Principal Success Path™

Created for you by Better Leaders Better Schools

Get visible leadership results in just 10-weeks in The Principal Success Path™

Now Is the Best Time To Plan for a
Powerful School Year.

Imagine taking full advantage of the opportunity in front of you right now...

The summer is an excellent time to put in motion a plan that will unlock not only your own personal leadership capacity, and set your school up for its best year ever.

You’ll be coached by a trained Better Leaders Better Schools coach and other members in the program — getting access to leading edge leadership strategy and tools to take your school to the next level — all from the comfort of your office or home.

At BLBS, we believe that “Everyone wins when a leader gets better. Everyone wins when you get better. ”Joining the Principal Success Path™ will help you make this a reality for the community you serve.
Get started by creating your Principal Success Path™ membership now!

Our Promise

  • This program guarantees that you’ll become a better leader in 10-weeks or less!
  • Learn how to use intentional design to get the results you want,
  • Level up your mindset to make you a more magnetic, impactful, and effective leader.
  • ​Create the school culture of your dreams.
  • ​It will help you level up as an individual school leader by enhancing your Ruckus Maker Mindset™
  • ​Give higher quality feedback through using Radical Candor.
  • ​Learn the “art and science” of setting ambitious goals and achieve what you set out to do.
  • ​Plug into a powerful community of other innovative school leaders and learn how to create that community within your school.
  • ​And you’ll kiss goodbye anything that has been holding you back in the past . . .
Here's What Other Leaders Are Saying...
“Working with Danny has reignited my excitement to lead. He pushes us to think out-of-the-box and shares ideas you won’t be exposed to anywhere else. This is a competitive advantage of mine.”

- Kyle, Principal
“I create my own experiences. Coaching with Danny has helped me remember how much power and control I have.”

- Chris, Principal
“Coaching with Danny is what it feels like to work with genius and be inspired by greatness.”

- Tyson, Superintendent
“Danny has a knack to get me to be forward-thinking. He has helped me be a proactive versus reactive leader.”

- Jess, Principal
“One of Danny’s core values is ‘Take the Leap!’ He has helped take more risks, be more innovative, and learn from my failures. This has been instrumental to my success.”

- Nick, Principal
“I love connecting with other like-minded leaders interested in authenticity and being a more effective leader. Danny is great at connecting these kinds of leaders to each other.”

- Rosemary, Principal
“Learning how to build my ideal week has been a game changer and has not only helped me be more productive/effective, but has also increased my energy and time with family.”

- Amy, Principal
“If you want to grow in your courage and confidence, then work with Danny.”

- Michelle, AP
“You realize that what I learned from you got me to this point right? I must have said your name a dozen times over the past four interviews.”

- Scott (who was an AP when I met him and just moved from Principal to Assistant Superintendent)

You Get All of These With Your
Principal Success Path™ Membership

10 Projects

Leaders will execute 10 projects that will create instant and long-term value for your community.

Implementation Program

John Doerr said “Ideas aree asy. Execution is everything.” The Principal Success Path™ is designed to hold you accountable and make sure you implementwhat you are learning inside.

Networking Opportunities

Throughout the program, leaders will join different “collaboration pods” — to discuss the work, improve their thinking, and network with a diverse group of leaders.

School Leadership Strategies and Tactics

Inside the Principal Success Path™ you’ll get strategies and tactics that will set you and your school up for incredible success.
The Path is built on 4-steps:
Step 1: Mindset
Step 2: Design
Step 3: Culture
Step 4: Results

Goal Clarity

The Principal Success Path™ will teach you a tried-and-true method to setting goals that will help you be more productive and create more value over and over again.

Private Online Community

In order to “show your work” and get feedback, Principal Success Path™ members will post their work, projects, and questions to our online community. This is also where you will access our inspiring content.

100% Money-Back Guarantee

If you do the work inside the program and still think you didn’t grow as a leader, then we will offer a 100% money-back guarantee!



An autographed copy of Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader ($25 value). 

Everyone is eligible for this bonus.


Access to the entire BLBS content library, which includes:
👉The Powerful Days Course™ – Consistently create days filled with energy and momentum ($200 value)
👉The Delegation Masterclass – Learn how to multiply yourself and build the capacity of your team ($200 value)
👉The Ruckus Maker Roadmap™ – 40 videos on Culture, Communication, and Execution ($500 value)

Everyone is eligible for this bonus.
Fast Action Bonuses


Kick-off coaching call with me. We’ll discuss whatever is most important right now and make significant progress ($1000 value). 

This bonus is for the first 20 leaders only.


Three “momentum” coaching calls after you complete The Principal Success Path™. You’ll be excited for the next step in your leadership journey and I’ll help you draft a concrete plan to keep the momentum going ($1500)

This bonus is for the first ten leaders only.


A FREE ticket to my live mastermind event in Denver, CO this July 14-16th. I’ll be teaching a new framework I’m calling “The Leadership Optimization” Compass. This event includes two days of leadership workshops, networking, and implementing. On the 16th you can join us white water rafting or take an extra day to implement ($2000 value)

This event WILL change your life.

This bonus is for the first five leaders only.
Total value of The Principal Success Path™ and Bonuses: $7425
But you Get All of this for an incredible deal: 
Just $2000 today!
To “unlock” these Fast Action Bonuses you must apply to The Principal Success Path™
by Monday January 6th at 11:59:59 pm ET.
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An autographed copy of Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader


This book tells the story of our leadership community — the mastermind — and introduces the leader to ABCs of powerful professional development™. Transform your school by integrating more authenticity, belonging, and challenge into your culture. $35 of value

Four Live group calls


I’ll host a weekly live group coaching call to discuss content The Principal Success Path™.

👉 Learn how to be a true team player

👉 Increase your ability to focus and execute

👉 Give better feedback (and learn how to receive it better too)

👉 Increase your self-awareness and leadership effectiveness through reflection

👉 Use empathy to build a world class culture and amplify your leadership impact

$2000 in value!


This BONUS is for the first 40 leaders who apply and are accepted to the program

👉 Uncover the 4 things you MUST do every day

👉 Learn my morning journal questions

👉 Learn my evening journal questions

👉 Study my SECRET note card tactic for turning aspirational goals into reality

👉 Get my 31 favorite favorite reflection cards — one to reflect on each day of the month individually or with your team

$100 in value!


This BONUS is for the first 25 people who apply and are accepted into the program.

The delegation masterclass will teach you:

👉 The 3 main obstacles to delegation

👉 The 6 different levels of delegation

👉 2 ways to identify what to even delegate

👉 and a “fool proof” process that will guarantee results in advance

👉 plus, you’ll get a handy template to fill out that will clarify your thinking
and hand off a project with confidence to your team.

$100 in value!


TThis BONUS is for the first FIVE leaders who apply and are accepted to the program!

We will discuss whatever topics are most important to you. These calls must be used in 2022.

I charge $500 a session so this BONUS is worth $1000 of value!

Apply to the fourth cohort of the Principal Success Path™ 2023

Now accepting applications for the fourth cohort running January 15 – March 24, 2023

Together, we will create a powerful school year!

Please fill out the application form below to proceed.
Did anyone refer you to this program? We want to make sure we are able to say THANK YOU to all of our partners.
Investment options

This Program is Backed by the Ruckus Maker Guarantee!

I’m so confident this program will not only teach you how to lead more effectively, and will set you up for your best school year yet, I’ll back it up with a 100%, money-back guarantee. There is no risk on your part. Test out the program. If anytime during your first month of membership you decide the Principal Success Path™ is not for you, let us know for a full refund. To qualify for a refund, you need to do the work in the program. If you do that and still think you didn’t grow as a leader, we’ll happily refund your investment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you GET as a member in The Principal Success Path™?

Here are the benefits:
 - Lead with more effectively and confidently in 10-weeks or less
 - Cultivate a Ruckus Maker MINDSET so that you can consistently show up at your BEST for your community.
 - Apply intentional DESIGN is an integral part of being a proactive versus reactive leader.
 - Learn what the best school leaders do when creating a world class CULTURE which will exponentially improve every aspect of your school.
 - Consistently drive RESULTS that demonstrate progress you can be proud of.
 - Become a better communicator (including giving/receiving feedback better)
 - LEVEL UP your emotional intelligence through introspection. According to John Amaechi OBE, “If you are not open to focused introspection and you do practice it on a routine basis, you will not be a great leader … To be authentic, emotionally literate, intellectually curious, adaptable, and connected and engaged with those around you, introspection cannot be ignored.”
 - Stop leading in ISOLATION and get connected to a POWERFUL community of other Ruckus Makers in education.
 - Learn a powerful SYSTEM that you can reproduce to BENEFIT your culture.

And here are the features:
 - Private community of school leaders
 - Robust content designed to GROW your skill set
 - You will ship 10 projects and get more done in 10-weeks than you may have in the last 5-years (seriously!)
 - Collaborate with other dynamic leaders in education
 - 5 LIVE group coaching calls with Yours Truly 🙂
What is The Principal Success Path™ for?
At BLBS, we believe that “Everyone wins when YOU get better.”

Our mission is to “to connect, grow, and mentor every school leader who wants to level up.”

We do this through our flagship masterminds and The Principal Success Path™.

The Principal Success Path™ is different from the masterminds we offer because it is a sprint. In 10-weeks or less you will become a more effective leader.

The Principal Success Path™ follows a “curriculum” designed by Daniel Bauer where participants create 10 projects.

If you consider yourself a Ruckus Maker, you will LOVE this program. 
Who is The Principal Success Path™ for?
The Principal Success Path™ is for Ruckus Makers, out-of-the-box leaders making change happen in education.

Common goals of our participants:
 - Grow their leadership skills
 - Become a more effective communicator
 - Clarity on next steps in school leadership
 - Enhance their culture

 The first cohort of The Principal Success Path™ served 26 students.

 Check out Wanda’s case study or John’s case study to read their experience.
Who is The Principal Success Path™ NOT for?
The Principal Success Path™ is NOT for leaders who are A-okay with “traditional” education.

We do not cover topics like standardized tests, discipline, and attendance.

The Principal Success Path™ is also not for people who care about certificates or grades.

This program is atypical.

No bureaucracy. No tests, grades, and other forms of evaluation.

Just results.
What is the curriculum of The Principal Success Path™ What are the 10 projects I will be working on?
The Principal Success Path™ is based on the 10 projects that participants will create individually and collaboratively.
The 10 projects focus on:

99 Ideas to Improve Your Culture
Leadership Boundaries
Design for Belonging
Ruckus Maker Mindset™
Leverage & Success
Pleasing or Serving?
Create Your Ideal Week
Your New Path Forward
What is the time commitment like?
The Principal Success Path™ is a 10-week program.
The time commitment is roughly 2-3 hours a week depending on how much time you collaborate and spend creating projects. And no work on the weekend!

Monday: Attend the live call 7-8:20 pm ET
Tuesday: Post your project
Wednesday: Provide comments
Thursday: Write your reflection
Friday: Attend the live call 7-8:20 pm ET
How do I know this will work for me?
We GUARANTEE you will become a more effective leader in 10-weeks.

 There is only one condition. Show up. Engage with the material. Meet with your collaboration pod. And do the work.

 If you do that, we are confident you will grow or 100% of your money will be refunded. That is the Ruckus Maker Guarantee!
 You can also read Wanda or John’s case studies for the program.
I’m not yet a principal, is this program for me?
This program will work for principals, APs, and teachers who are on track for an administrative position. Basically, if you consider yourself a leader, then you will benefit from this program.
I’m not great with tech. Is this a complicated program to engage with?
We think it is pretty easy and we are here to help.
We utilize a tech solution called Circle to run The Principal Success Path™.

General discussion will happen in group chats and different “spaces” will release the content and be a place where participants can post their work, offer feedback, and write their reflections.
What if I am looking for more support than what a 10-week sprint offers?
You can add a discounted mastermind membership (SAVE $1200) by adding a mastermind membership to your The Principal Success Path™ enrollment.
This is the ONLY way to get a discount like that on the mastermind.
What are the dates of the program?
The fourth cohort of The Principal Success Path™ will begin on Sunday, January 15th, 2023 and end with commencement on Friday, March 24, 2023.
How do I know if I’m ready to join The Principal Success Path™?
You’re ready. Now is the best time to apply.

 A Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.”

 Often leaders are stuck evaluating the costs of investing in a program financially and time-wise.

 Another valuable question to ask is, “What is the cost of me NOT investing in my development right now?”

 If you consider yourself a Ruckus Maker and are hungry to grow your leadership skill set.

 Now is the best time to do so.
Can I talk to Daniel before making a decision?
You bet!
Email to set up a time to discuss AFTER you complete your application.
We will only invite those leaders we know we can deliver on their goals and solve their challenges.
How involved are you in the program, Daniel?
Very involved.

I designed the program from the ground up and created all the content.

And this is the LAST time I am coaching the program, the next cohort will be led by a BLBS expert coach.
What have other school leaders said about the program?
Will I have access to the content after the program closes?

This is a constraint we chose on purpose for three reasons.

Since the content goes away, it CHALLENGES participants to engage right now and get maximum value.
The content is really good, but the MAGIC exists by showing up, doing the work, and collaborating with your peers.
By doing the work, collaborating with peers, and observing the system... that is what you can take back to your school and make it better.


How do you accept payment?
Personal debit/credit card for leaders investing personally. We can also break up the payments to make it work for you.

If your district is paying, we accept school credit cards. We also accept purchase orders and checks from districts.
How much does it cost?
The 10-week Principal Success Path™ Program costs $2000.

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