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. Lori Schwartz Reichl has created a haven that is 3-part inspiration, research & best practices, and self-care. Having been "in the trenches," she understands the challenges teachers face, and she uses her gifts to provide well-researched and thought-provoking content delivered in ways that will keep you motivated and filled with hope. What a gift Lori is to educators everywhere!"

Leadership Coach, Pennsylvania

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

Middle & High School Teacher, Indiana

"Lori's podcast offers bite-sized pieces of wisdom that are practical, actionable, and timely. The key changes Lori suggests are realistic and offer tangible, accessible steps we can take as we grow in both our professional and personal lives. Give this a listen for some inspiration and wholesome food for thought!"

Teacher of the Year - Los Angeles Unified School District, 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

"The inspiration and messages that Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl shares through her work are really impactful to me as I am also someone who works in education advocacy. Dr. Reichl gets rights to the point, and she is the kind of person we need in education - motivational, inspiring, and hoping to improve education."

Collegiate Education Recruitment Coordinator, California

"Education (and the world) is in both an interesting and crucial time. We recognize that change must occur for the system to be sustainable, yet, we don't have the means to always do it. Dr. Reichl helps us make the necessary key changes, as a profession and as professionals. I highly recommend Lori's work and absolutely love the bite-size format that is digestible, while providing thought-provoking questions for self-reflection."

Elementary School Principal, California

"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

"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 '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 gives bite-sized nuggets of insight that I like to hear before lesson planning. As an educator, it feels supportive and empowering and a good reminder of community."

Middle School Teacher, Pennsylvania

"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

"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

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

High School Teacher, New Jersey

"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 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’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

"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

"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

"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

"Dr. Reichl wants to help people grow."

Preservice Educator, California

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.

Lori’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 many areas of her life and the desire to help others do the same.

Since transitioning out of one classroom as a public school teacher, Lori has uniquely created a global classroom for her work. She guides organizations, teams, and individuals to reflect on their daily practices and provides actionable key changes to create and maintain a shared vision in their communities, companies, classrooms, and careers. Together, they unlock their greatest potential in collaboration with those they love, serve, and lead.

SERVICES

Begin Making Key Changes

Motivational Speaker

Lori is a sought-after speaker. She delivers unique and reflective keynote speeches to inspire appreciation, collaboration, and creativity. In addition to hosting her own weekly podcast appropriately titled Making Key Changes, Lori has been interviewed for more than 20 podcasts as a guest speaker.

Learning Facilitator

Personal and professional development are the heart of Lori’s work. She has designed and presented hundreds of learning programs in the form of meaningful sessions, webinars, and courses based on her unique experiences. Drawing on her more than 100 authored articles, she utilizes these works as accompanying resources.

Thought Partner

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

Conductor & Clinician

Lori’s passion for music-making is still evident! Having guest-conducted more than 50 honor bands ranging from elementary to collegiate-level musicians, she enjoys invitations to conduct, clinic, and adjudicate bands of all ages, levels, and locations. She also maintains a private saxophone studio.

Weekly KEY Changes

New podcast episodes available each Tuesday at 5 am EDT

July 9, 2024

A few testimonials from Apple Podcasts Listeners

News & Notes

Expert Collaborators

Thank you to an incredible team of experts who contributed to the shared vision of the Making Key Changes website and its resources:
#WednesdayWisdom

Today’s quote is taken from Episode #24 of the Making Key Changes podcast titled, “Spread Love Everywhere You Go.”

💗 This episode is in honor of Sister Rosemarie Schwartz who, in her unique way, taught everyone she met how to “Live Life Rosie(r).”

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or through the Making Key Changes website. Episodes are only 10 minutes each.

#MakingKeyChanges
#TuesdayTips

➡️ Episode #24 – “Spread Love Everywhere You Go” is available for download today. 

This episode is in honor of Sister Rosemarie Schwartz who, in her unique way, taught everyone she met how to “Live Life Rosie(r).”

🔑 Consider how you spread love wherever you go. Discover key changes you can make to “Live Life Rosie(r).”

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or through the Making Key Changes website. Weekly episodes are only 10 minutes each.

💗 Thank you for listening and/or sharing!

#MakingKeyChanges
#WednesdayWisdom

Today’s quote is taken from Episode #23 of the Making Key Changes podcast titled, “You Change the World by Being Yourself.”

🔑 Reflect on how we can change the world by being ourselves. Discover key changes we can make by striving to be the best version of our unique selves and encouraging others to do the same.

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or through the Making Key Changes website. Episodes are only 10 minutes each.

#MakingKeyChanges
#TuesdayTips

➡️ Episode #23 – “You Change the World by Being Yourself” is available for download today. 

🔑 Reflect on how you can change the world by striving to be the best version of your unique self.

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on your favorite podcast platform or through the Making Key Changes website. Weekly episodes are only 10 minutes each.

💗 Thank you for listening and/or sharing!

#MakingKeyChanges