Aaron Polansky is an unorthodox leader and entertainer with a passion for life. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride as Aaron brings his message to life with an 'Authentricity' you've never seen, heard or felt before. Aaron will captivate your audience with active analogies and his 'direct speak'. Aaron has dedicated his life to inspiring positive change with a simplified formula designed to 'pay it forward' and transform culture.
Aaron graduated from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and secured a Master of Science degree in Administration with a research focus in Sport Psychology from Springfield College. Aaron has served in the capacity of coach, teacher, or administrator at all levels of education from pre-K through college.
Aaron worked in the private sector as the Executive Sales Manager and designer for a multi-million dollar landscape construction company and as the Director of Massachusetts USA Wrestling (affiliate of the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado) for ten years. He was the Director of Athletics for the 2003 Dalton Award Winning Hopkinton Department of Athletics, a 2x Wrestling Coach of the Year, 2011 Wrestling USA Magazine Massachusetts Man of the Year, 2013 Virco/NASSP Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year, a panelist at the School Culture and Climate Conference held at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 2014, was presented with the Frederick Douglass Award in 2015 for his contributions to 'at-risk' youth, and recently served as Keynote Speaker at national events hosted by Blue Ribbon Schools and Alan November as recently as 2018.
Aaron signed with DBC Publishing in 2017 and released his first book, Dolphins in Trees: A Children's Book with Implications for All of Us, in the summer of 2018. Dolphins in Trees has been used to guide leadership teams, school systems, cultural expectations, and family values throughout the country and internationally.
His second book, Beyond Us: A True Story with Implications for All of Us, was released in July of 2019. Beyond Us embraces vulnerability, encourages connection, and encapsulates the beauty in celebrating our differences. It is a courageous testament to the power of moving beyond fear to a place of authenticity, kindness, and love.
Aaron resides with his wife Rhonda, their six children, and their dogs Stella and Auggie an hour south of Boston, Massachusetts.