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It's time to move on.

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You're ready to leave the classroom and explore new career possibilities.

 

Your quiz results indicate that you're dissatisfied with your work and pretty darn clear that teaching is not a good fit for who you are, what you have to offer, and what you want for the next phase of your life.

It might bring you some relief that this result affirms what you already know to be true. Or, you might feel terrified that this result is going to turn your life upside down.

Whatever you're feeling, remember that only you can decide whether and when you want to leave teaching. This quiz just offers you another perspective on the question that you've been struggling to answer on your own.

Your Next Steps

 

You're at a crossroads in your career!

 

It's worth investing time and energy into finding work that will be a better fit for you.

 

Work that feels good! Not just work that isn't teaching.

 

Your next step is to figure out what you want to do instead.*

 

*If you're miserable and work is having a negative impact on your health and well-being, your next step is to take the quickest exit possible. Consider a bridge job ("for now" work) or a temp job as an initial transition away from the classroom. It probably won't be your forever job and that's ok.

How to figure out what's next

 

Figuring out what to do instead of teaching is often where teachers get stuck.

 

It feels almost impossible to imagine doing something else, especially if teaching is all you've ever known.

 

You don't know what other types of work you would enjoy or be qualified to do.

 

1. Reflect on who you are, what's important to you, and what you have to offer.

When's the last time you took stock of your strengths, skills, values, and what brings you joy?

The more self-aware you are, the more likely you are to find work that's a good fit for where you're at in your life right now.

 

2. Explore abundant career possibilities beyond the classroom. Whether you believe it or not, you have many choices of what else you can do for work!

Don't pigeon-hole yourself.

Discover and learn more about careers you've never considered or even heard of.

 

**Do NOT aimlessly scroll job postings. You'll end up wasting your time going down a giant, discouraging rabbit hole and reemerge just as confused as when you started.

**Do NOT worry about your resume yet. A good resume is targeted to the specific position or field you want to pursue. You need to know what you want before you can create it.

To Sum It Up...

 

Your first step is to figure out what you want for the next chapter of your career (before jumping into the job search).

 

The process of figuring out what's next can be a joyful, eye-opening, clarifying, confidence-building, and motivating journey.

 

I'd love to support you on your journey!

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Hi, I'm Laura!

I’m a career coach for teachers.

 

I help teachers at a career crossroads explore possibilities beyond the classroom so that they can make a confident choice about what's next.

I'm a coach and educator with 13+ years of guiding people through a process of growth and change. I’ve been a classroom teacher, an urban bicycling instructor, a study abroad program director, a higher education professional, and a career coach. 

 

I believe it's possible for you to find new work that brings you joy, gives you a sense of purpose, and contributes to the kind of life you want to live.

Want help figuring out what's next?

 

Let’s jump on a quick Zoom call to discuss your quiz results and brainstorm 1 or 2 ways you can start moving toward a career change that's right for you.

It's NOT a sales pitch. I promise. Just a quick chat to motivate and empower you.

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