Retire from Classroom Teaching? It’s Time!

Retire from Classroom Teaching?  It’s Time!
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I thought I would NEVER retire from Teaching!  But after 20 consecutive years of teaching College-level Courses in Public Speaking, Argumentation and Group Communication, I’m hanging up my “Adjunct Professor” hat to retire from the Classroom.

You may be asking “Why is Professor Klubeck going to Retire?”  Well, it really took something as wonderful as tGet A Klu in Sydney Australiahe “International Coach/Trainer/Speaker” hat to get me out of the Classroom.  Since last September one of my favorite clients, JT Foxx and his Top 1% Coaching Organization, has  been giving me assignments ALL OVER THE United States, Europe and Down Under (Including multiple trips to Australia).  So, I guess there reaDream Team Sydney Retirelly is no end in sight to my “teaching” but it IS time for me to Retire from the Classroom!

Now, instead of “adult learners” looking to finish their AA degrees to transfer to a 4-year institution, I am teaching the world’s most driven Entrepreneurs and Global Speakers.  I still maintain a healthy Coaching and Training Calendar with self-generated clients…and I am proud to say that after 10 years in business, Get A Klu has grown into a 6 figure Coaching Practice.  My “brand” has grown like a hockey stick due the the global exposure I have been getting from the JT Foxx Assignments.  And, it just doesn’t make (dollars OR ) sense to continue Classroom Teaching.

Believe me when I say the decision to retire from the Classroom didn’t come easy for me, but if you have been following along with me on social media, you may have noticed that I’m traveling quite a bit.  My coaching and speaking career is now consistently international which has limited my time at home.  And, the amount of classroom time I am missing has become unfair to the Students who miss “the real me” (they watch videos of my lectures for classes that I miss due to travel) and also the administrators that have to “account” for my absences.  It just doesn’t make sense anymore.  Education at every level has a lot of problems to contend with and let’s just say that Adjunct Compensation is one of them.  And, 20 years is a nice round number to make the coping a little easier for me.  I honestly thought I would NEVER retire from teaching College Classes.  I was wrong.
Jeff Klubeck Speaking at SDSUAccountability, Coach Jeffrey, JT Foxx, Speaker
For those of you who know me, you know that I won’t go out without a big bang!  I have an intern currently planning a HUGE RETIREMENT PARTY and I am brainstorming a way to celebrate with as many former students as possible, while also inviting my current sphere of friends, family and professional colleagues.

I am thinking of a date sometime in August 2017 for a 3-phased blowout retirement party at The University Club... here’s what I’m thinking:

  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.– We’ll start off the day with Mastermind-style event for 10-20 of Get A Klu’s best VIP Clients.
  • 4pm-6pm- The Klubrication Happy Hour- You haven’t done happy hour unless you have done it Klubeck style. Retire Party Mastermind Get A KluWe’ll enjoy drinks and appetizers on the 34th floor at the University Club Atop Symphony Towers with great views and even better conversation.
  • 6pm-9:00 p.m.– A more classic cocktail party with Drinks, Dancing, Speeches/Roasting and a Keynote by Jeff Klubeck
    Retire Party University Club Get A Klu
    You can join in for the entire day or drop in when you please. The important part is that I celebrate this milestone in my career with important people in my life.  That means YOU!If you are interested in being a Speaker, Mastermind Participant/Panelist, or a Sponsor for the “Professor Klubeck Retirement Party, please send an email to “info@getaklu.net” with the subject:  Retire to Reach Higher!
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“White Labels” Winning Down Under!

“White Labels” Winning Down Under!
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It?s been a while since I have written a blog post so I?m excited to share an update as I recently returned from a Coaching?trip to Australia…all thanks to concept of “white labels!”

Get A Klu in AustraliaPart of having a winning strategy is being able to use ?White Labels? for your business services. If you didn’t know, “white labels” refer to offering my services to partnering organizations I am contracted with. ?So, in addition to my own “self-generated” clients for Get A Klu, Inc. I also have contracts with great organizations that bring wonderful assignments my way. ?From Wolf Management Consultants to Workplace Training Network to the “source” of my recent trip to Australia: ?My Coaching Organization (owned by JT Foxx).

These contracts I have with partnering organizations put ??white labels? over the name Get A Klu, Inc., so my business name isn?t promoted and I?m marketed as?someone on their team, known as ?Coach Jeffrey? or the “Ambassador of Assessments” or “Jeff the Trainer” and so forth.

White label opportunities are expanding?my ability to deliver and serve. It?s not all about me or the Get A Klu brand…it?s about the work that I?m doing and the people I?m helping….and I worked with some great people in Australia!

It?s common knowledge that nobody succeeds alone, at least very rarely does someone rise to the top with no help whatsoever. Usually if you?re successful it?s because someone helped you along the way. ?So why not create?partnerships with others and make helping others/getting help part of your business success strategy? You have already proven that you?re more successful with the help of others. White labels are just a way to monetize the partnerships we create.

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“Coach Jeffrey” is exactly how I was referred to in Australia. JT Foxx’s “My Coaching Organization” sent me there to conduct 5 full days of?one-on-one trainings for 3 of their VIP’s . ?All I had to do was hop on the plane and prep for my own coaching sessions.?They got me a 1 bedroom apartment for a week in Perth Australia and the “students” came to me…we did our work in the apartment and it was full immersion into Speaking and Coaching training.

Even with White Labels, ?I?m providing the same services that I do for my own clients, and I?m giving just as much value doing what I?m good at. ?I have the humility to not need my company name behind the work. ?Its about the service I provide…and, who would turn down being paid $1000’s of dollars to take an all expenses paid trip (plus a per diem) to Australia…to help people grown their Speaking and Coaching businesses? ?The hardest “work” of the trip was planes and airports…but as you can imagine, talking to people and helping them with strategy, motivation, accountability and transformation comes very easy to me now.

I know I worked hard…I know I made a difference…but Coaching and Training comes so naturally to me know that this White Labels trip to Australia “felt” like being gifted a bucket list experience?away from my own hustle and bustle or Teaching Classes, running Get A Klu and supporting my wife’s corporate career by handling all parenting duties during her 50%?travel schedule.

Most of my time there was spent working, but I did get a little down time to explore Australia. Check out my photos below for a glimpse of my trip. Most of my time was spent in Perth. Some of my favorite moments include tasting kangaroo for the very first time, enjoying the famous wine cruise to Swan River Valley and just people watching while walking around the downtown area my apartment was conveniently located in.

White Labels Jeff Get A Klu Eating Kangaroo

Swan River Valley Perth Wine Cruise

White Labels Commonwealth Australia with Get A Klu

White Labels Get A Klu in Perth
The bottom line is that nobody succeeds alone. Align yourself with other leaders in your industry, find out what services they offer and see where you can help fill in the gaps. Creating white label offerings can be challenging, but at the same time very rewarding.

If you?d like assistance learning about how you can win with white labels, talk to me by signing up?for my?2 free consultations.

To Your Success!
Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A.

 

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