Are you a female 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 academic women as they juggle competing demands and navigate a sea of ever-increasing expectations. Regardless of whether you are a graduate student, adjunct, or faculty member, female academics need more social support and ways to connect to our own internal guidance.

I combine my lengthy experience in academia with my life coaching certification to help academic women align their lives with their core values and reconnect with their purpose. As a coach, I help people create professional and personal lives 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 6 one-hour-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: $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 are the right fit, you’ll receive 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.