The services and products we offer are best in class. In our partnership with top educators, we invest significant continual resources into our training, coaching, and materials to develop and consistently improve our educational materials to ensure lasting, positive change. To increase our ability to reach and impact the lives of millions of students, we discount our educational offerings by 40 to 60 percent, making the revolutionary results FranklinCovey offers accessible to everyone. FranklinCovey also contributes free educational materials to students in need through funds earned by the sale of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People corporate-training guides.
Our people are our greatest competitive advantage and are passionately committed to making a positive difference in education with their help and expertise. The FranklinCovey Education team is composed primarily of outstanding former teachers and administrators from a variety of educational levels and entities, ensuring educators get the very best information from people who know the real story of the education market.
Leader in Me was originally developed by a principal and her cohort of teachers who wanted to teach their students necessary life skills right alongside their academic instruction, such as leadership, responsibility, accountability, problem solving, adaptability, effective communication, and more.
That principal was Muriel Summers. During her first few years at A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, North Carolina, Principal Summers and her local learning community identified “leadership” as the school’s new magnet theme. She decided to utilize Baldridge quality tools, FranklinCovey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and several other educational best practices in designing, developing, and implementing a leadership model for her students, faculty, and staff.
Within a few years, A.B. Combs a significant turnaround, and was named the #1 Magnet School in America. The school reported improved academic achievement, increased enrollment, soaring parent and teacher satisfaction, and higher levels of student self-confidence. Several other schools across the country took note, replicated Summers’ leadership model and, like A.B. Combs, achieved similar dramatic improvements.