I’m Bethanie.

I’m Dr. Bethanie Hansen, also known as Dr. B, teaching excellence and professional growth strategist. I help educators streamline their online teaching and quickly advance their careers by strategizing every aspect of their agenda. I love helping you reclaim power and purpose, with practical tools to lead with confidence.  

I’m a full-time Professor and Faculty Director at a major online university, a coach, and your partner on your online educator career journey. 

About Your Coach (Click to view)

I am an ICF Certified Holistic Life, Career, and Executive Coach with 25 years of experience in education, a professor, author, podcaster, musician, and online manager with a Master’s in Arts & Letters and a Doctoral degree in Music Arts in Music education. I’m experienced at juggling competing priorities, working remotely from home for the past 10 years, leading virtually, and helping students and clients accomplish hard things.

My qualifications include expertise in these specific areas:

  • Professional Educator, 25 yrs. experience, DMA
  • Expert in Online Education, Professor and Faculty Director
  • Certified Professional Coach, American Public University
  • Certified Holistic Life, Career, and Executive Coach, Goal Imagery Institute
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
  • Member of the Arbinger Coaching Network
  • Conscious Business Coach
  • The Coaching Mindset Index (Certified Practitioner)



My Coaching Method (Click to view)

My favorite aspect of helping you lead with confidence is getting to know you. Even if we haven’t met yet, I believe you already know yourself very well and have what it takes to succeed in many areas. After all, you have made it to this point effectively, and you have a lot of gifts and strengths. 

In our work together, I’ll help you identify areas of your life and work where you’ve had feelings of potential imposter syndrome, so we can bring it into the light. And when we do that, we will be able to create strategic plans to move beyond it toward the authentic influence and impact you’d like to have. To help you achieve this, I give you the practical tools, strategies, and habit starters you need to transform into an even better version of you, for a life and work that you love.

I use a holistic approach that may include:

  • NLP, Goal Imagery
  • Education theory; adult psychological development levels
  • Personality
  • Character Strengths
  • Core Values
  • Communication strategies, reflective practice, and journaling
  • Understanding Happiness, Happiness by Design, and Positive Psychology
  • Habits by Design
  • Neuroscience approaches
  • Emotional Intelligence, leadership principles
  • Analyzing, goal setting, planning, and accountability strategies
  • Supplementary educational materials
  • Additional strategies based on your goals

We create tailored strategies to dial down the overwhelm, and dial up new confidence. This personalized and adaptive approach makes professional growth possible, and more importantly, it also develops your purpose and confidence in all areas.

I’m in your corner to help you navigate challenges, overcome obstacles, and thrive in your leadership.

How it Works (Click to view)

This type of coaching work has completely changed my life, both as a professional and a person. And I love helping you design a personalized road-map to access your motivators, strengths, roadblocks, goals, and solutions, step by step.

Imagine someone who would like to learn to play a musical instrument. One might first begin by taking 1:1 lessons, then join an ensemble like band or orchestra.

In the same way, this work is like taking strategic 1:1 lessons to bring out your best and use helpful tools to learn any new strategies needed. You could spend hours, years, and a lifetime growing as a musician; and it’s no surprise that we need to keep growing as adults throughout our lives just this same way.

This work is like music lessons for the spirit, heart, and mind. And group membership can be like joining a band, where you learn and grow with other like-minded people, and share your own contributions as well.

Before establishing a 1:1 working agreement, we meet for an initial consultation to determine whether we’d like to work together. Next, individual coaching sessions are conducted over ZOOM calls during a 30-45 minute time, scheduled when we can both be available, typically once weekly or bi-weekly. A coaching duration of 3-6 months is recommended for maximum benefit, and I currently have a waiting list for new 1:1 clients.

For group membership, monthly chats are conducted over ZOOM calls at a designated time as specified in membership site. Group chats are recorded and shared privately with group participants, so that a participant who might miss the session can stay engaged and make progress despite time conflicts.

Your growth and development, group chats, and our conversations are confidential, and I follow the ICF Code of Ethics.

My Mission

“I help educators streamline their online teaching and quickly advance their careers by strategizing every aspect of their agenda. I love helping you reclaim power and purpose, with practical tools to lead with confidence.”

I believe that your career agenda is a roadmap to the advancement you’re looking for. And that agenda needs strategy that aligns with who you are and what you want to achieve. One’s core values and strengths are the key to getting clear on who you are and what sets you apart, and this clarity builds our an agenda that you can confidently implement for career success. 

Fail to align within yourself. and your work performance will suffer, your anxiety will increase, and you will experience more challenging relationships and overwhelm with, decreasing resilience and fulfillment. And as you know, feelings of imposter syndrome can creep in at times, defeating your ability to take action and stalling career advancement.

I have devoted the past 25 years of my professional life to mastering the arts of strategic thinking, aligning with clear purpose and direction, and meeting individual needs through sound educational theory and practices. What I’ve discovered is that there are tried and true principles to overcoming the challenges of yesterday and making lasting changes that bring authentic confidence that have worked in the past, work today, and will continue to help people develop their leadership long into the future.

Although the lingo may change, the principles of education and development consistently hold true. There are quick-fix ideas in learning and professional growth that come and go, and trends that seem attractive for a time. Trendy approaches will continue to change, but the principles behind the approaches will remain the same.

You’ll make the most of our time together aligning your online teaching and professional growth to your highest priorities, “showing up” with more confidence, and strategically focusing your direction. We’ll apply principles and strategies based on neuroscience, education theory, and mindset approaches selectively designed to bring out your best. We will design a personalized, professional roadmap for growth tailored to your own unique values and strengths, leveraging practical tools. My clients repeatedly tell me that our work together has been life changing, and their impact and results are obvious. If now is the right time to take a more strategic approach to your agenda, contact me through the “work with me” link.

"Bethanie is an amazing coach. She is so present that she knows exactly how and when to ask powerful questions that make me pause, consider and realize that there is a way out of any situation I'm facing. I can see a significant shift in my mindset and look forward to every session we have."

Lois M.,

Life Coach

Yes, it’s possible.


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