junior faculty coaching
A career in academia is unlike any other. Autonomy and flexibility combined with extremely high (and often ambiguous) expectations create a unique set of challenges. Add in the political complexities of an academic environment and it can begin to feel like you're navigating a minefield. The experience may leave you de-energized and overwhelmed. And if you don't fit the typical professorial mold, the pressure can feel even more intense.
I've lived through the ups and downs of an academic career, and I founded nodramaturg* coaching & consulting in hopes of making life a little easier (and frankly, more joyful) for professors like you. My coaching packages typically include 2 sessions per month plus email support as needed. Services are provided remotely, by phone or video conference.
Together we will set goals consistent with your personal and professional values, map out steps toward achieving them, generate strategies for overcoming any obstacles you encounter, and most important, celebrate when you get there! I think you'll be amazed by the positive impact even small shifts can have on your productivity and overall well-being.
Not quite ready to reach out yet? Why not check out my book for assistant professors?
I have found my sessions with Elizabeth to be incredibly useful in helping me think about big picture issues, while allowing space to workshop specific problems that have come up. Perhaps most importantly, she helped me work through some of the burn out I experienced and has begun to shift my attitude towards self-care as foundational to my long-term academic success. I would highly recommend Elizabeth's coaching to other junior faculty.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
*Wondering where the name "nodramaturg" comes from? Find out here.