Teachers: Ready to Make a Difference Outside the Classroom?

But not sure how to get started? Take our short quiz to find out what kind of business you should start based on what you love the most about being a teacher.

Michelle Boyd Waters

Entrepreneur & Business Coach

You only have one life. Make it count!

New Here?

Whether you’re a stay at home mom who needs to increase your family’s income or a teacher who wants to trade your 60 hour weeks for the freedom to use the bathroom when you want, I have the years of experience, systems, and insights to help you rethink your lifestyle by starting, growing, and scaling your own business.

Start

Starting an online business isn't as hard as you think. I've got four steps you can take today that will get you started on the right foot.

Grow

Are you ready to reach a wider audience, make a greater impact, and earn more income? These strategies will help.

Scale

Learn how to leverage your business assets to build systems and automations that work for you, instead of you working for them. 

Not sure what you want to do?

Your comfort zone is getting uncomfortable, but you need a roadmap for getting where you want to be in business and life. This online course that will guide you through planning, taking action, and rewriting your story.

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What our clients say

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Highly recommended!

Michelle Waters not only helped me as a student, but also as a person and entrepreneur. She went above and beyond to make time to perfect my business even when I would procrastinate. Extremely goal oriented and honest. If you’re looking to start a new business but just feel like you need steps in the right direction or even just critiquing your existing one, I highly recommend Michelle!

Jordan Womack - J & Nate's Landscape

Incredible insight on how to really nail down an idea for a business

I truly appreciated the level of professionalism and respect that you brought to our meeting. Although recent events have not provided a stable environment to establish a business just yet, my meeting with you gave me some incredible insight on how to really nail down an idea for a business. I loved that you listened to exactly what I was wanting to do, developed a clear agenda for how to proceed, and provided some incredible sources and tools in the process! I would absolutely recommend you!

Kris Dorgan - Bank Documentation Specialist

Great advice on maintaining consistency in writing

I have blogged off and on for several years, but in the last couple of years, I have focused on my work as a middle school teacher. My blog has been mostly personal, but now, I know I have something to say to "the world." Michelle gave me some good ideas on ways to build an audience as well as some great advice on maintaining consistency in writing and posting. She is practical and down-to-earth in her approach to creating a blog and keeping the focus. I would definitely recommend her.

Olivia Fulmer - Teacher and Administrator

Very insightful

You are very capable of helping those who need inspiration in building their business. You do a great job for your customers and are honest and very insightful. I look forward to working with you! Go get 'em coach!

Judy Boyd - Owl B Stampin'

A teacher at heart

I have known Michelle for about 14 years and have always noticed that she is a teacher at heart. Whenever I or another peer asks a question, Michelle is eager to answer and has gone so far as to do research to be sure the information she's giving is up to date.

Over the years I have had a few 1:1 coaching sessions with Michelle and she instinctively knows the right questions to ask. Whether that was to get me thinking more deeply or to guide me toward an answer, Michelle was always patient and I could feel that she cared about my next steps.

Michelle is one of my favorite online resources and I highly recommend grabbing a few 1:1 coaching sessions.

Christina Lemmey - Multimedia Content Solutions

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About Michelle Waters

Michelle left a 10-year career as a middle and high school English teacher to run reThink ELA, an educational publishing company full time. Before she became a teacher, she served as an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, which she left to stay home with her kids, who are now grown. While raising two young children, she founded and managed a web design and hosting company service work at home moms selling products online. She decided to help students discover their stories after her children started school and began chronicling that journey on her teacher blog. She started selling lesson plans and units on the site in 2015 and transitioned the fledgling company into an educational materials publisher in 2018. Now that she is leaving the classroom, she is building a community of educators who a dedicated to taking back control of their lives while making a difference.

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Report: How Do I Start My Own Business?

A Teacher's Guide to "How Do I Start My Own Business?" will help you connect your interests, talents, and skills with the people who are willing to pay you for them. You'll learn how to connect your unique selling proposition with the target market that wants what you're offering for a foundation on which you can grow a successful business.

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