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leadership coaching

Leadership roles provide incredible opportunities for learning and growth and can also lead to burnout and overwhelm, especially if you're an introvert who is accustomed to controlling your own calendar and having ample alone-time to think. Leaders from underrepresented groups may face additional challenges, like having to prove themselves in order to successfully influence others.

I've experienced the struggles and rewards of academic leadership roles, and I founded nodramaturg* coaching & consulting to help leaders like you maximize your impact and well-being. My leadership coaching services support new and experienced higher-ed leaders in the generation of creative approaches that honor personal and organizational values and goals. Packages typically include 2 sessions per month plus email support throughout and require a 6-month minimum commitment. Services are provided remotely, by phone or video conference.


Together, we will discover ways of extinguishing the many fires that pop up, with an eye towards your long-term development as a leader. 

Please reach out to arrange a free exploratory phone call.

Not quite ready for a conversation? Perhaps you'd be interested in these resources or my book for academic leaders, written with my friend and former colleague, Suzanne Dove.

what others are saying...

Working with Elizabeth was an amazing experience. Our conversations led me to a better understanding of my own motivations, my triggers, and the passions that drive me. She helped me recognize and strengthen ways to remain true to my values while becoming a better manager, a better mentor, and a better person. More than a year after our last session I still find myself reflecting daily on the lessons she guided me in teaching myself.


- DL (leadership coaching client)

After 25 years in higher education administration, I was feeling a bit stuck in my work and frankly, powerless to do anything differently. A friend recommended executive coaching, and Elizabeth at nodramaturg was the perfect match. She understands the pressures of balancing a family and work, and has firsthand knowledge of the eccentricities of a university environment. Elizabeth has helped me uncover options I never considered before working with her. She doesn't push or give advice—she simply provides perspectives I may not have considered and thought exercises that help me to formulate a different narrative than the one I have been telling myself for far too long. Elizabeth is a guide in the process of helping me discover what I can achieve and encouraging me to make choices that will propel me to be the best person—and leader—I can be!


- SW (leadership coaching client)

Elizabeth is a brilliant coach! She was an invaluable resource during my transition to a leadership role. In fact, I can’t imagine navigating the first year in my leadership position without her vital guidance. Elizabeth brings an amazing amount of academic and administrative experience to her coaching. She’s extraordinarily perceptive and had an uncanny ability to intuit any concerns I was having. Elizabeth also asked incredibly insightful questions, and she always had a unique perspective that forced me to reflect on how I was interpreting the issues I was encountering. She helped me with work-life balance, academic leadership, and juggling research, teaching, and mentoring with my new administrative role. Any accomplishments I’ve had in my leadership role have been due in part to the coaching I received from Elizabeth. I’m extremely grateful that I had the opportunity to work with her.


- ES (leadership coaching client)

*Wondering where the name "nodramaturg" comes from? Find out here.

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