Pursuing Fearless through Mentoring Others
with Stephanie Devine
In this episode, Jessi talks to Stephanie Devine, teacher coach and Executive Director of Teach for America Appalachia. Stephanie’s journey from the classroom to her current position of leadership led her through a battle with imposter syndrome. By owning her worth and teaching others to do the same, Stephanie helped to lift the curtain for other women to empower each other through vulnerability.
- Coming to several points in life where Stephanie thought moving somewhere different would fix her problems.
- Starting a career in the classroom to switch to a teacher coach set Stephanie up for success to become the Executive Director for Teach for America Appalachia.
- Discussing how wrong generalizations and the perceptions people have of Eastern Kentucky.
- Helping to lift the curtain back for women to see that you are only one of many struggling with the same things.
- Being a younger female in an executive role and having to fight imposter syndrome both consciously and subconsciously.
- Discussing mentorship and how the previous generation of women leaders chose to protect their spot at the table rather than help make more seats.
- Prioritizing self-care. It is not an option.
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- Pine Mountain Settlement School
- Emergent Strategy by Adrieene Maree Brown
- Switch by Chip and Dan Heath