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For leaders to thrive, they need to make 5 Shifts

Portico is here to guide & support you, so you can get the important work of education done.

  • Uproot, rethink, and rebuild

    The best school leaders know that the system is broken and bandaids don’t work. Meaningful, lasting solutions won’t be found by duct taping a system that was built 150 years ago. We help leaders find bold solutions to nagging problems by breaking old habits and igniting new thought.

  • Find your people

    You know what it’s like to sit in the big chair, feeling completely and utterly alone with nowhere to turn to for advice or support. Every single one of your principals is fighting the same lonely battle. We give them the community of peers they need to make better, bold, and more informed decisions.

  • Get busy on the right stuff

    Being a school leader means dealing with 100 urgent fires every day. It’s so easy to get distracted from the really important work that will get results. We help your people identify what is truly important and give them proven strategies that keep the most critical initiatives moving forward no matter what else is going on.

  • Move from me to we

    Like every community, schools work better when everyone is united around a common purpose and shared values. We help principals lead their schools from unhappy and disconnected cliques of self-interested people to a thriving hub of people who feel part of something bigger than themselves.

  • Invest in coaching

    Education is the only industry where coaching and professional development aren’t routinely offered to its leaders. And yet, it is crucial to success. In the business world, 84% of CEOs said coaches had helped them avoid costly mistakes, 84% of CEOs grew into their positions more quickly, and 69% of CEOs said they were making better decisions.

We're not the only ones observing the transformative powers of these 5 Shifts. Take a few minutes to hear education leaders share their experiences about how Portico helped them make the 5 Shifts a reality for the betterment of their schools & students.

"It's an endless amount of things, and I think about it kind of like a mayor of a small town. You've got to wear all the hats. And so I don't know that anybody's prepared for that until they step into it and realize there's a lot here that I don't know. And so for me, it was clear that I was going to need assistance."
Dave Richey, Santa Ana Unified School District
Dave Richey, Santa Ana Unified School District