Change Agent

How are we making key changes to
create and maintain a shared vision in collaboration with those we love, serve, and lead?

Allow Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl to guide you and your learning community to unlock the greatest potential of all contributors.

Change Agent

How are we making key changes to
create and maintain a shared vision
in collaboration with those we
love, serve, and lead?

Allow Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl to guide you and your learning community to unlock the greatest potential of all contributors.

"Dr. Reichl wants to help people grow."

Preservice Educator, California

"I started off the day with an amazing clinic with Lori Schwartz Reichl! Book this amazing woman and learn about her programs! Her approach is absolutely infectious!"

High School Teacher, Pennsylvania

"Lori's new podcast is great! I love the short-time format and the ability to digest after. The pacing is excellent and the clarity is wonderful. Each episode is thought-provoking and provides reflective questions that force me to face harsh realizations about my reality. Lori keeps doing great work!"

Elementary School Principal, California

"Dr. Reichl changed the way I approach my job by giving me tools I use every day. She challenged me to be more thoughtful about every aspect of being a teacher, including designing assessments, recruiting students, ensuring equitable opportunities and representation, developing policies, building culture and identity, and interacting with parents."

High School Teacher, Pennsylvania

"Lori’s course was one of the most impactful for my teaching career. I reflected a lot on my teaching and was highly motivated to start the new year after hearing Lori’s perspective on different topics. Lori has a lot of energy and passion for education which will rub off on you."

Middle School Teacher, New Jersey

"Lori has spent a significant amount of time studying the mental health of teachers in our post-pandemic era. She is a quality sounding board and thought partner and she mentors the current generation of teachers. I highly recommend Lori for leading professional learning.”

Elementary Administrator, California

"Lori is the first person I contact when I need career guidance and insight. Her value is boundless and she has a true passion for helping people grow. Lori is open-minded and practical, but beyond that, she is honest and direct, and her direct approach and determination often provide exactly the motivation I need for that next step."

General Counsel and Director of Administration, Pennsylvania

"I recently saw an AWESOME session by Lori Schwartz Reichl! Her talks ALWAYS force me to reevaluate what I am doing in the classroom!!!"

Elementary School Teacher, South Carolina

"Lori's passion for supporting educators not only resonates in every note she teaches but also in her unwavering commitment to fostering a collaborative and inspiring environment among educators and administrators. She's a true maestra in the art of teamwork and mutual inspiration."

Leadership Consultant, California

"Lori’s 'Making Key Changes' presentations leave attendees inspired and motivated to make positive key changes in their own professional and personal lives."

Intermediate School Teacher, South Dakota

"Lori has a voice that resonates with educators far beyond the music classroom."

Motivational Speaker, Ohio

"Dr. Reichl's session was one of the most amazing and insightful presentations I've ever attended about the importance of representation in the classroom and so much more! Definitely check out Dr. Reichl's work!"

Elementary & Secondary Teacher, Pennsylvania

"Lori has a wealth of ideas that she has thought out and organized intelligently. She brings passion and energy to every session that keeps PD time lively and upbeat. Whether it be learning new ideas and perspectives or re-energizing and reinforcing established concepts, Lori is good for both! Highly recommend."

Fine Arts Administrator, California

"The 'Making Key Changes' workshop was one of the most enlightening PD sessions I’ve EVER been in!"

High School Teacher, New Jersey

"The mentorship, coaching, and friendship that Lori has shared with me over the years have been invaluable both personally and professionally. Her creativity and insightfulness inspire me to strive for self-improvement every day!"

Director of Interior Design, Maryland

"Lori’s program has challenged me to provide as many mirrors and windows for my students as possible. I feel more confident as an educator after working with Lori."

Elementary School Teacher, Pennsylvania

"I have enjoyed and found incredibly valuable the training and professional development that Lori Schwartz Reichl has provided through her course. I feel a great sense of renewal, refreshment, and excitement for the coming years."

Middle & High School Teacher, Indiana

"Lori's friendship and mentorship are both priceless and precious to me. Her advice and inspiration have been invaluable to me during professional and personal growth—from novice to seasoned—across multiple states, buildings, and positions. I can't thank Lori enough for the positive influence she's had on my life both inside and out of the workplace."

Middle School Teacher & Community College Adjunct, North Carolina

MEET LORI

  Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl

is the visionary thought leader of Making Key Changes. She is a champion of mentorship and motivation. As an author, educator, and podcaster, she is a sought-after motivational speaker and consultant.

Dr. Reichl’s career began in music education where she learned the importance of a key change a shift in the tonal center of a piece of music, often used to inject energy or produce significance. She eventually realized the impact of making key changes in all areas of her life. Since transitioning out of one classroom as a public school educator, Dr. Reichl has uniquely created a global classroom for her essential work. She guides organizations, teams, and individuals to create and maintain a shared vision by making key changes in their communities, companies, classrooms, and careers by unlocking their greatest potential in collaboration with those they love, serve, and lead.

SERVICES

Begin Making Key Changes

Motivational Speaker

Dr. Reichl is a sought-after speaker. She delivers unique, reflective, and motivational keynote speeches to inspire appreciation, collaboration, and creativity. In addition to hosting her own weekly podcast, Dr. Reichl has been interviewed for more than 20 podcasts as a notable guest speaker.

Professional Development Facilitator

Professional development is the heart of Dr. Reichl’s work. She has designed and presented hundreds of professional learning programs based on her unique experience and valued writings in the form of meaningful sessions, webinars, and courses.

Thought Partner

Dr. Reichl meets regularly, both in-person and virtually, with organizations, teams, and individuals to facilitate key changes in their communities, companies, classrooms, and careers. Dr. Reichl listens, questions, guides, and offers actionable key changes.

Conductor & Clinician

Dr. Reichl’s passion for music-making is still evident! Having guest-conducted more than 50 honor bands ranging from elementary to collegiate-level musicians, Dr. Reichl enjoys invitations to conduct, clinic, and adjudicate bands of all ages, levels, and locations.

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I’d appreciate any feedback to continue to grow.

Thank you! 🩷 #MakingKeyChanges
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#WednesdayWisdom

Today’s quote is taken from Episode 5 of my podcast, Making Key Changes, which aired on Tuesday, February 27. This episode is titled “Adult Learning Theory.” 

🎧 I’d love for you to listen to this episode (or more!) of the podcast and reflect on this meaningful topic. You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website.

#MakingKeyChanges

#WednesdayWisdom

Today’s quote is taken from Episode 5 of my podcast, Making Key Changes, which aired on Tuesday, February 27. This episode is titled “Adult Learning Theory.”

🎧 I’d love for you to listen to this episode (or more!) of the podcast and reflect on this meaningful topic. You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website.

#MakingKeyChanges
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#TuesdayTips

Episode 5 of my podcast, Making Key Changes, is ready for listeners!

➡️ Episode 5 - "Adult Learning Theory” 

✅ This podcast is intended for ANYONE who would like to make key changes in our living or working situations. 

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/
 
⏰ Episodes are available beginning at 5 am EST each Tuesday and are approximately 10 minutes in length.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to/following the podcast, rating it, writing a review, and/or sharing it with others – colleagues, family, or friends – who may benefit from the topics discussed.

💗 Let's discover how we can grow together by making key changes! 

 #MakingKeyChanges

#TuesdayTips

Episode 5 of my podcast, Making Key Changes, is ready for listeners!

➡️ Episode 5 - "Adult Learning Theory”

✅ This podcast is intended for ANYONE who would like to make key changes in our living or working situations.

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/

⏰ Episodes are available beginning at 5 am EST each Tuesday and are approximately 10 minutes in length.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to/following the podcast, rating it, writing a review, and/or sharing it with others – colleagues, family, or friends – who may benefit from the topics discussed.

💗 Let`s discover how we can grow together by making key changes!

#MakingKeyChanges
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#MondayMotivation
 
“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” – William James

❓ How are we making key changes to laugh more in our living and working situations? 

🔑 Recall the last time you laughed, really hard. Who were you with? What were you doing? Why did you laugh like this? Now, think of some more questions about laughter:
· Do you still laugh about that memory when you think about it now?
· Have you laughed yet today or will you do so this week?
· How do you feel after you laugh a lot?
· If you haven’t laughed a lot lately, why?
· What could be holding you back from laughing like you once did?
· What could you do to ensure you laugh more? 
· Who could you include more in your life so that you do laugh?

🎧 If you missed it, Episode 4 of the Making Key Changes podcast encouraged us to “Have a Good Laugh.” You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website.

📸 by Mi Pham on Unsplash 
 
#MakingKeyChanges

#MondayMotivation

“We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.” – William James

❓ How are we making key changes to laugh more in our living and working situations?

🔑 Recall the last time you laughed, really hard. Who were you with? What were you doing? Why did you laugh like this? Now, think of some more questions about laughter:
· Do you still laugh about that memory when you think about it now?
· Have you laughed yet today or will you do so this week?
· How do you feel after you laugh a lot?
· If you haven’t laughed a lot lately, why?
· What could be holding you back from laughing like you once did?
· What could you do to ensure you laugh more?
· Who could you include more in your life so that you do laugh?

🎧 If you missed it, Episode 4 of the Making Key Changes podcast encouraged us to “Have a Good Laugh.” You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website.

📸 by Mi Pham on Unsplash

#MakingKeyChanges
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#FridayFeels

I enjoyed receiving several messages this week from people who have been listening to my podcast!!! This means the world to me. 

Some people wanted to share what they have been doing to make key changes to be more present, feel less burnt out, compliment more, or laugh. Two people suggested topics for future episodes. Someone even sent me three words in a text: “Jingle, jingle, jingle." - If you listened to Episode 4, you know what this means! 😂

💗 I am thankful for your interactions and feedback. 

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to/following the podcast, rating it, writing a review, and/or sharing it with others such as colleagues, family, or friends who may enjoy it or benefit from the topics discussed.

#MakingKeyChanges

#FridayFeels

I enjoyed receiving several messages this week from people who have been listening to my podcast!!! This means the world to me.

Some people wanted to share what they have been doing to make key changes to be more present, feel less burnt out, compliment more, or laugh. Two people suggested topics for future episodes. Someone even sent me three words in a text: “Jingle, jingle, jingle." - If you listened to Episode 4, you know what this means! 😂

💗 I am thankful for your interactions and feedback.

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to/following the podcast, rating it, writing a review, and/or sharing it with others such as colleagues, family, or friends who may enjoy it or benefit from the topics discussed.

#MakingKeyChanges
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#TuesdayTips

Episode 4 of my podcast is ready for listeners!

➡️ Episode 4 - "Have a Good Laugh” 

✅ This podcast is intended for ANYONE who would like to make key changes in our living or working situations. 

🎧 I’d love for you to listen to this episode (or more!) of the podcast and reflect on this meaningful topic. You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/
 
⏰ Episodes are available beginning at 5 am EST each Tuesday and are approximately 10 minutes in length.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to/following the podcast, rating it, writing a review, and sharing it with others such as colleagues, family, and friends who may enjoy or benefit from the topics discussed. 

🗓 Next week’s episode will air on Tuesday, February 27, and will be titled “Adult Learning Theory.”

💗 Let's discover how we can grow together by making key changes! 

 #MakingKeyChanges

#TuesdayTips

Episode 4 of my podcast is ready for listeners!

➡️ Episode 4 - "Have a Good Laugh”

✅ This podcast is intended for ANYONE who would like to make key changes in our living or working situations.

🎧 I’d love for you to listen to this episode (or more!) of the podcast and reflect on this meaningful topic. You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/

⏰ Episodes are available beginning at 5 am EST each Tuesday and are approximately 10 minutes in length.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to/following the podcast, rating it, writing a review, and sharing it with others such as colleagues, family, and friends who may enjoy or benefit from the topics discussed.

🗓 Next week’s episode will air on Tuesday, February 27, and will be titled “Adult Learning Theory.”

💗 Let`s discover how we can grow together by making key changes!

#MakingKeyChanges
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#MondayMotivation
 
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

❓ How are we making key changes to prepare for our future? 

🔑 As we remember the past and appreciate the present, let’s not be afraid to also make key changes that will benefit our future.

📸 by Drew Beamer on Unsplash 
 
#MakingKeyChanges

#MondayMotivation

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

❓ How are we making key changes to prepare for our future?

🔑 As we remember the past and appreciate the present, let’s not be afraid to also make key changes that will benefit our future.

📸 by Drew Beamer on Unsplash

#MakingKeyChanges
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#FridayFeels

Whenever we put our work out in the world for others to read, listen to, watch, buy, or do — it can be scary. This happens every time I give a speech, write an article, conduct a band, provide professional learning, and now air a podcast! I wonder how my work will be received. Will anyone read, watch, or listen to it? Will people appreciate it? Will people even acknowledge it exists? Will people hire me for my services? Will I receive any feedback? Will the feedback be helpful to improve?

I am grateful for the support and feedback as I launched my redesigned website and new podcast at the start of 2024. Like many projects each of us take on, the website and podcast were a great deal of work and involved many awesome contributors. It was scary when I was ready to share the website and podcast with others and say, “Here they are! Check ‘em out!” That doesn’t always feel natural to do but can be necessary to get the word out about our work and services. 

Thank you to those who reached out or continue to do so. Your support and feedback have been appreciated and beneficial as I continue to grow. 

Based on the download reports, the podcast is doing well! If you missed it:
· Episode 1 (January 30) - “Productivity Versus Presence” 
· Episode 2 (February 6) - “Burnout: Confront and Conquer It!” 
· Episode 3 (February 13) - “Using a More Loving Language” 

We made substantial improvements to Episode 3 based on suggestions from others. I’d love for you to listen!

You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/

Episodes will air each Tuesday beginning at 5 am EST and are only 10 minutes each in length. 

Please consider listening to the podcast, subscribing on your favorite platform, rating/writing a review, and/or sharing it. 💗  #MakingKeyChanges

#FridayFeels

Whenever we put our work out in the world for others to read, listen to, watch, buy, or do — it can be scary. This happens every time I give a speech, write an article, conduct a band, provide professional learning, and now air a podcast! I wonder how my work will be received. Will anyone read, watch, or listen to it? Will people appreciate it? Will people even acknowledge it exists? Will people hire me for my services? Will I receive any feedback? Will the feedback be helpful to improve?

I am grateful for the support and feedback as I launched my redesigned website and new podcast at the start of 2024. Like many projects each of us take on, the website and podcast were a great deal of work and involved many awesome contributors. It was scary when I was ready to share the website and podcast with others and say, “Here they are! Check ‘em out!” That doesn’t always feel natural to do but can be necessary to get the word out about our work and services.

Thank you to those who reached out or continue to do so. Your support and feedback have been appreciated and beneficial as I continue to grow.

Based on the download reports, the podcast is doing well! If you missed it:
· Episode 1 (January 30) - “Productivity Versus Presence”
· Episode 2 (February 6) - “Burnout: Confront and Conquer It!”
· Episode 3 (February 13) - “Using a More Loving Language”

We made substantial improvements to Episode 3 based on suggestions from others. I’d love for you to listen!

You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/

Episodes will air each Tuesday beginning at 5 am EST and are only 10 minutes each in length.

Please consider listening to the podcast, subscribing on your favorite platform, rating/writing a review, and/or sharing it. 💗 #MakingKeyChanges
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#TuesdayTips

Episode 3 of my podcast is ready for listeners!

➡️ Episode 3 - "Using a More Loving Language” 

✅ This podcast is intended for ANYONE who would like to make key changes in our living or working situations. 

🎧 I’d love for you to listen to this episode (or more!) of the podcast and reflect on this meaningful topic. You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/

⏰ You can download the new episode as early as 5 am each Tuesday. Episodes are only 10 minutes each in length, so you could get caught up on listening to a few at a time.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to the podcast, rating it and/or writing a review, and sharing it with others who may enjoy or benefit from the topics discussed. 

🗓 Next week’s episode will air on Tuesday, February 20, and will be titled “Have a Good Laugh.”

💗 Let's discover how we can grow together by making key changes! 

 #MakingKeyChanges

#TuesdayTips

Episode 3 of my podcast is ready for listeners!

➡️ Episode 3 - "Using a More Loving Language”

✅ This podcast is intended for ANYONE who would like to make key changes in our living or working situations.

🎧 I’d love for you to listen to this episode (or more!) of the podcast and reflect on this meaningful topic. You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or on my website: https://MakingKeyChanges.com/podcast/

⏰ You can download the new episode as early as 5 am each Tuesday. Episodes are only 10 minutes each in length, so you could get caught up on listening to a few at a time.

✏️ Please consider subscribing to the podcast, rating it and/or writing a review, and sharing it with others who may enjoy or benefit from the topics discussed.

🗓 Next week’s episode will air on Tuesday, February 20, and will be titled “Have a Good Laugh.”

💗 Let`s discover how we can grow together by making key changes!

#MakingKeyChanges
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#MondayMotivation
 
"Everybody smiles in the same language." ― George Carlin

❓ How often are we smiling? Do we feel better when we do? 

🔑 The other day my daughter and I were having a serious conversation. She said, “Remember to smile. We will feel better.” Try it! It works.

📸 by Larm Rmah on Unsplash 
 
#MakingKeyChanges

#MondayMotivation

"Everybody smiles in the same language." ― George Carlin

❓ How often are we smiling? Do we feel better when we do?

🔑 The other day my daughter and I were having a serious conversation. She said, “Remember to smile. We will feel better.” Try it! It works.

📸 by Larm Rmah on Unsplash

#MakingKeyChanges
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