I help women working in academia (from PhD onwards) to overcome workload overwhelm and regain their clarity, confidence and control.
I specialise in workload management and ditching guilt; creating healthy boundaries; reigniting creative spark & reconnecting to your researcher identity.
As a former academic turned small business owner, I also work with clients looking to make a career change out of academia.
About me as a coach
I'm a former academic. I was a full-time, permanent Feminist Politics Lecturer for 10 years.
In that time I became an experienced qualitative researcher designing and running funded projects; a published author; a PhD supervisor and examiner; an innovative and respected teacher; a leader in research and outreach, and held key roles in assessments and curriculum design.
I resigned my post in May 2019 after my chronic illness continued to progress (I have stage 4 endometriosis) and made me pause to think about what I really wanted to do and how I wanted to work.
I established 'The Learning Curve Collective' because I wanted to bring my expertise and experience to coaching; I saw an incredible need for a confidential, non-judgemental space for women to explore what they wanted.
I intimately understand the challenging and changing terrain of HE in the UK and how this impacts on the working cultures and environments.
My coaching is not about 'fixing' you; but it is about helping you to find the control that you have - we often do have more than we think.
Since then, I've run an online course and have grown my 1-1 coaching client base.
I've helped my clients make transformations in their mindset and approaches to work and boundaries.
Don't just take my word for it; read client testimonials here.
My coaching may be for you if you are looking to:
- create healthy boundaries and prevent burnout;
- publish more AND feel good about your writing?
- regain clarity, confidence and control over your career.
My approach helps my to:
- Find their best way to work;
- Identify their realistic timeframes;
- Pin down their priorities and make a plan to get them working;
- Reignite their purpose and passion by rediscovering what their why is - now.