Engage with Ali.
One-time Keynote/Speaking Engagements
When powerful messages need to be received, Ali delivers. Whether speaking to an audience of 20 or 2,000 her energy, humor, and inspiration come to life during speaking events. Ali captivates audiences! By combining her passion, expertise and dynamic personality, Ali creates messages that are accessible, giving people hope that they can be part of the change.
Leadership Team Development.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker
No matter how strong the skill sets or strategic plans of a team or organization, it’s the strength of the internal culture that will drive effectiveness, efficiency, and, ultimately, outcomes. Whether a team is newly developed or already established, everyone benefits from opportunities to strengthen trust, clarity, communication and connection. Ali helps create brave spaces for leaders to dig deep into their own self-awareness, problem-solving capabilities, relationship skills, etc., clearing the path for powerful work to be done.
Onsite or Virtual Training
To implement anything with fidelity, training is essential. Ali has spent the last decade creating, designing, and delivering professional development with the ultimate goal of creating safe, consistent, predictable and equitable school environments. Ali brings to participants her content expertise and understanding of alignment and integration in such areas as: Restorative Practices, Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), building and strengthening Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Frameworks, and a diverse array of interventions at the Universal, Secondary, and Tertiary supports to meet the social/emotional/behavioral/mental health needs of all students, families, and staff.
When leaders are so inside the work, it can be difficult to identify the pain points, prioritize steps necessary for improvement, and have clarity about where to start.
Ali works with leadership to identify groups that represent different voices in the organization to engage in Listening Circles. Through this process she gains incredible insight into the real strengths and needs within a culture. Along the way, Ali creates trusting relationships with the staff that can lay the groundwork for future work.
Whether building on the foundation of the audit or simply developing a concrete Action Plan, these authentic conversations can be a great place to start.
Coaching & Consulting.
Initial implementation is one challenge, long-term sustainability is another. The logistics of maintaining a system over time can be overwhelming. It takes careful planning around the macro (systems work) and the micro (individuals work) to ultimately achieve intended outcomes. Ali not only helps support the process of fixing systems, but builds the capacity of others to effectively maintain them over time.
Ali helps elevate key ideas and critical insights through sketchnoting and graphic recording. By tapping into a different part of the brain, visual representation of concepts helps to engage your teams, communicate ideas, and gain true clarity of what’s important! Whether within the process or from the sidelines, Ali has been creating visuals for years that help clients take critical messages with them.
“One of the most amazing presenters I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. If you ever are asked to attend a workshop given by Ali Hearn, jump on it! She was truly inspiring and pushed me to think about kids, families and practices differently than I ever have before.”
Sara- Elementary School Psychologist, IL
“Ali’s Restorative Practices training helped me feel a deep sense of belonging. The experience helped establish trust between myself and the new team I am supporting that would have otherwise taken months to create. I have never before seen such quick implementation and such buy-in from so many as I did after the experience we had with Ali. People’s lives will be improved as a result of the learning and message.”
Jill B.- Dir. of Instructional Coaching, IA
“Ali’s impact goes well beyond those she works with directly. Every time I am with her I learn something relevant I can apply to my own work, and become inspired to share my learning to colleagues. I am so grateful for Ali Hearn and the work she does.“
Sandra O. – Director of MTSS and Innovative Programming, NY