Coaching for Teachers
It's Sunday evening. Where did the weekend go? You've got that knot in your stomach. You don't want to go to school on Monday morning. Only problem is if you don't go, the school will have to get a supply teacher in. You feel guilty, the kids are expecting you to turn up, but you've had enough of paperwork, marking, planning, the never ending to-do list.
Is it time to get out of teaching, but you don't know what else to do?
Guess what? I did it. I worked as head of department in mainstream education for 8 years. I know that Sunday evening and end-of-holiday feeling. I know that dread that creeps up on you, those sleepless nights. I'm passionate about learning. I love teaching. I loved working with young people, but it burns you out and sometimes you need a change.
It took me along time to realise that I had lots of valuable skills that I could transfer. Often the jargon in other industries was different and I just thought "I can't do that". Then one day I started to realise that actually, I had the skills. I just needed to recognise them.
If you'd love to do something other than teaching, but don't know what to do, join one of my workshops or coaching sessions to see how you can move forward in a different direction.
Coaching for Bloggers
Content planning and motivation
As a blogger, I know that sometimes it can be hard to see where you are going with your blog. How you are going to make it work? Or maybe you want to start writing about something different, but you're not sure how to go about it.
There are lots of things to do when you're trying to monetise your blog and sometimes it can be tough on your own.
Remember the old expression "two heads are better than one"? Talking it through with someone who listens to your ideas and doesn't judge, can help you see where you want to go. Someone with experience of planning content can help you set realistic goals and work out what is achievable in the time you have to dedicate to your blog.
If you'd like a chat about how this might work for you, drop me an email and we can arrange a time.
It's really hard to put your finger on the value that attending a writing retreat gives you. It's not just the coaching you receive and the time to focus on writing your book. You can do that anywhere. You can lock yourself up in a room all day or arrange a video call with a writing coach.
The retreat is much more than that.
It's about the like-minded people who understand your book-writing frustrations, it's knowing that everyone else in the group is also wondering if anyone will ever read their book.
It’s the encouragement and sharing of ideas, the celebration when you've written the best 500 words ever, which others might not think is a big deal, but the retreat group knows just what you've been through to get those words down on paper. It's the shared experience.
Going abroad takes you away from your every day. It feels different. It's exciting and it motivates you to write. Actually, I could start telling you about the 'magic' of the mountains and the inspiring views, but that would just sound like sales hype and you wouldn't believe me because you haven't been there to experience it yet. You won't know what I'm talking about. So, I’ll leave that for you to discover when you get there.
Instead, I tell you it's about knowing that for five days you don't even have to worry about what's for dinner. Your time is yours. Whether you want to write or retreat, it's up to you.
To find out more about joining us on our annual writing retreat, please go to www.europeancoachingretreats.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Further Education) University of Wales
- Ba (Hons) Literature and Spanish, Staffordshire University
- Coaching within Education
- Career and Employability coaching
- Personal Development coaching
- Youth coaching
- Leadership coaching
- Confidence coaching
- Plannning a Retreat coaching
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Coaching for Teachers who want to get out of teaching
- Content planning and motivation for writers and bloggers
- Writing Retreats in Spain
Photos & videos
I was motivated to undertake coaching at a time when I was going through a professional low. I felt I (and others) had been treated in a shoddy way and that years of work had not even been acknowledged. All this resulted in a deep sense of hurt, deception and low self-esteem. I was not even able to talk about this. Coaching with Rebecca helped enormously to be able to vocalise my feelings with respect to this situation; helping me to deal with hurt feelings and open. This was a necessary first stage in a healing process.
Rebecca posed questions to help me analyse my situation and set small objectives for myself to turn around my situation, start to take my control of my working life again and begin to feel less of a victim. With Rebecca I began to explore options. What I particular liked about the coaching with Rebecca was that I was in control of the process all the time. Small and achievable objectives were set by me and later amended if and when I felt circumstances required. Rebecca guided me by asking just the right questions to help plan but never took over or showed any sign of being judgmental which facilitated a candid and honest exchange throughout.
Overall, the impact of coaching with Rebecca has been very beneficial, it has not only helped me get through a difficult time, it has also helped me to recuperate and bounce back. I can’t say that I’m fulfilled with my job at present but I am more able to take a step back and not let any setbacks affect me in the same way they might have before. For the moment, and especially given the economic crisis, I don’t imagine that I’ll be able to change my job but in the meantime I plan to make the situation work for me as much as possible.
Thank you Rebecca! I’d certainly recommend coaching to others.
Margie Naya, Spain, 2012
Rebecca has been amazing! She has coached me on a variety of issues on a very regular basis. I always look forward to our sessions because I always come away with a positive buzz feeling, defined actions to work on and the feeling that someone has really listened to me. Rebecca asks very insightful questions and raises my own awareness of issues by giving regular feedback. Rebecca can be challenging when needed and allows me time to think things through for myself. I have always found Rebecca to be very supportive, positive and non-judgemental. Rebecca has helped me to address confidence, work and life issues and in turn I feel more in control of my life and the decisions I make. I come away from every session with clear actions that are personal, realistic and relevant to my goals and where and how I want to move forward with my life. Rebecca works hard on getting my commitment to the actions and goals and I enjoy feeding back my progress each time.
Thank you so much for keeping me on track Rebecca!
Suzi Maxwell, U.K. 2012
Reflecting on our time away, thinking how lovely it was to arrive in the apartments and have everything prepared there and enough food for breakfast for the week and having the support of Rebecca around us and on hand, many thanks Rebecca for organising that
Gill Davis, Kincavel Coaching and D&G Great Park House, Your Book is the Hook Retreat September 2014
Sheryl Andrews Step by Step Listening, http://www.sasdetective.com/rebeccas-gift-the-magic-of-rebecca/
Type of session
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