One-on-One Coaching for faculty and graduate students who live with the constant pressure of high expectations and need confidence and practical tools to meet these expectations AND to dial back an active mind that compromises recharging time.
You juggle many responsibilities. Research. Course prep. Teaching. Advising. Conferences. Meetings. You do it all!
Your mind never stops generating ideas and concerns! – Sometimes it feels overwhelming!
You CAN have it all – professional accomplishment, meaningful contributions, as well as true freedom for yourself.
I designed TAME the Chaos, a 4-month professional coaching program, to help faculty & grad students survive and thrive in the profession the love.
Hello, I’m Janet Hudson, and I’ve been there. As a tenured professor at a major university, I know the pressures and pitfalls that are common among new faculty.
As YOUR coach, I can provide you the support, structure, and accountability you need to create success and freedom. My passion is helping YOU thrive!
Let’s work together to implement strategies geared toward your success. Unlike the volumes of productivity hacks you’ve seen splashed all over the Internet, I will help you establish simple systems based on your personal work style.
Schedule your discovery session today to find out how TAME the Chaos can set your foundation that will serve you for years to come.
Freedom from guilt, confusion, frustration, perfectionism, overwhelm, and procrastination?
Freedom to craft the career you want while having time for the people and things you love?
If you can imagine YOU being capable of these things, then you can craft the career and life you imagine and this one-on-one coaching program is for you!
SELF REFLECTION EXERCISES
Understanding a topic intellectually is the first step but until you begin to do the work and apply these ideas to your life, you will not experience significant change. I will provide you with exercises to help you apply the concepts. You will not turn these exercises in to me. Yet these will serve an important role in your progress. Imagine your students only listened to your lectures, but never did any of the work and never tried to apply the theoretical concepts to real problems? You get the picture.
When requested I'll offer you short tutorials to explain concepts and strategies. These are designed to use as needed. I never dictate to you but offer you the support you need.
Accountability keeps you from struggling alone and keeps you moving forward. Motivation will wane. Hard times and even discouragement can emerge when you challenge yourself to change and learn new habits. Accountability keeps your goals front and center. When you endeavor to change by yourself you are more susceptible to the inner critic. In this program you are not alone. As your coach, I’m committed to your success. I will partner with you to accelerate your progress. Moreover, I have traveled this same path before you. I understand the challanges and have experienced the transformation.
Your Coach: Janet Hudson, Ph.D. ACC
My coaching is unique because I bring 25 years of experience guiding, encouraging, and leading students, faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education. As an educator, scholar, and leader at three very different institutions, I have honed the skills of juggling multiple projects, writing, teaching, publishing, acquiring tenure & promotion, building consensus, mentoring, organizing, designing courses, and coaching others to become their best selves.
As a coach (Associate Certified with the International Coach Federation), I help clients bring a unique perspective to their challenge. With compassion and grace, I listen and reflect difficult truths when needed. Rather than use fixed formulas, I instead respect each individual's style, pace, and needs. Rather than tell you what to do, I help you discover what you need to do.
Referral DISCOUNT OFFER: If you enroll AND refer someone who enrolls, you receive a $200 discount
Is this one-on-one coaching experience worth the money?
That depends on the value of your time. What’s the cost of losing your breaks and vacation time doing crunch time work because you didn’t get it done during the semester. What is the value of recaptured time you once lost to procrastinating? What’s the value of time you no longer lose paralyzed by perfection or whittled away with distractions? What is the value of time you make available to relax and connect with family and friends? Clearly, losing time is far more expensive. When you consider the value of your time, you will discover investing in TAME the Chaos will save you money.
How and when do the coaching sessions meet?
We will meet for your one-on-one coaching session 3 times per month via phone call, video conferencing (Zoom), or if you live in Columbia, SC the first month can be face-to-face. The initial session is a special 90-minute stretegy session to tailor TAME the Chaos for your particular challenges. The remaining sessions for the first month are 60-minutes. After that they will be 50 minutes. You will schedule these via an online scheduler so you can plan while relaxed and when you have access to your complex schedule. I find this works better than experiencing the stress of deciding on the phone or the frustration of numerous email exchanges. I'm also available for text and/or email support between sessions.
How much time will TAME the Chaos take each week?
Completing the exercises and reviewing materials I provide for you are an essential part of your progress. They are part of the change and new habit-formation process. These are not time consuming, but you will need 2-3 hours per week for the coaching call, as well as the preparation and reflection work. Consistency is more important than the amount of time you spend. Along the way you will be adding new actions and habits into your life. But much of this will not be new time but redirected time.
Is there any value in one-one-one coaching if I’m not on the tenure track or if I’m already tenured?
Absolutely! No matter your job title, years of service, or unique collection of responsibilities, you have goals and aspirations. If you didn’t have goals and aspirations you wouldn’t be exploring the details of this program. Whether you are a graduate students, instructor, clinical faculty, associate professor, assistant professor, professor, or administrator, you can benefit from this program that takes a comprehensive look at how to create the foundation and support system for maximizing your personal and professional potential.
If my primary responsibility is teaching rather than research, can I benefit from TAME the Chaos?
Absolutely! The pressures and high expectations around a career in higher education are not limited to those on the tenure track. Pressures to publish can feel overwhelming. Yet faculty positions with heavy teaching loads are also stressful. Often these positions require multiple course preps and significant service responsibilities, responsibilities that can become much less burdensome with effective productivity and planning strategies.
Can I do this if my challenges with disorganization and procrastination are longstanding?
Coaching focuses on the future. The goal is finding strategies that insure progress. We can work together to create a new story and help you let go of your earlier disappointments and failed approaches. Change is very possible! What's needed is desire and willingness to change. If you have that needed desire and willingness then all the past strategies that haven’t worked won’t need any attention.
“Janet is a wonderful coach! . . . a very good listener and provides honest and helpful feedback. She has been able to help with any issue that I’ve brought to coaching sessions. . . .I’ve been using the insights I’ve gained to improve my personal and professional life. This has increased my confidence in my abilities and has changed the way that I think about information.” Higher education educator, SC
“Janet helped me develop a clear vision of problems big and small and an understanding of the emotional element involved in decision-making–both in terms of my emotions and the emotions of those effected by my decisions. . . .Being coached by Janet has been a very productive experience for me. It has made me much better at what I do. I would urge anyone to make this investment in themselves.” Academic, SC
“Janet’s coaching style is very warm, patient and positive. She is an excellent partner for a coach! She is a great listener who can tease out what you are saying to her and foster a deeper awareness for the client through her questions. Her voice is calm and encouraging. I always felt valued and appreciated as her client.” Academic, Texas
“Janet is flexible and fluid. She listens and meets you where you are. She is not afraid to challenge you or try different tactics. She asked good questions and encouraged me to think on where I could impact change and to look at situations from other perspectives.” Non-profit director, NC
Janet G. Hudson, Ph.D. ACC
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