Teachers in Transition

Heart-Centered Career Coach to Teachers Feeling Burnout Who are Ready for a Career Change

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Welcome to Teachers in Transition!

 

Hi, I'm Kitty Boitnott!

If you are like most of my followers, you are a teacher who is feeling burnout and you are looking for a career alternative.  You may already be at the stage of total burnout, or maybe you are concerned that you are fast approaching burnout. What you know is that you are stressed out, and your stress is bleeding over into other areas of your life. It's affecting your health and may even be affecting your closest relationships.

I am a former educator who is now a Heart-Centered Career Transition & Job Search Coach who specializes in coaching, counseling, and advising burnt-out teachers on their many career options. I have been in your shoes. My proven system will show you how to reignite your passion and redirect your skills and experience into a new, fulfilling career. Work should be fulfilling and FUN! While I know that teaching can be tremendously rewarding, the sad fact is that much of the fun is gone from the profession these days.

If you are interested in hearing more about how my program can help you, let's talk! In the meantime, browse this site and download one or all of the gifts provided below. There is a checklist, an assessment, a stress cheat sheet, and two eBooks at the bottom of the page, all FREE! 

Don't stay stuck for one day longer. Let's talk!

Teachers in Transition Mission Statement

 

The mission at Teachers in Transition is simple. We help teachers who are feeling burnout transition to new fulfilling careers.

As a former educator herself, Kitty Boitnott, the founder of Boitnott Coaching, LLC and Teachers in Transition, understands how you feel if you are thinking about making a career change. She also knows the stress you feel from wanting to make a career change and not knowing where to start.

Kitty has created a proven system for teachers who want to reinvent and retool themselves for new career paths.

How does she know it is a proven system?

She did it for herself first in 2013, and since then she has helped dozens of others. Check out the variety of Case Studies that are available where you can hear other teachers tell their own stories of success. Some stayed with teaching and just got better assignments. Some have left teaching altogether. All of them are happier than they were before working with Kitty.

Before you go, please take advantage of one or all of the gifts below including a checklist, an assessment, a cheat sheet, and the two free eBooks at the bottom of the page. They cost nothing, but they may all be beneficial to you. Read on to learn more about how Teachers in Transition may be able to help you move forward in your career and your life. If you want to learn more, let's talk.

 

Are you feeling the pain and heartache of teacher burnout?

Are you a teacher who thinks you may be feeling symptoms of burnout, but you aren't sure? Check yourself with this free checklist of 7 signs of teacher burnout.

 Download a free checklist of the 7 signs of teacher burnout from TeachersinTransition.

Teacher burnout is on the rise across the country. I know this because I talk to teachers every day from all over the United States plus Canada. 

If you are feeling symptoms of teacher burnout, I don't have to tell you how painful and debilitating it is. It interferes with every aspect of your life.

One of the first things you may need to do is determine the level of your burnout and stress. Once you have learned that, you can start to take steps to manage it.

The sooner you identify your stress level, the better. You need to get a handle on your physical, mental, and emotional stress as soon as possible. Letting it go unchecked will lead to your getting sick.

Dozens of illnesses are caused by prolonged stress.

 

Check your general stress level by downloading a free stress assessment tool here.

Download a free stress assessment tool from TeachersinTransition.

 

Did you score more than 10 “yes” answers on the stress assessment instrument? If so, download this free cheat sheet on 7 strategies for managing stress better here.  

 Download a stress management cheat sheet from TeachersinTransition.

 

This “cheat sheet” offers steps you should take immediately to help lessen your stress. You need to get a handle on it and manage it better.

Regardless of your stress level, if you are here, you are looking for help. You may be feeling distress caused by your teaching job.

So, let me ask you flat out.  

Have you decided that you don't want to teach anymore?

If so, you are not alone. 

Your immediate problem may be that you don't know what you can do instead of teaching, though.

And that leaves you feeling stuck.

That is why I created Teachers in Transition.

Once you have decided you don't want to teach, I want to help you figure out what you can do with your career.

 

Here is what I already know about you (in general.)

 

You probably don't have any other real-world work experience outside of teaching.

 

Maybe you majored in a specific subject area. But chances are your Bachelor's degree is in some education-related field. What do you do with that?

 

And your advanced degree(s) may not translate well to other lines of work, either.

Let's face it.

A Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction may not help much if you want to work in the corporate world. To make that transition, you need a smart job search strategy. 

So, how do you start a job search or career change when you are afraid that there's nothing else you can do?

Well, let me ask you.

What do you want to do?

 

 

What do you want?

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I contend that you can't look for a new job or transition to a new career until you know what you want first.

So, here is a bit of good news!

You get to decide what you want!

Unfortunately, with good news often comes bad news, though, right? The bad news here is that deciding what you want is harder than it sounds!

And here is more bad news.

If you think that your new job search begins by writing a résumé outlining your work history as a teacher, you're wrong.

Writing a résumé before you know what you want to do first is a wasted effort.

A résumé that reflects your teaching experience will not translate well to the business world. And it won't help you break into the non-profit sector either.

Before you write your résumé, the first thing you need to do is identify your “hard” transferable skills. Your résumé should reflect what you can do, not necessarily what you have done in the past.

So, what's the bottom line?

You need to avoid cluttering up your résumé with the duties and responsibilities you performed as a teacher. You need to offer the “hard” skills that you have developed over the course of your career and your lifetime.

If you use a “teacher résumé” outside the world of teaching, you will likely experience rejection during your job search.

And you won't know what you are doing wrong!

That is why you need a Career Coach to help you understand the process.

Don't get me wrong. As your coach, I can't shield you from the rejection that goes with every typical job search.

But I can help you avoid a lot of wasted time,  effort, and money. I will help you create a winning strategy that will get you from where you are now to where you want to be in the future.

Here is more good news!

You don't have to stay stuck in a career that you no longer love or enjoy! 

Think about it. If you aren't having fun as a teacher anymore, your kids probably aren't having any fun either, are they? Do yourself–and them–a favor. Figure out what you want to do with your career–and your life–as soon as possible.

So, what do you say? Are you ready to tackle the career transition process?

Let's chat to see if I can help you move into your next career.

Make an appointment right now for a 20-minute Complimentary Discovery Session. It won't cost anything by 20 minutes of your time.

 

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Let's determine if I can assist you in making the change in your career and your life that you want and deserve.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

P.S.

I specialize in working with burnt-out teachers. But I also work with bored or stressed and burnt-out mid-career business professionals. I have helped hundreds of individuals in all lines of work and from all over the world. I assist with every facet of the job search and career transition process. If you are interested in talking about a job change of any kind, please feel free to make an appointment. I would love to hear from you.

 

Career Coaching Services Include

Vision Your Next Career Move

 

Create a New Professional Brand

 

Plan Your Next Job Search Steps

 

Market Your Transferable Skills

 

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Research Jobs and Companies

 

Develop Your Job Search Tools

 

Network In-Person and Online

 

Hone Your Interview Skills

 

Teachers in Transition

Watch the video. If the message resonates with you, sign up for a 20-minute Discovery Session.

What Happy Clients Say About Working With Kitty

 

“Dr. Kitty Boitnott (Kitty) is an incredible career advisor and coach! I am still amazed at how she so quickly reviewed my resume, marketing plan, and accomplishments to help me make it a cohesive story. She gave me the exact feedback I needed to improve my resume and job search. Her encouragement and professional style guided me to find the job of my dreams.”

Linda D.

Project Manager

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Kitty on my career transition and also getting to know her personally. She has been encouraging and supportive while walking with me on my journey. Kitty has been the key to helping me develop my LinkedIn page, refine my resume to the latest standards and giving me a better way to express myself when writing cover letters. Although I came into this professional relationship knowing what I wanted to do, I can appreciate her knowledge and ability to guide people through the exploration process by asking the right questions to promote the right kind of personal exploration.”

Donnovan M.

Former Teacher and Administrator

“It has been such a pleasure working with Kitty. She has so much guidance to offer and is a truly authentic person. Working with Kitty for just a couple months on career guidance, I have made substantial progress in several areas that I know I could not have done on my own. She is extremely responsive and insightful. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach in career transitions.”

Eileen W.

Healthcare Professional

“After experiencing a major life transition, I was considering finally pursuing my dream to relocate from the east to west coast. As a teacher, I was looking for a coach who understood the specific needs and challenges of a teacher in transition and someone who was well-connected and could provide me with resources and contacts to help me make a very informed decision.  Kitty was exactly the kind of coach I needed. She was so responsive to my needs and provided me with the contacts, resources, and guidance I needed to make a confident, informed decision during a very challenging time in my life.” 

Kathleen D.

Teacher

Blog Posts

Have You Placed Your Big Dream on the Back Burner? How to Stop Deferring Your Dreams and Make Them a Top Priority At Last

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you had a big dream for yourself? You imagined what your life might be like? And you spent hours daydreaming about the way your life would be when you grew up? Did you place that big dream on the back burner while you tended to more immediate matters? If so, you are not alone.

7 Strategies That Will Help You Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile: Avoid Looking Like a LinkedIn Rookie

Teachers are automatically drawn to Facebook and Pinterest because they find the platforms easy to use, and they are fun as well as practical. I have found that teachers, in general, have been slow to warm to LinkedIn, however. Perhaps they see it as a jobs board and they aren't interested in using it until and unless they are ready for a job or career change. Whether you have a profile on LinkedIn or not and whether you find it useful at the moment or not, there are 7 specific strategies that you should be using to help you maximize your LinkedIn profile. After all, if you are going to be on the platform, you don't want to look like a LinkedIn novice.

Are You Experiencing Career Dissatisfaction? Here are Some Signs that You May Be

Surveys show that more than half of all employees have been unable to find career satisfaction in their current jobs. They don’t feel a passion for what they do, and it’s hard to dredge up some if any, excitement about working.

How Risky is it To Change Careers? Some Thoughts About What to Consider When at a Career Crossroads

If you are at a career crossroads in your life, you are considering the pros and cons of making a career change. There are many things to think about, and it can feel more than a little scary.

A (Former) Teachers' Thoughts on Starting a New School Year: The Anticipation, the Excitement, and the Unexpected

There is nothing like starting a whole new year with a brand new class.
I also started each year with a whole new set of expectations. Everything feels new and fresh for the first day.
Of course, sometimes there can be tears of fear and tears of sadness. After a summer of bonding, it can be tough on moms to let their little ones go. For young teachers who have to leave their own little ones at daycare, it's also tough. They come to school to take care of others' little ones. Leaving their own babies with someone else for the day can be a tough adjustment.

 

Free eBooks – Download one or both. My gifts to you!

Job Search/Career Change

Want a New Job?

There are many things you need to think about and consider when you think you might be ready for a new job or career. You may not have thought of everything. This eBook can help. Download for free:  10 Things You Need to Know if You Think You are Ready for a Job or Career Change.

Stress Management

Stressed Out?

Do you ever feel stressed out and overwhelmed? You are not alone! More people are struggling with stress and anxiety than ever before. If you are one of them, you want this free eBook.Stressed, Stretched, and Just Plain Overwhelmed:  A Guide to Managing Your Stress and Developing a Greater Sense of Work-Life Balance.

Contact

Phone:

(804) 404-5475

Email:

kittyboitnott@boitnottcoaching.com

Location:

Glen Allen, VA  USA

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Kitty Boitnott, Ph.D., NBCT, RScP