Professional Development - workshops, consulting, training

Based on up-to-date scientific evidence, I offer a range of professional growth and development services to academic leaders at all levels, and to early and mid-level career academics, and PhD students. My passion is in helping people craft their version of a good professional life, empowering positive choices, developing transpersonal leadership skills, and growing collaborative compassionate and productive workplace cultures.

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Workshops & Training courses

Drawing on the science of human flourishing to help empower people craft their good (academic) life.

Workshops and courses can be tailored to particular needs (see topics below) or to a particular group e.g., academic leaders, future leaders, early- or mid-career academics, or PhD students. More comprehensive tailored programs can also be offered spanning multiple topics.

Topics include: Becoming a leader, being a leader; Building a culture of care & excellence; Bringing a coaching mindset to supervision & management; Career development; Crafting your good academic life; Working with strengths; Work-life integration; Saying yes wisely and strategically; Resilience & well-being at work; Team development; Women in academia; Mindfulness.

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Creating safe constructive fun environments for connection, collaboration and change.

Good facilitation is concerned with enabling effective processes to get to desired outcomes.

As a trained facilitator in working with groups, I can offer support to facilitate panels, workshops, faculty/group retreats, project kick-off meetings, and so on. These can be more or less structured depending on the group, but always driven by the needs of the group. In particular I work from a solutions-oriented approach that focusses a group to build on strengths and what is working well.

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Coaching & Mentoring

Your space, your agenda … creating clarity, commitment, change for a great life

Coaching is about helping people access their own resources to connect with what is important, and to understand values and strengths as a basis for crafting your good life, and providing accountability and support to take the steps to make change happen. I offer one-on-one or small group coaching, as single sessions or as a program of 4-5 sessions. Sessions can be held in person of via skype or similar.

I trained as a coach (executive, personal, group, professional) in 2008 and have worked with clients in diverse contexts and countries since then. I now also have a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology that underpins this work with an evidence-base.

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Generating insights and delivering programs unique to your needs

Research shows again and again that small positive actions, appropriately targeted, can have big impacts on departmental/group culture, well-being and productivity.

Bringing together experiences working in leadership roles in diverse sectors, doing needs analyses as a User Experience Consultant with private and public sector organisations, conducting in-depth research studies using mixed methods, and studying positive psychology/coaching, I can work with you to capture a snapshot of your current environment to generate key insights and identify where interventions can deliver most value. I then create and deliver focussed programs based on evidence-based research.