You’ve read all the advice about work-life balance, time management, prioritizing writing, and so on. But you’re still struggling to implement that advice in your everyday life. Maybe old habits are hard to break; maybe your life just seems way too busy for those tips to work. Perhaps your imposter syndrome is whispering “you can’t do it.” This is where customized support through one-on-one coaching can really start to make a difference.
One-on-one coaching sessions are perfect for gaining clarity, revving up your motivation, setting concrete action steps, and making real changes to the way you approach work and life. Coaching offers a completely personalized experience. If you’re ready to leave old habits and excuses behind, coaching might be right for you.
First, you’re always welcome to reach out over email to ask questions. You can check out my blog to learn more about some of my areas of expertise. This post will tell you more about how academics can benefit from coaching. And this guide breaks down what coaching does, and why it’s different from therapy or consulting.
Second, we can set up a time for a free Strategy Session call. Please note that as of November 2020, I have an almost-full coaching roster and therefore, limited availability until the new year. You’re welcome to pre-book or use my contact form to indicate that you’d like a spot on my waiting list.
During our call you’ll learn more about me, my coaching services, and start to clarify your goals, vision, and priorities. This is not a sales call. I would never put you on the spot or ask you to commit to a coaching package without time for reflection. After the call, I’ll send you a summary of our conversation via email, along with some options for moving forward. Then you can let me know how or if you’d like to proceed.
Over the years, I’ve found that clients gravitate toward two options: single, pay-as-you-go sessions, or monthly plans (with the most popular option being a three-month plan).
Single session rate: $150
The advantage of a pay-as-you-go model is that it allows you great flexibility in scheduling. It can be useful if you only want occasional support or the odd session to work through a particular issue. However, it doesn’t include “in between” session support such as accountability emails, my help in finding additional resources that might help with a problem, or a guaranteed spot on my roster. Coaching calls are typically about 50-60 minutes.
Monthly package rate: $325/month
A monthly plan includes one-on-one coaching calls (usually 2-3 a month), regular email check-ins, and access to customized worksheets and other resources. You also have a guaranteed spot in my roster for the length of the package (i.e., the number of months chosen). The frequency of our meetings is customizable depending on your schedule and needs.
If neither of these options looks right for you, I’m happy to discuss the possibility of a custom package. Custom packages might include a combination of coaching sessions and developmental editing work (e.g., reviewing a grant proposal or article). Or they might have a custom time frame that suits your needs. A free strategy session is a great opportunity to discuss options.
Sliding scale rates
For grad students and those who are precariously employed, I typically take 20% off the posted rate. I’m always happy to talk about payment options (e.g. smaller payment increments). Please feel free to ask.
Professional expense accounts
For faculty with access to professional expense/professional development accounts, you may be able to get reimbursed for services like coaching as they relate to your career. Check with your institution. I provide invoices and receipts for all payments.