Teachers: Are You Ready to Transition Out of the Classroom and Be Your Own Boss?

If you're planning to leave the classroom, or already have, you're not alone. About one in three teachers in the U.S. and U.K. are planning to leave education sooner than they planned. You've done the best work you can, and you've served your students. But when you know it's time to move it, it's best to do so. How do you know?

  • Do you dream about spending your days doing what you love with people who support and encourage you?
  • Do you know you need to make a change, but you're not sure how your classroom skills will transfer to another career?
  • Can you imagine getting to decide what your hours are, when to go to the bathroom, and whether or not you choose to work with someone?

Just because something is new and you're feeling uncertain, or even like an imposter, doesn't mean you can't do it. If you're wanting to be your own boss, all you need is a plan and the perseverance to put it into action.

You Have To Start Somewhere & Start NOW!

You're new business is calling your name. Whatever products, services, or content you want to provide, you'll need the strategies, resources, and experienced coaching to help you avoid common mistakes. But how do you get started?

I have answers for you!

Meet Michelle Waters

I started my first online business in 2001 as a stay at home mom. My income helped me pay my mortgage, bought me a car, and paid my bills. When my kids went to school, I decided I wanted to go with them. So I sold my first company and became a teacher.

After a few years, I realized I had a lot to offer teachers were newer than me, so I started a teacher blog. Then I started creating online lesson plans and units and sold them to other teachers around the world. After that, I started partnering with teachers and writers to create full units for sale. 

Now, I'm stepping out of the classroom to run my educational publishing company full time and help teachers like you discover how to do what you love full time.

As a coach, I am calling on you to believe in yourself and take the leap into a fulfilling business of your own!

Incredible insight on how to really nail down an idea for a business

I truly appreciated the level of professionalism and respect that you brought to our meeting. Although recent events have not provided a stable environment to establish a business just yet, my meeting with you gave me some incredible insight on how to really nail down an idea for a business. I loved that you listened to exactly what I was wanting to do, developed a clear agenda for how to proceed, and provided some incredible sources and tools in the process! I would absolutely recommend you!

Kris Dorgan Bank Documentation Specialist

A teacher at heart

I have known Michelle for about 14 years and have always noticed that she is a teacher at heart. Whenever I or another peer asks a question, Michelle is eager to answer and has gone so far as to do research to be sure the information she's giving is up to date.

Over the years I have had a few 1:1 coaching sessions with Michelle and she instinctively knows the right questions to ask. Whether that was to get me thinking more deeply or to guide me toward an answer, Michelle was always patient and I could feel that she cared about my next steps.

Michelle is one of my favorite online resources and I highly recommend grabbing a few 1:1 coaching sessions.

Christina Lemmey Multimedia Content Solutions

Great advice on maintaining consistency in writing

I have blogged off and on for several years, but in the last couple of years, I have focused on my work as a middle school teacher. My blog has been mostly personal, but now, I know I have something to say to "the world." Michelle gave me some good ideas on ways to build an audience as well as some great advice on maintaining consistency in writing and posting. She is practical and down-to-earth in her approach to creating a blog and keeping the focus. I would definitely recommend her.

Very insightful

You are very capable of helping those who need inspiration in building their business. You do a great job for your customers and are honest and very insightful. I look forward to working with you! Go get 'em coach!

Judy Boyd Owl B Stampin'

Highly recommended!

Michelle Waters not only helped me as a student, but also as a person and entrepreneur. She went above and beyond to make time to perfect my business even when I would procrastinate. Extremely goal oriented and honest. If you’re looking to start a new business but just feel like you need steps in the right direction or even just critiquing your existing one, I highly recommend Michelle!

Jordan Womack J & Nate's Landscape

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

Free coaching?

Even better, I am serving 10 8 5 clients -- for free! 

Will you be one of them? 

Reach out for a consultation...

If you're ready to start your entrepreneurial journey right now, let me know and we'll get a consultation on the books as soon as possible.