• Karen Caswell

A Journey of Hope with Roman Nowak

#InspirationInfluenceImpact #buildHOPEedu #AuthenticityInEDU #TLAPdownunder


Our guest this episode, Roman Nowak, shares his broad educational journey to his mission to centre teaching around diversity, equity and social justice. He has connected with many educators around the world through passion for kindness and gratitude. Roman's vision to foster a sense of collective hope drives his choices around pedagogy, connection and meaningful work, and his desire to inspire others.


Roman's inspirational, influential and impactful recommendations:

  • Person - Tyler Arnold

  • Book - 'Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity' by Justin Baldoni

  • Podcast - Man Enough with Justin Baldoni, Liz Plank and Jamey Heath; Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead with Brene Brown; Super Soul with Oprah Winfrey; A Slight Change of Plans

  • Cause - Support your local community

  • Dream Travel Destination - Hawaii; Australia; Paris; Poland

Connect with Roman:



If you missed one of our previous episodes, you can hear the inspiring, influential and impactful guests below (they are worth the listen!)


#0 - An Introduction

#1 - Dave Burgess: Discover Wide

#2 - Trevor MacKenzie: Inspiring Inquiry

#3 - Tamara Letter: Inspired by Kindness

#4 - Fi Morrison: STEM-spirational

#5 - Craig Ladek: The Impact of Service

#6 - Dr, Stephanie Smith: Empowering Young People

#7 - Barbara Gruener: Connecting By Heart

#8 - Dan Jackson: Effective Impact

#9 - Jessica Vance: Curious Questioning

#10 - Lisa Currie: Kindness Ripples

#11 - Tara Martin: Life Is Inspiration

#12 - Beck Keough: Making Learning Stick

#13 - Tonya Gilchrist: Professional Learning Equity

#14 - Kath Murdoch: 'Wonder'-ful Impact

#15 - Rachael McPhail: The Impact of One


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