The teacher’s pet: A transformational story of learning how to believe in my “self”

This narrative shares a personal account of how the actions of one person can truly motivate, inspire, and challenge another person to transform. This reflective story outlines the actions of my transformational leader and also indicates how those behaviors align with a transformational leadership model published well after the interaction. I also challenge the reader to reach out to their transformational leader and reflect on their own personal development.

Keywords: Transformational leadership, mentors, leadership education, change