273: Four Top Coaching Fears and the Lessons they Teach Us

In this episode, Gretchen reveals four of the most common fears about coaching and she gives you practical tips to overcome those fears. Are you new to the role of coaching or you just have those beginning of the year jitters? Get this episode in your ear! You won’t want to miss this one!


  • All you can do is show value and continue to show up, encourage people to engage with you and build trust. 
  • Time is always going to be an obstacle, no matter what career you have. 
  • Quality is essential in how you show up versus quantity. 
  • Leadership isn’t for sissies. 
  • Leading others is hard because it’s personal.


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About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.