Do you feel stuck?
Do you feel like you’re too busy, but your workload is getting worse?
Do you want to make a change in your career but you’re not sure how to?
After experiencing the power of coaching myself, I trained to be an International Coaching Federation Accredited Coach with Optimus Coach Academy. Using theory from positive psychology and neuroscience, I help people just like you to achieve career success on their own terms.
If you have imposter feelings, we deal with them!
If you want a clear career strategy, we devise one!
If you want a better work-life balance, we work out how you get it!
Having worked in academia, commercial research and now managing Research Your Way, I have a lot of knowledge and experience of career strategies. If you want to feel confident, own your expertise and be clear on your next steps, I would love to help you.
Coaching and mentoring sessions are powerful. Transformations happen. Clarity becomes reality. Dreams come true. Are you ready for change?
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I deliver popular training workshops, group and 1:1 coaching/mentoring for researcher development programmes in universities, institutes, doctoral training partnerships and consultancies across the UK.
Do you want to transition out of academically successfully?
Do you want to maximise your research impact?
Do you need to get better at networking through social media?
Do you want to do consultancy?
Participants leave sessions feeling positive and, crucially, with a plan for action!
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 1200 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
Naomi's coaching has been insightful and so very helpful. I often feel alone as an early career academic trying to understand the publication process. She has been warm and sympathetic and it helped me move past a lot of trauma experienced during the PhD. She validated my experience which I needed. Her coaching has helped me to cut off invalidating people that were holding me back in my career.
Name withheld for confidentiality, Early Career Researcher, UK