We are excited that you’re participating on the Navigating Change podcast! Howard Teibel and Pete Wright host the episodes and work hard to provide conversation that is informative and entertaining.

About Navigating Change

Navigating Change is a platform for understanding the complex and uncertain waters of change in education. Each week, we dissect issues facing institutions and teams in transition and offer ideas for the most troubling challenges. Our domain of experience leads us to topics around institutions working to align mission and strategy, develop teams to manage change effectively, and taking on big challenges with a focus on long-term financial health.

If you’ve never heard the show, we invite you to review our library of past episodes here.

Show Content

The show is laid back and conversational. We’ll introduce ourselves, the show and the theme for the episode, then introduce you as our featured guest.

If you have any URLs, resources, or other items that you’d like to make available to the audience, please send those along to us prior to the show and we will mention them in the episode. We’ll include the links in the short description for the show.  

Show Details

Interview Runtime: 20-30 minutes

Agenda: The first part of our scheduled time together will be used to ensure sound quality and cover any questions you may have.

Format: Zoom video webinar call. We’ll send you a link to the Zoom webinar when we schedule our time together.

Hardware Requirements:  

  • Audio: Our objective is to create a conversation that sounds as if all participants are sitting in the same studio. To do that, you’ll need a quiet location and a microphone that isolates your voice from the environment. We won’t be able to do the call on a speakerphone or your built-in computer/laptop speakers and microphone. However, a simple USB headset will do perfectly. There are plenty of options out there. Please let us know if you have any questions.

  • Video: We’ll discuss the option of recording our podcast video feed in addition to the audio. If you agree to the video portion, you’ll need to have an active and functioning webcam and visually appealing backdrop. You’ll want your camera to sit roughly at eye level and your head centered in the frame. Finally, consider your lighting — natural window light or a desk light illuminating your face will make for a better experience for viewers.

We strongly recommend a wired Internet connection for the call. We’ve had issues in the past with audio quality over wi-fi, and we want you to sound as good as you can possibly sound!

Prior to the Interview

Before the interview, we do need a few things from you if you haven’t provided them already.

  1. Send us a current photograph for promotional use

  2. Provide a link to your current detailed professional biography

  3. Provide social media links (Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc) if you’d like them included in our show notes

  4. Send us any specific notes you would like us to use to introduce you on the show, or specific areas we should avoid

After the Interview

We’ll send you an email and let you know when the show is live on our site, and in the Apple Podcast Directory. If you feel the interview lived up to your own expectations, and that we represented you well, we would appreciate you sending any cross-promotional tweets, posts, etc. to your own audience.

  1. Twitter: If you use Twitter, we’ll send you the short link to the show on our website, though you can feel free to send your folks directly to the podcast homepage.

  2. iTunes: Here’s the direct link to the show in the Apple Podcast Directory. While there are a number of ways to find the show, Apple Podcasts is far and away the most popular.

  3. We’ll post links to your online properties as appropriate in each of our show notes posts, so once you receive that link, please make sure you read and test links carefully to ensure we’re pointing to the right places for you!

About the Hosts

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Recent Episodes


How do you build a culture of creativity and innovation? It starts with recognizing there are big ideas to be realized and encouraging a new set of competencies and skills. These new skills require uncovering the unseen forces that keep a team from excelling, including fear of failure, lack of candor, and unwillingness to put aside individual needs.

Peter Denning returns to the show this week to talk about innovation. But this most likely isn’t the innovation discussion you’re expecting.

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke joins Howard Teibel on the show today and what starts as a discussion about the role of diversity and inclusion in the education environment turns quickly to our waning collective skill in truly engaging in difficult conversations — from our micro-conversations on social media to dialog among senior leadership.

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Howard Teibel @howardteibel

For nearly 30 years, Howard Teibel has worked in the field of organizational development, working to help leaders align their strategic goals to operational performance. Today, Howard works with independent schools, colleges and universities, and professional associations in developing and implementing strategic plans, assisting with organizational restructurings, and conducting team-building and leadership development programs. Learn more about Howard.


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Pete Wright @petewright

Pete Wright works at the intersection of media and education. His work as a television broadcaster led him to a career in public relations for the largest education concern in the United States. Today, Pete works with leading institutions in forming and refining their position in the market through storytelling, podcasting, and photography.