Do you need help to figure something out? You don’t need regular coaching, you just need help with this specific thing to get you unstuck.
A Confidence Boost is a 1-hour coaching session to address a specific thing that’s going on for you. You book your session and tell me a bit about what’s going on. We talk on the phone (using a conference line so I can record our conversation and neither of us needs to pay outrageous long distance charges even if we live in completely different countries). You walk away with some immediate things you can do to make things better. I send you a link to download the recording so you can listen again later if necessary.
There are all kinds of good reasons you may not want to go to your regular sources of help, at least not right away. Sometimes it’s just helpful to have someone with no stake in the situation at all to listen, ask good questions, and help you figure out what’s going on.
A Confidence Boost might fix the whole problem. If your problem is too big for that, a Confidence Boost will help you calm down and figure out your next steps.
I will help you get the issue in perspective. I will help you access what you already know and figure out what you need. I can help you figure out what other support you have available and how to approach those people. I can help you anticipate likely scenarios so you can prepare for them. I can help you assess risks and make plans.
You can use a Confidence Boost for anything. A not at all comprehensive list:
- Stuck with a writing project.
- Need to have a difficult conversation with a colleague, student, etc.
- Want to say no to something but aren’t sure how to say it or how to make it stick.
- Got an interview for a job you really want.
- Found out you didn’t get that job you really want.
- Questioning the advice a mentor or colleague gave.
- Need to seek advice or support from someone you’re a bit daunted to approach.
- Giving a conference presentation and anxious about the Q&A part.
- Struggling to do the revisions to a manuscript because of your emotional reaction to the reviewer comments.
- Reluctant to submit your manuscript.
- Feeling like your teaching isn’t going well and not knowing how to fix it.
- You’ve made a mistake and don’t know how to fix the situation.
If you aren’t sure if your issue would be appropriate, contact me to ask but if you are stuck and it’s making it hard to do your work, do not keep spinning your wheels. You’ll just get more stuck. (If your issue is that you are procrastinating about opening or reading your reviewer comments, I have an asynchronous service for that: Reviewer Comments Procrastination Buster.)