Welcome to Teachers in Transition


Are you feeling the pain of teacher burnout? 

 If you are 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.


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 decided that, you can start to take steps to proactively 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 because 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.



If you score more than 10 “yes” answers on the stress assessment instrument. 

Download this free cheat sheet on 7 strategies for managing stress better here.  


This stress management “cheat sheet” offers some steps you should take immediately to

help lessen your stress and manage it more effectively.

Whether you are burned out or stressed to the maximum if you are here looking at this site,

it is likely that you are experiencing some sort of 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.


I want to help you figure out what you can do with your career–and your life–

Once you have decided that teaching is no longer an option for you.


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 you 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 jobs,

occupations, and different lines of work, either.


Let's face it.


A Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Elementary Education may not help you break into the corporate world without some serious job search strategy.


So, how do you start a job search or initiate a 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?




I contend that you can't really 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 simply 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 have performed

as a teacher as opposed to offering “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, frankly, 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 as 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 by figuring 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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Julia L., NBCT, Doctoral Student
"Kitty is a highly competent professional.  During our coaching sessions, her questions and insightful comments were framed in a way that facilitated self-reflection.  This helped me clarify my goals, guiding me through a critical juncture in my career.  Kitty's compassionate support helped me gain perspective on major career decisions, guiding me toward assessing my options with clarity.  As a result, I have made decisions that are right for me.  I am grateful for her  guidance."  ~ Julia L., NBCT, Teacher, Doctoral Student