Are you a cat, dog, or parrot in your career change from education?

If there’s one thing teachers like (apart from stationary selections) is a jolly good quiz. Here is a fun way to find out what kind of career changer you are (and a great tip to get top marks!)


Notoriously unpredictable, cats can flip from snooze to frantic maniac in a skip of a heartbeat.

If you are a cat career-changer, you have periods of lethargic procrastination only to switch to frenzied job seeking and applications.

You need consistency, control, and strategy if you want to have success.


Known for loyalty to their owners, they are dependable and usually predictable. Dogs like to obey a master and once trained, do not question they obedience.

If you are a dog career-changer, you struggle to see beyond your current career / workplace; you follow the expectations even if you are not happy. You keep your head down and keep doing everything that is asked but is your loyalty misplaced?

You need to actually make a decision and stick with it – are you going to stick with your current career or not?


Impeccable listeners, parrots soak up everything they hear and repeat what they have learned. They have their own flare and use their own voice. Parrots can be tame or wild but never dull.

If you are a parrot career-changer, you absorb good advice and coaching, putting it into practice. You focus on discovering what it is you want so that you can live your life in your own way. You want a career that enables you to live your life in full colour.

How to career-change successfully

If you want to be top dog, the cat that’s got the cream and get top marks – you need to be more parrot.

Discover how career coaching can bring colour to find your new path so you can live a life you’ll love.

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I first worked with Will whilst I was a junior member of a teaching team. I worked closely with him for around three years and he became a true mentor to me. During this time Will helped encourage me to discover my own leadership style and he mapped out what it takes to be successful. I highly recommend Will for life and career coaching.

Will is a professional, natural leader who manages to make you feel at ease. He manages to be both emphatic and encouraging, whilst also managing to challenge you to find your own answers. Will’s approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve. Working with Will has allowed me to address challenges I was facing and he brought a wealth of resources and practical tools to help me set goals, clarify my values, and explore avenues right away. Even though I left teaching 5 years ago, I still seek out Will for his help and guidance and I appreciate his versatility as a thought partner, ally, and coach. Our sessions are always productive and efficiently run, which is perfect for someone who is juggling many priorities! Will brings great communication, professionalism and quality to his work and I highly recommend him as a life/business coach.
- Jamie T (Leadership Coaching)

Highly recommended

I am so glad I found Mapleleaf Vision! Will has been super supportive and understood exactly what I needed to help me to redirect my focus. I now have fresh enthusiasm for what lies ahead.
- Greg M (Life Coaching)


Will at Mapleleaf vision fitted me in for a last minute decision-making session that I needed to make ASAP re. a job offer / career change. He was friendly, professional, and really knew his stuff! He unpicked things that I could never have done on my own. I’m so grateful to him & will be highly recommending him to everyone! Where there is a ‘Will’, there’s a way! Thank you, Will. You truly have a gift.
- Cat K (Career Coaching)