Learn why these 5 teachers became entrepreneurs and how they started their businesses.
Secondary school teachers are leaving their profession at an alarming rate because of unrealistic administrative demands, low pay, lack of respect and safety.
Has your job made you feel burned out?
I believe teachers have unknowingly built a unique mix of entrepreneurial skills in the classroom that can be used to start a business.
Discover how the 5 teachers below used their classroom management skills, education talents and interpersonal skills to work for themselves and to restore their mental health.
Omar Zenhom spent a chunk of his career working in higher education.
While attending Wharton Business School, he became passionate about making business education more widely available, so he decided to drop out of business school to start the $100 MBA. Listen to Full Interview
Kathleen Kelly Janus left her law career to start teaching social entrepreneurship at Stanford Business School and is now a senior advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom on social innovation.
Tabitha Carro is a former teacher, who felt burned out by her profession, found her independence by working for herself.
She helps small business owners learn how to use their smartphones for the majority of their marketing. She also wants to share how to get paid more when you leave your teaching job. Listen to Full Interview
Despite her love of education, Vanessa Tharp left her job teaching high school students leadership skills to discover how to make her work, work for her.
She’s using her education skills to help heart-centered entrepreneurs create online and offline experiences to help them create deeper engagement with their communities. Listen to Full Interview
Doug Neill has made a business out of sketch noting. In graduate school, he rediscovered his childhood passion for drawing.
He was a math and science teacher, but sketch noting helped him realize the traditional teaching path was no longer for him. Listen to Full Interview
As you read and listen to the stories of why and how these 5 teachers became entrepreneurs, take some notes about recurring actions they took as inspiration for actions you can take to create work that works for you!
This article was written with the help of writer and inner peace coach Jordin James.