Classroom teachers and school leaders often wonder what it would be like to transition from working at a school to working for an education company or in corporate America. Join Carrie Conover (e2e founder) as she interviews educators who have gone from the classroom to the boardroom. Carrie will also share tips and tricks to finding and nailing your first role outside the classroom.
The Importance of Knowing Your Strengths with Tomer Yogev
Tomer Yogev specializes in helping people identify and understand their strengths. This process helps his clients find the ultimate joy in both their personal and professional life. During this interview, Tomer and Carrie sit down to discuss the process we used during our coaching sessions to identify and maximize Carrie's strengths as she began her work as an entrepreneur.
Dr. Jax ML Black and Tomer Yogev, a married couple, have become two of Chicago’s most sought-after executive coaches thanks to their genuine, contagious passion and radiant energy. Their journey to The Big Joy Theory was set in motion after a skydiving trip, where they both had a revelation. As they hurtled through the air, snugly tied to a trusted expert, they realized what all leaders should embody: security, trust, and confidence.
Following their realization, Dr. Jax and Tomer founded TandemSpring: a coaching center that empowered leaders to break free from the corporate mindset and work as their authentic selves. The couple spent the next decade teaching others how to find and own their strengths so that they could become the skydiving instructors of their own lives.
As they watched more and more leaders elevate into their fully-expressed and authentic selves, Jax and Tomer realized there was one more component that came out of their life-changing skydiving trip: joy. Now, TandemSpring has become The Big Joy Theory, where they teach and encourage leaders to become their whole selves so they can jump into joy — and land in their own authentic leadership presence.
Jax and Tomer invite you to connect with them on LinkedIn or schedule a time to connect with them in-person here.
Teacher to National Sales Leader with Rachel
Rachel Van Aken turned her passion for helping her students grow into a passion for helping entire school districts meet their goals. In this episode, hear how Rachel found a fulfilling career as an education sales leader and in her role as a Board Member in her local school district.
Teacher to Professional Learning and Support Coordinator with Kristen
Kristen Harris always knew she wanted to have a positive impact on children and she made that dream come true by teaching pre-K to 3rd grade for many years. She is now a Professional Learning and Support Coordinator and helps other teachers use best-practice to implement new technology in their classroom.
In this episode, learn how Kristen used the power of social media and the tools provided to her in Classroom to Boardroom to make her career dreams come true.
Learn more at classroomtoboardroom.net
Teacher to Program Delivery Manager with Lauren
What jobs can teachers do outside of teaching? Lauren Benefico tells her career story from going to classroom teacher to implementation and customer success manager at an education company to her role today as Program Delivery Manager at Habits at Work.
Lauren talks about letting go of the guilt (hello, she impacted thousands of teachers and students in her work at Discovery Education) and how she carved a career to job satisfaction outside the classroom.
Interested in a job outside of teaching but don't know where to begin? Learn more at http://classroomtoboardroom.net/.
Teacher to Senior iOS Engineer with Taylor
Taylor Daugherty went from teacher to customer success intern, to sales associate to senior iOS Engineer. She reached her career sweet spot by taking risks and truly understanding her strengths and the type of work that brought her joy. Hear her story and the fun Taylor and host Carrie Conover had together during their time working at eSpark learning on this episode of Classroom to Boardroom.
Learn more about Classroom to Boardroom the online course at www.classroomtoboardroom.net.
Teacher to Senior Customer Success Manager with Anya
Anya Dudek went from high school Writing Teacher to Senior Customer Success Manager by using her ability to backward plan to reach large goals within the classroom, large school district, and fortune 500 companies.
Learn more about Classroom to Boardroom at www.classroomtoboardroom.net
Empowering for teachers
If you want to feel energized, motivated, and inspired to do more and move forward in your career, listen to Carrie’s podcast. Her down to earth yet honest approach is captivating. ❤️👌
So authentic and real
Carrie dives deep and gets real with her guests, leaving her audience with tangible advice and success stories from people who have made the transition!
Just What I Need!
This podcast is just what I needed right now. For some time now, I have been wanting to make a change in my career and this is just the push I need.