One-to-one coaching

Research coach provides specialist one-to-one coaching for researchers, academics and higher education professionals across the UK and Internationally

One-to-one coaching is a confidential and development activity where, through discussions, your coach supports you to develop insights and awaress in ways that benefit you.

You will experience a non-judgemental focus and attention from your coach that helps you to develop greater awareness and clarity about your own situation as well as identifying practical actions to help you move forward.

Through one-to-one coaching you can expect to generate new ideas, find solutions to challenges and identify and achieve your goals.

Every individual is unique, so all Research Coach one-to-one coaching programmes are specifically tailored to your own requirements.
Most clients start out with a free initial consultation, where you can outline your hopes for your coaching experience, ask any questions and experience coaching first-hand to see if it will be a good fit for you.

If you decide to proceed with coaching sessions we will work with you to design a coaching programme that suits your individual needs and budget.

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Coaching themes

The goals that you bring to coaching are your own, it’s important that you get what you need from your coaching sessions.

Some topics that Research Coach clients discuss in their sessions are listed here, but this is not exhaustive. During your initial consultation you’ll get an opportunity to identify your coaching priorities and the themes/topics you wish to explore with your coach.

Coaching topics include:

  • Career management
  • Interview preparation
  • CVs and applications
  • Exploring values and motivation
  • Productivity
  • Balancing competing priorities
  • Leadership and management
  • Confidence and assertiveness
  • Developing research strategies
  • Wellbeing and resilience
  • Returning to work following a break
  • Managing imposter feelings
  • Managing professional relationships
  • Progression and promotion
  • Time Management
  • Others depending on requirements

What people say…

“Coaching has been enormously valuable to me both professionally and personally providing a space in which to focus on difficulties and aspirations as well as suggestions for different courses of action leading to change.”

“It was extremely helpful to lay out, in a guided fashion, all the pros and cons of all the choices that were coming up for me to make. This is something that can be hard to do on your own, but I found it surprisingly easy in a session with a trained coach.”

“I have been able to talk through many of the questions and issues I have had towards my job. I have learnt how to negotiate aspects of my role, where I can still remain productive, but understand what my limits are.”

“Natalie has been a fantastic coach – warm, empathic, practical, human, positive and extremely professional and clear at the same time. I think she really helped me to focus on difficult things and find achievable courses of action.”

“Jo is an excellent coach. She is empathetic and good at identifying concerns and issues, analysing issues and what’s most, she is particularly good at supporting you to find the solutions.”

“[Coaching] helped me to clarify my long-term goals as well as to identify intermediate steps to achieve them It helped me resolve some issues which were holding me back, Overall I feel much more focused and in control of my professional life.”