Private 1:1 Coaching

Are you ready for a happy career change?

A bespoke 8-week coaching experience to help you create your exit plan from teaching…

Are you ready for a change? Have you had enough of teaching? Do you want to try something else?

Good for you.

Weren’t expecting that, were you? But it’s true. You’re finally taking the step to put yourself first – that’s definitely worth a congratulatory cuddle. Finally admitting you want to leave has been a long time coming, right?

I also know you’re probably shitting yourself. Terrified of doing something new. Confused about what on earth that might be. Nervous that it will all go wrong and about what other people will say. All of it keeping you awake at night.

I know that because I’ve been there too. I walked away from teaching, leaving deputy headship behind me, and embraced a whole new life. Was it easy? No. Am I glad I did it? You betcha.

But there’s one thing different about your journey and mine. I took the leap without anyone to help me. I was terrified and confused, just like you are now, and I wish I’d had someone to point me in the right direction. To help and support me as I made the transition to a new career.

So that’s what Creating Happy Change is all about. An 8-week journey to make your transition to a new career as unconfusing* and unterrifying* as possible.

*officially not a word

Happy Career Change Support Package

Happy Career Change is designed to help you through 3-stages of preparing to leave teaching – something I affectionately call ‘The 3D Approach’:

  1. Discover
  2. Design
  3. Develop

During each stage, we work together to help develop your Happy Change Plan – a physical document that will support you as you make the career change journey.

Let’s look at each stage a little further, shall we?


Discover is made up of two sessions – mainly centred around your values. Together we’ll work to understand:

  • Your personal values and strengths so that you can identify what’s important to you.
  • Your career values and strengths – what have your greatest achievements been? What have you always wanted to do? What do you want to be, do and have in your career?

These sessions are important because doing a job that goes against your values makes you feel a bit skewiff and wonky… or downright stressed. A job that isn’t aligned with your values is the reason you don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and why you suffer from the Sunday Night Blues.

Time to say goodbye to those Sunday Scaries.


The next stage is all about designing what you do want to do next and going through all your options. You may already have an idea of what you want to do, you may even have started a side hustle. But equally, you may have no idea at all, and that’s fine too.

These 2/3 sessions go from ‘big picture’ thinking to narrowing your options down until you have a final idea of a career you’d like to pursue. It might seem impossible to think about ever getting to that decision, but I promise you, you will.

We also look at your support network and discuss any difficult conversations you may need to have as you go through this process. It’s always good to be prepared for those!

Never is there a better time to start designing the life and career you really want, with the right people cheering you along the way – me included!


Now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty – getting your plan fully developed. From looking at additional qualifications you might need, to crunching those all important numbers, these sessions bring your design to life.

In these final 3-4 sessions, we’ll also look at the mindset you’ll need to have in order to make this change happen. It’s important that you feel confident and ready for the journey ahead. With a clear exit plan, you’ll know exactly what you need to do and when.

You can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. You can start writing that resignation letter, safe in the knowledge that you’re ready for the next stage. Excitement replaces terror, clarity replaces confusion.

Any doubts or worries you had about making the change will seem like a distant memory.

An extra added bonus…

As part of the Happy Career Change programme, you’ll have access to an online mini course to help you between our sessions together, with videos and extra resources to help you at each stage.

The course will accompany the workbook/exit plan that you’ll be creating over the 8-weeks, giving you an opportunity to work at things at your own pace.

Each session with me will give you a chance to explore any questions that may have cropped up as part of the mini course too.

It’s a great opportunity to work on your exit plan at a time that’s good for you.

Your life before we work together

  • You’re confused about what else you could do or whether your business idea will work,
  • You’re uncertain about what you need to do first and when – you feel completely stuck 

  • You lie awake at night wondering what people are going to say and whether you’re making the right choice
  • You wonder whether you can really do this and if it’s all going to go horribly wrong – you don’t want to go back in the classroom

  • You’re convinced you won’t be able to afford to change and that you’ll struggle with childcare in the holidays – contemplating it all makes your head spin

Your life after we work together

  • You’re confident about your next career choice, allowing excitement and possibility to replace confusion and fear
  • Thanks to my 3D method, you’ll develop a personalised exit plan giving you the clarity you need to move forward
  • You’re confident with your decisions and are ready for any challenging conversations that come your way – ensuring you sleep like a baby!
  • You’re excited about the next stage in your career journey as you know you’re doing something that lights you up inside

  • You’ve designed a life that fits in with your circumstances, including finance and family, helping you put your needs first

So what will you have by the end?

As you can see, the sessions cover an important range of topics to help you prepare for career change. By the end of our time together, you’ll have an exit plan with deadlines and action steps, giving you absolute clarity about the path ahead.

So whether you’ve already got a side hustle and want support to make it into your full time business or you’re looking for help with where to even start, the Happy Change Program is for you.


Because the sessions are personalised and tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. It’s not a one-size fits all approach, it’s about nurturing your journey and making this process unique to you.

Yes we follow The 3D approach, but the sessions will go at a pace that is right for you, taking into account your own situation.

The Juicy Information

Hopefully you can now see what the Happy Change programme can do for you in your quest to leave the classroom and head into something new.

But let’s get down to the bare bones – how much does it cost and how much time will it take?


This is an 8-week programme, with sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis – depending on what works best for you. I don’t recommend having sessions any further apart than two weeks, otherwise you lose momentum.

At the start, we agree on the dates for the 8 sessions, so that they’re in both our diaries and we’re committed to sticking with them. Unforeseen circumstances are obviously taken into account, but as much as possible we stick with the dates we’ve planned.


The cost of the Happy Change programme is £1750. You can pay for it in one of these ways:

  • Pay £1750 in full
  • Pay in 2x monthly instalments of £900 – via PayPal direct debit
  • Pay in 4x monthly instalments of £450 – via Paypal direct debit

What do I get for the price?

  • 8 x 60-minute sessions, once per week/fortnight via Zoom
  • Support between sessions via Voxer and/or email (business hours)
  • Workbook to complete with online mini course attached – leading to your final exit plan
  • Additional activities/resources as required

So are you ready to apply?

It’s time to make your first decision towards a happier future career – remember, even the tiniest steps create momentum. But what will that decision be?

Well, why not make it a chat with me? Book a FREE 30-minute Clarity Call to see whether Happy Change is right for you. It’s a no-obligation chat via Zoom to answer any questions you may have about the program and to see whether we’re a good fit for each other – it’s not a sleezy sales call, I promise.

Here’s a link to my online diary so you can book your Clarity Call with ease – I really am looking forward to speaking with you and helping you step into a career that’s right for you.