In partnership with People Ink, we provide the system, processes, and coaching for schools to establish a "united" workplace culture that brings forth the best in their people - where accomplishment, inspiration, innovation as well as support and satisfaction are normal. - Schools high in efficiency (use of monies), achievement, well-being, and "customer" loyalty. 


You are on the outside to students, parents, and community, what you are on the inside to each other. A culture exists in your school but is it the one you want? Build your culture by design, not chance.

An organization’s culture is even more important than its leadership - Deloitte survey of 3,300 organizational leaders.  

We help leaders and their teams make a significant difference in their school, building their organizations for the long term. 

We help heads of schools and leadership teams to understand the reality of where the school is today and where they can be tomorrow, ultimately working towards a realistic, integrated and accountable roadmap to success. 

Our mission:

"To significantly improve levels of well-being and performance in schools by changing the way schools are organized for engagement, from top-down to inside-out."


Rich Sinclair, LFS Founder & Managing Partner


Rich is a school turnaround specialist. The district supervisor on his last turnaround "job" was emotional upon first visiting the school. She could not believe how quickly the school had turned around. "Amazing."  [Rich's personality type while especially unique to education, makes for a great fit with strategy.] After leading three turnarounds in six years, Rich shifted gears and began to study organizational models less about and dependent on him as the traditional leader at the top.  

Rich has spent the last seven years studying and practicing under Mukara Meredith,"Working with Groups as Living Systems" and Ann Rhoades, "Creating Enviable Cultures that Outperform the Competition". Their practices are utilized by some of the best teams, highest performing organizations and "great places to work" in the world.

Before becoming a principal, Rich was called by his last two principals one of the best teachers they had ever seen. He is forever grateful to one particular teacher being in his life, early on.

"You will not find many, and perhaps any, as capable as Rich." - US Sen. Michael Bennet, former Superintendent of Denver Public Schools ("The highest trained principals in the Country") and Finalist for Secretary of Education.

Apple, MLK, and the Wright Brothers all think, act and communicate the exact same way.  And it’s the complete opposite to everyone else. The inspired organizations and leaders all think, act, and communicate from the inside out. - Simon Sinek's Ted Talks: "How great leaders inspire action" & Why good leaders make you feel safe - People don’t buy what you do, but WHY you do it.