Pursuing What You’re Meant To Do As A Language Teacher

The other day, I was interviewed by branding consultant Bryn Bonino. Bryn runs a website called Make a Leap. It’s a place where you’ll find many other inspiring interviews with language educators who made the leap from teacher to entrepreneur. 

I was so pleased to be the most recent interviewee of Bryn. She asked me questions about my journey from language teacher to self-taught digital marketer to online marketing teacher at Thrive Online.

Our chat allowed me to reflect a bit on the journey I’m on. It’s not a straightforward line, but in hindsight, I would not change a thing.

Have a look at our conversation here:

To jump to specific timestamps in the conversation, Bryn prepared this handy bookmark:

1:00​ Can you tell us a little about your backstory? How did you first get started teaching Hungarian and German?

3:55​ You’ve said before that you found niching down to be so helpful for your business. Can you talk about what the program looks like that you have for your German and Hungarian students?

10:46​ What did the process look like when you were deciding on what niche to focus on?

18:14​ Your marketing know-how really came through in the blog post that you wrote. Could you give us a few bits of advice for anyone who wants to grow their teaching business?

23:37​ Can you tell us about Thrive Online and what people can find there?

26:45​ If you look back on your career as a German and Hungarian teacher, is there anything that you wished you’d known about earlier?

And if you want to read more about my entrepreneurial journey, check out Bryn’s blog here where I answer more questions:


Once you’ve had a chance to read/watch, I’d love to know:

Were there any insights that resonate with you at this point in your life?

Let me know in the comments below.

As ever, thank you for reading, thank you for watching.



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language professionals to set up an online presence
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