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What do you do when you receive push back from unsupportive stakeholders? Unfortunately, this may happen even when we are careful to be respectful, not step on others’ toes, and maintain relationships with teachers and parents. You don’t need to feel unprepared when dealing with push back because today, I am sharing four tips for handling push back.

We want teachers, admin, and parents to see all the good that we are doing for our students. But when we implement new things or switch things up, you may be met with some resistance. In this episode, I am diving into why you should share the purpose and goals behind what you are doing, how to use data to back you up, why having allies that believe in what you are doing is so important, and the importance of giving grace to others. I truly hope you don’t receive much push back when you are doing such incredible things for your students, but if you do, this episode will help you be prepared!

If you want to feel even more prepared when you receive pushback, check out the Stress Free School Counseling Course. In module 5 of the course, we do a deep dive into how to handle push back from others and from yourself. If you're looking to  learn how to stand your ground and avoid drama when you receive push back from others and how to stay committed and on track when you experience self-doubt, this module is for you! This course is packed full of amazing content and resources to help you be an amazing counselor without the stress!

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • The  Stress Free School Counseling Course is open for enrollment!

  • Why you should be sharing the purpose and goals behind what you are doing and ideas for how to share this information

  • How to use data and research to back you up

  • The importance of finding allies who believe in what you are doing 

  • Why you should give grace to teachers, parents, etc. who may not be used to having a proactive school counselor

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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