Learn More About The Breakthrough Circle
The Breakthrough Circle is a personalized group coaching program designed to help New Instructional Coaches transition from the classroom to coaching and become Make-Change-Happen Coaches.
👇Watch the Video Below
I Know How Hard It Is To Be a New Instructional Coach
You Feel Alone
You are probably the only coach at your school. You have no one to connect with about coaching! Even if you are lucky enough to have another coach in your building, you still don't feel like anyone understands what you do.
You Feel Left Out
You aren't a teacher anymore and you aren't really an administrator. All of a sudden you've lost your place and don't feel like you fit in. After all these years of teaching, this feels like it you just can't find your place.
You're Facing Challenges
This job is hard. Not only are you facing Covid restrictions, long-term subbing, and putting out fires, you are also surprised by resistant teachers, micromanaging bosses, and lack of progress toward change in your school. You don't know how to overcome these challenges as a new coach.
You Don't Feel Equipped
No one provided you training or taught you how to coach. After 10 or more years in the classroom you are an expert in instruction, but teaching adults isn't the same as teaching students. You are realizing that you don't really know how to coach teachers. You wish someone would teach you how to do the coaching part of this job so you can make change happen at your school.
I've Been There As a New Coach
Girl, I have been there. Right where you are - surrounded by computers in my office and asking "what have I gotten myself into?"
Over seven years ago, I stepped out of my safe and joy-filled 7th grade English classroom and into a role as an Instructional Technology Coach.
Goodness, I was so excited! I was excited to help teachers see the power of technology in their classrooms! I was excited to help my new school implement BIG technology initiatives!
But everyone else was NOT so excited. I was bringing change and lots of it! They all wondered, "Who is this new girl trying to change what we've been doing and how we've always done it?" (even the admin!)
Yeah, that didn't go over well. I had a lot to learn about how to work with adults, how to coach teachers, how to respond to negativity and resistance, how to lead initiatives, and how to lead up to admin.
Let's just say, I learned A LOT!
But because of that learning, I was able to execute a three year technology initiative that transformed the school’s approach to technology integration (and prepared them to handle Covid closures last March!)
Then, I was asked to launch a new Instructional Coaching program. I led and trained a team of three full time coaches and four teacher coaches. We were able to provide unprecedented support to teachers at our school.
Then, I was then able to move to a new school in a new state to launch a new Instructional Coaching Program from the ground up!
I want to help you learn all these essential skills on your journey out of the classroom and into Instructional Coaching.
That's exactly why I'm offering you the opportunity to join my inner circle of New Instructional Coaches, The Breakthrough Circle, where I can help you make this transition from classroom to coaching more smoothly and become an effective leader and Instructional Coach. This is the place where you will find the coaching, training, and community you need to thrive as a new coach!
I have a heart for New Coaches because I know the mind and heart transformation that it takes to become a coach.
Nothing would make me happier than to have you join me and the amazing members who are already in the group!
Let's Breakthrough Together!
👇 Meet The Amazing Members!
Watch the video below to hear from current members about their experience in The Breakthrough Circle!
What Members Have to Say About The Breakthrough Circle
"The community is AMAZING! We have become a group of supportive coaches who truly want to grow together and help others! The most useful thing to me has been community building and having people who are experiencing or have experienced similar situations as a coach!"
"Being a part of The Breakthrough Circle has entirely transformed the way I think about my role as a coach! I moved to a new district that didn't have Instructional Coaching before, but I was able to find my people here in this group! This group has truly changed by life not just professionally but personally as well."
"This is the best professional decision I have made as a new coach! I have grown so much and having that support system of coaches who understand you has helped me grow the most. This group helps me get where I want to be as a coach!"
"The collaboration is the biggest piece for me. I just felt like I was out on an island and I needed someone to bound ideas off of quickly. I love that I can come ask questions and get the coaching I need back from the group. It allows me to reflect on our own practice as coaches together. I already feel like I am becoming a better coach because of the connection with these ladies."
"The Breakthrough Circle has been the biggest source affirmation and encouragement. When I want to be sure I’m thinking right, I go to my Breakthrough peeps. When I need a good dose of encouragement, I know my peeps will be there to cheer me on. I would not want to continue this Instructional Coaching journey without this group!"
"I want to continue to stay curious and not get too comfortable in my position. I want to always stay hungry and always try to learn more content wise and coaching wise! That was one of the reasons why I joined The Breakthrough Circle and I am going to keep coming to the meetings because I always love to learn something new! There's always something new to learn and apply!"