I believe that personal and professional vitality is built on the principles of purpose, compassion, connection, and balance.
Through one-on-one coaching, I work with clients, especially high-achieving women+ faculty and higher ed professionals, to
- articulate and clarify values and purpose
- prioritize commitments to achieve more balance
- use Scrum practices to improve productivity, while making time for rest, family, and other pursuits
- become more confident writers and speakers
- explore career transitions within and outside of academia
- deal with burnout and build burnout resilience.
As your coach, I’ll be your thinking partner to help you better understand yourself, your goals, and your motivations to help you succeed in whatever ways are meaningful to you.
What Is Coaching?
Coaching is a partnership between the client and the coach, “a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires [clients] to maximize their personal and professional potential” (International Federation of Coaches). Coaches draw on a variety of interdisciplinary theories, tools, and research-based practices to support clients as they learn more about themselves and and work to achieve goals. In a coaching relationship, the coach is not the expert but a thinking partner who asks powerful questions and offers new ways of thinking about salient issues the client wants to address–the client is the expert in this relationship.
*Coaching is not therapy and should not be used to substitute for mental health care.
I understand higher education.
Why Coach with Me?
Sometimes we all need someone to talk through our goals, challenges, opportunities, and paths. As a serious academic, I used to think “life coaching” was woo-woo silliness. But a trained, credentialed coach who understands higher ed can partner and support academic professionals in all facets of university life.
I have 18 years of experience in higher ed, teaching my own composition and professional communications courses for five years during my PhD, working as a tenure-track then tenured professor at a liberal arts-focused university for 12 years, and most recently as a faculty development professional working directly with faculty to support their growth as instructors and facilitators of students learning.
I understand the highs of teaching and research, but also the lows of doubt, compassion fatigue, and burnout. One-on-one coaching as well as group programs helped me grows as an academic, deal with my burnout, and make the best career decisions for myself and my family.
I am currently working toward for my ICF coaching certification with mentor and trainer Dr. Katie Linder (learn more about Katie’s coach training program).
What Does Coaching Cost?
Coaching is an investment in yourself, your professional development, and your future.
$125 for one 60-minute session
$350 for three 60-minute sessions prepaid
$600 for six 60-minute sessions prepaid
To learn more about my coaching approach and what coaching can do for you, explore the Agile Faculty Life Coaching brochure.
I am not currently taking on new individual coaching clients.