Emily johnson, Teacher well-being coach
"I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Emily on several occasions, and each time, I was so impressed by how she encouraged me and guided me into self-reflection, using thoughtful questions, patience, and compassion to help me tackle my concerns. Emily isn't a stranger to the issues facing teachers today, and she truly wants to help us navigate those challenges and come out stronger on the other side, both personally and professionally."
"I’ve always been a worrywart, and it has served me well in many aspects. Once I started teaching in 2009, this trait began to take its toll. I worked well past school hours and still brought work home, unable to take a break from the weight of teaching. I would often come to Emily overwhelmed and frustrated, wanting her to tell me how to do things so I could simply be done, so I could move on to the next item on my never-ending to-do list. Instead of giving me a quick fix and sending me on my way, Emily brought me to a pause. She took the time to listen and posed questions to help me declutter my mind. She did this every time I scheduled a meeting with her. Soon my conversations with Emily became my internal dialogue. I was becoming a more effective and confident decision maker. I always needed validation, and Emily gifted me the ability to give this validation to myself. Emily truly cares about teachers. She’s invested, thoughtful, and leads with compassion."
"Emily truly cares for everyone she meets. She takes time to connect and develop relationships with everyone she works with. During my time working with Emily, she was always patient, kind, and thoughtful. Whether I needed to problem solve a situation, make a plan to do something in my classroom, or simply needed a listening ear, Emily was always there. After a short time of working with Emily, it was easy to see her passion for helping teachers."
Being your best at work and home requires radical self-care.