I help academics survive and thrive in academia. You got into this profession because you think it is important. It’s a demanding job. Sometimes it can be hard to prioritise what’s important to you about this profession in the face of all the demands on your time. You might even lose sight of those things and wonder why you even bother.
You are not behind. Your work is important. You can do this. I can help.
Although I’m based in the UK, I offer most of my services online or over the phone so it doesn’t really matter where you are located as long as we can make the time zone thing work. Some of what I offer is asynchronous. I’ve listed the services in order of price-point. Click on the image or the service name for a fuller description and a form to register. Subscribe to the newsletter for a taste of my approach and related content.
The Academic Writing Studio supports you in juggling your myriad responsibilities through synchronous Meetings With Your Writing, monthly Office Hours, and Planning Your Semester classes, and a membership website with asynchronous resources and an online forum. Members range from doctoral candidates to full professors.
£22/mo + applicable taxes*
Reviewer Comments Procrastination Buster: I open your reviewer comments and send you a summary focused on the positive and warning you about anything hurtful. No shame. I don’t care why you are having difficulty opening them. I want you to get that article published.
£50 + applicable taxes*
I occasionally offer self-hosted workshops focused on juggling your responsibilities with confidence and/or on writing. I am planning to host multi-day retreats with a focus on writing and rest. These are announced to the newsletter first.
A Confidence Boost is a one-hour coaching call to address a specific issue. It is useful for a wide range of issues. I can help you clearly articulate the problem, identify feasible next steps, identify resources and support you already have available, or act as a sounding board to test out solutions you’ve already come up with.
£180 + applicable taxes* (Discount for existing clients.)
Wayfinding combines written reflection with a coaching session to connect your bigger priorities and goals to actions to take in the short term. I would recommend this if you are planning a sabbatical, anticipating applying for promotion or a grant, or feel like you’re losing touch with the things that make this job meaningful for you. I designed it as a one-off thing with the idea that other services would then support you in implementing your vision. Some clients use Wayfinding as a personal annual review.
£450 + applicable taxes* (Discount for existing clients.)
A Guide for the Journey is an ongoing coaching service. I currently only offer this to existing clients. If you’d like this kind of coaching support with me, start with Wayfinding. We’ll discuss what kind of ongoing support would be most useful as part of that service. Guide for the Journey clients can have coaching calls of about 45 minutes as frequently as weekly as well as support by email for things as they come up. We agree a schedule and focus that works for you.
£150/mo + applicable taxes* (includes full membership of the Academic Writing Studio)
*What are Applicable Taxes? I am registered with the Canada Revenue Agency to collect and remit HST/GST. If you are a Canadian resident, you will be charged GST or HST on purchases of all services according to your province of residence which is the place of supply for digital services. My GST number is available on request.