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
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?
Introducing a new series here on the blog: Ask an Academic! I'm opening up my inbox for your advice-seeking questions. I'll post responses to anonymized questions here on the blog, either in writing or with a short video. This is your chance to fire off a quick question to an outsider who just might have… Continue reading Ask An Academic
Ever wonder if hiring an academic career coach might be right for you? Academic work is often very solitary. There's an assumption that everyone just "knows" how to succeed. In this context, it can be hard to look for mentorship, support, or advice. But it's more than okay to want things to be better. Here… Continue reading Academic career coaches: 5 ways we can help
Academia is full of either/or beliefs. You can either be a strong researcher or a stellar teacher. You can either have work-life balance or a successful career. You can either take care of your mental health or excel in your job. You can either get a tenure track job and be happy or be stuck in non-TT, non-ac jobs and be miserable. You can either be an administrator or a faculty member. And so on.