Those who can’t, Teach! with Author, Shelley Kenow

Episode #22 Those who can't, teach with Shelley Kenow go reflect yourself podcast with Heather J. Crider

Those who can’t, Teach! with Author, Shelley Kenow


What can be learned by a teacher with a passion for helping instill acceptance and empathy in others? The possibilities are endless.  Even when you are not directly affected by someone with learning challenges, we can all relate to the desire to deepen the human connection. 

In order to truly have the life you want; the career, house, family, relationships, car, lifestyle, wealth, freedom, you name it….you must learn what success is and where it comes from, starting with how you think.

Welcome to The Go Reflect Yourself Podcast, where we provide 60-second brain-based strategies for your success; in all key areas of your life, including wealth, health, business, relationships, etc. 

Go Reflect Yourself was created after years of being a corporate employee and an independent business owner. Throughout all of those years, I learned that no matter what level of success people had achieved, and specifically financial success, typically they were still missing something, missing true joy, well-being and fulfillment. 

I’ve spent a career helping business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs learn the skills needed to discover their inner brilliance, and that’s how Go Reflect Yourself was born…my goal is to help as many as possible learn the necessary skills to achieve ultimate fulfillment and wellbeing.

In today’s episode, your host, Heather J. Crider, CEO of Digital Architect Media, high-performance strategist, neurocoach, author, and speaker, interviews Shelly Kenow, IEP Consultant.

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel heard and important by those around you? In this episode, Shelley talks about why simple kindness matters to everyone. Learn more about empathy, stretching out of your comfort zone, and why intentions aren’t enough.

Shelley Kenow is making the world better for all, one IEP at a time. She does this by collaborating with families and school districts to write Individualized Education Programs that truly reflect the individual’s unique needs and strengths.

Shelley has been a special educator for over 1/2 of her life. She is married, has one adult child, lives in southern Illinois, loves to travel, and loves to talk about all things related to special education.

Author of Those who can’t, teach. True stories of special needs families to promote acceptance, inclusion, and empathy. 


A few key takeaways from this talk:

  • How a teacher decided to become an advocate for special needs children and their families.
  • Why having empathy for others will help stretch you to learn and grow. 
  • Different doesn’t mean bad or wrong.
  • Why searching within will help you become a more effective communicator.
  • Learning to see everyone’s strengths, not just their faults.
  • People are people first, not whatever makes them different from you.
  • How to examine your intentions and your impact.
  • Why behaviors are personal to the person exhibiting them, not to the person receiving them
Tune in and as you watch or listen to this special episode.  Pause every 5-10 minutes and mindfully reflect on what you just heard.  Write down your thoughts, then yawn and stretch before proceeding.

Shelley has 2 live streams every week on Facebook and YouTube.

#nolimits airs Tuesdays at 1 PM Central. 
#nolimits is interviews with people who have had limits placed upon them but have busted through those limits and
Friday with Fran airs Fridays at 1 PM Central.
FW/F is a conversation about special education. Fran is mom to 2 grown children with special needs and she herself became someone with a special need after a series of concussions and a stroke a few years ago.

Connect with Shelley:
Shelley Kenow (key-no)
Buy Those Who “Can’t…,” Teach on amazon or through Shelley’s website




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