[Editor's note: This post is the first in a new column for eSchool News. In her column on ‘Personal Development’, eSchool News Columnist Jennifer Abrams focuses on tangible takeaways, tools and teachings that all those working in schools can use to develop their leadership. Read more about the column and browse future content here.]

Moving from the classroom into the role of a teacher leader and a coach was a transition, to say the least. I recognized I was credentialed in teaching students English language arts, but didn’t have a credential in communicating effectively with adults. I took workshops and...

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About the Author:

Jennifer Abrams is an international education and communications consultant. She considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices–be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague and supervising an employee. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard ConversationsThe Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs. She has also created a Corwin Press e-course by the same name. Jennifer writes a monthly newsletter/blog, Voice Lessons, available for reading at and subscribing to on her website, www.jenniferabrams.com. Follow Jennifer on Twitter