1-1 Coaching








1-1 Confidential Coaching 

I help women working in academia to overcome workload overwhelm and regain their clarity, confidence and control. 

I specialise in workload management and ditching guilt; creating healthy boundaries and reigniting creative spark & researcher identity. 

Are you a woman working in academia (from PhD on) who is feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from your research and role?

  • Do you want to create healthy boundaries and prevent burnout?
  • Do you want to publish more AND feel good about your writing?
  • Do you want to regain clarity, confidence and control over your career?

My coaching can help you to:

  • Find your best way to work
  • Identify your realistic timeframes
  • Pin down your priorities and make a plan to get you working on them
  • Ditch guilt about saying no and drawing boundaries
  • Get you to value your work and research
  • Get you writing again - productively & confidently
  • Reignite your purpose and passion by rediscovering what your why is - now.

Sounds good! Tell me more!

Everyone is offered a FREE 20 minute 'fit' call via Skype. This is to ensure that my coaching style is right for you. You will also receive a free workbook to help with initial goal setting ahead of the call.

If you decide to book a further call or package, you have 2 options:

A 90 minute Skype consultation and tailored follow-up workbook. This is suitable is you know the issue you want to work on e.g. a writing project, a particular timing issue.


A 3 month package. You get 6 x 30 minute Skype calls and tailored workbooks with practical tools and mindset reset activities. This is more suited if you are looking to tackle overwhelm; establish boundaries; set priorities; reconnect; find your confidence. These are much more interlinked issues and an investment of time will help untangle them and get you moving again.


Sign up for your free initial call here

Your Coach

Dr Vik Turbine 


I'm Vik, 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 some client testimonials here.

Ready to take the next step? 

Apply here for your free consultation!

Also happy to connect on Instagram!

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