Take control of your academic career and complete all your goals with ease.
Through my one-on-one coaching and group programs, I help academics meet all their career goals and find enjoyment in the process.
I work with a wide variety of early- and mid-career academics. The common struggles that I see and can help you with are:
A person with enormous talent and vision who needs a little help accessing their full capacity for confidence, focus, organization, and self-compassion.
You may not completely identify as this person yet, but this is because you’ve internalized punishing and unrealistic social values attached to work, efficiency, and output. To make matters even more challenging, your professional training has further honed your ability to focus on what is problematic and what is lacking. Solving problems is what you do for a living and you cannot seem to stop seeing yourself as a problem that needs to be–but can’t be– solved.
I can help you change your view of who you are and what you are capable of creating.
I can help you get out of your own way and start producing at the level that you are truly able.
We will work together for an hour each week at a time that suits your schedule. You will also have between-session written coaching support Mondays to Fridays via Slack or email (according to your preference).
The initial 45-minute consultation is free. Schedule a call to see if we are a good fit!
I trained and am certified with the Life Coach School, the premier program for causal coaching (causal coaching is focused on finding and working with the root cause of each client’s unique work-related challenges). In addition to my mindset coaching certification, I am an established academic with more than fifteen years of experience in the humanities and social sciences. My approach to coaching combines cognitive and emotional methodologies (including cognitive behavioral therapy) with mindfulness and academic career mentoring.
For those clients seeking more intensive coaching focused on conceiving and developing academic projects, I have additional training. I can help guide you toward a clearer connection to your intellectual and creative instincts, giving you the tools to work through blocks in writing and help clarifying the projects that you feel most called to pursue. And, as a working academic, I act as a supportive (but constructively critical) ear to help you to brainstorm your ideas and see your projects through to completion.
Together, the tools that I provide can help you to transform almost any aspect of your career and life.
Coaching with Teri has allowed me to see the harmful thought and emotion patterns that had been creating mental confusion and taking away my clarity. I can now complete projects with at least 80% less resistance and drama. Coaching has been life-changing. It’s helped bring back the intrinsic joy of writing and working on projects, that childlike sense of fun where I now write solely because I enjoy it.
Lina B., client
Please choose a day and time that works for your schedule. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
Here are some of the more common questions my clients ask me.
If you desire a better relationship to your career and believe that this is possible then coaching is right for you. The specific areas that I specialize in coaching include stress and overwhelm, procrastination, blocks in writing, productivity, imposter syndrome, confidence, as well as navigating the academy as a woman, person of color, and/or LGBTQI+ individual.
This will depend on whether you thrive most in community or in more focused one-on-one encounters. Some clients prefer to have the support of a group made up of people who are struggling with similar issues, whereas others prefer a program that is tailored to their unique needs and entirely focused on them.
Many therapy modalities focus on developing greater awareness of how your past has contributed to your current struggles. Coaching, on the other hand, gives you the tools to move permanently beyond these struggles. As a coach, I work with people who are functional yet looking for help achieving the career goals and life shifts that they desire.
While I mainly work with academics in all fields, my coaching approach is also effective for clients who are PhDs working in other fields.
I work one-on-one with clients of all backgrounds. The group coaching program, however, is reserved for clients who identify as either female or non-binary.