Academic life can be better.

I’m Leslie and I help academics reconnect to the meaning in their work, pursue balance, and find some joy along the way.

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My coaching practice is based on twenty years of experience as an academic. Coaching gives you a space to work on discovering your values, developing a plan, and achieving your goals. My mission is to make academic life better, whatever better means to you. More balance, more productivity, less stress, achieving your goals, finding a job, or transitioning to something different.

Over the last two years, I’ve helped clients:

  • make steady progress on big projects like dissertations and books
  • revise and submit materials such as grant proposals, book proposals, and articles
  • devise strategies for work-life balance
  • organize their time and space
  • balance teaching and research
  • create new habits and set up sustainable writing routines
  • plan for career transitions, promotions, and new directions
  • develop long term career plans
  • create strategies for dealing with difficult work situations
  • polish job application materials

I offer:

One-on-one coaching: Guided sessions to help you explore ways to reach your goals and design action steps to meet them.

Developmental editing: Assessments and plans for revision for written materials like grant and book proposals, book chapters, and journal articles.

 Let’s connect.

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Leslie Kern, PhD

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