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Training Associates

Adaptive Schools & Cognitive Coaching SM


A global community of collaborators, mediators of thinking, inquirers, and leaders committed to providing rich  learning experiences for all participants.

Phil Echols

Phil Echols, former secondary teacher, school counselor, and administrator of professional learning. He currently works as an Administrator of Instructional Practices in the Title I department for the Wake County Public School System in Raleigh, North Carolina, a district of approximately 193 schools serving 165,000 students. In addition, he is a Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative and provides Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar internationally. Areas of expertise include effective collaboration, coaching, diversity, and inclusion. He has over two decades of experience in education, consulting, public speaking, and facilitation.

Phil has a BA in Psychology from Hampton University, an M.Ed in Counselor Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University - Charlotte in Organizational Leadership. He has presented sessions on effective collaboration, facilitation, diversity, and polarity thinking for ASCD, Learning Forward, and the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools. In addition, he often teaches about the impact of high-quality exchanges in relationships, diverse perspectives' benefits, and the importance of continuous improvement. Phil believes diversity enriches community, and all have the capacity to learn and grow. His work is anchored in his mission to inspire and support individuals and groups in doing and being their best.




Raleigh, NC, USA
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