← Previous · All Episodes · Next →
You Can't Heal What You Never Reveal - Ian Buchanan Episode 26

You Can't Heal What You Never Reveal - Ian Buchanan

· 50:43

Empowering minds is the spark, transforming communities is the flame that ignites a brighter future for us all.
Dr. Ian Buchanan, the visionary CEO of Nia Education Group, is a role model of transformative leadership. Embracing his identity as a โ€œBlack Nerdโ€, he shares his path, transitioning from teacher to administrator to an inspiring entrepreneur and leadership coach.
Addressing the poignant absence of diversity in education, his role amplifies the critical need to bridge cultural understanding gaps in pivotal services such as academics and social work. He champions the celebration of oneโ€™s true self and cultural heritage, urging individuals to represent their authentic identities within their professional realms.
Rooted in the belief that fundamental needs and values transcend cultural differences, let us champion advocacy for others, ensuring their cultural intricacies find voice and inclusion. Become a guiding light for those sharing your heritage, showcasing your genuine self wherever you tread!

๐Ÿ˜Ž Jay-Z of leadership coaching: Ian Buchanan is Ronโ€™s education co-conspirator. 00:40
๐Ÿ† It is great to be great: working with people with expertise is something Ian enjoys. 02:21
๐Ÿง’๐Ÿพ Being the opportunity myth before the opportunity myth: growing up in the poverty of East St. Louis, Illinois.  03:36
๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿซ He didnโ€™t want to be a tool for the oppressive society: transferring from engineering to being a teacher.  05:13
๐ŸŽค Being a cool nerd: Ian was completely immersed in hip-hop culture and rap as the transformational power of the spoken word. 07:32
๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿพ When Ian realized that teaching was his superpower and the way to impact the world. 09:50
๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“ Ian comes from a family of educators: Ian is a teacher, principal, central office leader and entrepreneur. 10:24
๐Ÿ†š His presentations were booed: understanding charter vs traditional public, white run charters vs People of Color Run charters without autonomy. 12:57
โœŒ๐Ÿพ Working with ASD and applying lessons to his work: emphasizing the importance of elevating the voices of those closest to education. 15:45
๐Ÿ‘‘ K.I.N.G. masterclasses and book: who influenced his entrepreneurship journey. 24:43
๐Ÿ’ฏ Ianโ€™s dreams:  the power of coaching and developing a master class with a broader reach. 27:24
๐ŸŒž The most important coaches for Ron and Ian: context is the most important for good coaches - working on a human being, not human doing. 30:46
๐Ÿคฉ Helping men of color connect with their emotions and soul: breaking away from toxic behaviors using 10 saboteurs from the Positive intelligence system. 33:43
๐Ÿ’Ž Ianโ€™s RONDering: Having sugar-free K-12 schools - the power of fresh food to kidsโ€™ brains. 40:38
๐ŸŒŽ Broadening kidsโ€™ experiences with traveling out of the country to have more global dexterity. 45:20
๐Ÿ“˜ Ianโ€™s book KING: A Four-Part Leadership Framework for Black Men. 46:45

- IG: nia_education_group
- Twitter: @docianbuchanan
- Facebook: Ian Buchanan


Listen to Ronderings using one of many popular podcasting apps or directories.

Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Amazon Music
← Previous · All Episodes · Next →