Trusting Instincts in Teaching and Business: A Conversation with Gill Howarth

business skills education Oct 30, 2023

Do you ever wonder what it takes to start a business while wrestling with the complexities of parenting young children? 

Join us as we delve deep into the journey of Gill Howarth, the founder of Born Wise Education, who remarkably embarked on her entrepreneurial expedition during her maternity leave - just like we did with Wildlings Forest School!

Gill invites us into her world, sharing her story with honesty, courage, and inspiration. 



We discuss the power of intuition and the role it plays in Gill's journey. From trusting her gut in the classroom, even when teaching was an uncharted territory, to the decision of starting a business amid the chaos of motherhood. Gill candidly shares the challenges of balancing the demands of a startup with the needs of her young children. 

In our conversation, we explore the overlaps between parenting and entrepreneurship. Gill talks about the need for self-forgiveness and the power of trusting your instinct, even when the path is unclear. We also discuss the pervasive imposter syndrome, the hesitation that holds us back and the missed opportunities it leads to. 

This episode is a heartfelt reflection on the intertwined domains of business, teaching, and parenthood. It serves as a reminder to trust your journey, no matter how unpredictable it may seem.



👉  Guest Details

Gill Howarth is an Early Childhood teacher, Educational Changemaker, Storyteller and Mother to 3 bright, beautiful and wild boys. Having worked in alternative, Reggio-inspired and nature-based schools in Perth Australia, Gill began to explore ways to practice Conscious Education - an approach to learning that requires getting curious with what we are doing in our educational settings - and always asking WHY. Gill created Born Wise in 2017 as a grassroots education space, a place to explore learning beyond the classroom. Since then Born Wise has grown to offer classes, courses and consults to people of all ages and ultimately aims to inspire families to revolutionise education from their own backyards.

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