Energy Bus News

December 2018

How Do You Fuel Others Rides with Positive Energy?

Check out our Energy Bus student leaders from Mammoth Heights Elementary in Colorado where Nick Holtvluwer is principal!!

Energy Bus Principle #4: Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde

Can you believe we only have a few more days left in the year of 2018? With the Holidays quickly approaching, it's a great time to remember the importance of fueling our rides with positive energy.

Each of us has our own bus, and it is our responsibility to make sure our bus is properly cared for just as you would need to provide proper maintenance for any other vehicle or possession you own. The most valued vehicle you will ever own is yourself and fueling your ride with positive energy is key to a successful ride.

The most powerful fuel you can ever share with yourself is LOVE. Self-love happens when we are patient with ourselves when making mistakes or trying something new; we have kind conversations or self talk; we fuel our bodies with healthy foods and drinks; and we spend quality time with ourselves getting know who we are.

When we are able to practice self-love on a daily basis, this fuels our rides with so much positive energy that our tanks are bubbling over and we can’t help but to share this positive energy with others.

So this month, as we are Fueling Our Rides with Positive Energy, let’s reflect on these questions:

What does kindness look like?

What does kindness feel like?

When you think of kindness what person(s) comes to mind?

How can you be more kind to yourself and others?

With something positive to think about. Make it a GREAT holiday season!

Sending lots of positive energy your way,

Niki Spears,


The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey

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Join Us for our Holiday Challenge as we Love Our Passengers!

If you have pictures/photos of your canned goods display be sure to tag us on Twitter @EnergyBusSchools !!

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!!

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You're Invited to Join Our Coaching Group!

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Want to Improve Your Leadership Skills while Helping Others Improve Theirs?

We are seeking a small co-hort of School Leaders to join a Coaching Group led by Niki and Kermit Spears. Niki, a former educator, school leader and co-founder of the Energy Bus for Schools, and Kermit, a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of mentoring and coaching, will provide FREE coaching sessions to 5 school leaders.

We will meet virtually each month starting in January 2018 for one hour. During these sessions, leaders will:

  • Learn about their leadership style and how it impacts others.
  • Set personal goals and have accountability partners to ensure they are taking steps to make their goals a reality.
  • Opportunity to share their ideas, frustration, and career advancement to a trusted group of leaders in a private setting.
  • Have the opportunity to share challenges faced in his/her current role and get honest, direct feedback from our coaching team.
  • Listen and provide feedback to others whom may be experiencing some of the same challenging.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Niki at for more information.

The Energy Bus Leadership Tour is Coming to a City Near YOU!

This is a full-day experience where you will discover what the power of positive leadership can do in your school. You will be introduced to a proven framework that consists of five core areas that will shape your decisions and behaviors: Vision/Mission; Talent Structure; Common Practices; Positive Leadership; and Passengers. You and your team will learn new ideas and strategies to improve your school culture, build a positive staff and develop positive student and teacher leaders.

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Thank You and Good Night by Jon Gordon, read by Niki Spears

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Become a Certified Energy Bus School through our new Train-the-Trainer

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