Foundations of a Successful Academic Career Starts September 25, 2017

This dynamic ten-week virtual coaching group for professors is based on my book The Coach’s Guide for Women Professors: Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life. 

“I am a happier, healthier, higher-impact, and more productive academic, thanks to Rena’s coaching and book.”
– Dolly Chugh, Associate Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

Attendees will learn to:

  • Gain control of your timeThe Coachs Guide, book by Rena Seltzer
  • Increase your writing productivity
  • Identify unwritten expectations for promotion
  • Fit in time to recharge
  • Strengthen your professional networks
  • Negotiate like a pro
  • Speak with authority        
  • Navigate challenges related to gender, race, and culture

Benefits of participating in the workshop can include: 

  • Greater writing and research productivity
  • Reduced stress
  • A more robust professional network
  • Increased confidence

In addition to offering practical skills and strategies, the group will provide a safe-space in which to discuss common challenges that professors face and share solutions. The format will include presentations, interactive exercises, and group discussion. 

The group starts on Monday, September 25, and runs from 3 – 4:30pm Eastern Time for ten consecutive Mondays via video conference. Sessions take place over the Zoom platform with both audio and video, and will be recorded, so if you have to miss a session, you can catch up later at your convenience.

Although many people self-pay, some people use start-up, research, or professional development funds for the group. We don’t know the specific requirements of any particular funding source, so people generally check that out with their fund administrator. If you would like to ask your institution to cover the cost of the group, I will be glad to send you a sample letter for making a request for financial support.

To enroll, please email by Wednesday Sept. 20 to with “Enroll in Group” in the subject line. We will then follow-up with payment information as well as instructions to join the group via Zoom.

Please let me know if you would like to join us for this empowering group!

Best, Rena