Embark on Your Journey to Publication

The Leaders Publish Initiative is a one-on-one coaching program that helps school leaders publish their first research article. We start by advising on your research study, guiding you through drafting your paper, selecting the right journal, and navigating the publishing process. Our goal is to enhance your skills and celebrate your success as a published researcher.

Transform Your Insights into Published Success

Hey there! I’m excited to introduce the Leaders Publish Initiative, a unique coaching program designed specifically for school leaders like you who are ready to take their first steps into the world of academic publishing. This isn't just about getting your name out there; it's about enhancing your skills, contributing to your field, and sharing your valuable insights with a wider audience.

In our time together, I'll walk you through every stage of your research project, from fine-tuning your study to crafting a compelling paper and choosing the right journal to submit to. I understand the challenges and hurdles of publishing, and I’ll be right there to guide you through responding to feedback and making revisions.

Why apply? Because you're a leader with ideas that can impact education far beyond your school. This program is totally free, my way of giving back and helping you leave a mark in the educational community. Let’s make your voice heard in the world of academic research. Apply now and let’s publish your first article together!

Meet Your Coach

Hi! I'm Matthew Courtney. I'm a seasoned educator and published researcher with a diverse background spanning roles as a teacher, nonprofit executive, higher education administrator, and state education agency leader. Throughout my career, I've consistently drawn on the innovative work I do every day to produce impactful research articles. Driven by a personal mission to empower school leaders, I founded the Leaders Publish Initiative to help 1000 school leaders publish their first research paper, advocating for educators to take ownership of their expertise and transform education into an evidence-based field. My approach leverages practical experience to guide and inspire school leaders in articulating and sharing their valuable insights with the academic community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Leaders Publish Initiative entail?

The Leaders Publish Initiative is a one-on-one coaching program designed to guide school leaders through the entire process of conducting a research study and publishing their first research article. From choosing a research topic to responding to journal reviews, I will support you every step of the way.

Who can apply to the Leaders Publish Initiative?

The program is tailored for school leaders in the United States who have an earned doctorate degree and are committed to advancing their expertise through research and publication. If you are in a school or system level leadership role and have a passion for evidence-based practice, this program is for you.

How long does the program take?

The duration of the program varies, as it largely depends on the research topic, writing pace, and the academic journal's review process. While we establish a schedule for accountability, flexibility is key as timelines can shift based your own leadership journey and journal response times.

Is there a cost to participate in the program?

No, the Leaders Publish Initiative is completely free. I fund this mission-driven activity through proceeds from my other professional endeavors, aiming to support school leaders in becoming published researchers without any financial burden.

What if I have never conducted formal research before?

It’s completely okay if you haven't conducted formal research before. Not all education doctorate programs focus heavily on research and this program is here to bridge that gap. I'll help you build on whatever foundational knowledge you have. From developing a research question to mastering the technical aspects of writing and submitting your paper, I provide comprehensive support every step of the way. The goal here is not just to publish but to equip you with the skills to continue researching long after our work is done. This program is perfect for those ready to dive into research and publish their first paper.

How do I apply, and when is the deadline for application?

Applications to the Leaders Publish Initiative are open on a rolling basis. To apply, simply click the 'Schedule an Interview' button on this landing page. During your interview, we’ll discuss your motivation, background, and research interests to ensure the program is a good fit for you. I accept only five participants at a time to maintain personalized attention, so I encourage you to apply as soon as you're ready to embark on your journey to becoming a published researcher.

How Can I Support the Leaders Publish Initiative?

The Leaders Publish Initiative is funded with a portion of the proceeds from my other online courses, public speaking, and consulting services. For more information about how you can support the Leaders Publish Initiative, please visit www.matthewbcourtney.com.