Mike Sanders has been in education for over twenty-five years. He has been a leader in the classroom as a Social Studies teacher, a building principal, and school superintendent. His work as been recognized by his supervisors and state organizations with awards such as Conway Spring Middle School Teacher of the Year and as one of the Aspiring Principals in Kansas by the United School Administrator organization.
Mike enjoys working with organizations and communities in assisting them in meeting their goals. As a member of the Argonia community and high school principal, he lead a grant writing program through Kansas Wildlife and Parks and fund raising campaign to raise the funds for a community pool. As a school superintendent he helped Skyline Public schools receive a Kansas Wildlife and Parks grant and private donations for a outdoor walk-way, public restroom for their sports complex, and weight training center for the schools’ student and faculty. He also was part of the community group that led a fundraising campaign to build a recreation and wellness center in Pratt, Kansas. This task was accomplished in 2011 with the completion of the Roy and Elise Blythe Center.
Mike has the background and skills to facilitate the necessary conversations and actions for an organization and community. Most of his skills he learned over time through his professional experiences and interaction with the communities he lived in, but he also was trained in 2010 in “Empowering Community Leadership” hosted by Kansas State University. Sponsors of the event included, USDA Rural Development, Kansas Department of Commerce, Huck Boyd Institute, K-State Research and Extension, Center for Engagement and Community Development, and the Kansas Pride organization.
Along with this background Mike has recently completed his training to become a certified Corporate and Executive Coach through the Institution of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). His certification is recognized by the professional golden standard industry of ICF, the International Coaching Federation.
Mike has a passion to work with all people and organizations to see their success come true. He leads both from his head and heart to enable the greatness of his clients.