I’m Bethanie Hansen, also known as “Dr. B,” an educator and life, career, executive, and wellbeing coach. I help experienced teachers, leaders, and managers reduce overwhelm, reclaim their power and purpose, and figure out what’s next.

Does this sound like you? You are capable, want clarity and confidence, and wonder if you might be in the wrong role or profession. You have many things on your “to-do” list, and it keeps growing. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed, like it’s always going to be this way. You’d like to take time for yourself but end up putting others’ needs or requests first. You care about those people, and yet they can be challenging to interact with, at times. And ultimately, you’d like to figure out your career direction, work-life balance, your relationships, boundaries, or your to-do list, whatever needs to change so that you can start feeling better.

Welcome to coaching. I’ve been an educator and coach for 28 years, and I’ve experienced the challenges of overwhelm, career transitions, advancing to new roles, making work and life compatible, and defining boundaries, too. 

What helped me most have been the tools, strategies, and thought patterns I now share with clients through life, career, executive and wellbeing coaching and education. These helped me to “wake up” and reduce my own stress levels, improve my physical, emotional, and social wellbeing, be a better wife and mother, achieve new professional milestones, and move through tough challenges with greater purpose.

I’ve helped hundreds of clients become confident, identify and apply their strengths, gain control over work-life balance, re-engage with a career role or transition to a new one, improve challenging relationships, set priorities, and master inner thoughts that blocked their progress. We’ve also tackled impostor syndrome–that insidious feeling that you don’t really know what you’re doing even though you have a role, the experience, and plenty of qualifications to back it up. As an experienced teacher and leader, I would bet that you want to love, serve, and help others without feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or putting yourself last.  And I believe that is possible for you, even if you can’t see it right now. 

You can reclaim your power to set and achieve goals, decide what’s next for you, define boundaries, and love who you are. And you can gain clarity of your purpose, to make a difference everyday. If coaching is a good fit for you, I’ll show you how, with practical tools to live and work with confidence and wellbeing. It is not selfish to invest this time into your own growth, in fact, it’s essential. Let’s get started.

About Your Coach (Click to view)

I am a educator and coach credentialed by the International Coaching Federation (PCC) and the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBC-HWC), with 28 years of experience in education and leadership. I’m a wife, mother, coach, teacher, university Professor and Associate Dean, and your partner on the  journey. I’m experienced at juggling competing priorities, working remotely from home, building relationships, leading virtually, speaking and presenting with confidence, and helping leaders and educators accomplish hard things.

My Coaching Method (Click to view)

Even if we haven’t met yet, I believe you have what it takes to succeed through challenging times. You have made it to this point with gifts, abilities, and strengths that can be leveraged for the authentic impact you’d like to have. My holistic approach identifies your strengths and gives you greater power to leverage them in those areas where you are most concerned right now using evidence-based practices and tools from the areas of leadership, resilience, adult psychological development, positive psychology, neuroscience, and reflective practice. And to make it last, we also identify mental saboteurs using positive intelligence, to help you stop roadblocks that keep getting in your way. 

How it Works (Click to view)

We work together through personalized 1:1 sessions conducted virtually via ZOOM, tailored to your needs, objectives, and challenges, over a period of 2-6 months based on your goals (I follow the ICF Code of Ethics).

To accelerate your personal and professional growth over time, I also provide a group program that allows you to learn from and with others who are seeking to achieve similar goals. Here, we target one area of stress or growth at a time, to help you make incremental changes that significantly impact your life and work. 1:1 coaching is not required to join the group program.  

My Mission

I help experienced teachers, leaders, and managers reduce overwhelm, reclaim their power and purpose, and figure out what’s next.”

Yes, it’s possible.


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