Inspire 3M,  LLC

Culturally Responsive Coaching 


Curated Leadership Tools 

Debbie Armendariz is a leadership coach with over 25 years experience in public schools.  She has helped dozens of school leaders hone their leadership skills.  You can access some of her LinkedIn Live Events below and more here.

Top 10 Mistakes of Educational Leaders

How to Disagree Without being Disagreeable

How to Give Critical Feedback When You Need Behavior to Change (AKA: Scaffolds for cold feedback)

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Samples of Leadership Tools from Inspire 3M

Frequently Asked Questions:

What makes Debbie's coaching so special?  As an immigrant and Latina, Debbie understands the role of race and culture in leadership.  With over 10 years experience as a principal and more than 5 years in central office, she's seen it all.   Her listening skills will help you feel heard.  She will ask you questions to help you think deeply about your challenges and your purpose.  Once she has supported you in clarifying your objective, she will provide you with guidance, tips, and tools to operationalize your intent.  

What are Leadership Tools as defined by Inspire 3M LLC?  Leadership Tools are templates or protocols that help leaders do their core work skillfully.  There are tools to plan a difficult conversations, reflect on a meeting or help you sort our how you are feeling about a particular challenge and what you might want to do next.  There are tools for designing effective professional development for educators, tools for inspecting and shaping school culture, tools to help you manage teams, lead meetings, and more.  They will guide you towards more productive, equity centered interactions with your staff or members of your community.   Some tools are adapted from authors in a variety of fields such as education, business, communications, equity, and leadership coaching.  Other tools were developed by the founder of Inspire 3M LLC.  Each Leadership Tool comes in the form of a card that describes a leadership move.

What does the "3M" in Inspire 3M stand for?  The 3 M's are Model, Manage Mobilize.  They are the foundation of a framework developed by Debbie that defines three commitments educational leaders must make in order to find success.  

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