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Welcome to the Mastermind, a world-class community of school leaders from around the world, ready to take your leadership to the next level.


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My mission is to build better leaders

My name is Daniel Bauer and I help school leaders fight isolation and frustration via a leadership community in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges.

If you’re anything like me you might feel under-prepared for your current leadership role and most likely you feel isolated – but it doesn’t have to be that way.


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• Leaders who have broken free from the status quo
• Leaders who make change happen
• Leaders who never, ever give up

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Rewire Conference

October 4-5th, 2019
Tabernacle, New Jersey

Rewire is a FREE, global learning experience, for ALL educators to ensure equity and equality for ALL students, regardless of where educators reside and work. Register Now!

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July 26 -31st, 2020

Daniel will be speaking at School Leaders for Today, an online community dedicated to inspire and support principals in the day to day. Register now!

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July 29, 2020

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Culture Builder: Bucket Lists

Culture Builder: Bucket Lists

Effective school leaders know that it’s the team that drives great results. And how does one build a great team? As Jim Collin’s famously stated you want “the right people on the bus.” Just as important as the right players is the type of culture that nourishes the...

Best books for school leaders to grow their coaching skills

Best books for school leaders to grow their coaching skills

Researchers Tschannen-Moran & Gareis (2015), found that the principal’s role has grown more complex to include 192 different tasks. It’s no wonder that principals are stretched thin and feel like they are playing a game of whack-a-mole. One of the most important...

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Erin Igoe: Ruffling Adult Feathers Through Civic Action

Erin Igoe is currently a high school administrator, forever teacher, mentor, coach, Gen Z mom, and wannabe Dorthea Lange.  Erin has 18 years in education (teaching and administration), a project and problem-based learning classroom guru, 3 years as BTSA Support...

Lindsay Lyons: 5 Mechanisms of shared leadership

Lindsay Lyons is an educational consultant who works with teachers and school leaders to inspire educational innovation for racial and gender justice, design curricula grounded in student voice, and build capacity for shared leadership. Lindsay taught in NYC public...