187: How to let go of the guilt of leaving the classroom with Teacher Career Coach, Daphne Williams

187: How to let go of the guilt of leaving the classroom with Teacher Career Coach, Daphne Williams




Are you a teacher who is thinking about leaving the classroom? Today I am chatting with Daphne Williams, a teacher career coach who helps teachers transition out of the classroom.

Daphne was once a teacher who was stressed, would cry on the way to work, and often find herself googling “other jobs for teachers”. Daphne decided to leave the classroom and now runs a successful business as a Teacher Career Coach helping others leave the classroom too!

Daphne reminds us that there are ways to incorporate teaching into any career path that you choose. She reminds us that as a former teacher, you will always have a teacher heart and explains how you can use that to leverage you skills in a new freelancing career.

She shares with us the three different categories (staying within education, staying within the industry but new skillset, or nothing to do with education) along with examples of these careers.

We chat about how you are never going to feel 100% ready but how important it is to push past that discomfort in order to grow and at least try to see if this is what you want.

Above all else, this is a good reminder that it’s ok to prioritize your needs or your family’s needs. Whether you are a former teacher or in another career that you are not quite happy in, it is ok to leave your career and find a new role that brings you joy!

Thank you for listening today. Let me know what you think about this episode on Instagram: @Micala.Quinn. Chat with you there!

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In this episode, we cover:

  • How Daphne made the decision to leave and find a new career outside of the classroom
  • How you can incorporate teaching into any career path that you choose
  • Why teachers have great qualities for freelancing
  • The three categories of careers to choose from when leaving teaching (including examples)
  • Importance of leaving a career that you are not happy in to one that brings you joy

Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

  • Daphne’s quiz to find out which career pathway is right for you
  • Daphne’s Podcast: The Teacher Career Coach Podcast
  • Follow Daphne on Instagram
  • Be sure to check out episode 151 on 3 ways to create consistent and reliable income as a freelancer.
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