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Navigate helps tenure track womxn and nonbinary professors double their publishing output in a year by implementing 10 essential time and project management/productivity systems with weekly support/ accountability of coaching and peers.


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Episode #175

Making Sure Academia Is Sustainable: Interview With Navigate Client Dr. Megan Evans

Our twelve-week Navigate program has concluded! To celebrate, I have invited Megan Evans as a guest speaker for this week’s podcast episode. Megan just graduated from the twelve-week Navigate program! Join me as I pick her brain about life before and after Navigate.


Megan is just starting her academic career and shares what made her decide to apply for Navigate. In addition, she candidly shares what her experience was like in the program and how the strategies she learned will benefit her future career goals. 

If you are considering applying for the next cohort of Navigate, this episode is for you! 

Why did Megan Apply to Participate in Navigate?

Megan is in the early stages of her academic career. However, she explains how important it was for her to establish a healthy work-life balance immediately. Megan noticed that burnout and overwork was a prevalent problem in academia, and one goal she has for her career is to work sustainably. After learning about Navigate, Megan decided an investment in professional development early would create the ideal foundation for her long-term academic career. 


After Navigate: Megan’s Recent Celebrations

Part of the Navigate program involves completing a “low-hanging fruit article.” Not only was Megan able to get a draft over to her co-authors for review, but she also took the next major step regarding her new book! 


Megan Unpacks Her Navigate Toolbox

Listen in as Megan reflects on her biggest takeaways after completing the Navigate program. Most notably, Megan has a stronger sense of who she wants to be in academia. She has strengthened her self-trust and is equipped to make decisions that satisfy her expectations for herself. In addition, Megan speaks about the importance of setting boundaries and prioritizing her needs over disappointing others. Finally, Megan shares the value of celebrating wins, no matter how big! Now, she has a vast toolbox of strategies to lean on as she continues her career in academia. 


“ A big step towards self-trust is to say I can disappoint other people and I will still have a career and in fact my career will be better because I’ve made decisions based on what I know I want to do and how I see myself.”


I would recommend Navigate to most women and non-binary in academia because we all deal with and are socialized in the same system. We deal with a lot of similar challenges and having a space that you’re allowed to acknowledge it and not just normalize it is powerful.”


We’ve opened the waitlist for our next cohort of Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap®. Check out the program details and sign up on the waitlist to be notified when applications open here.



  1. Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors with a disruptive perspective on their field to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Get on the waitlist here! 
  2. Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
  3. Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.







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