I help women in academia create more work-life balance so that they can find more joy and satisfaction in their professional and personal lives.

Are you a female academic who is struggling to create work-life balance? Maybe you’re feeling isolated or overwhelmed. Or you might just be looking for new ways to achieve your goals. Burnout runs high for academics who must juggle competing demands and navigate a sea of murky, ever-increasing expectations. Regardless of whether you are a graduate student, adjunct/lecturer, or faculty member, women academics need more self-driven strategies and solutions.

I combine my lengthy experience as a professor with my coaching certification to help academic women live value-driven lives. As a coach, I help people create professional and personal lives that are 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, identify obstacles in the way, and create strategies to achieve your goals. As your coach, I am a partner on your journey of transformation. Let’s create the best version of your life!

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 get control over your inner critic

  • 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

What can I expect from coaching?: A coaching package includes six 50-minute-long sessions that take place every other week by phone, Skype, or Zoom over the course of 3-4 months. The focus of the first session will be on getting to know you and your core values. In subsequent sessions we will explore your internal blocks, envision your ideal future, make friends with your inner critic, and set action steps for you to achieve your goals. During our final session, we’ll review your progress and celebrate your successes. We will integrate all of the lessons you’ve learned along the way so that you can maintain your momentum moving forward.

Is coaching the same as therapy?: No, coaching is not therapy. Coaching focuses on strategic planning and personal growth and does not attempt to diagnose mental health issues. 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 determined by your rank. Universities and institutions often provide professional development funds that can be used to pay for coaching sessions.

Grad students & adjuncts: $50/session

Postdocs/full-time lecturers: $75/session

Tenure-track faculty: $100-150 depending on rank

How do I get started?: It’s easy. Book a free consultation call using the link below, and we’ll talk about whether coaching is right for you. If we decide to move forward, I’ll send you some self-assessment and planning tools. Your journey will begin from there!

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