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Compassionate Coaching: How to Help Educators Navigate Barriers to Professional Growth


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When we embark on a journey, every action revolves around the destination. Of course, not all trips are smooth sailing. We inevitably hit distractions, obstacles, and detours. These challenges threaten to blow us off course, but when we stay focused on the destination rather than the barriers, we can move forward.

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Coaching Through Lack of Confidence

Coaching Through Failure

About the authors

Kathy Perret is an instructional coaching trainer and virtual coach as well as coauthor of The Coach Approach to School Leadership. As the founder of Kathy Perret Consulting, she empowers school leaders, instructional coaches, and classroom teachers in their professional growth.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Kathy hosts onsite and virtual professional learning for educators around the world. Educators directly affect student growth and performance, and Kathy is dedicated to improving experiences and outcomes for both adults and kids. She believes everyone deserves a coach—and that includes teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders!


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