Are you an educator or academic who is searching for more work-life balance? Are you feeling isolated and overwhelmed? Or are you just looking for more clarity and accountability? Burnout runs high for educators as they juggle competing demands and navigate a sea of ever-increasing expectations. Regardless of career stage, educators need more social support and ways to connect to their own internal guidance.

My personal path as an academic and commitment to the principles of social justice has brought me to life coaching, which helps individuals align with their core values and step into their higher purpose. I believe that each person is whole and uniquely able to create a life filled with balance, ease, and joy. My clients seek to make big changes and show up as their most authentic selves. Using a playful, creative approach, I will challenge, encourage, and collaborate with you to clarify your vision and identify strategies to get there. As your coach, I am a partner and witness on your journey of transformation.

The first session is free. Book here: https://lesliewang.youcanbook.me.

FAQ:

What is life coaching? Life coaching is a powerful, ongoing relationship of trust that helps you identify and realize your visions and goals. A professional coach provides tools and support to remove obstacles and facilitate deep change.

What are some reasons people hire a coach?

  • to plan your life based on what matters most to you

  • to create more work-life balance

  • to increase joy, purpose, and motivation

  • to plan a career move

  • to get more organized and manage your time better

  • to deal with limiting beliefs and imposter syndrome

  • to increase your effectiveness as a leader

  • to smooth the transition into retirement

As your coach, I will:

  • help you determine realistic short and long-term goals

  • hold you accountable for making consistent progress towards these goals

  • work with you to let go of limiting beliefs and negative self-talk

  • help you identify and change unhelpful habits and behaviors

  • coach you to overcome internal and external challenges

  • support and encourage you at every stage

  • help you implement self-care practices to ensure your long-term success

Is coaching the same as therapy?: No, coaching is not therapy. Coaching focuses on strategic planning and personal growth and does not attempt to heal emotional trauma. Coaches regularly refer clients to other professionals for issues that are better suited for a therapeutic relationship.

What are your rates?: My rates are on a sliding scale that is determined by your rank and income level. Universities and institutions often provide professional development funds that can be used to pay for coaching sessions.

How do I get started?: It’s easy. Book a free phone coaching session using the link below, and we’ll talk about whether coaching is right for you. If it’s the right fit, you’ll receive some self-assessment and planning tools. Your journey will begin from there!

Schedule a free first session at: https://lesliewang.youcanbook.me. Or, for more information, contact me at Leslie.Wang@umb.edu.