"Embody your empowerment and wisdom to thrive and be your best self!"


- Jocelyn

  

Teacher, Teaching, Life Coaching for Teachers, Elementary School Teacher

My Story

Hi! I’m Jocelyn Auyeung (she/her). I've been in this teaching profession for over a decade and I know it's not an easy profession to be in. 

I entered into teaching because I loved making the connections with my students, the creativity involved in teaching, the collaborations, and the fun nature of each day being a little different and unique. 

BUT.....what I wasn't prepared for, was all the things that came along with teaching. The unending expectations, standards, and all the extra things (it's just too many to list here). There was pressure "to keep up" or else you felt like "you were behind" or "failing your students". There was an expectation to do more than what you did in the classroom, such as extra committees, after-school duties, etc. ALL.THE.THINGS

I became a "yes" girl, trying to meet everyone else's expectations and demands (district, school admin, parents, students). My sense of worth and identity became tied to my work as a teacher. So I kept working and chugging away, all the while losing a sense of who I really was and my own empowerment to advocate for myself. 

Life Coach for Teachers

Then at 10 years (2014), I hit a wall. I became "that teacher" who was always negative and grouchy. I didn't feel as connected to my students as I usually did and that made me sad. I had lost my zest, passion, and my why for being a teacher. I didn't know who I was anymore.

 

I left and started on my journey in rediscovering and reconnecting with who I truly was. I spent a lot of time in therapy understanding my past and how it landed me in the space of not knowing myself. 

Then came 2020, the year where it all shifted for me. I had the privilege of being in a Life Coach Certification program and being coached by my own Life Coach Kim Romain who walked with me to see, accept, and step into who I truly was: my own worthiness, empowerment, and confidence. 

 

How has this impacted me as a teacher now?

I'm back in the profession with a deeper connection to my empowerment and wisdom, which has helped me in these ways:

  • I'm able to advocate for myself as an educator.

  • the external things (ie. expectations, pressure, overwhelm, stress) have no power over me. 

  • I can confidently stay true to my boundaries without self-doubting my own worth.

  • I'm able to show up authentically in front of my students which has shown them that there's permission for them to be truly themselves as well.

  • I'm able to teach and coach my own students how to stand in their empowerment to advocate for themselves as students in the classroom.

  • The connections with my students are much more important to me than getting through a lesson because, at the end of the day, my students won't remember the content I taught them but they'll remember who I am, my truest self. 

Why am I sharing this with you?

I'm wondering if any part of my story resonated with you?

 

Working in the educational system is hard because there are so many things that are "out of our control" and we're in a profession that "everyone likes to "critique and place overwhelming pressures and expectations on". And working within this system continuously can cause one to feel powerless and oppressed. Yes, there are things we can't control or fix in the system we work within AND we can begin to slowly impact change within the system by embodying our own empowerment to advocate for ourselves. 

I wholeheartedly believe that when we show up as empowered educators advocating for ourselves, it positively impacts us as individuals AND it also demonstrates to our students what it looks like to stand in our empowerment. 

If this is what you're desiring for yourself, then I'd be honored to be your Empowerment Coach. Start by scheduling a FREE 30-minute coaching session with me to see if we'll be a good fit. 

My empty classroom

Fun Facts about me:

Identities I hold:

  • Empower Coach for Educators

    • certified by the Courageous Living Coaching Certification Program (International Coaching Federation Accredited)

  • Teacher - 14th year

  • 1st gen. Asian-American woman

  • Mom and wife

  • Believer in God, faith, spirituality

Some quick facts about me:

  • Currently a Reading Interventionist/Specialist

  • Taught 1st-3rd grades 

  • Literacy Instructional Coach for 3 years at a K-5 school.

  • I love to adventure with my family in our travel trailer to National Parks and exploring the outdoors.Hiking is my thing.   

  • There’s always room for laughter in any situation (in my opinion).

  • Get to know me better through my Tips for Teachers Newsletters or follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

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10 years of my teaching in the trunk