Using Your Network to Establish Industry Connections

Competitive research grants aren’t getting any easier. One way to address the problem is through finding and working with an industry partner. Imagine if you spent the same time building an industry connection as you did write a grant….? What would that world look like? How could/would you make that happen? Transcript: Good day there, […]

Are You Addicted to Academic Life?

In this podcast I go through 12 questions that might indicate you’re addicted to academic work, and it’s time to change your habits. Academics tend to portray themselves as working all of the time and in all places. However, that’s not sustainable IMHO. In a recent group coaching session we discussed both approaches. Both seemed […]

Building Your Career by Leaving Your Employer

Different people will have their own ideals. What and how they want to build a career. But what I can say in all cases, making the opportunity (rather than waiting for it) will be a faster path to your success. And, in many instances leaving a job and an employer has FAR more upside than […]

What Is Coaching, and How you Can Use It?

Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art, and to life. People are coaching and being coached all of the time. However, most people assume coaching is telling – by an expert to a novice. But if that were true, no elite performers would […]

Lifting Your Project Management Game

If you’re finding your current project or planning approach is not effective. If you’re finding you’re not getting the stuff you want to do done, then you need to change something. Change what you do or change your plan. If you want to improve your project management and planning game try these 3 things: Have […]

Writing Faster and Better

Four tips for writing faster and better: Summarise using sentences. Write as if no one is reading. Write, just write. Join a writing group. Transcript: Good day, bakers, writers, and rock stars! Each week I host a writing program. And in the writing program this week I learned something really valuable that I think would […]

Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Just like managing the time you use your phone is useless once the battery is dead, so too is managing your time once your batter is dead. So, if you’re trying to improve your productivity, and time management isn’t working, try energy management. How? Observe what drains or sustains you. Alternate those tasks. Re-observe. Transcript: […]

How I Run My Social Media (and How You Can Do the Same)

Eight things I did to get better at social media: Attend workshops and training on being better at social media. Build a follower persona. Develop a strategy. Use scheduling tools. Create a “social media post ideas” folder. Let go of perfection. Watch and learn from others. Watch and learn from my own social media performance. […]

Eight Ideas on Improving Your Productivity

Eight tips to increase your productivity: Important stuff first. Boot up routine. Shut down routine. Three items to-do list. Strive for productive not efficient. Set work schedule. State your intent. Do the difficult stuff first. Transcript: Today bakers, writers, and rock stars, this week’s vlog is all about improving your productivity. So, here are 8 […]