Prior to recently returning to Northamptonshire UK in February 2017, I had the pleasure of being the guest speaker at a large Education Conference based in Western Sydney. The audience was around 300 teachers from several schools in the Western Sydney area. In particular, I was delighted that the event organiser had asked me to speak on 'The Importance of Resilience' at this annual professional development event.
This was the ideal keynote speaker topic for an audience of teachers, an audience that not only has to deal with the stress of the children, but also the stress of the parents of the children!
Being a regular guest speaker at Education conferences, those who work in the education industry, such as Universities, TAFE and both public and private schools often need a little more assistance in empowering themselves to take care of their own needs at work and an understanding that it is unreasonable to expect themselves to take full responsibility for the actions of every child and parent they come into contact with.
Below, I have highlighted a few common issues experienced by those in the Education Industry:
1) Dealing with difficult parents and a lack of confidence in dealing with conflict.
2) Over responsibility for dealing with parents expectations.
3) Resentment building inside due to over responsibility.
4) Lack of self care or tuning into their own wellbeing at work.
The good news is that these issues can be easily resolved with some gentle coaching. While speaking on the topic of resilience, I also share my top 10 tips for the resolution of the above issues and how to deal more effectively with conflict and difficult conversations at work. All can be done easily with a positive impact on the both the teacher, child and parent.
Recently re-located to Northamptonshire, UK from Australia, Lisa Phillips is an award winning coach, speaker and facilitator. She is also the author of 'The Confidence Coach' book. To find out more about Lisa, please see www.howtoempoweryourstaff.co.uk or www.amazingcoaching.co.uk