How Does Researcher Coaching Work?

Specialist Training & Coaching for Researchers

Do you feel stuck in your research or overwhelmed by what you are expected to do? Would you like someone other than your supervisor or PI to talk to about the challenges you face conducting your research whilst juggling other projects and priorities? Would you like to be listened to by someone who understands what it’s like to work in academia? That is exactly what coaching helps you with.

We work with researchers so they feel more positive about the direction of their work and more confident that they will be able to achieve success. We put you in control. Whether you are completing a thesis, conducting research as a post-doc or a permanent member of academic staff, we support you to get to where you want to be.

Ali Alqaraghuli Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Still not sure?

Just listen to some of the researchers and academics we have worked with.

Katy’s ability as a coach has helped me to realise what is important to me, and to make that into a series of concrete, achievable goals. Working out exactly what each goal is, and separating this from other possibilities, has formed a fundamental part of each session. The change of mindset that I have achieved over the course of the coaching sessions has been to be able to prioritise what I would like to do by gradually changing my current work habits. Without these coaching sessions, I think that I would still be dreaming, but not achieving the career that I would like.” 

Dr. Dorothy Hardy Research Fellow in Manufacturing of Functional Electronic Textiles. Nottingham Trent University, UK

Working with Katy has led to an increase in my productivity and self-confidence. As a PhD student, our work can be quite solitary, and it is easy to consider every set back a personal failure. With Katy’s support, I’ve learnt to be more confident in doing my best, and knowing that that is good enough. I’ve learnt several tools that I currently use when approaching a new task or improving an aspect of my life. They allow me to be more efficient and understand the steps taken to achieve the target. Overall, I feel more confident in and out of my work, and I infinitely more positive about where I’m going in life and the person I am becoming.”

Dr. Angel Matoke-Njagi. Law, University of Warwick, UK

“Coaching has helped me by expanding on my own plans. By being coached I was able to come up with precise details and specifics for my plan. I have written over 25000 words over the 5 weeks of the coaching period. This will be the foundation for starting 3 separate projects that I am working on as I launch my next broader venture. Coaching has helped me to more precisely define my own goals, reflect on my work practices, and improve my existing routines to improve my overall productivity”

Early Career Researcher, USA

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