Have you found yourself at a career crossroads?
When stress, workload pressures and interpersonal issues (with students, parents or colleagues) have mounted to the point where you no longer know enjoy teaching the way you once did, it can feel like leaving the profession is the only answer.
That may be the case for you, but it’s also possible that there are other options available to you.
I want you to know two things:
- You can learn to love your job again. It IS possible. Sometimes a change of school or year level is needed. Sometimes it’s some time off to do some relief teaching or even travel. Sometimes it’s a series of incremental habit and mindset and lifestyle changes that support your wellbeing and help you thrive again.
- It’s ok to leave if you feel that is the option that is best for you. However, if you jump without a parachute you just might find yourself going out of the frying pan into the fire (to mix metaphors!). I’ve seen it happen too many times and I don’t want it to happen to you. Don’t make a knee-jerk decision; if career change is in order for you, make a plan and implement it methodically.
If this is where you’re at, and you’re considering leaving the job for a while or for good, I recommend taking some time to speak with somebody objective first.
I have been there and supported others through the process (both of the scenarios above) and I have no vested interests.
I want to keep good teachers in our schools, but I also want those teachers to be happy, healthy and thriving.
Why not book a free discovery call with me and we can discuss where you’re at, and whether the Teacher in Transition Coaching package is right for you.
In case you don’t know, a Discovery Call is a free video conference call where we get to know each other, talk about your life and wellbeing goals, and see if we might be a good fit for coaching.
I usually do these calls via a free program called Zoom (a bit like Skype, only better!) and it’s a great time for you to ask any questions you may have about coaching, see if now is the right time and if I’m the best person for the job.
If you have questions about coaching, are unsure which package is the right fit for you, or would like to discuss a custom package, I invite you to schedule a free Discovery Call today: