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!
As a gymnast sprints toward a vault at breakneck speed, ready to hurtle herself into the air and perform a skill so complex the naked eye can barely catch it, she needs trust. There isn't (or so I imagine, from my couch) any time for worry or even conscious thought. The gymnast must simply trust… Continue reading Trust the craft
Podcasts are my go-to entertainment for driving, working out, flying, and long walks. I'll pop one on while I'm cleaning the kitchen or making dinner. Give me some quality Canadian cold case investigations. Teach me Spanish. And let's not forget one of my personal fave genres: the advice podcast. (How I miss you, Dear Sugars).… Continue reading Podcasts for academics: my top 5
Imagine opening up your paper in progress after three weeks away and finding an extra 500 words, grammar edits, and half the bibliography done. No, it wasn't elves. It was your collaborators, moving the work forward even while you were busy elsewhere. If this sounds like a fantasy, that's because writing together well as academics… Continue reading Writing together: how to make it work
I always learn a lot from my coaching clients. Sometimes they share their favourite tech tips: software and apps that help them write, revise, stay organize, and plan their days. This week I thought I would pass on some of their suggestions, as well as a few of my own. I haven't tried all of… Continue reading Tech tips for writing and planning