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LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF!

My name is Sorcha and I've taught in Qatar and Dubai for 10+ years. In my first stint as an expat teacher in Qatar, I saved over $100,000, which I used to buy my first property (a 4-bed home in Ireland) and do my MA at King's College London. Before I accepted my second international teaching job in Dubai, I applied for and received 12 job offers from top international schools in the Gulf, Asia, and Africa.

In October 2022, I left teaching and became a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and an Expat Career & Money Strategist.

As the founder of Empowering Expat Teachers in 2017, I have helped 100s of teachers find great teaching jobs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.; create a plan to save six figures; and leave teaching for a new career they love.

Follow me on IG @sorchacoyle_eet for daily international job hunting and CV tips and weekly mini-trainings!

Lovely to meet you!

Which one feels best suited to what you need?

Expat Teacher Success Academy

✔️ Do you hope to teach in Dubai, the UAE, the Gulf or Asia next academic year, but not sure where to start?

✔️ Are you fed up of wasting countless hours filling in job applications for schools abroad only to NEVER hear back?

✔️ Would you love to know 22 sites that advertise expat teaching roles, so you find your ideal teaching job abroad?

✔️ Do you want to know the CV, cover letter, and interview hacks and tips I have personally used, in a self-study online course? (These have resulted in me being offered 12 teaching jobs at highly reputable schools in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.)

✔️ Would you like access to me, an experienced expat teacher, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and an Expat Career & Money Strategist, in a private online Facebook group community? (Please note there is no 1-to-1 access to me/ no 1-to-1 review/ feedback from me in this option)

If you've answered yes, here is your special invite to join the Expat Teacher Success Academy!


Learn more here!

The Six Figure Expat Teacher Accelerator

If you are a highly-qualified, experienced expat teacher and:

- You want to know exactly how to sell yourself to reputable and highly competitive international schools

- You want to be fully confident in your ability to have an amazing interview to help you secure top teaching jobs

- You want this next expat teaching contract to be your last one, so you want to make BIG LIFE-CHANGING savings

- You want to work with me (an experienced expat teacher (10+ years), a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and an Expat Career & Money Strategist) on a 1-to-1 basis

- You would like me to transform your CV and cover letter for you

- You want to have a saving plan that will help you save six figures as an expat techer

- You want to achieve all of this in 6 weeks

... Then The Six Figure Expat Accelerator is for you. Here is your special invite!

Learn more here!

Expat Career

Change Circle

As much as you love your students, teaching is just too draining.  

It is no longer the fulfilling career that it used to be. You're so stressed and exhausted because of all the other nonsense that's going on… The extreme pressure. The ridiculous paperwork. The lack of professional trust. The micromanagement. The long days. The lack of freedom to take breaks when you need to pee. 

The Expat Career Change Circle is an intentional and personalised six-month journey of discovering your “why” behind your life and career (starts January 2023). As a former expat teacher, an Expat Career & Money Coach, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, and a Highlands Ability Battery Certified Career Consultant, I have got you and I'll be right by your side as you move into your full potential.

On our journey, we will design a strategy to create a career plan that sparks joy AND is achievable. Ditch feeling sick at the thought of “sticking teaching out” every day for the next 20 or 30 years, until you retire… Let 2023 be your year that you make it happen!

Apply here for a spot in January 2023!

Here are a handful of my amazing clients' successes and wins, after working with me...

Sorcha Coyle
H -  The UAE

“I purchased Sorcha's 1-to-1 Package and I was immediately impressed by her efficiency and her attention to detail - she transformed my cover letter and CV, personalising it for the school I was applying to, elevating it to a new standard to show the best version of myself. Sorcha was also very giving of her time, guiding me through the process for future applications. As a result of her services, I secured 7 interviews for outstanding international schools in the UAE, Vietnam, Malaysia and Qatar and I secured job offers for Tier 1 schools in Qatar and the UAE! I now earn $80,000+ tax-free each year, which has allowed me to pay off my six figure mortgage in less than 2 years.”

The UAE

Sorcha Coyle
A teaching couple - Qatar

“Working with Sorcha provided a direct path from being brand new international teachers (with ZERO international experience) to being hired by one of the best-paying IB schools in Qatar. We are getting excellent IB experience & PD, as well as earning upwards of $120,000 USD per year (tax-free). Considering what Sorcha charged for her services, that means we have enjoyed a HUGE return on investment annually! Sorcha is prompt, energetic, and is an absolute expert.”

Qatar

Sorcha Coyle
B - The UAE

“I cannot recommend the 1-to-1 package enough. I just signed the contract for my new job starting in August! The support I received from Sorcha was unbelievable and her advice on negotiating packages meant I got a 29% percent increase in my housing allowance, so my full package is now $72,000/ year tax-free. I have recommended a number of people to her and every single one of them have secured new jobs. Sorcha is brilliant at what she does and supports you the whole way through from CV writing, to interview techniques, to negotiating packages. I cannot recommend her enough!”

The UAE

Sorcha Coyle
G, age 31, Primary Teacher - Vietnam

“Before working with Sorcha, I felt deflated because I had applied for so many roles and had heard nothing back. Immediately after receiving Sorcha's feedback and my adapted CV and cover letter, I applied to 4 top British international schools and was offered interviews at all of them, so it was a 100% success rate. I accepted my first expat teaching role at an international school in Vietnam, where I earn $52,500 gross per year ($42,000 after tax), plus a fully furnished apartment, transport to school, full medical insurance, free access to a health and wellbeing suite and yearly flights. Considering the low cost of living in Vietnam, this gives lots of opportunities for saving.”

Vietnam

Sorcha Coyle
BS, age 26, PE teacher  - Kuwait

“As a first-time expat teacher, I had been frustrated by the application process and I was unsure of how to improve my CV towards international schools. When I started working with Sorcha, I was offered four interviews at international schools in Kuwait, Vietnam, Panama, and Chicago and I accepted the job in Kuwait. As a teacher with 2 years of teaching experience, my annual salary is $52,000 tax- free and my package also includes a 2-bed room apartment with bills included. Thanks for all the help in securing my first international teaching post. It wouldn’t have been possible without your expertise.”

Kuwait

Sorcha Coyle
H - Teacher moving from Dubai to the UK

“I had an online interview today for a job in York (as I’m relocating back from living in Dubai) and 10 minutes after the interview they rang to offer me the job! They said my application was very strong and in 20 years of teaching, it was the best interview they had even seen (thanks to your interview question package!)
Thank-you so much for all your help, support and advice as it was invaluable. I couldn’t have done the application without you! You’ve taught me so many tips and tricks when it comes to writing applications and saved me so much time and anxiety.”

Teacher moving from Dubai to the UK

Sorcha Coyle
J, Primary Teacher - Moved from China to Thailand

“Before I started working with Sorcha, I was very down and fed up. I was an experienced expat teacher and I had applied to 10 international schools, but I hadn't heard back from one single school. I thought I could do all this CV stuff myself but I had no luck. Within a week of working with Sorcha, I ended up securing interviews at 4 international schools and in the end, I accepted a job at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m really happy now and I know it was down to my CV. I changed it on Search Associates and had an interview offer within 2 hours.”

Moved from China to Thailand

Sorcha Coyle
T, a British expat teacher - Vietnam

“I knew I wanted to go for an internal promotion to further my career; however I was super nervous about applying. If I got an interview, how would I cope with the pressure, answers to the questions, etc.? I enjoyed going through your course “65 interview questions” and after our mock interview session, I had a more positive mindset and I felt confident in my answers. I also knew what to do/how to react if an unexpected question came up. The interview went well and they told me my interview was strong, as I was calm, professional and answered the questions excellently. I ended up getting the co-ordinator role, beating 3 other candidates! I feel like getting this promotion will benefit both my teaching career and my confidence. I know I can do it and I’m so glad that someone has trusted me with the position! Another factor is money. I knew I wanted to earn more money and this job was one way. I can’t wait to add this extra money (a 14% increase each month on my previous salary) to my savings plan and get saving for the future!”

Vietnam

Sorcha Coyle
British teacher - the UAE

“I’ve been offered the role as Head of Department, beating 4 other candidates! I just can’t thank you enough though for the support and advice and encouragement! Before we worked together, I definitely don’t think I would have had the confidence to go for it. The senior leadership team were really happy with the first interview that I did with them. Despite the fact that they initially wanted a candidate with prior Head of Department experience, the Head of School was very impressed with the answers I gave at the second interview. They have offered me the job with the intention of developing me for the role. Now I can gain some solid leadership experience and apply for other HOD jobs in the future. This promotion is also something that's going to increase my salary and then hopefully, my savings.”

the UAE

Sorcha Coyle
R, an experienced expat teacher with 18 years of teaching experience - Dubai

“Having been a teacher for some time now, I often respond to praise for an initiative with 'Oh, I just did it!' Following a session with Sorcha this evening. I am reminded that those initiatives didn't just happen. They took time, effort and passion to make them successful. I have come away from it feeling really empowered. I love that you give me confidence about my Unique Selling Points. It has given me so much to think about.”

Dubai

Sorcha Coyle
H - Teacher moving from Dubai to the UK

“I had an online interview today for a job in York (as I’m relocating back from living in Dubai) and 10 minutes after the interview they rang to offer me the job! They said my application was very strong and in 20 years of teaching, it was the best interview they had even seen (thanks to your interview question package!)
Thank-you so much for all your help, support and advice as it was invaluable. I couldn’t have done the application without you! You’ve taught me so many tips and tricks when it comes to writing applications and saved me so much time and anxiety.”

Teacher moving from Dubai to the UK

Sorcha Coyle
J, Primary Teacher - Moved from China to Thailand

“Before I started working with Sorcha, I was very down and fed up. I was an experienced expat teacher and I had applied to 10 international schools, but I hadn't heard back from one single school. I thought I could do all this CV stuff myself but I had no luck. Within a week of working with Sorcha, I ended up securing interviews at 4 international schools and in the end, I accepted a job at an international school in Bangkok, Thailand. I’m really happy now and I know it was down to my CV. I changed it on Search Associates and had an interview offer within 2 hours.”

Moved from China to Thailand

Ceri, former expat teacher - now works in local government

I recently supported Ceri, who had been a Key Stage 1 Teacher in the UAE. As a British expat teacher of 4 years, she decided that the end of the 2021-22 academic year was her time to leave the classroom. 

Teaching in the pandemic with the demands placed upon her made her realise that she needed to form her exit plan FAST. We worked together to define her life and career goals, strengths, skills and the exact areas that she needed to work on in her life to be more marketable for a career in a non-educational setting. When it was time to look for roles, we found the perfect role for her. She applied and I coached her through the entire process, from application right through to interview. 

As a result, Ceri successfully secured an interview and after our mock interview coaching and mentoring session, a week later, she found out she had successfully secured the position! She is now back in the UK,  earning £6,000 pounds more per year than she did as an expat teacher in the UAE, plus it will increment each year she’s in the organisation. She is now earning the equivalent of an SLT role, with set hours and she is able to make a difference, this time with adults. I am so delighted for her!