Hi I’m Orla!
I am a Career and Life Coach and also a teacher, just like you.
I specialise in working with teachers who are struggling to secure a job - to turn things around: helping them build their confidence and feel happy in their dream career.
When teachers work with me in my 1-1 coaching sessions and in my online community – they feel empowered.
They see where they have been hiding, selling themselves short and they begin stepping into their power.
They learn to shine!
Why do I love doing this work? Let me tell you my story:
I’ve always been interested in positivity and its power to help us to think differently. I learned all about mindset, the law of attraction, self-help books and videos, spirituality, mindfulness etc. and while on my career break from my job – I became a coach.
I spent years developing my business – learning about marketing and Facebook and ads and book-keeping etc and I learned to hustle.
I forgot about who I am.
I forgot about the strategies that I recommend to my 1-1 clients and I thought “I don’t have time for that”.
I forgot about myself.
This reminded me of what happened when I became a teacher. Life became about school, my pupils and how I could help others – ALL. THE. TIME.
I’ve slowly found a path back to myself. To separate work – from who I am. To separate work – and know that I deserve downtime too. To love myself more. And reconnect.
I can help you to..
- Love the life you live better.
- Set better work/life boundaries.
- Appreciate and pinpoint what you are really good at and celebrate them.
- To stop the hustle mentality.
- To do better interviews.
- To build better school relationships.
Stop Playing Small
However, I see teachers playing small every day – creating job applications and doing interviews that don’t allow them to shine.
The big issue I see with teachers is confidence. In our 1-1 sessions, teachers doubt their choice of example for their job applications, they struggle to tell me what their top strengths are and they seek reassurance from others.
That’s why I became The Teacher Reconnection Coach.
My aim is to help teachers
- search within,
- appreciate what’s really good about them
- show them that life is not all about work and
- have the confidence to set boundaries and stick to them.