My approach is to use coaching as a supportive yet challenging intervention that provokes you to explore and to take actions that will shift your experience of university life and help you achieve what you define to be important as an academic.
Universities can be exciting, stimulating, and rewarding places, full of inspiration and possibility. At the same time, the pressures are immense, and seem to be increasing.I also believe that the personal investment you make can have a broader impact on academic life.
Coaching can help you to work in a way that honours your intellectual agenda, to be clear on how and where to prioritise your energy, to find constructive ways to work with colleagues, to be solid in making strategic decisions about your future, to feel fulfilled in what you achieve.
Coaching can also help to explore alternative pathways and find the creativity and courage to develop alternatives.
Being a qualified professional coach and an academic sociologist, I recognise, and can work with, productive tensions between change ‘within’ you and the systemic context shaping your work-life.
Coaching is available by face-to-face, telephone and Skype. Contact me for a no-obligation 30 minute call to find out how coaching might work for you and, if so, whether I’m the right coach or can recommend someone else.
For more about my workshops and programmes in universities see www.academiclives.com