Writing Resources

creative work, productivity, services
Right now, a small group of writers and I are about 1/3 of the way through a my ten-week course to Get Your Book Done (or make crazy serious progress on an important writing project). One major theme that has emerged in the first couple of weeks is "keeping myself honest." All of the participants know that we can tell ourselves any number of things: I'm going to get up every morning at 5 am and write for two hours I can totally have this chapter finished by the end of the term These revisions are minor; they won't take much I love this project; it'll be easy to stick with But telling someone else that you're committed to finishing the chapter, finishing the draft, sending off the revisions, etc.…
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The Legacy We Leave

big picture question, coaching, services
My father died fourteen years ago. He was 52 years old and died of a sudden, massive heart attack. Because he threw himself into both sensual and self-destructive pursuits with abandon, I had known that he wasn't going to be the next Methusela. But still, his death caught me off guard and, if I'm being honest, angered me. He wasn't going to get to be a grandfather; he wasn't going to be able to take advantage of the opportunity life was giving him to redeem himself as a parent to my half-sister; he wasn't going to be around for us to enjoy each other's company--and he brought it on himself (or so I said, inwardly). And, because I was pregnant with my second child when he died, I had no…
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Mindfulness, Creativity and Being Comfortable with Uncertainty

creative work, productivity, services, Uncategorized
The interwebz are full of articles extolling the virtues of mindfulness. You can find encouragement to practice mindfulness whether you are a reader of Forbes, The Guardian, Time, Harvard Health, or Cosmo!  It appears that any industry or endeavour can point to mindfulness or meditation and draw connections between being aware and paying attention, non-judgmentally, to the present moment as a way to boost well being and productivity and reduce stress, burnout, and fatigue. I'm on board. I know that when I take even 10 or 15 minutes a day to sit and watch my brain work and remind myself that I am not my thoughts my days go better, my mood is more stable, I am less likely to lose my temper or be irritated by little things, and…
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Turn Good Intentions into Concrete Action with the Energized Leadership Program

coaching, networking, services
You have goals and aspirations; they're easier to meet when you have a team! Guys, I am so excited about this!! My code-word for October has been "collaboration," because, for me, October was traditionally the Month of All the Conferences. For me, conferences are those spaces you go to not only to share your work but to get super excited about what other people are doing. You find synergy at conferences, or impulses to enhance your research, or reminders of why it is you do the work that you do. The problem is that conferences only last a weekend, at most. Then you go home, back into the classroom and the regular rhythm of the semester and all of your energy to Do All the Things begins to fade. Your…
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Time Budgeting for Academics

productivity, services
Do you want to be more productive with your time? I sure do. People say that time is money, but I disagree. Time is MORE VALUABLE than money. You can (almost) always go out and make more money, but today never returns. The time you spend today or tomorrow is time you'll never get back. I've created an E-Book with Eight of my best Time Budgeting tips and tricks, and it's free for people who sign up for my newsletter. Fill out the form below to get your copy! (And subscribers to the newsletter also get deals on coaching, special reviews of books of interest to the academic community, and access to my private FB group, if they wish.) [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url"…
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Course Catalogue 2017-2018

education, services
I am excited to share with you my course catalogue of energized courses and workshops for the upcoming academic year! Call or email me to talk about coming to your campus. I bring nearly two decade’s worth of experience in higher education and extensive experience in one-on-one academic life and career coaching to my role as facilitator. By blending my knowledge of academia with established business and entrepreneurial coaching methodology and tools for personal growth, my courses provide an excellent starting point for the development of innovative, committed, energized academics! [pdf-embedder url="http://energizedacademic.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Course-Catalog-Energized-Academic-17-18-v2.pdf" title="Course Catalog Energized Academic 17-18 v2"]
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