I'm Telina To'o (pronounced toh-oh)... The cacao over coffee, mama to Machi, former special Ed teacher turn online biz & lifestyle junkie and podcast host. I'm obsessed with helping burnt out teachers, build personal brands, turn passion into uncapped profit and create curriculum to fit that ideal lifestyle.
But I'm not an overnight success story!
("overnight successes" are the same BS as fairytales, buzzkill!!)
Born & raised Western Sydney, Australia. Most people would cringe at my postcode but I've always believed in 'not letting your roots define how you grow'.
I was the first (and only) in my immediate family to finish high school and graduate from University with a double degree in Education and Psychology & accelerated my masters in Business.
I spent more time at University than I did in the traditional classroom as a teacher.
Why is this valuable?
I always wanted to make an impact in people's lives. I thought teaching would fulfil my desire to help people but it left me feeling undervalued and under paid. Since founding The Co. & Teli, I made a promise to create a community of conscious role models, which is collaborative, innovative, profitable and location free.
But quickly realised that working with educators in the 'online world' was my jam!
More specifically, educators who are wanting to transition from classroom to location free, turn passion into profit, start an online side-hustle or go all in & easily double, triple (likely, more) that underpaying salary.