teacher which cemented her love of experiential learning and building just and caring classroom cultures. Seeing teaching as a calling and an act of creating social justice, Renee spent her career focused on supporting and developing teachers and those who supervise and lead teachers. Her current work as a coach and consultant is centered on how we can be effective and sustain ourselves as teachers and leaders at a time when the art and science of teaching and learning is more demanding than ever.

Renee holds a Ph.D in curriculum and instruction and instructional supervision from UNC-Chapel Hill and coaching certifications in neuro-linguistic programming and Satir Global Coaching. Renee served as a clinical professor in education and child development at Meredith College, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University. For 23 years, she was a Carolina Friends School teacher, head of middle school, assistant head for teaching and learning, and acting and interim head of school.

Mike Hanas

Mike Hanas is the founder: coach/consultant of Furthering Leadership. He previously led San Francisco Friends School from 2016-2022 after 16 years at Carolina Friends School, three as upper school head and 13 as head of school. Mike earned his bachelor’s in classics from the College of the Holy Cross, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and his master’s degree in education administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. Mike has also taught Latin, Greek, and humanities, served as a college counselor and assistant director of admissions, and coached basketball, football, and lacrosse. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Friends Council on Education and the board of advisors for the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service. Mike completed the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and serves as a certified executive coach for leaders and leadership teams across the country.


Contact Renee or Mike for questions about the program or content.