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Episode #85

The Biggest Hurdles Pre-Tenure

My super-star writing coaches, Rocío Caballero-Gill and Gina Robinson, are taking over the podcast to talk about the pre-tenure period and many of the issues, fears, hopes, accomplishments, and successes they see with our Amplify clients. If you’re pre-tenure, I’m betting you will recognize yourself in this episode, and get a feel for whether this program and these fantastic coaches are a fit for you.


Key points discussed:

  • The challenges that our Amplify clients face when they are coming into the program: 
    • Negative, unsure mindsets
    • Isolation, amplified in competitive departments and institutions
    • Self-doubt and fear
    • Lack of community and resources, fear of asking questions
    • Lack of time, systems, and sustainable practices
  • Impacts Amplify has had for our clients
    • Immediate like-minded community 
    • Vision creation and implementation with structured steps, tools and systems
    • Gaining confidence and implementing change
    • Creating a mission allowing clients to trust themselves, recognize what matters and find time for it
    • Recognizing their own wisdom and power
  • Specific client results
    • Publications completed using peer review, co-writing and support, including stubborn revise-and-resubmits, and languishing or difficult projects
    • Completed books and deciding to write books
    • Funding secured
    • Getting tenure, promotion, and new jobs
    • Skills gained to continue with a sustainable writing practice and strong mindset
  • Main hesitations about applying for Amplify
    • Money: the importance of investing in yourself, and a good return on investment
    • Time: how a time commitment is also investing in yourself, and balancing time needs with the value of the program
  • What our coaches enjoy most about the program
    • The people. Watching clients come into the program unsure, frustrated, unclear and leave with vision, a mission, and a way to get there
    • Seeing the achievements clients make while part of the program, and hearing back from them later on continued success


Key Quotes:

  • “As soon as you come into the Amplify program, you’ve got this automatic community.” -Gina Robinson
  • “Once you have a mission, that helps to deal with a lot of the time issues.” -Gina Robinson
  • “You do the job because you’re trying to make some kind of impact.” -Gina Robinson
  • “Going through the program allows you the space to refine that writing process in a way that you can sustain it for later.” -Rocío Caballero-Gill
  • “We’re not competing against each other, we’re doing things together for the better science, better academia, better everything.” -Rocío Caballero-Gill
  • “That’s our goal, is for it to not be such a rare feeling that you are actually in charge of your career.” -Gina Robinson
  • “You can’t think about your career trajectory or your career success without thinking about everything else around it.” -Gina Robinson
  • “We help each other create time.” -Rocío Caballero-Gill
  • “Sometimes, as an adult, building connections and friendships can be difficult.” -Gina Robinson


There are just a few slots in the only 2021 enrollment group for Amplify! Applications close August 25, so don’t wait. Go to to apply.

Is your writing project languishing, mired in the messy middle, or stuck on revise and resubmit? Grab my Writing Sprint Blueprint, a powerful productivity tool to help stalled out publications get out of your pipeline and into the world. As a bonus, you’ll also gain access to my private podcast feed “Stick to the Plan”, a 10 episode series of short, inspirational messages to keep you going. Click here to get the Writing Sprint Blueprint and “Stick to the Plan” podcast series for just $27!


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