Why being a Smartie is better than a Pick n Mix approach to teacher career change.

You’ve made the leap. You have handed in your notice and exit the classroom at the end of the academic year.

You feel elated and scared.

You are on new terrain and need a job for September.

Now what?

Are you going about this Pick N Mix style or are you a Smartie?

Pick n Mix

You stand expectedly holding the cup and stare at the huge variety of choices.

You are not too sure what you fancy and somehow a bit of this and a bit of that doesn’t feel like you will end up with the best option.

You could just grab anything and fill your cup.

You could continue to stare at the choices.

Either way, the Pick n Mix option that seemed so great at first is now overwhelming.


There’s one clear choice but a variety of colour options.

You know exactly what you will get but are not limited by lack of choice either.

Once you know you have a clear decision to get smarties, it is relatively quick to move forward.

But you do need to know that smarties are what you want.

You could stare out all the career options available and feel overwhelmed.

Or you could discover the right new career path for you and then have focused progress as you enjoy exploring the different options along that route.

Need help with your options?

I only have limited availability left in August and no more spaces until November, so act fast if you don’t want to be left holding an empty cup.

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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)