Are you thinking about the next step in your career?
Are you thinking about leaving academia?
Are you wondering how to use your knowledge and research skills in a different sector?
The best people to ask about developing an AltAc career are the people who’ve done it and I have – twice!
I can coach you as you work out your next steps and help you to feel confident about your career, whether that is inside or beyond academia. I am a Member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
I deliver popular researcher development workshops for universities and Doctoral Training Partnerships across the UK, focused on all the practicalities of transitioning out of academia successfully.
If you want to know more about how to develop an alternative-to-academic career in the UK, join my free AltAc Careers UK Facebook Group for support, resources, networking and job opportunities. We’ve got over 800 members now.
Although I had already been freelancing around my PhD, Naomi really helped me make the transition from academia to setting up my own full time research business. She provided me with invaluable support, expertise and genuine encouragement, as well as enjoyable and useful work opportunities. She's truly a warm, caring and knowledgeable mentor who can offer brilliant expertise for anyone wanting to move away from academia.
Dr Laurie Dempsey, All Things Qual
Naomi provided a great session that gave me the support and encouragement to think confidently about transitioning out of academia. I cannot recommend Naomi enough as a mentor, she is extremely supportive and knowledgeable, and she understands how to draw out a person’s transferable skills from their academic careers to date. Naomi provided many resources that have helped me navigate the various opportunities that might be available to me in my field of expertise. Transitioning out of academia can be a lonely and isolating experience because of the difficulty that is often felt in terms of talking to friends and colleagues who remain in the institution. Naomi offered essential support in this regard and opened a fresh and inviting window onto life beyond the University.
Name withheld for privacy - Associate Professor
I'm buzzing right now! Had a fantastic session with Naomi and so many ideas are flowing - I can't wait to move forward on them! If you are unsure about what you want to do next I would definitely recommend booking a chat with Naomi!
Dr Ronie Walters