Hey! I’m Alejandra Chavez.
Free spirited creativity coach, globetrotting educator, leader of the Happy Whole Teacher Revolution, soultry singer, green smoothie lover, white frangipani flower junkie, single mother of an awesome TEEN and on a mission to change the world.
During the last eighteen years I have taught all over the world as an art teacher in Bolivia, Turkey, Indonesia, Venezuela and Bahrain and recently, spent two and a half years in China as a lower school principal. It was here that I decided it was time for a change. It was time to listen to my truth. It was time to walk my talk and take control of my happiness, health and finances and live the life I truly wanted to live rather than just keep dreaming about it and not taking action.
Believe me when I say this…It’s not easy to stop cold turkey in the middle of a career in Admin that was so bright and mine for the taking. See, it’s not every day you get given the chance to lead a lower school without an Admin degree based solely on a hunch and brilliant resume as only reference. It’s not easy to say no to a steady income. It’s not easy to explain to your family that at forty three years of age, you want to change your life and follow your dreams. It’s not easy to face your fears and inner critics all telling you that this is such a bad idea, what will you do for an income, you have a child to think about, what about job security, why give up the lifestyle that others would take in heartbeat!
Well this I did and it took guts, and BIG cojones my friend!
I knew I wanted three things:
1. Grow my online business and move it towards wellness and personal development
2. Teach, inspire and coach others to be happier, healthier and wealthier
3. Start a revolution of creative, free spirited, happy whole teachers ready to make a change
I got my health and wellness training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and specialise in creativity and using it to help you create the body, business and life you truly want and deserve. We forget that we are creative beings (even if we are art teachers) so as a creativity coach– it’s my job to remind you of this and get you into serious creative action.
If you’re not ready for a life overhaul- this is OK too. Everyone is on a different journey. You might just need some creativity coaching for your lessons, up and coming art show, display, lesson planning or how to deal with stress at school, home, or whatever. I am brilliant at this.
I may not teach art in a classroom anymore and that’s ok because I have other things to teach now and know that this is my mission.
Everything I have learned along the way (in education and in life) is what I want to teach and pass on to you- if you are ready.
Art Lessons For Kids will still remain a blog with all my awesome lessons to help you with your planning and teaching. The lessons are geared towards students from Pre-Kinder to Grade Seven but also highly adaptable for any age group.
But if you are ready for a change. Ready to be your higher self. Ready to be a better teacher, parent, friend, partner and human being. Ready to be healthier and more balanced. Ready to take control of your finances by starting your own part-time online business like I did. Ready for a life by design-YOUR design – then stick around because this is going to be an awesome journey and ride.
Throughout the year you will have many opportunities to connect with me via my coaching programs, The Happy Whole Teacher newsletter (see below), challenges, our thriving and growing Facebook page, right here on Art Lessons for Kids and very soon over at my new website alejandrachavez.co (coming soon..).
Start by signing up for The Happy Whole Teacher messages HERE or click on the banner below. Want to know more about these messages and how they can help you? No problem gorgeous! Learn more about these messages HERE and get ready to be happier, healthier and wealthier to boot!