Jane Kise - Self-Aware Student Contributing Author

Jane Kise

Jane Kise

Jane Kise, Ed.D, is a an author of over 25 books and A TEDx Speaker.

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Dr. Jane Kise is a TEDx Speaker and the author/coauthor of over 25 books, including:

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools

Twelve Lenses to Balance Priorities and Serve the Whole Student

Lead a whole-child learning environment where student engagement and success thrive. This practical educational leadership book guides school leaders in using 12 powerful leadership lenses and the stages of leadership development to overcome challenges and balance priorities while still supporting the whole student.


Step In, Step Up

Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey

Step In, Step Up guides current and aspiring women leaders through a twelve-week development journey to discover their personal leadership identity and overcome the gender barriers to leadership in education.


Differentiated Coaching

A Framework for Helping Educators Change

Jane Kise takes you on a journey into differentiated coaching with a strength-based framework for understanding, appreciating, and working with people who may think differently from you. Through an online self-assessment tool, you will discover how your strengths and beliefs influence your coaching practice.


Unleashing The Positive Power Of Differences

Polarity Thinking in Our Schools

All too often, education initiatives collapse because leaders fail to learn from the concerns of those charged with implementation. Acclaimed education coach Jane Kise demonstrates how polarity thinking―a powerful approach to bridging differences―can help organizations shift from conflict to collaboration.


Intentional Leadership

12 Lenses for Focusing Strengths, Managing Weaknesses, and Achieving Your Purpose

Empowered by the knowledge that employees are influenced by their direct supervisor more than any other leader in a company, author Jane A. G. Kise advocates intentional leadership, a style of leading that focuses on how to lead, not just what to accomplish. Learn to concentrate on your strengths and manage your professional weaknesses.


Creating a Coaching Culture For Professional Learning Communities

Build a collaborative coaching culture that ensures all adults learn through activities that keep the team focused on student learning. This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school.


Introduction to Type and Coaching 

Introduction to Type® and Coaching is a practical resource and planning tool that helps individuals apply MBTI type concepts to their professional and personal lives. This new edition includes expanded information on personality preferences, updated planning tools, and new information on learning styles, change, and achieving life balance.

Find Your Fit 

God made you unique and valuable, and he invites you into an incredible future. But it can be hard to think through what that means and what it should look like. How can you figure it all out in the middle of your responsibilities, expectations, and pressures?

I founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness. “Leader” includes business leaders, education leaders, and teachers, every one of whom is a leader in his or her classroom. I work to form partnerships that align my skills with your needs, with clear, realistic parameters around goals, resources, time frames, and coordination with other initiatives. My end goal is to ensure that leaders can be more intentional, systemic and practical in their work.

Differentiated Coaching Associates

Differentiated Coaching Associates

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My Skills

I work as a consultant, specializing in team building, leadership coaching, and school staff development. I am also the coauthor of over 20 books, including Intentional Leadership, Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Teachers Change, LifeKeys and Unleashing the Positive Power of DIfferences. I hold an MBA in finance from the Carlson School of Management and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.


In addition to being an MBTI® Master Practitioner, I am certified in MBTI Step II and Step III instruments, the EQ-i 2.0, and the Strong Interest Inventory. I am also a certified Neuroscience of Personality practitioner.

Client Examples

I’ve had the great privilege of working with organizations across North America and in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Saudi Arabia. My clients include  Minneapolis Public Schools and various other public and private schools, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, NASA, Truly Nolen Pest Control, Twin Cities Public Television, and numerous other institutions. I am a frequent workshop speaker and have presented at Learning Forward, ICF Midwest, ASCD, NCTM, World Futures, and APT International conferences.

Appointments and Awards

I served as a faculty member of the Center for Applications of Psychological Type for over 15 years. I was Director of Finance and then President of the Association for Psychological Type International. In 2011, I received the Gordon Lawrence Educational Achievement Award, and in 2005, the Isabel Briggs Myers Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Psychological Type.


  • Ed.D., University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • MBA, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Hamline University, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Type
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Learning Forward
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics