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Teaching is hard. Burnout is real. Why does anyone choose this job anyway? Jessie Gebauer & Joel Calovsky are two educators who have learned how boundaries, habits, systems, mindset, and surrounding yourself with people that support your growth can transform your experience as an educator. They're ready to share all the juicy details. This podcast is inspired by Jennifer Gonzalez- "If you can find at least one marigold and stay close to them, you will grow. Find more than one and you will positively thrive."

The Marigold Force Podcast The Marigold Force

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Teaching is hard. Burnout is real. Why does anyone choose this job anyway? Jessie Gebauer & Joel Calovsky are two educators who have learned how boundaries, habits, systems, mindset, and surrounding yourself with people that support your growth can transform your experience as an educator. They're ready to share all the juicy details. This podcast is inspired by Jennifer Gonzalez- "If you can find at least one marigold and stay close to them, you will grow. Find more than one and you will positively thrive."

    Why I Am Trying to Be Less Productive

    Why I Am Trying to Be Less Productive

    Have you ever got a tension headache because you were too productive?  Me too. These days, it can be hard to put on the brakes. After one too many headaches this year, I did something about it, and I want to share it with you. By doing this little productivity trick, you can say goodbye to those overfunctioning stress headaches. You will also be pleasantly surprised by how simple it is.

    Over the past two years, it’s been harder to get going which also means it can be harder to stop once I do get going. If you want to find some good enough balance in your work life, you came to the right place.

    Here’s what we’re getting into:


    Why it is important to get ahead of overfunctioning
    What I do to ensure that Fridays and Mondays are extra stressfree
    Why teaching can’t be a marathon anymore

    If you have ever had a stress headache from all the work you’re doing and want to still get things done but not overfunction, you need to listen to this episode. Let’s do it!

    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide

    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    • 10 min
    How I Stop Trying to Be Right All the Time

    How I Stop Trying to Be Right All the Time

    Are you tired of trying to convince people that you’re right? Be honest. I will. I for sure am. Trying to convince people of my valid (ahem...right) reasons for doing what I do is exhausting and rarely works. I am going to share a little inspiration that will help you profoundly. You will stop trying to be right and realize how to think again and be okay with even (deep breath) being wrong.

    I have recently embraced this practice of what Adam Grant calls “thinking like a scientist” and I want to share it with you. If you are willing to stop being so exhausted from convincing people of your rightness, this one is for you.

    Here’s what we’re getting into:


    Noticing the traps we tend to fall into
    Naming when we are using way too much energy to be right instead of getting it right
    Why even just being willing to think again makes a big difference

    If you’re exhausted from trying to convince others of your rightness and awesomeness but don’t know what to do about it, you need to listen to this episode. Let’s do it!

    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide

    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    • 7 min
    My 1 Daily Habit That Ended My Bad Days

    My 1 Daily Habit That Ended My Bad Days

    That end-of-the-day blah feeling can be the worst. By adding this one, little daily habit, you can end your bad days permanently. (I did!) You’ll also head home feeling great know that your bad days are behind you.

    It’s taken me over 15 years of teaching and coaching to get to this realization, and I know you want to hear about it. If you’re thinking that this is complicated, don’t worry. It’s not. It’s so easy that you can do it anywhere.

    Here’s what we’re getting into:


    Microshifting the whole gratitude list thing
    Why it is important to be proud of yourself and how you show up each day
    How this habit impacted my end-of-the-day blah feeling forever

    If you want to stop finishing your school days feeling blah and uncertain about what to do about it, you need to listen to this episode. Let’s do it.

    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide

    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    • 8 min
    Why I Suck at Gentleness and What I'm Doing About It

    Why I Suck at Gentleness and What I'm Doing About It

    If I hear one more person (myself included) say “Maybe you just need to be a little more gentle on yourself.” I am going to lose it. I suck at gentleness. Maybe you’re like me and you know that gentleness with yourself and others is so important, but it’s been a struggle lately, I’ve got the episode for you. By doing this one little shift, I have been rocking at being more gentle.

    I’ve been working on the whole gentleness thing officially for nine years. I will share with you what I am doing now to make it stick.

    Here’s what we’re getting into:


    What I’ve realized about gentleness
    What one little shift I’ve made to make gentleness towards myself actually doable and fun
    Why it was so important for me to stop sucking so much at gentleness (and feeling bad about sucking so much!)

    If you struggle to be gentle with yourself and are unsure what to do to make gentleness actually happen, you need to listen to this episode. Let’s do it!

    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide

    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    • 10 min
    The 1 Mindset Hack That Changed My Life

    The 1 Mindset Hack That Changed My Life

    I hate talking about mindsets.  I needed to say that. I just needed to put it out there. Okay, now that I’ve said that, there is one mindset hack that legit changed my life. I wish I knew this earlier but I am so excited to share it with you now.

    I’ve been swimming in mindsets. But honestly, nothing stuck. It all just seemed too basic. It was obvious the people who had a more open mindset and those who didn’t. But upon entering my fourth year of coaching teachers, I had a big ah-ha moment.

    Here’s what we’re getting into:


    Understanding that mindsets don’t matter if you do not know your bigger why (just cause, purpose, etc.)
    Recognizing that teaching is all about the long game. You can’t win or lose. You can only keep playing.
    Realizing why it doesn’t matter if I have my bigger why completely figured out.

    If you’re tired of figuring out how to improve your mindset and support others with theirs, you need to listen to the 1 mindset hack that changed my life. Let’s do it!

    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide

    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    • 8 min
    Boundaries with Your Students are a Must

    Boundaries with Your Students are a Must

    Not having enough time to do our jobs is one of the burdens of being a teacher. Consequently, it’s essential to guard our limited time and energy with our lives. This is why boundaries with our students are a must.

    Boundaries might not be what you think they are, and they may look different with students versus with other adults. Embracing boundaries has been a learning process for me, so I’m excited to share some of my own stories so you can hopefully learn from my mistakes.



    CO-HOSTS: Jessie Gebauer & Joel Carlovsky

    Check out our latest free resource! ⤵️ ⤵️ ⤵️

    FAMILY COMMUNICATION GUIDE: https://themarigoldforce.ck.page/newsletterguide



    PODCAST SHOW NOTES: https://www.themarigoldforce.com/blog

    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/themarigoldforce

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/themarigoldforce

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

MplsPinReview ,

Excited to use this tool

I’m thrilled and thankful that Jessi and Joel have put out this tool. What a wonderfully structured way to organize and analyze potentially self-sabotaging thoughts.

KariField ,

Grow Personally and Professionally with The Marigold Force

Jessie and Joel are a dynamic duo. It was a pleasure to spend 45 minutes meditating, reflecting, and learning with them. This podcast may have been created for teachers, but it’s definitely for everyone. No matter our profession, we can all struggle with putting our needs on the back burner and powering through because it’s what we’re “supposed” to do, right? Wrong. This podcast was the reminder I needed to find “me time.”

Danielle Espo ,

Rejuvenating and beyond Important!

I LOVE this podcast with Joel and Jessie -- as a teacher I struggle so much to slow down and check in with myself. I put so much pressure on myself and the betterment of my students that I completely forget about myself. Sound familiar fellow educators? I love that this is an interactive podcast that (gently) force me to make space for myself because, dammit, I deserve it. We need more of this across education. <33

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