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Flourishing at Work in Academia

9.5 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

You want to be in the ivory tower, not the air traffic control tower! Join me and steer clear of burnout and the ever-expanding to-do list!

Hosted by

Jennifer Askey

PhD, CPCC, PCC | Academic Coach

Course overview

Has your academic job exploded out of its boundaries?

Do you feel like you are constantly putting out fires instead of doing the meaningful work you entered the academy for?


Are you committed to becoming more intentional and mindful about your work/life balance?


Do you want a supportive community of like-minded peers?

Are you a professor(*) struggling with the following?

01

You feel burnout creeping up on you.

You're concerned about building a sustainable career in the face of ever-expanding demands.

02

The thought that the next notebook or planner is going to be THE ticket to saving your organizational bacon.

(hint: it's not going to!)

03

You want to create a career you love and the impact you desire, not suffer through a job for a paycheck.

04

You have an idea of what you want your career to look like, but feel like you lack the actions and tools to get you there.

05

You know that if you could just slow down and focus, you could accomplish so much more and feel so much better about it!

Elements of the Year-Long Program

Rolling Enrollment

Join when you can. All timing is right timing. If you miss something, it will circle around before your year is up OR it will be in a recording.

Individual Onboarding

The cohort isn't huge. I'll do an individual onboarding and goal-setting session with you to help you determine how you are going to get exactly what you need from the program.

Monthly Live Calls

Two calls each month on a topic that that helps you gain insight or take action.

Time for Q&A, time for micro-coaching, time for learning from others' successes and struggles.

Insight Topics Include:
  • Create a richly detailed vision of your own success
  • Learn how to manage your nasty Inner Critic
  • Discover how to find FLOW in your work
  • Nurture your network and your "warm" research audience
  • Establishing TRUST at work
Action Topics Include:
  • A yearly planning system geared to academics
  • Using LinkedIn for professional networking
  • Grant writing advice and best practices
  • Tackling grading creatively
  • Why tracking your time makes sense
Mindfulness, Mentoring, More. .

During the year, you will have access to both the 6-week Positive Intelligence program and my own Academic/Coach program. Positive Intelligence is a mindfulness program that helps you get out of your own way! A/C is all about increasing your joy & effectiveness as a mentor.

See what people are saying

        This is, without question, the most useful professional development that I've done in the last 5ish years..
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Assoc Prof
        Try it! Even small steps towards making work-life and life-work better is worth it.
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        There may never be the right time, but this work is about finding the time, now and in the future. It's essential work. During the class, it was helpful for me to set aside even a short time each week to prepare for the next session. Now, I am applying the lessons to my daily habits, little by little. No need for a large store of free time ...
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(*)Professor is a catch-all term. Tenure-track, tenured, adjunct, sessional, soft-money, research-focused, etc. All are welcome and if this speaks to you, this is FOR you!

Meet your instructor

Jennifer Askey

Jennifer Askey

PhD, CPCC, PCC

I have been an academic coach for five years, working with academics one-on-one to help them identify and meet their career goals.


In this course, I am taking the key foundational steps I provide for all of my one-on-one clients and putting them together in an accessible, cohort-based course that gives you the best possible foundation for career planning, career decision making, and productivity.


Not only will you learn key wellbeing and productivity strategies, you'll learn and practice them together, with other smart, dedicated, cool people who want academic life to be fun and rewarding.


Before I became a coach, I was an adjunct professor, a visiting professor, a tenure-track then tenured professor, Dean's project coordinator, and a Learning and Professional Development Coordinator -- all in higher education.


In addition to my Ph.D. in German Literature, I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach with CTI, and a Professional Certified Coach through ICF, and a certified Positive Intelligence coach.

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Getting Started

01

Register and get access

When you register for the program, you'll have access to all of the previous recordings and downloads. So you can get started learning and reflecting right away.

02

Individual Onboarding

Whether you know exactly the transformation you want to implement in the next 12 months or just know, vaguely, that something needs to change, you'll meet with Jennifer for a clarity and direction call to get you ready to maximize your benefit from the program.

03

Mark your calendar

Make note of the live session dates (listed in your "syllabus" on the Maven site) and put them in your calendar.


04

Program Community

The Maven platform has a (new) community feature. Please come introduce yourself there!

05

Activate Your Commitment

Have you ever told a student that they'll get out of your course what they put into it?

It's the same with personal-professional development.

If you commit to being the most committed, best participant version of yourself in this course, you'll GET there!

Welcome, friends!

May the camera always get your best angle!

Small Group Coaching

Small Group Coaching

Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and offers opportunities for micro-coaching, as well as feedback and support.

Create academic community

One of the pillars of wellbeing is positive social relationships. Join us to build an academic community that focuses on wellbeing.

Learn with a cohort of peers

In a cohort, one person's a-ha moment gets to be everyone's insight. Learn and grow together and increase your impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I can’t make a live session?
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
What’s the refund policy?
What if I still don't know if this is for me?
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