Insider Scoop – A Look Behind the Scenes.

What have I been up to since my last blog?

My goal in retirement has been to spend 10 hours a week on school consulting, 10 hours a week in support of non-profit leaders, and get a bit more rest and exercise than busy superintendents do.  Turns out, that means I am working pretty much full-time, 8 hours a day, 6 days a week.

My Focus

My work centers on improving leadership, systems, and learning organizations.  Helping make good things happen.

  • Kent and St. Louis are aligning goals district-wide.
  • Sumner, includes me as a monthly thought partner, now going on 10 years.
  • Clover Park is investing in coaching and leadership development.
  • And I learn new things each month from our awesome network of superintendents.

Giving Back

My volunteering time supports teams and leaders in non-profit and mission organizations. What does that look like?

  • Helping with procedural audits in PNG, Nigeria, and the Philippines.
  • Supporting strategic planning in Malaysia, PNG, and other global organizations.
  • Facilitating organizational development work in two global organizations.
  • Chairing Schools for Africa’s work with schools, clinics and grazing in Nigeria.


Zoom is amazing.

  • One team is headed out of Spain, another out of France.
  • Monthly zooms with leaders across the US and around the globe.
  • And our superintendent network can meet monthly via Zoom.


  • Post pandemic, it is now delightful to be able to go be on the ground in person.
  • So far this year, that has meant: Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida, Nicaragua, India, and Malaysia.
  • Looking forward to what 2024 has in store.

Living out my passion.

Isaiah 58:11-12 … God’s guiding … filled to overflowing … building future foundations for  … thriving communities.



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Larry Nyland – Leadership Coach and Consultant.
Seattle Schools superintendent 2014-2018

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