I bring to coaching more than two decades of mentoring writers, researchers, educators, organizers, and healers—in and out of higher education, through one-with-one conversations, including in writing centers and community spaces.
Coaching can address a wide range of questions, including:
How do I navigate tricky interactions and show up for racial justice?
Coaching is a great way to process what comes up through everyday living (feeling, thinking, and doing) for justice. Together, we can think BIG (e.g., about how you’re acting on commitments and understanding personal and collective responsibilities), or we can get into the details (e.g., processing difficult conversations, unlearning white fragility, and changing habits).
How can my commitments guide my career?
Career coaching provides support for navigating workplace conditions, responding to burnout, making long-term plans, and acting on immediate next steps. These sessions can address questions about conducting job searches, interviewing, serving on hiring committees, acting on commitments, mentoring, and much more.
How do I bring this writing into the world?
Writing feedback is tailored for writers with any sort of project and at any stage of the writing process. Sessions can address a range of writing: from academic articles and blog posts to emails, editorials, and résumés. Writing conversations can move a project forward, increase rhetorical awareness, and help with gaining clarity about goals and next steps.
How do I sit with discomfort?
Energy coaching is intuitive, embodied, and co-creative. Reiki opens space for shifting emotional patterns and addressing what feels especially urgent at this time—this time in your life personally and this time in a collective sense (for people in your community and for all of us inhabiting the earth).
Build-your-own coaching plan
The examples listed here are starting places. Coaching can support processes of taking accountability, making life decisions, and articulating and acting on commitments. It’s also possible to combine coaching and Reiki.
I’m happy to answer questions or to provide pricing for a coaching package. These sessions are confidential and tailored to you. Sessions can also be recorded using Zoom for slowing down and playing back the conversation.
Reach out if you’d like to know more or to schedule a free 20-minute consultation to see if coaching feels right for you.
What is the cost?
Sessions are typically 45-60 minutes.
For individuals whose careers are financially sustaining, the price is $150.
For individuals with institutional support and for entrepreneurs and organizations that are thriving, the price is $200.
If the cost is prohibitive for any reason—no need to explain—please reach out, and let’s talk about a fair price for you.
Two 45-minute coaching or Reiki sessions per calendar year are also included for Patreon subscribers at the sponsorship tier of $21 or more per month. Learn more about the benefits of Patreon subscriptions, including monthly Q&A newsletters, here.
What do others say about working with Beth?
I came away from our conversation feeling empowered. Beth took the time to really listen, understand, and validate, resulting in her noticing my strengths and encouraging me to build them. Beth also provided tools, resources, and plans that I can use beyond our conversation. I strongly appreciate and recommend Beth’s guidance.” —Writer in Wisconsin
Beth’s coaching helped me stay true to my commitments. Thanks to Beth, I survived my academic job search and, most importantly, maintained integrity and a sense of self through the stress of it all. I learned how to be transparent about my investment in racial justice—and how to do this while also speaking the language of the academy and advocating for myself in my application materials, interviews, campus visits, and salary negotiations. I made it through the hiring process (and got my dream job).
I trusted Beth to understand that I wanted to communicate respectfully, ethically, and equitably, even when my job search and eventual offer reflected an inequitable process on the hiring end. She also coached me on how to advocate for myself as I navigated the twists and turns of salary negotiations. It is one thing to say that you support the idea of maintaining integrity in something as grueling as an academic job search. But Beth also had concrete strategies that were rooted in strong, justice-based commitments. I now have a full-time job in a job market that has little room for those with PhDs in the humanities. I owe much of this to Beth.” —Anonymous