Coaching for Educators, Public Speaking and Special Presentations


Workshops, presentations and one-on-one coaching sessions available by Amanda Trost, M.Ed.



Public Speaking & Interview Coaching

Studies rank public speaking as our number one fear, even over death. Does the idea of standing in front of an audience terrify you? Are you having difficulty organizing your thoughts, figuring out what to do with your hands, or worried about keeping an audience’s attention?

There is a formula for a successful presentation, and there are strategies to help you keep your cool. Perhaps you are nervous about an upcoming presentation, are giving a speech for the first time, need to improve presentation skills while working with your team or staff, or are an experienced presenter wanting to perfect your craft.

With over 20 years of experience, including coaching award-winning public-school speech and debate teams, working with local and state politicians to craft the perfect campaign speech, and engagement in my own public speaking performances, I am well equipped to help you to transform fear into confidence, make the audience laugh, feel your passion, and remember your message.

Educators: Making connections between classroom management and self-care

Almost 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. It’s very possible that this percentage will rise even further before we hit 2025. We don’t leave because of our students. We don’t leave because we don’t care. We leave because we feel overwhelmed, unsupported, and out of options. We reach our breaking point and just can’t do it anymore.

There is a lot that is outside of our control as an educator, but there’s still a lot that we can do. As a former mentor teacher, curriculum writer, district spokesperson and teacher of the year, I know what works and what doesn’t in the classroom. I identify with the unique emotional identity of an educator, and I know first-hand how challenging the career can be.

Self-care is more than bubble baths and candles. It’s more than deep breathing and balance. It’s more than what we do for ourselves at home, outside the classroom.

Both individual educator coaching sessions and group/school workshops are available and center on incorporating self-care into what we do in the classroom. Topics include recognizing and deescalating power struggles, appropriate boundary drawing, balancing rules and procedures with relationships, and identifying burnout before it’s too late. Together we can look at your unique situation and challenges and create a plan to get back to enjoying what you do.

Call 346-901-7309 or email for more information or to book a coaching session.