Academic Leaders

Whether it’s at the department, college, school, or university level, academic leadership requires myriad skills. We must be strong advocates, skilled negotiators and mediators, nimble financial planners, and thoughtful managers. We must be decisive while remaining responsive to the concerns of multiple constituent groups (faculty, staff, students, parents, executive leadership, donors, and more) and committed to the process of shared governance. We are often doing all of this while staying engaged in our own work as faculty members, be it teaching, scholarship, community engagement, or creative endeavor. It can be personally and professionally taxing at times, but it’s also some of the most rewarding work in the academy.

If you’d like to talk with me more about academic leadership coaching, please reach out and we’ll schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

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I love to help academic leaders find their voice and their values as they navigate these complex roles. Examples of the topics I work on with academic leaders include the following:

  • Building on your strengths and values as a leader to help you be more focused and centered in your work
  • Engaging your department in values-driven strategic planning and implementing those plans
  • Navigating difficult or entrenched conflicts and creating a more collaborative culture in your academic unit
  • Identifying thought patterns that may be hampering your success as a leader or manager
  • Developing a personal mentorship network to provide you the support you need
  • Planning for the next steps in your career, be it advancement to a new level of leadership, retreating to a faculty role, or retiring
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