Coaching in Academia

Coaching in Academia

I offer coaching in academia for undergraduates, PhD students, PDRAs (post-docs), group leaders and management in a safe, private and supportive environment.

I was scientist for 11 years, so I know how amazing a breakthrough result feels, how rewarding public engagement is, how it feels to secure a grant or finally publish after a long project. Equally, I am aware how competitive life can be, how feelings of being “stuck” can creep up; how the lack of someone impartial to talk to can be demoralising. I know that handling mental health and wellbeing is a challenge in academia.

I became a coach to help people like you.

Through coaching I’ve helped people explore their identities, their relationships and bring balance to their lives. I've helped those who want to move on resolve bittersweet feelings. I’ve helped academics face the future with confidence, increased self-esteem and awareness.

Through coaching, I offer quality time to think about the present and plan your future.

Ready for change?

If any of this rings true; if you would like a chat about how coaching might help you, please send me a message at hello@johnankerscoaching.com. Or give me a call on 07974157792. Have a read of what my other clients say.

What I can do for you

COACHING AT CROSSROADS

Examine your next step, or your next leap.

RELATIONSHIPS

Explore relationships in all areas of your life, perhaps those in your research group, too.

BALANCE

Help you examine the balance of your life and adjust if necessary.

MANAGED MOTIVATORS

Procrastination? Perfectionism? Scepticism? All useful in moderation!

WHAT DO GREAT LEADERS NEED?

Examine your leadership style, boosting resilience and awareness.

RESILLIANCE

How do you want to handle a set back?

Mini Testimonials

Please see my full testimonials page, too.

I feel like my path is clearer after coaching with John.

Sally

Senior manager

I'd never thought about my situation that way. John's coaching had me thinking for days after our session.

Victoria

Academic Group Leader

John has such a calming presence.

Amy

Post-doctoral research associate