Elena Aguilar profile

Elena Aguilar

Coach, author and consultant from Oakland, California

Elena Aguilar is the author of The Art of Coaching, The Art of Coaching Teams, and the forthcoming, Onward: Cultivating Resilience in Educators (2018). She is the founder of Bright Morning Consulting and lives in Oakland, CA., with her husband and son.


  • Teacher Wellness

    Simple Tips for Boosting Teacher Resilience

    Try these quick and easy ways to build resilience and relieve stress.
  • Teacher Development

    How to Hone Your Interpersonal Skills

    Four strategies to help you reflect on your interpersonal skills as a way to build a stronger school community.
  • Resilience and Grit

    Boosting Resilience Through Creativity

    Creativity is a resource for coping with stress—and it can be as simple as just asking questions to enhance our sense of wonder.
  • Teacher Development

    The Power of Summer Reflection

    Taking stock of past successes and challenges can boost your resilience for the upcoming school year.
  • School Leadership

    Building Teams That Stay

    Appreciating teachers and helping them cultivate resilience can help administrators reduce turnover in their schools.
  • Teacher Wellness

    Is It Time to Move On?

    Leaving a job is no easy decision. These five reflective activities can help you reach some clarity about your situation.
  • Teacher Wellness

    Debunking Myths About Resilience

    It’s important to tackle these four myths because the social and emotional health of the adults who work in schools matters.
  • Teacher Development

    The Power of Empathy

    Empathy for others doesn’t necessarily lead them to change their behavior, but it does help you better navigate difficult situations.
  • Classroom Management

    Secret Admirers and Classroom Management

    A simple activity can reduce friction in a classroom by guiding students to focus on each other’s strengths.
  • Teacher Wellness

    Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

    Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout the school year.