Do you ever feel lonely doing your job as an instructional coach?
It’s common, especially if you’re the only coach in the building.
On this episode of the Coaching Podcast, Nicole S. Turner of Simply Coaching and Teaching joins me to discuss building a coaching community. She’s an author, TpT seller, instructional coach, and my partner in the Coffee and Coaching Membership.
Nicole and I chat all about the benefits of a coaching community and how to find the right one for you. We also discuss how not having a clearly defined role can contribute to those feeling of loneliness.
Benefits of a Coaching Community
There are many advantages to being part of a coaching community. One of the main benefits is you get to truthfully share what’s going on without judgement. The people in your community do not know the teachers or administrators you’re talking about. This allows you to voice your concerns honestly.
A community also gives you access to others who can be a sounding board when challenges arise. That way you can get it off your chest and let it go.
It’s easy to get stuck when you don’t have different experiences to guide you. A coaching community provides that all-important PERSPECTIVE. You can broaden your horizons by learning about the different ways people do things and get moral support.
Being part of a coaching community gives you a chance to learn from others and share resources. You’ll also have people who you can reach out to when you need advice or help.
One of the best parts is being able to connect with other coaches and share experiences. Everyone needs a support system and coaching bestie. Communities are a great place to meet people and find support.
How to Find a Coaching Community
So now that you’re ready to find a coaching community, you'll want to find the right one for you. Where should you start and what should you look for?
During the interview, Nicole shares how she started her Simply Coaching Instructional Coaching Facebook Group and how to find a Facebook community that's right for you. We talk also about how to reach out and nurture relationships with people you meet online.
Coffee and Coaching Membership
Nicole and I started an online coaching community called the Coffee and Coaching Membership. It’s an amazing place for coaching support and community. It includes monthly professional developments, videos that you can access, and lots of resources that you can download. In it, you’ll find things that make your coaching work so much easier and give you direction.
There's also an exclusive Facebook group that comes with the membership. It’s the perfect place to broaden your horizon and find coaching buddies. You can find someone in your region or across the globe.
The Coffee and Coaching Membership cart will open on August 10, 2021. If you are not already on the waitlist and want a reminder when it opens up, be sure to join the email list.
It's the perfect opportunity to be part of a coaching community. You’ll get the professional development and resources that you need to succeed. There are plenty of opportunities to share your experiences as you're implementing new things and get feedback in the membership.
Coffee and Coaching Membership is something that every coach needs to be a part of this coming school year. It is a great place to learn and share your ideas too. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Ep. 4 Providing Feedback to Teachers That's Constructive and Kind
Ep. 37 An Honest Virtual Conversation with Nicole S. Turner
Simply Coaching and Teaching
Simply Coaching Instructional Coaching Facebook Group
Simply Coaching and Teaching – TpT Store
Coffee and Coaching Membership
Instructional Coach Binder Megapack
Instructional Coaching Forms and Slide Show for the Coaching Cycle
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