Rebecca Frazier, PhD, has centered her professional career around learning and sharing how to become an effective coach in a variety of situations. When teachers feel encouragement and love as well as being supported by a technically skilled and competent coach, both the positive energy to persevere and the skills needed to meet difficult challenges are produced. This holistic way of delivering coaching, that includes a focus on personal development, benefits all involved in the process: students, teachers, coaches, and leaders. Rebecca’s doctoral research included a qualitative and quantitative study dedicated to answering the question, “What makes an effective instructional coach?” which became the foundation for her book, The Joy of Coaching: Characteristics of Effective Instructional Coaches.
Her years as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, trainer of instructional coaches, district facilitator for coaching program development, and a K–8 principal have provided her with a multi-tiered perspective of the coaching process. Rebecca sees coaching as the “go to” professional development strategy that, when delivered with warmth and power, can inspire joy and professional success.
Coach Happy! Tailor your coaching to boost both teachers’ well-being and competence during this challenging time. Enrich your coaching practice by including elements of H.O.P. E. (Health, Organization, Positivity, and Encouragement) along with components of research-based characteristics that will support you as you learn to embody coaching greatness! Find encouragement and renewal as you discover the inside secrets of coaching excellence.