Attn: Graduate Students, Post Docs and Faculty Members…

Are you looking for a way to get a handle on your academic career?

Would you like to:

  • Make steady progress in your research and writing?
  • Work without feeling stressed and overwhelmed?
  • Make the most efficient use of your time?
  • Balance work demands with the other things that are important to you?
  • Finish a thesis or dissertation?
  • Publish a paper or
  • Reach tenure?
  • Find an academic position?

Our Mission:

To help you successfully reach your academic, career, and life goals in an efficient and satisfying manner.

Our Bigger Mission:

To help you enjoy and find satisfaction in academia while living a rich and fulfilling life.

What we can help you do:

  • Do the writing you need to do to advance your career
  • Identify and overcome any ineffective work habits.
  • Clarify your priorities.
  • Develop a work schedule that will work for you.
  • Help you stay focused and on track.
  • Maintain steady and consistent progress.
  • Get your work done while still “having a life.”
  • Feel a sense of personal satisfaction and enjoyment about your work.

I’m Ready! How Do I Get Started?

  • Look over the 3 choices  in the sections below (you may decide to choose more than one)
    • To discuss coaching with our Academic Ladder Coaches, email us at  We will contact you within 24 business hours to set up a time to chat with you about how one of our coaches can help you.
  • Read below for more details!

1. The Academic Writing Club: An online program to help you 

  • Become a more productive and creative writer
  • Publish more, and in better journals
  • Finish your articles, books, grant applications or dissertation

You will:

  • Learn practical strategies for developing a daily writing habit
  • Put those strategies in place with our online accountability tool
  • Belong to a small online group, led by a coach
  • Develop a plan for maintaining your new level of productivity
  • You can join and remain anonymous, if you wish

2. Coaching Groups

Our coaching groups differ from groups in university settings. We focus on the process of becoming a productive writer, not on the content of what you’re writing. The net result? You don’t just finish your important writing – you learn proven methods to become a consistent, and productive writer!

Your coach will help you prioritize, make realistic plans, hold you accountable for taking small, doable steps each day, and facilitate discussion about the difficulties that you each face as an academic.

I. Dissertation Coaching Group

  • Clarify your priorities and develop the best writing habits
  • Move beyond anxiety, fear and self doubt
  • Discuss your progress, and anything that gets in the way of your progress
  • Prepare for your defense, get support and help with the job hunt
  • Meet weekly, on the phone, with a coach and a confidential and supportive small group of students just like you.
  • Enjoy the benefits and magic, that a group provides 

II. Faculty Coaching Group

  • Learn from your coach and other faculty members with similar issues.
  • Discuss your progress, and anything that gets in the way of your progress
  • Get advice and support in getting tenure and/or promotion
  • Meet weekly, on the phone, with a coach and a confidential and supportive small group of professors just like you.
  • Enjoy the benefits, that a group provides

3. Individual Coaching For Professors, Post Docs and Grad Students

  • Finish your dissertation, article or book and get it published.
  • The focus is exclusively on your needs and goals.
  • Clarify your priorities get organized, and stay on top of tasks
  • Get unblocked
  • Brainstorm ideas and become more clear about your arguments.
  • Get knowledgeable and impartial advice about the departmental challenges you face.
  • Weekly 30 or 45-minute individual telephone sessions.
  • Click here to request more information about individual coaching.

Whichever you choose, it’s totally worth your investment of time and money to get our expert support in building your career!  

Don’t put it off any longer — contact us today