Research coach offers a variety of professional development workshops and events for academics, researchers and higher education professionals

Thrive: workshops and events for early and mid-career researchers

New for 2022! Thrive is our new online programme of workshops and events specifically designed for the early and mid-stages of your academic career. During the year, we will focus on essential topics to support you in developing the skills and perspectives to help you to thrive professionally. Open to participants from around the world, Thrive provides a unique opportunity to focus on the topics important to you in a supportive learning environment and to connect and share experiences with academic researchers from other organisations and disciplines. For more information see our Thrive page and sign up for advance booking notifications.

Thrive workshops – info and bookings

Workshops for organisations

Research coach runs bespoke in-house workshops and training events for institutions, research centres, research groups, communities and associations. Our events are always tailored to the audiences we work with. Some popular workshop topics are listed here. If what you’re looking for doesn’t appear on the lists below, we are always pleased to work with you to design workshops and events that meet the development needs of your group and organisation. Contact us to discuss your requirements, arrange a quote or to make a booking for your group/organisation.

Leading and supporting others

  • Introduction to mentoring skills
  • Coaching skills for Principal Investigators, Supervisors and Research Leaders
  • Using your emotional intelligence to support and manage others

Personal development

  • Embracing change and uncertainty
  • Wellbeing strategies for researchers
  • Embracing challenge – solutions focused approaches to thrive at work
  • Understanding and managing imposter syndrome

Focus on research

  • Getting to grips with the UK Research Environment
  • Developing excellent research proposals
  • Developing a strategic approach to research
  • Project management essentials

What people say…

“I enjoyed a lot the opportunity to work in small groups. It was very useful to share opinions and ideas with other participants. I also appreciated the informal style of the whole presentation and the way Natalie presented these topics”

“I think Natalie was a great instructor and I really liked her approach. I also met other colleagues and I’m pleased that some participants were advanced career professor and I got some help from them too”

“Engaging style. Really enjoyed the last training by this coach, so I decided to also sign up for this one”

“Thank you for a very instructive, practical and enjoyable workshop”

“The theories were explained simply and visually, I felt they gave me tools I did not previously have and inspired me to read further. The format was spot-on – I didn’t feel bored or distracted at any point, which is unheard of for me in a 3 hour workshop. “

“Really grateful for these web based training opportunities, it allowed me to attend despite absence of childcare during lockdown and being remotely based outside of the UK”

“Enjoyed the chance to think and get feedback from different people”

“Open environment allowed everyone to contribute”

Other professional development options

In addition to workshops, Research coach offers a variety of other professional development options for your group/team. Examples include:

Contact us to discuss your requirements and/or to arrange a quote.