If you're thinking of working outside of academia or in a non-faculty role, you might find yourself in a bit of paradox when it comes to your skills. On the one hand, there's the notion that people with PhDs are automatically overqualified for non-academic jobs. On the other, is the idea that you have no… Continue reading Help! I don’t have any skills!
I have a guest blog post up at The Organized Academic! If the sheer amount of advice out there for academics is any indication, faculty and grad students are hungry for tools and ideas to help them work and live better. There’s a lot of very good advice to be found, but figuring out how,… Continue reading Why do academics work with a coach?
Okay, I'll be honest. I don't LOVE talking to the media. But I have learned to stop hating it, worrying about it, and avoiding it. I might go so far as to say... I like it? Many academics aren't comfortable talking about their work in public venues, including in media interviews and on podcasts. It's… Continue reading How I learned to love talking to the media
The events of this week are pushing me to articulate what it means to work from an anti-racist position in my coaching practice and beyond. As a white person, I recognize that my understanding of institutional power is clouded by racial privilege - I am not seeing the full picture of racism in academia because… Continue reading Anti-racist practice: the work
Welcome to the first installment of Ask an Academic, a new series on the blog where I answer reader questions about all things academic. Today's letter comes from a reader in Moncton, a location shockingly nearby to my current hometown of Sackville. Go New Brunswick! Getting organized Dear Leslie, I would love advice on how… Continue reading Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?