Too often we struggle alone. Sometimes we're afraid or ashamed to ask for help. Other times, the issue is that we don't even know help exists. Fortunately, there is a wealth of services out there to support academics. Yes, I offer some of these same services! But I might not be the right coach for… Continue reading Academic coaching: More resources!
Show me your messy closet and it'll be Marie Kondo-ed and Home Edit-ed before you can say, "does it spark joy?" I love decluttering, but I'll admit, the "messy middle" is my least favorite part. You know what I mean. The part where you have to take everything out and make big sloppy piles all… Continue reading Coaching as decluttering
By now we've all heard the phrase quiet quitting. It's had a viral moment recently, in the context of a wide array of shifting workplace norms and worker attitudes in the wake of the pandemic. Quiet quitting refers to a situation where a worker does the work required of them and nothing more. They aren't… Continue reading Quiet quitting in academia
When my daughter was little, the very-real exhaustion of parenting meant that sometimes it was easier to cave in to the demands of a toddler than to argue. What I quickly learned though, is that if I agreed to carry her home from day care one day, I better be ready to do it every… Continue reading Managing expectations
Raise your hand if any of the following statements sound familiar: "I can't take a course release because there won't be anyone to teach that topic.""We have to raise the enrolment cap on classes otherwise students who need the credits won't get in.""I can't take a break over the summer because there's no one else… Continue reading Institutional problems/individual sacrifices