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Principal Patterson

Leadership Services

Executive coaching for women educators ready to break barriers and pave the way for schools of excellence.

It’s time to put respect back on the name of school leaders.


Admit it

You’ve hit the ceiling in your current role, and the next level is calling your name.

You put the work in over the years and checked all the boxes, yet you can’t help but feel stuck. Maybe it’s the fear of venturing into something new, the guilt of moving on, or the lack of confidence to put yourself out there.

Or perhaps you lack the proper guidance from a trusted expert who has been there, done that.


As a goal-oriented, career-driven woman, you are more than qualified to pursue and thrive in leadership roles where you can make a more significant impact.

And you shouldn’t have to struggle to receive the support you need to get there.

Welcome to your transition

At Principal Patterson Leadership Services, we help women educators become highly-effective school and district leaders through executive coaching and professional development.

We know that to change the trajectory of academics, we must challenge the status quo of leadership. That’s why we’ve created a system of resources to equip aspiring, newly-appointed, and current leaders with clear, research-based strategies to meet their leadership goals and improve their schools.

Our down-to-earth, practical approaches to masterclasses, executive coaching, professional development, and workshops have motivated thousands of educators to reach their full potential.

“Chanavia is an amazing mentor and coach. She knows exactly when to push me into greatness. Her coaching is very direct; after teaching for 17 years, she was the only leader I could grow alongside. When I decided to transition into school leadership, I had an interview project I needed her to coach me through. She directed me and gave me everything I needed to master my interview. When I received my offer to become an Assistant Principal, I knew Chanavia’s coaching was an imperative part of the promotion."


Regina I


Prepare for the reset

Hi, I’m Chanavia!

As an Executive Coach and Advisor for educators, I’m here to help you jumpstart or reignite your leadership journey.

My passion for resetting the status quo and rebuilding academic excellence has made me an award-winning, Black Enterprise featured, Forbes-mentioned woman. For the first time in 20 years, I’m stepping out of school and district-level leadership, to extend my hand to current and preparing leaders like you.

Enough of the opinions floating around - your next BIG move deserves trusted guidance, support, and accountability. I offer experience, expertise, and evidence for every resource in the PPLS framework. And I’ve made an indelible mark in education, having served in every role–from teacher to principal and principal to district leader. During my 20-year tenure, I transformed students, teachers, and schools into high-performing individuals and institutions by leading with love and coaching with consciousness.


The power of PPLS is in the numbers


Students transformed by my instructional methods.


Teachers who achieved excellence and promotions from my executive coaching.


Educators and leaders impacted by my workshops, conferences, and community speaking engagements.

Bottom line: I offer leadership that drives results!

Learn more about me

Your transformation starts here.

Digital Masterclasses and e-courses

Break out into your full potential with a self-paced, comprehensive curriculum on the latest topics in educational leadership.

Leadership Development

Learn how to transition from teacher to district leader with 1:1 personal coaching tailored to your unique expertise.

Executive Coaching

Become the leader you desire to be with 1:1 dedicated coaching and mentorship.

 Professional Development

Banish problem areas with guided group workshops focused on current issues schools and educators face.

School Improvement Consulting

Comprehensive site visits and observation-based solutions to reclaim your school of excellence.

Keynote Speaking

Inspire your educators with a motivational and informative speech from a former Principal of the Year and accomplished leader featured in Black Enterprise, Forbes, Rolling Out, Education Post, and the Detroit Free Press.

Learn more about PPLS Services

Client Success Stories

I am very happy I was connected to Coach Patterson.

In our time together, she has helped me envision a better me as a master teacher, school leader, and education consultant. Chanavia was my guide on the side as I founded and opened an elementary school as a founding school leader.”


Ayeisha M

(New York)

"When I came out of The Leadership League, I was truly prepared to do my job effectively as a school administrator, and I'm grateful for that."


Ashley L



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