304: The Secret Weapon of Hardship

When hardship arrives, it can be used as an opportunity to propel you forward. Tune into this episode of the Empowering Educators Podcast as Gretchen shares a personal story about hardship and then gives you practical steps that you can apply to your own hardships in order to use them as a stepping stone to move forward. You’re not going to want to miss this one! Listen in and get ready to be empowered.


  • When we are clear on what we want or need… it’s easier to brainstorm a solution. 
  • How can I use this situation in my favor?
  • Hardship is a an opportunity to showcase great leadership and critical thinking skills.

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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.