There is a difference between being a Teacher and being a Trainer. The difference is at the level of Being.
Being a 'Teacher', having 'Students', and the whole procedure for 'going to School' and 'being taught' has a different point of origin, a different approach, purpose, and intention than being a 'Trainer', exploring with 'Participants' in Trainings, and collaboratively experiencing authentic adulthood initiatory processes.
A Teacher delivers Content from the already known 'knowledge continent' of the capitalist patriarchal empire.
The highest value in a Teacher / Student gameworld is to understand and to know the 'right' answers. A 'Right' answer is defined as the Teacher's answer to the questions which the Teacher will put on the test. There is one 'right' answer. After you have given the 'right' answer you can stop thinking. Other answers are irrelevant. After the test the answers can be forgotten.
School gameworlds establish the Teacher / Student paradigm, where the Teacher is the one who 'knows'.
The Teacher must also defend their position of authority as 'the one who knows' by making sure that no Student knows more than the Teacher...
The Student is the one who tries to copy and absorb what the Teacher knows.
As a Student you are taught to hold your intellectual body above all other bodies to the degree that you may come to believe that you are your mind, and adopt the catechism, "I think, therefore, I am."
(As an aside, it could be a very sheep-like strategy to continue forcing your children to fit into a system of thinking and doing that is already known to be annihilating life on Earth at the fastest possible rate. A wealth of practical information about exiting the School gameworld awaits you at QuitSchool.org.)
In contrast to Teacher / Student / School / Education gameworlds there exist Trainer / Participant / Transformational-Training / Adulthood-Initiation gameworlds.
A Teacher providing more and more Content of already known 'facts', 'dates', and information in Classes so that a Student becomes more and more like the Teacher and fits in to the Teacher's already existing culture.
A Trainer holds and navigates Training spaces that empower clearer and deeper Context of Distinctions, Experiences, Experiments, and Transformational Initiatory Processes so that Participants become more and more themselves and invent previously nonexistent culture.
Teaching gameworlds are about obeying, following, consuming, staying uninitiated (just like the teacher is...) avoiding responsibility, shunning new awareness, and fitting-in to already existing culture.
Training gameworlds are about invention, empowerment, going nonlinear, creative collaboration, exploration, giving away the treasure, expanding awareness, including more responsibility, waking up to more and more adulthood, and creating next culture.
In contrast to the School Context of knowing and understanding, a Training is a Context of Transformation.
In the Training Context there are no Teachers. Instead there are spaceholders, explorers, and facilitators of transformational shifts called initiations. An 'initiation' is any experience after which you have built more matrix and can hold more consciousness which shows up naturally and practically as taking more responsibility. Responsibility is applied consciousness.
The Trainer has no position, status, benefit, power-over, or institutional authority. Every question is allowed, especially blasphemeous questions. The Trainer starts from not-knowing and stays in not-knowing no matter how devastating or uncomfortable it is for their Box. If you as a Trainer try to establish or rely on position, status, benefit, power-over, knowing, or authority, you instantly take yourself - and the space - out of the Trainer gameworld and lock it into the Teacher gameworld. What a pity... there are already many Teacher / Student gameworlds and few Trainer / Collaborator gameworlds.
If you are trying to serve as a Trainer and you still hold the values of a Teacher, such as the value of getting people to understand, the value of transferring ideas and information to people, feeling glad to prove that your students know what you know, the value of getting students to give their center away and bow down to your authority or to the authority of what is already known... The moment you hold these values you will sabotage the sanctuary of Training / Initiatory spaces and you will fail to serve as a Trainer.
None of the Teacher paradigm applies in the Trainer paradigm.
As a Trainer you do not get to be the one who knows. You do not get to be the unspoken authority in the space. You do not get 'tenure' after being a Trainer for a certain number of years.
Some potential Trainers get confused thinking that if you speak about something you have spoken about before, such as 'The Old Thoughtmap Of Feelings' and 'The New Thoughtmap of Feelings', or 'The Hidden Purpose Process', etc., then you 'know what you are speaking about'. This may be the case for a Teacher, but it is never the case for a Possibility Trainer.
Sure, you are in a territory that you have explored before but from-one-moment-to-the-next you are always in new conditions in that territory! Imagine driving down a road that you drove down an hour before as if you are in the same conditions that existed on that part of the road an hour before... you would quickly be dead. You would run over a dog that was not there last time. You would be smashed by the garbage truck that suddenly pulls out of an alley that did not pull out of that alley last time.
Don't be dead in your head! Be alive on the drive! Each word you speak is a new invention. You can tell you are inventing because invention feels like being in love.
You were 'certified to be a Trainer' by ECCO (Earth Coincidence Control Office), not by the Possibilty Management Trainer Guild. If you are delivering Trainings (and not classes) then you are certified by ECCO to be a Trainer.
In a Trainer's life there is no such thing as 'retirement'. ECCO decides if you get to keep your Trainer's License by giving you jobs or not... but a Trainer is always at risk and can always lose their job as a Trainer.
The Trainer profession includes ongoing Transformation. You cannot navigate Transformation from the outside. If you are not in some sort of 5 Body Liquid State now, and now, and now, you won't have the fluidity and weightlessness needed to continue to deftly navigate Transformational processes from the inside, which is the only place they can be accurately navigated. You are also always in the processes.
If you do not ongoingly and rigorously subvert your defense strategies and your Gremlin you will cleverly but unconsciously lock yourself into the next level of ego prison.
And... who in the world is sly enough, powerful enough, and fast enough to pull the rug out from under your Gremlin's secretly-secure fear-sponsored positions? Only the radically-responsible Evolutionaries of your Trainer Circle, who would then be classified as your true friends.
The ongoing life of a Trainer is well described by Rogan Taylor's phrase, "The death and resurrection show."
As Swami Prajnanpad said, "You must pay full price."
You do not get to hide out in an authoritarian role because, as a Trainer, there is none.
The Trainer has the status equivalent of a janitor (waschfrau).
In the Terry Pratchett book, Thief of Time, a Trainer is a Sweeper.
As a Trainer there is no hiding out, no excuse, no defense. The human condition is hopeless and it is all your fault. If somebody around you fucks things up, you have not shared enough treasure with them. Clearly if your ego still wants to 'keep face' you won't make it very far as a Trainer.
There is a lot discover in the Transformational professions that is not common knowledge in the Teacher / Student, Corporation / Consumer, Boss / Employee, etc. context of modern culture. In fact, there is no top end of what to discover.
There are many paths up the mountain... but there is no mountain.