An Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with Maxwell Leadership Certified Team.

About Meredith Norris

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

As John Maxwell once said, "Change is inevitable, growth is optional." This certainly rings true to likely every individual with the amount of change our world has experienced since 2020. It resonates with me in particular as the last five years, my only constant has been change. Yet through all the ebbs and flows, successes and challenges, my commitment to growth and serving others has been my constant. As a working mother of three amazing children, I have navigated a significant amount of transitions and life changes while balancing a demanding and challenging professional career. 

Maxwell said, "Courage isn't the absence of fear. It's doing what you are afraid to do. It's having the power to let go of the familiar and forge ahead into new territory." Feeling uncertain about where you are in life... faced with a challenging decision... or simply want to grow and develop yourself...you have found the right person to support you on your life journey.

My commitment to growth has enabled me to develop as a successful school-based leader, as well as tackle the tough moments of life personally and professionally. For the last 20 years, I have been a dedicated and passionate servant leader committed to the growth and development of staff, students, parents, and families. I have served Fairfax County Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the United States, as a high school special education teacher, special education department chair, assistant principal, summer school principal and middle school principal. Most recently, I returned as a high school assistant principal in Sarasota County Schools, where I embarked on the challenges of learning another state and system.

My experiences in leadership and school-based administration educated me about numerous programs, services, and opportunities available to students and families in the diverse regions I serve.  While my professional experience has always been in the public education field, I have an extensive background navigating the change process and complex situations. This allows me to offer guidance, coaching and next steps to support overall change management, personal growth, and leadership development at an individual, team or organizational level.

Strong communication, the ability to forge deep relationships and connections with all individuals, as well as an innate desire to serve and foster growth for individauals and teams is what will allow me to be an asset to you, your team and/or organization. Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader and person.