Hi! Welcome to my new home!
I'm Dr Vik Turbine. I'm a freelance writer, speaker, blogger, podcaster and online teacher. I live in Glasgow with my family.
Six months ago I left my 10 year career in academia to set up The Learning Curve Collective.
The aim of the Collective is to offer neutral, non-judgemental, feminist support and learning to women seeking life and career change.
Why did I set up The Collective?
I burnt out in trying to 'do it all' in my career - and 'balance' that with a chronic illness (stage 4 endometriosis) and as a mum of 2 young children.
I've turned 40 this year, and rather than a mid-life crisis, I've seen this as a new lease of confidence!
Change is risky, but it can be done.
What is the Collective?
The Collective is all about finding your way to change - with the support of others.
You will find useful, accessible content where I share my learning curves from pivoting - and interview others.
You can sign up to receive the latest blog posts to your email on the homepage here.
I also coach - with a focus on getting unstuck with writing and academic career shifts. You can find out more here.
Want to hire me as a speaker or facilitator?
Always happy to chat!
You should expect my other interests to feature heavily too - clothes, coffee, red lippy, feminist politics and all things creativity! You can also follow me on Pinterest.
Come on over & join The Collective!
What people are saying about The Learning Curve Collective...
ABOUT MY TALKS
“The 4th Institute of Gender Studies research seminar series could NOT have got off to a better START. @VikTurbine on #Feminism, #Class, & the state of UK HE was inspirational - such a treat to have her at @uochester. Thanks too to @LacoteaS for brilliant chairing”. Prof. Emma Rees, Director of the Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester