As a former educator, Kitty now dedicates herself to helping teachers. She specializes in helping those who are experiencing the pain of teacher burnout.
As a heart-centered coach, Kitty believes that life is too short to spend in a job that you no longer love. You may have started your teaching career with the highest of intentions. But the unfortunate truth is that teaching is a lot less fun than it used to be.
No matter how hard you work, it never feels like you are doing enough. The demands on your time, energy, and talents continue to increase. The financial and emotional rewards have diminished over time. It may be that teaching has begun to feel like a dead-end job. You may wonder if there is something else “out there” that you could do instead. There is.
Kitty uses a unique approach to career coaching.
She helps you decide what you would love to do with your talents instead of what you are doing now. She doesn’t offer a pre-made menu of options for teachers who want to change direction. You can Google a list of possible job alternatives if that is all you want.
Instead, Kitty gets to know you. She learns what lights you up. What would you LOVE to do if you could wave a magic wand and have, be, or do anything in the world you wanted?
That’s where you start your work with Kitty. Once you have decided what you want to do next, then you create a plan for how to get you there. It takes time and effort. In the end, though, Kitty’s clients wind up doing something they want to be doing with their lives. Even better than that, they no longer feel stuck.
Kitty created Boitnott Coaching, LLC because she knows that teachers are feeling attacked. Negative rhetoric about teachers is routine in many circles. That would be bad enough, but there is more. Teachers are also dealing with stagnant salaries. Many are working in deteriorating environments. They are also struggling with diminishing respect in the community. Parents no longer support them. Students often don’t listen to them.
Many teachers are seeking to improve their leadership skills.
They would like to stay and exert a greater impact on their current assignment. Others have decided that they need to leave the profession. Their problem is that they don’t know where to go.
Kitty also recognizes that a lot of teachers are fast approaching retirement. Many of those retirees will still want to work. They need consider how to re-tool and reinvent themselves for the next phase of their lives. They may have a whole career ahead of them.
Kitty was President of the Virginia Education Association from 2008-2012. She committed herself to the highest professional standards. She has served as a role model and spokesperson for her colleagues for over 30 years. She sought and achieved National Board Certification in 2003. Her renewal is good until 2023.
Kitty has a record as a plain-spoken advocate for teachers. She believes in public education. She believes that students deserve the best education we can provide.
But Kitty is also aware that a burnt-out teacher isn’t having any fun. And if the teacher isn’t having fun, neither are the students. Kids deserve to have teachers who want to be with them. If you are a burnt-out teacher, you owe it to yourself to explore your options. More importantly, you owe it to your students.
Kitty’s accomplishments include three graduate degrees. Her Ph.D. in Education Leadership is from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Richmond.
Kitty lives in Glen Allen, VA, a suburb of Richmond with her longhaired dachshund, Bernie.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association. And she is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) with Toastmasters International.
Call Kitty at 804-404-4575 today for a confidential 20-minute, no-obligation strategy session. Or make an appointment by using accessing her calendar here: