Everyone hold on – this career change from teaching is a bumpy ride.

In leadership, there’s an analogy of getting everyone in your team on the bus – heading in the same direction and in the right seats.

If only it was that simple.

The same can be said for career changes from teaching to the private sector. Everyone knows about the transferable skills.

If only it was that simple.

Quite apart from the logistics of creating a CV for the first time, trawling alien job sites and trying to understand a language very different from that in education, there’s another big problem…

How can you know WHAT to do next when you only see yourself as a “teacher”?

Personal identity is intricately linked to our workplace. Think about it for a minute: you meet someone new, you find out their name – what’s the next question?

Yes, gold star for you. “What do you do for a living?”

Unlocking the “teacher” identity to find your new path.

The teacher-identity is deeply embedded. It makes seeing beyond that identity a challenge. It’s not as simple as “imagining” yourself in a different job. This is why you don’t know how or where to start when it comes to finding your right path and discovering an alternative career from teaching.

As a career coach and educational professional, I understand the complexities associated with teacher and school leadership career changes.

And I have just the thing to help get you started – a simple and highly effective intervention that helps you answer 3 important questions in just 3 coaching sessions.

Find out more, message me and kickstart your career change.



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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)