As a passionate educator, Mary Grogan has spent a lifetime inspiring and supporting students, teachers, families, and a variety of professionals to realize their potential and dreams. Committed to values of social justice and a humanistic leadership style, she has led inclusive, collaborative and innovative learning communities; and delivered professional development initiatives at local, national and international conferences. As a curious learner, she juggled a career with raising two children while completing a Sociology degree, an M.Ed. in Applied Psychology and certificates in Family Therapy, Mediation, and Cognitive Coaching. While working as a principal and a part-time behavior instructor on a medical school campus in Dominica, she completed a doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational
Leadership for Teaching and Learning.
She wrote this book to share what she learned by applying a reflective practice approach to her leadership roles as a teacher, counselor, coach and principal. Her work as a facilitator of reflective
practice with medical students in the Caribbean and her doctoral research on professionalism confirmed that reflection is one of the most critical tools for personal and professional growth. As well, it is an essential skill for global leaders who understand their responsibilities to the human family and to building a world of justice, peace and love.
Mary currently lives in the vibrant multi-cultural city of Toronto and within walking distance of the lake and a yoga studio. When not working as a consultant or Co-Active Coach, she enjoys theatre, dancing, music, a good book, volunteering in the community, socializing with friends and most certainly laughter, conversation, and activities with her husband, children and grandchildren.