We are stewards of a restorative community for hope and healing exploring building strength and self-efficacy, as well as establishing roots of connection and camaraderie. We honor the lived experiences of individuals, schools, educators, organizations, and communities impacted by societal strain and pain. Hope and joy and personal faith are cultivated and nurtured through reflection, storytelling, and story-catching shared experiences. Through the proactive and creative building of community, lives can be positively impacted to thrive
Founder and CEO
Steven J. Karaiskos, Ph.D. is an educator and an emotion scientist, a leader in the development of whole child emotional well-being, an advocate for educator well-being, an activist for suicide prevention/awareness & bereavement, as well as a dynamic and creative relationship & community builder.
We lead intentional, thoughtful, individualized professional development, workshops, personalized mentoring, and organizational consulting rooted in dignity, reflection, listening, and well-being.
Team building, relationship care, effective and impactful conversations, managing transitions and change, community building, social and emotional learning, new teacher coaching, suicide prevention programming, DEIJ practices including advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community
Team building, building and managing relationships, collaboration, impactful conversations, reflection on challenges, suicide prevention programming, suicide bereavement support, storytelling
Individual or group mentoring in educator well-being, student well-being, behavior management, social and emotional learning, classroom management, support of neurodivergent students, integrating content and SEL/DEIJ practices
Team building, courageous conversations, empathetic listening, suicide prevention programming, suicide bereavement support, well-being programming development and support
For those grieving
Individual support, group support, peer-to-peer support, resources, personalized care
For those whose spirit has been diminished
Empathetic listening, self-efficacy reflections, rebuilding self-trust and self-efficacy, rebuilding community, establishing connections, building new relationships, exploration of identity, and individualized support
The way Steven approaches his work is transformative by nature, he sees people for who they are and what they carry with them, always. His reflective and thoughtful style is powerful and ground-breaking, consistently keeping both the head and the heart integrated into the way he interacts, educates, and supports. He is truly a pioneer in fostering organizational change, increasing its adaptability and flexibility by helping them to see further, think wider, and be far better than they were before.”
Kacy C. Maitland, LICSW, Chief Clinical Officer