Why, hey there!

Jessie & Joel here.

We're two educators who are OBSESSED with growth. We've lived the magic of shifting behaviors and taking control of our mindset to move in the direction we choose and not one we feel stuck in. Our biggest passion is sharing everything we've learned with others!

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This page is a great place to start as you're exploring all The Marigold Force has to offer. Shall we go on a little tour?


The Marigold Force Podcast is inspired by Jennifer Gonzalez. We believe that everyone needs to find their Marigolds. "If you can find at least one marigold in your life and stay close to them, you will grow. Find more than one and you will positively thrive." Think of the podcast as a virtual workshop. We’ll dig into tips, tools, and advice for personal, professional, and community growth. We share our learning through the lens of an educator because that’s what we know. But these tools work for anyone! We’ll also invite you to take action because change doesn’t happen without it! And the best part of the podcast is that we’re doing the work right alongside you. 


Some of the episodes will just be us learning new strategies and bringing you along for the ride. We'll also interview guests and hear their experience with different tools. Finally, we'll sprinkle bonus episodes throughout each season to offer up new lessons we're learning as we're growing together. 


All the strategies and tools we cover on the podcast we will write into blog posts. Each post will break down the strategy into simple actionable steps you can put into practice right away. If listening to new learning isn't your jam, our blog is the space for you. We'll also include bonus tips and advice not covered on the podcast that you can also put into practice. For example, How to Enjoy the Sh*t Sandwich. Every job has a sh*t sandwich, that part of your job you really can't stand. Try using the Dialectical Behavior skill of ODP to get through those parts of your day.


We also create tools and resources to help make your life a little easier! For both free and paid resources, you can head to Teachers Pay Teachers. We also include our Freebies on our blog. We're working on a "Members Only" section right now where subscribers will have access to additional tools and resources for free. As well as "The Burnout Prevention Course!" Stay tuned for more updates on that. 


We're showing up every single day for you, and we don't want you to miss a thing. Subscribe to our email list for a brief, weekly email. We'll pop into your inbox with something simple and doable to grow personally or professionally. Yup, we're showing up with the resources and we're curating them for you. No more information overload, please. 

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All you have to do is bloom.

What other Marigolds are saying…

“Being a part of the Marigold Force was recharging and reaffirming.


To be perfectly honest, I initially thought that the Marigold Force would be geared only towards new teachers but boy, was I wrong! I have been teaching for 6 years and found the Marigold Force meetings to be extremely helpful.


The meetings were a place of support, connection, and new learning. Joel and Jessie's hacks were so helpful and really helped to streamline my personal and professional life.


One of my biggest takeaways from participating in the Marigold Force is how urgently we, as teachers, need to prioritize self-care for ourselves. ” 


—  Rachel, Third Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher

"Find your marigolds and stick close to them.

Grow big and strong. Kick that mountain’s ass."

— Jennifer Gonzalez

©2019 by The Marigold Project, LLC.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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