It's Okay to Not Be Okay: 
Extreme Teacher Self-Care 

Join me in this powerful and uplifting workshop at the California Kindergarten Conference on Sunday, January 16 at 10:45 - 12:00 p.m. (Session D5)

Because let's be real - the last 20 months have been beyond challenging for teachers and a bubble bath just won't cut it.

In this workshop, you'll acknowledge what you've been through on a deep level, gain new practices and perspectives for lasting self-care, and learn how to prioritize your own well-being. 

You'll leave with clarity on the root of your challenges, doable action steps, and a renewed commitment to YOU and YOUR life's agenda.  

This is THE workshop to set you up for self-care success in 2022! 

Register Here for the CKC

From Teacher to Entrepreneur & Coach   

I'm Mary Gallagher and I'm 
thrilled to be back at the CKC presenting again this year!

When I graduated with my Master's in Education and credential 10 years ago from Stanford, I thought I'd be a classroom teacher forever.

But about 7 years into the profession, I started feeling restless and underutilized when it came to my creativity, potential, and the difference I knew I could make. 

When COVID-19 shut down all California schools in March 2020, I launched my own online school called Amazing Day Academy. I taught inspiring writing classes to kids all over the world who were stuck at home and desperate for a creative outlet and connection during the dark days of the pandemic. 

I also got certified as a High Performance Coach and began my professional coaching practice working with women and teens while continuing to teach full time. This past June, I retired from teaching to focus on my two businesses, which have created time, freedom and financial success beyond what I could ever have as a classroom teacher. 

Sounds dreamy right? It is - but it wasn't always like this for me. The majority of my teaching career was defined by stress, overworking, and and not taking very good care of myself. I had to do a lot of inner work to create a new reality and I fell short plenty of times. But I stuck with it and it paid off.

I invite you to join me in this workshop and start your extreme self-care journey! 


Desiree Lancaster 

Financial Consultant

Mary Gallagher is not a Life Coach, she is a Life Changer! Mary is the real deal! She asks powerful questions to get you thinking and understanding, plus the tools to work through what was discovered. Her two-hour coaching session will change your world as you see it. She will help you uncover what was hiding and longing to come out. I highly recommend anyone seeking to reveal their true self, you must have a coaching call with her. My words do not covey the impact she had upon me!


Amanda Plagmann 


 Mary has such a gift for coaching and her passion and investment in me was evident throughout our time together. With her guidance, we were able to dive into some deep topics that she handled with empathy and compassion. I felt completely comfortable with her. Our time together left me rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. I now feel as if I have an even greater understanding and acceptance for myself and for where I am in my journey. There are too many take- aways to list, but I have already started to implement these into my daily life. She is remarkable at what she does!

Emma Lombardi 


Working with Mary has given me the confidence and tools I need to pivot into a new career. Mary helped me work through my fears and misconceptions in order to realize that negative thoughts in my head are just that, thoughts. They are not facts and simply inhibit you from moving forward. Mary helped me switch my thinking pattern to the successful high performer I wanted to be. That shift in perspective has completely changed how I enter the day and interact with others. Through working with Mary I can see a clearer picture of what the future can be and what steps I need to take to get there. She is a wonderful, motivating coach who is not afraid to push you to where you need to be!