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Within Our Ranks: Why YOU Should Join

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 Are you looking to make a real impact in the field of education? Do you want to join a community of passionate educators and take your career to the next level? 

This an exclusive opportunity that you will want to take advantage of. It's called Within Our Ranks, and it's your ticket to making a real difference in the world of education. It's more than just a program; it's a transformative experience for educators who aspire to be professional speakers and make their voices heard.

Here's the deal: Within Our Ranks is an intensive training program that equips educators (with at least ten years of K-12 experience) with the skills and knowledge they need to step into the world of professional speaking, training, and consulting. It's a chance to unlock your full potential and share your insights with the world. For those of us in education, we value the voice of fellow educators when it comes to professional development and training sessions.  That’s exactly why Within Our Ranks is so unique: educators train, support, and support other educators! 

Take it from my fellow Renaissance Hall of Famer, Darren Peperd, and Within Our Ranks success story. Darren was a member of the first cohort and a fellow motivational speaker, trainer, and consultant in education.  Listen to his latest podcast episode to hear his success story with our program.

“Getting involved with Within Our Ranks was a game changer for me.” 

-Darrin Peppard, Road to Awesome, LLC

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Think about that for a moment. Have you ever felt like you have a message that could change the lives of educators or students? Do you dream of inspiring others but need help figuring out where to start? Do you sit through hours of mediocre professional development and think to yourself, “I could do that!” YOU CAN! Within Our Ranks is your golden opportunity to turn your dreams into reality.

This program isn't just theoretical; it's hands-on and practical. The Within Our Ranks Team will provide the tools, strategies, and insights you need to become a confident and impactful educational speaker. Even better, you'll join a community of like-minded educators who share your passion for making a difference. It's a year-long journey that covers a wide range of topics, from crafting powerful messages to marketing yourself as a speaker and everything in between. It's not just about speaking; it's about creating lasting change in education.

Program Flexibility (perfect for those transitioning careers)

  • Educator Focused
  • Learn the business of the speaking industry
  • Constructive feedback to grow confidently 
  • Start your own full or part-time public speaking career!

For those of you who listen to or watch my Podcasts or read Stand Tall Statemens Blog, you may recognize Megan, another graduate of Within Our Ranks. Megan is a third-grade teacher, co-founder of IntegratED, and now an educational speaker. She works to innovate classrooms to bring experiences for students to learn and grow authentically with hands-on experiences. We connected at a conference and became a powerhouse team of educational speakers. 

“If you are even close to thinking you want to do speaking, this is the pathway you need to take.”

-Megan Diede, Integrated 

So, why me? Funny you should think that. “Why Me?” was the title of my TEDx talk! My passion is to have a leading voice in education, helping individuals and organizations unleash their full potential. My background as an educator, administrator, and professor has led me on a path to speaking with organizations all over the world.  Through international keynote speaking engagements, leadership coaching, or coaching sessions, I want to challenge others to think differently about leadership. This year, I earned a place as one of the "Top 30" Global Gurus in Education for 2023. I have dedicated my professional life to improving the climate and culture of students, staff, administrators, and businesses.

Within Our Ranks is hosting a summit in Atlanta, Georgia, at the end of January. It's the perfect opportunity to dip your toes in and see what the program is all about. This summit is a chance for you to connect with me, Stand Tall Steve, and other educators ready to make a change. Embrace this transformative coaching program and embark on a journey to become an influential voice in educational speaking. 

I recently joined WURD Radio for an interview with Daralyse Lyons. We chatted about my passion for improving schools for all stakeholders and my struggles to triumph in school. Hear my story here:  Evening WURDs 11.21.2023 - Steve Bollar by WURD Radio (

Space is limited for the summit because this differs from your typical, overcrowded conference. Within Our Ranks focuses on quality over quantity. I want to give every attendee personalized attention to ensure you get the most out of the experience. So, if you're serious about making a change, don't wait. Head to for more information. Join us for this incredible event and take the first step toward becoming a professional educational speaker. Your journey to impact and influence starts here.  

Within Our Ranks Summit
January 19-21, 2024 
Intercontinental Buckethead Atlanta, GA

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