Build Your IEP Coaching Business

February 4th-5th, 2023
New Orleans

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Learn to Build Your Own Special Education Coaching Business!

You have the ability to change Special Education by building a business to help others through the confusing and overwhelming IEP process.

Work directly with Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, Founder of Master IEP Coach®, to learn how to be the Master IEP Coach® your community needs! 

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If You've Been Dreaming About How to Get Paid as a Special Education Expert, This Is For You!

Special Education Parents and Teachers,

I know you have "been there and done that" at the IEP table and you never want anyone to feel the way you did in the very beginning.

Sleepless nights, constant worry, too many cups of coffee, and always having Kleenex nearby.

You're now on the other side of all of the overwhelm, you can see all that is possible in Special Education and you're ready to help others.

Maybe you want to help parents navigate a system that feels so unfair.

Maybe you want to help teachers feel confident in the classroom and at the IEP table.

You're not sure exactly how you're going to fill your calendar with clients you can coach through the Special Education system, but you 100% know you can't stand by and watch Special Education stay the same.

That's exactly why you're going to join us in New Orleans!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a program that teaches you how to start a traditional advocacy business focused on an "us vs them" mentality. ALL strategies to help you become a Master IEP Coach® will be collaborative and focused on teamwork between home and school.

*Master IEP Coach® programs are the ONLY training program where parents, teachers, admins, and therapists ALL learn TOGETHER!

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SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 ATTENDEES. This is NOT a "learn how to do this and then go home and try" weekend. You will actually work on your Special Education coaching business.  Whether you're starting from scratch or reaching new goals, this is for you!

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You choose what you want to work on! You could absolutely go home with a new website, built and running freebie funnels, an email newsletter sequence, active Facebook ads, an evergreen blog article to bring in new clients, social media posts for the next 90 days, and more!

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Gain confidence and clarity about the services you provide. Learn to set your pricing in a way that makes sense for both you and your clients. Experience in-depth mastermind sessions with fellow Master IEP Coaches® who are changing Special Education, right now!

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  • Learn to tell your story through video, social media, and blogs - build credibility, FAST.
  • Develop marketing assets, specifically for your ideal client - get them saying they want more!
  • Create online and in-person funnels to build your email list.
  • Craft MONTHS worth of IEP newsletters in just a few hours.
  • Find out if you should be running social media ads, and if so, learn how to do it.
  • Build your website or upgrade your current website.
  • Learn behind-the-scenes management systems for building without getting burned out.
  • Decide what services you should and should not be providing, both online and in-person. 
  • Finally, figure out what you should be charging for the services you provide.
  • Learn advanced IEP strategies for current and/or potential clients.

Your Master IEP Coach® Business Building Experience...



Residence Inn · New Orleans French Quarter

360 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

Just 12 miles from the airport and walking distance to the French Quarter.


Join the Discounted Room Block

If you choose to stay at the same hotel as our conference room, we have a room block for $199 per night. We will have an opportunity for you to seek roommates with fellow attendees.


Snacks and Drinks

Snacks and beverages will be provided during our meetings, plus you'll have a chance to purchase tickets to a Dinner Jazz Cruise on Saturday. 


Our Jam Packed Agenda

Saturday: 9am-3pm at the hotel...PLUS a bonus dinner cruise* at 5pm (*After you register, you will be able to purchase a Dinner Cruise ticket only for a guest to join you).

Sunday: 9am-1pm at the hotel...PLUS bonus coworking hours until 3pm.


Dinner Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi

After Saturday sessions, we'll enjoy dinner and a jazz cruise* on the Mississippi River TOGETHER! (*After you register, you will be able to purchase a Dinner Cruise ticket only for a guest to join you.)

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IMPORTANT: Space is Limited. 

This retreat is only open to 15 people who are determined to change Special Education by building a business to help others through the Special Education system with proven collaborative strategies.

This is not a Special Education law program. No legal advice will be given.
All education and business decisions are your own.

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Work with Master IEP Coach® Founder, Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

Hi, I'm Catherine and I'm completely obsessed with digging into special education solutions with parents, teachers, and IEP teams every day.

I grew up as a special needs sibling, my brother has Down syndrome. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the family.

I became a special education teacher, determined to change the world from the inside of my classroom. I see the IEP table from the perspective of the school team.

For 25+ years I've been working for both parents and teachers, helping EVERYONE work together to create IEPs with less stress and more results.

I've consulted with parents + IEP teams through hundreds (probably thousands, I stopped counting after the first decade) of IEP meetings since 1996. I've seen what is possible for a child's future when we design a child's IEP for the real world and I can teach you how to make it happen!

Working independently as an IEP Coach for BOTH parents and teachers, standing on in-person and virtual stages as an international speaker, and becoming an online business owner allowed me to work from home, and provide for myself and my family... even when I was a super busy single mom.

I can't wait to help you, help others, through the Special Education process, while providing for your own family and reaching your goals as a Master IEP Coach®!

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