Ep. 331 Carla Magdalene, the school teacher & parents friend.

Doha Heat

27-08-2020 • 1 hr

00.20 – Born on the West Coast Of Scotland

00.33 – Moved to Nottingham at the age of 9 – The Meadows

01.27 – Stapleford College for A-Levels but dropped out.

01.45 – Studied Education at college then returned to study when she was a lot older and did a Bachelor's In Education.

01.51 – Did a Foundation In Education Support focusing on Special Needs Education.

02.14 – Had a child when Carla was 17 and had to drop out of school.

02.26 – Had a difficult Childhood.

02.30 – This led to her wanting to learn about how to educate children.

03.00 – Had no support system, so needed to find work that gave her the flexibility to look after her family.

03.20 – Carla was a single parent by the age of 21. Had two children by the age of 19.

04.00 – Trained in Business Administration.

04.39 – Hated being on income support while caring for her two young children.

04.45 – While looking after her young children she decided to study hard.

05.00 – Grateful that she had two daughters that were well behaved to be able to study.

05.35 – When the girls were 9 & 11 Carla studied for her degree and would take them into the lecture hall during night school.

07.10 – Big Fan of Super Nanny, where she would learn certain techniques to get the girls to sleep, so she could study.

07.40 – Has a passion to always keep learning.

08.40 – As a child always loved reading and loved school. The teachers were amazing.

09.15 – There was never a problem because you could always find a solution by reading.

10.15 – Only wanted to study to then go out and apply what she learned.

10.40 – There has never been a course that hasn’t been relevant to Carla’s life.

11.05 – Studied formal education as well as online courses.

13.00 – Learning method by doing and applying. Struggle with memory.

13.25 – So gets round the struggle with memory by talking about the subject and how it relates to her life.

14.32 – Left the full-time employment to go it alone, mainly for well-being and for her son.

15.40 – Single Mum second time around, now in another country. Homeschooling her son.

17.00 – When pandemic hit, it was time for reflection and quit her job.

19.00 – Set herself up in coaching and consulting for parents and teachers in education.

19.05 – For parent and teacher well-being, avoiding burn-out.

19.25 – Speaking from experience on burnout and ignoring your health.

20.05 – At the time didn’t realize she was going through a burnout.

21.05 – The burnout affected her mentally and physically then she knew something wasn’t right.

21.30 – Went to down the path of traditional as well as alternative medicine.

21.55 – The past emotions and stresses were the things that needed to be resolved.

23.00 – Carla had been taking care of her physical well-being before the burnout but not her emotional health.

25.00 – At the age of 40 she ended up in the hospital with Gall stones, a non-functioning gall bladder, and a hernia.

27.00 – Gall Bladder removed and hernia fixed. This was a big wake up call.

29.30 – That was the time to start thinking about an exit plan to leave her full-time job.

32.20 – Thought about well-being coaching, as it had been a big part of her life in raising her children.

34.00 – Makes you a better coach, consultant when you have experienced life’s lessons.

35.15 – There is a lot more awareness today about the energetic level, how anger, stress, the environment affect you physically.

36.40 – Had no mum growing up and was raised by her Dad who was Jamaican in his 50’s. Brought up in an old fashion way. Carla was the eldest of three so she took on the responsibility of looking after her siblings.

37.50 – People find Carla on social media or through referrals

38.05 – Will only take on people that want to develop themselves and have to be evident.

40.30 – Parents already have the tools to teach their children.

41.05 – Give parents the encouragement and empowerment that they are already doing a good job with their children.

41.40 – Building courses for parents and teachers.

43.30 – There has always been pressure on mothers to appear perfect but has got worse since the introduction of Instagram and the images of perfection.

44.05 – Trends of the super-fit mum, the bar keeps on being raised on the perfect Mum.

46.30 – Finances and financial pressure are some of the issues that pop up in Carla’s coaching especially with single mums.

47.00 – Parents would rather buy the latest fashion item or gift then paying for something that would benefit their children.

47.35 – Parents would say books are so expensive but are actually cheaper than some fast-food restaurants.

48.10 – Parents struggle with their own image, due to Instagram.

49.50 – Parents complain about a child’s behavior but don’t give attention to their child as they are always on their phone.

50.30 – People are becoming addicted to their phones, which adds to their stress levels.

53.20 – School is about teaching skills, not giving information.

54.45 – Giving people the knowledge of scheduling can change someone’s life.

55.15 – Always be you.

56.45 - http://www.wonderandwellbeing.com/

57.05 – Has her own podcast. Wonder & Well Being Podcast.

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