You are a true badass at this scholarly career! But you know there is even more out there for you. It’s time to get the support you need to step into your full career potential.

Elevate helps mid-career scholars identify and make a plan to reach the next big milestone in their career by identifying and working in their zone of genius with the support of coaching and peers.

Six Career-Altering Months

Each month work deeply with one theme that is key to building the next level in your career through a 90-minute workshop, a group coaching call, and a one-on-one coaching session.

One-on-one Coaching with Academic Career Experts

For someone at your career level–and with your career aspirations!–one-on-one coaching is key. One-on-one, private coaching helps you identify your next right steps and move faster toward taking them.

Group Coaching

You are not the only one facing challenges at this point of your career! In group coaching, you’ll learn that others are in it with you, and you’ll dig into each month’s theme guided by our experienced coaching team.

Peer Mentoring Like Nowhere Else in Academia

Finding a group of peer mentors who can inspire and encourage you is key to your growth. We carefully curate the participants to develop a non-competitive, supportive, enriching community.


In this program you will:

Develop a three-to-five year plan of action to bring your next big career move into existence.

Identify your “zone of genius” (the special way of creating that only you bring to the world) and how it differs from your “zone of excellence” (which is where everyone wants you to stay).

Manage your time so that you are working mostly in that zone of genius.

Create a team of people around you–both at work and at home–who are supporting you in your academic mission.

Deeply understand your unique approach to project management and how to develop it to bring your best work to light.

Have protected space to dream big, strategize, and give time and energy to your best ideas.

Elevate is for you if:

You know that you cannot keep going at pre-tenure pace

You know that you have more to offer the world than the minutiae in which you are currently mired

You see yourself as important, smart, and innovative (at least some of the time!)

You are held back in fully realizing your potential by what other people want you to do


MONTH1Elevate Your Mission: Reignite your sense of purpose and academic mission

Mid-career is the longest time that we are in academia, and it is both exciting and disorienting. Whether you want to pursue admin, build a research center, or make an impact in your field, find out what the next level of your career looks like for you.

Articulate your ideal vision of your career and why you do it

Craft the big-picture vision and mission statement for your academic legacy

Learn how to operate in your zone of genius and align your mission to your genius

Month2: Value Your Time Learn how to get comfortable saying ‘no’ to all those never-ending requests

Take back control of your time and outsource what doesn’t serve you so that you can work in your zone of genius and focus on pursuing your dream projects.

Learn the time management skills that will help you significantly improve your everyday work life

Find out where your time is leaking to with our time audit

Build a team of support both at work and at home

Month 3: Center Your Writing: Propel your dream project forward

The projects that will get you to the next level need systems and processes to get them done. Choose one major piece of writing–a grant, book proposal, or article–and plan it from beginning to end. Then, significantly move the needle on it with our guidance and support.

Reignite the writing projects important to you

Design your pipeline to support your five-year plan

Month4: Trust Your Process You have what it takes to thrive in this stage

To build a patriarchy-shattering, transformative, legacy-building scholarly experience, you must learn THE MOST important lesson of all: how to trust yourself. You’ll do that by understanding what motivates you, learning to listen to your intuition, and believing in its value. Then, you’ll build a system of behaviors and practices that supports your grand vision, is unique to you, and plays to your strengths.

Evaluate your current practices and find ways to make them more sustainable

Practice the art of saying no without guilt

Learn to turn perceived “failures” into lessons and opportunities

Month5: Lead For Legacy Let your choices uplift yourself and others

Create your own powerful definition of leadership. Learn how to mentor students and junior faculty for change, without it sucking the life out of you. Find out how to get mentoring for yourself at this career stage.

Articulate what next-level mentorship looks like for you

Develop a values statement that will guide your work

MONTH 6 Raise The Stakes: Uplevel your vision and source the $$ to get there

This month, we want you to dream big. Dare to imagine an even bigger version for the next stage in your career. Then, we’ll talk about how to uplevel your money game (by giving yourself a raise through getting promoted to full, bringing in the big grants, or getting university support for projects you love).

Define what success looks like for you on macro and micro levels

Uplevel your ambitious goal


Elevate program enrollment: $10,000 or 8 payments of $1,275

Cohorts start in February and end in July.


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