Meet Angie Crockwell, a music teacher who came to me for help with her job search early in 2017. She was on a sabbatical from her job as an elementary school band teacher when she found me and reached out to me for assistance with her job search.
In spite of her passion for music, Angie had gotten burned out with her job as an elementary band teacher. She was feeling the physical symptoms, and when she contacted me, she was already dreading the thought of returning to her school in the fall.
She had hopes of finding a position as an arts administrator in a non-profit, but as time went by, she had little luck finding those types of positions and landing them even if she got as far as an interview.
Angie decided to work with me because I had been an educator myself and I understood her feelings. After our initial complimentary strategy session, she decided to try the Starter Program which was intended to help her gain some clarity around what she wanted—and needed—next in her career.
A few months after completing the Starter Program, she reached out to me and asked about what her next steps might be. She decided to upgrade to the Group Coaching Program which gave her access to the rest of the program I offer: (1) instruction on how to write a resume directed toward the next job you want; (2) help with an optimized LinkedIn profile; (3) learning how to write a compelling cover letter; (4) auditing social media profiles, and (5) preparing for an interview among other things.
She also benefitted from the group coaching support. It was eye-opening to learn that she wasn’t the only teacher feeling the way she felt. In fact, in her particular cohort, she was one of three music teachers going through the program!
Listen to Angie’s story in her own words as she explains how stressed out and unhappy she was when she first came to me and how happy she is now in her new position as a high school band director. She has found her passion for music and teaching again!
Angie’s experience shows that sometimes all you need to recharge your batteries or overcome the pain of burnout is to make a change in grade level, school, or school district. You may not have to leave teaching altogether to find your joy in teaching again.
Of course, if you have decided that you DO need to leave teaching in order to enjoy your work again, that’s okay, too. Life is too short for you to be spending it in work that you don’t enjoy, no longer find fulfillment in, or feel that you aren’t making a difference by doing anymore. Whatever it is for you that will fill you with joy again, that’s what I want for you.
I hope you found Angie’s story uplifting. If you would like to learn more about how I might assist you in making the change you want, please reach out to me and make an appointment for a no-obligation 20-minute strategy session. It won’t cost you anything but 20 minutes of your time…and it may change your life forever.
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