Get out of Teaching

Get out of Teaching

Career transition stories of hope and inspiration from ex-teachers.


October 19, 2022 15 mins

Aired on October 19th 2022
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The most prominent origin in my story that led me to do what I do now, began in 2011 when I had the greatest epiphany three hours after I gave birth to my son. I knew in that moment that I would resign from my company that I built from ground up in to a seven figure per annum business, give up the lifestyle I was living and start a journey within.

In January 2012, I resigned from my own company and embarked on a 12 month s...

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I started my adventures in education as a high school band director after graduating with a music education degree from Louisiana State University and moving to Texas. After six years, I changed lanes to explore elementary education and taught kindergarten or first grade for the next 10 years, earning English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education certifications along the way. In Spring 2022, I graduated with a master's ...

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Brandon Leibowitz runs and operate SEO Optimizers since 2007. We are a digital marketing company that focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses get more online traffic, which in turn converts into clients, sales, leads, etc.

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Co-Founder of WebinarNinja & Producer of The $100 MBA Show Podcast

Nicole is co-founder and COO of WebinarNinja, an independent SaaS company that has served over a million webinar attendees and hosts. She is also co-founder and producer of The $100 MBA Show, a “Best of iTunes” podcast with 3 million monthly downloads. Nicole is also the co-host of Nicole & Kate Can Relate podcast.

Like her business partner...

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Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of paper and digital information in their lives. Frank Buck makes organization easy so you can increase productivity, decrease stress, and enjoy life.  Frank is currently ranked #1 in the world by Global Gurus Top 30 in the "time management" category. He is a public speaker, productivity coach, and author of Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders and Get Organized...
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Since creating this thriving and ever growing network for Virtual Assistants, Rosie Shilo has become one dedicated business woman. Currently Rosie owns and runs ‘Virtually Yours’, a network for over 190 Australian Virtual Assistants which she founded in 2004.

Rosie has mentored many new and experienced VAs in their business, and seen them overcome many hurdles to achieve amazing goals. This inspired her to write “VA VA Voom: How to ...

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Leslie Huffer was a Special Education teacher for 8.5 years. In that time, she got married and had a need for an additional income stream and creative outlet so she started blogging for businesses. She quickly realized how much more help business owners needed with their online to-do list so she started learning how to manage social media accounts, run digital ads, and much more, adding additional value to business owners and bring...

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Becky Boudreau was raised on the coast of Maine, USA. Her family instilled in her a strong sense of community and commitment at a young age. From the moment that Becky entered her first preschool classroom, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. However, it was not until she graduated from the University of Maine in 2000 with a degree in English Language and Literature and Secondary Education that her dream came into fruition.

Becky h...

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WIth over 70 online courses and programs under her belt, Cindy Anne Molchany has worked with some of the internet’s most successful businesses to help bring world-class elearning experiences to life.

By understanding the unique and intricate relationship between Instructional Design and Digital Marketing, Cindy builds online courses that improve the online course industry and move it forward. Students that go through the programs sh...

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Erin O’Donoghue is a proud Kamilaroi woman, who grew up in Rural Darling Downs in Queensland. She was adopted to her family in 1987 and is of Torres Strait Islander decent (her biologi[1]cal parents were white and TI). Her father, Phil Pinkney, is a Kamilaroi/Gamillaraay man who raised Erin through these Aboriginal values and customs. She identifies as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Erin’s employment started in 2009 where sh...

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Angela is considered one of the brightest minds in career transition, career coaching and mentoring today. Now a number 1 best-selling author, well-respected speaker, educator, coach and consultant on all things careers and transitions.  

Angela is the founder of Career Design Studio, a global transitional journey for women who have experienced an unexpected change in their career. Her signature program is designed for women to disc...

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For the last 15 months, Nate Beer - The Insurance Pioneer has been helping individuals, families & small businesses in over 30 US states save money on their monthly premiums all while improving their overall level of health, dental & vision coverage. His background of over 7 years in restaurant management ensures that you, the client, will always receive the highest degree of customer satisfaction & care. 
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Luke started his working career as a teacher. But after 7 years in the game, he decided to live life by design rather than default.

Over the past 30 years, Luke has created, developed, managed, and sold three successful businesses.

 His 4th practice, By George, is a positive coaching company focused on building people’s potential through well-being and effective communication.

Armed with a Positive Psychology degree and a background i...

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From Jason himself:

"I found myself digging in the bottom of my console of my car one dark night to put gas in my car. Struggling financially, frustrated and mad at the world, I decided this was no way to celebrate the gift of life. I was tired of killing myself for a community that could care less. I made a change and did something to help myself.

 I concentrated on getting my student loans forgiven and I worked hard for my rea...

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Deb is passionate about working with individuals to prevent the occurrence of burnout and anxiety that arises from stresses in life, both in the workplace and at home.

Having suffered burnout herself, Deb is acutely aware how debilitating it can be. Her mission is to educate others to feel empowered, to prevent the onset of burnout and to deal with the effects of burnout, thereby allowing each person to thrive in their daily lives.


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Founders of Breathe Me and the Online Breathing Academy, award winning authors, professional coaches, international speakers, and hosts of The Breathing Edge Podcast.
Shane served for 13 years in the Australian Defence Force where he trained military divers, tactical assault teams, and top military performers in mind-body self-regulation while also assisting them (and himself) to successfully complete the SAS selection c...

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Lucinda Curran is passionate about empowering overthinkers to navigate change with ease, confidence and self-assurance through Sound Healing and coaching.

Through monthly group Sound Baths and her signature program The Changing Times Roadmap  she enjoys guiding her clients to quieten their busy minds, reconnect with their inner knowing and to learn to trust its wisdom. 

When she is not empowering others, she can be found with her hus...

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As a former elementary school teacher and bestselling author, Vicky has successfully coached clients all around the world at various stages in their author journey. 

She is a successful self-published author but has also been published by Disney and Penguin Random House and is represented by East West Literary Agency. If you are feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start, her services aim to prepare you to make the best ...

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Melanie Rix created The Teacher Well after experiencing years of tears, frustration, and burnout as a classroom teacher. She knew there had to be a practice that she could quickly and easily do at work to return to center and find peace. Mindfulness was that way. What started as a wellness practice for herself, turned into a passion project that she shares with all teachers. Practices that take only five minutes (because teachers h...

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