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Transformative Principal is 

Dec 20, 2021

Joe Wehbe, 26 years old (I’ll be 27 by the time of this interview) and from Sydney Australia. 2016-2019 - Co-Director of a nonprofit building schools and providing employment in Nepal, called From the Ground Up. Author of 18 & Lost? So Were We with seven other co-authors. Co-founded the Constant Student Community in 2021

  • Friend started Nepal opportunity
  • People never do step 1 so they won't do step 2,3,4.
  • Gatekeepers are gone
  • When you go out on your own, you become a leader.
  • Momentum is seductive.
  • Life wasn't bad enough that I wanted to change it.
  • 1page summary of Atomic Habits
  • how to deal with momentum.
  • As of late 2021 we are also creating the beta of the ‘Intentional Gap Year’
  • Opportunity costs or the cost of inaction
  • Prompt - makes you change
  • Getting proactive when you have a break.
  • Human potential is unknowable.
  • Four tragedies.
  • The third door book
  • How to be a Transformative principal? Be open minded about what education can look like.


John Catt

Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms.

John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools.

Learn more about professional development publications that are easy to implement for your entire faculty, and are both quickly digestible and rigorous, by visiting
Learn more about some of the newest titles:
- The Coach’s Guide to Teaching by Doug Lemov

John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves
Visit this page to learn more about bulk orders and how to bring John Catt’s research-based materials to your school: