Jennifer Askey, Ph.D.
As a coach, my goal is to help my clients work through frustrations, blocks, and setbacks to optimize their productivity and happiness--whether inside the academy or outside. I also coach people who are ready to see their currently successful academic careers grow and flourish.
My academic career has spanned a wide array of jobs, types of institutions, and research contexts. I have worked as an adjunct/sessional instructor, been on the tenure-track and achieved tenure (Kansas State University in 2010), and worked on temporary full-time contracts. I spent two years developing new academic programs and working on cyclical program review and have shepherded new academic requirements through approval processes. I've seen the university from multiple vantage points and am familiar with both the problems and the potentials there for graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
I coach in order to help academics and post-academics connect with their innermost motivation and values, discover their purpose, expand their influence, and dream big. We spend at least 35 hours each week working--often 40, 50, or 60--and I think that your career should empower you as a person and encourage you to grow. I seek to empower my clients to harness their own experiences to maximize their potential. I am working toward ICF (International Coach Federation) certification with the Coach Training Institute.