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Jackie Eldridge - Wren Leadership and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Toronto, ON, CA

Jackie Eldridge Jackie Eldridge

Executive Director and Teacher Educator | Wren Leadership and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Expertise in mindfulness, inclusion and community in workplaces and schools, emotional intelligence and understanding self and others.



Jackie Eldridge, Ed.D., is an experienced teacher, teacher educator, administrator, speaker and coach who is passionate about inspiring and empowering leaders who are mindful agents for change. Her work in education, leadership and personal development is grounded in her belief that everyone can make a difference in the world when they are able to tap into their own understanding of self and others. Jackie believes that every individual has the potential to touch lives through mindful leadership. Jackie’s doctoral research on the ethics of care demonstrates her core value of the importance of caring connections in all of life’s relationships.

When not leading Wren workshops. Jackie is a Lecturer in the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

She has been widely published in a variety of magazines, academic journals, papers and books, including chapters and articles related to mindful leadership, such as “Searching for Meaning: Reflections on Meaningful Professional Development.” She has been honoured with the Dean’s Award of Excellence in 2010 from the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Jackie received her Coaches and Leadership Certification from the Coaches Training Institute in 2011 and has led Instructional Intelligence and Professional Development workshops across North America and abroad. Most recently, she was part of the Good Global Citizenship Think Tank, a combined initiative of Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Waterloo. This work led to the publication of “Educating Future Teachers through the Lens of an Equity and Diversity Course” in The World is my Classroom: International Learning and Canadian Higher Education.

Industry Expertise (4)

Education/Learning Corporate Leadership Health and Wellness Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (9)

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Methods Teaching & Parenting Leadership Creativity Play Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Emotional Intelligence in School Presonality Dimensions

Education (1)

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education: University of Toronto: Doctor of Education, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 1996

Affiliations (2)

  • Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • Co-creator: Vivacious Leaders Conference

Languages (1)

  • English

Partnerships (1)

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The Four-Year Old CEO What we can learn from our younger selves. Thrive Global


Many years ago, I read the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I reflected on this work many times throughout the years, especially because I had been a kindergarten teacher.

Recently, as I prepared for a leadership workshop, I re-visited this list and was struck by the relevance of Fulghum’s message for today’s leaders. Kindergarten is a place where we learn skills that can set us up in life. How many of these kindergarten lessons have stuck with you in your role as leader?

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Accessing Your Inner Wisdom: Living, Loving and Leading in the Age of Donald Trump Thrive Global


As time marches on since Donald Trump was sworn in as the president of the United States there is more and more uncertainty that is surfacing about the future of our world. This insecurity is not limited to the United States; instead it is a global concern as the U.S. is commonly considered the most powerful country in the world and the effects of this controversial presidency are being felt internationally. With the onset of these global challenges there comes an array of backlash that threatens individual and collective mental health.

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