288: 8 Takeaways from CoachFest

Gretchen attended CoachFest in the mountains of North Carolina. In this episodes she reflects on her experience and shares her eight big takeaways. You’ll step away from this podcast challenged to make the most of your next professional development opportunity!


  • Sometimes your message is interpreted quickly and teachers can process and change fast and other times it takes them a moment to process.
  • The learning relationship requires you to give to someone else and to receive. 
  • Everyone has something to contribute. 
  • Your authenticity is your magic. 

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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.