Speaker Matt Fleck

Matt is a former school counselor and current director of the nonprofit Inspire Success. Matt hosts the podcast Encouraging Words for School Counselors.

A Bronco Buddy Christmas Wish (#22)

School Counselor Laura Rankhorn
School counselor Laura Rankhorn of the popular Counselor Accents podcast recounts how a handful of high school mentors brightened the holidays for their elementary student mentees.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Counselor (#21)

Kaet Barron as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
What happens when a school's traditional holiday event meets with an enthusiastic elementary school counselor? Let's just say there's lots of prancing and blitzing. Listen to the whole story from former school counselor of the year Kaet Barron.

The Gift of Self Care (#18)

Photo of rubber duck in a bubble bath
Despite another challenging school year, we have much to be thankful for as we enter the holiday season. This week’s school counselor guests remind us that taking care of ourselves is one of the best gifts we can give our students.

Oh, The Places We’ll Go (#17)

Photo of School Counselor Allen Hill
Helping our students sometimes takes counselors on journeys we don’t expect. Listen as school counselor and ISCA Executive Director Allen Hill shares how helping one of his students helped him grow as a professional school counselor.

Helping the “School-Proof” Kids, Too (#15)

Lawrence North High School Department Co-Chair and International Baccalaureate Counselor Connie Sivertson shares a story that reminds us that even some of the highest achieving, most resilient students may need our support in this most unusual time.