Are you an academic who feels isolated and overwhelmed? Do you feel stuck or want more work-life balance? Or are you looking for more clarity and accountability? Rates of burnout and dissatisfaction run high for academics as they juggle competing demands and navigate a sea of unclear expectations. Regardless of whether one is a grad student, postdoc, adjunct, or tenure-track faculty member, academics need more social support.

Through life coaching, I aim to transform the culture of academia through helping people align with their core values and move towards their higher purpose. As a fellow academic, I am uniquely positioned to help you find personalized solutions and strategies that will create more balance, ease, and joy in your chosen path.

FAQ:

What is life coaching? Life coaching is a powerful, ongoing relationship that helps you focus and realize your visions and goals. With a professional coach, you will get the tools and support to remove obstacles and facilitate change.

What are some reasons people hire a coach?

  • to plan a career move

  • to make your present job more fulfilling

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

  • to get more organized

  • to manage your time better

  • to create more work-life balance

  • to focus your energy to finish or plan a project

  • to increase your effectiveness as a leader

  • to increase productivity, effectiveness, and motivation

  • to make your life more fulfilling

As your coach, I will:

  • help you determine realistic short and long-term goals

  • hold you accountable for making consistent progress towards your 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

  • provide you with support and encouragement

  • 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 according to your rank and income level. I truly believe in the transformative power of coaching, so no one is turned away for lack of funds.

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, and you decide you want to move forward, you’ll receive a “Welcome to Coaching” package that includes some self-assessment and planning tools. And that’s just the beginning!

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