How Positive Relationships Move Us to Greatness

Guest: Matt Miller | Season 10, Ep. 453

“When we operate from the premise that everybody is going through something, we show more grace.” – Matt Miller

For over 30 years, Matt Miller has been serving kids, teachers, and their communities in the education system by helping them reach their potential. Join Dr. Michelle Robin as she invites him to share how he met John O’Leary, what inspired him to join John’s mission in 2016 after that interaction, and why they are on a mission to help people live inspired. Matt will also explain some things he’s learned over the years about people, and why our lives (and the lives of people around us) improve when we decide to love each other more. His story and wisdom will help you see that living a better life isn’t as complicated as we make it – we just need to do simple better.

About Today’s Guest:

Matt Miller is a former special education teacher and spent the majority of his educational career as an elementary principal. Under Matt’s leadership, Kellison Elementary went from a low performing school in 2000 to being named a Top Ten High Performing School in the State of Missouri by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 2004. Matt transitioned to Stanton Elementary in 2004. Stanton was the lowest performing school in the district. In two years, Stanton was named a Top Ten School in the State of Missouri by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Stanton went on to be one of the first schools in the world to use the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with students and was named a Lighthouse School by the Franklin Covey Organization in 2011. Matt contributes this increase in achievement to the power of positive relationships. When organizations are focused on people – great things happen… and it’s the little things that make a big difference.


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