This summer I’m hoping to try something new: small-group coaching focused on career discernment.
After several years of facilitating “Career Discernment for Academics: Aligning Career with Commitments,” I’m reflecting on how career discernment can be a lonely experience. This is true even while many people are experiencing similar frustrations and asking similar questions. How do we shift time toward priorities? How do we navigate unjust workplace conditions? How do we re-negotiate boundaries? How do we honor experiences of burnout? How do we act on longings and commitments?
Because these conversations are coming up frequently in group spaces and because I’m receiving requests for small-group coaching, I’m willing to try it. This post shares details.
Small-Group Coaching: Aligning Career with Commitments
Join me (Beth Godbee, Ph.D.) for one-with-one and small-group coaching in summer 2022 focused on career discernment: “Aligning Career with Commitments.” Together, we’ll discuss common challenges, engage a range of contemplative practices, and make decisions about how to approach the new school year.
Together, we’ll meet three times in summer 2022:
- Wednesday, June 15th 1-3pm ET
- Wednesday, July 13th 1-3pm ET
- Wednesday, August 10th 1-3pm ET
Each session, I’ll offer a question to the group, and each group member will bring a question for us to consider. We’ll begin and end with grounding practices.
Between sessions, the group can connect via email or text threads, and I’m available to schedule one-with-one sessions. If there’s interest, we can continue meeting in fall 2022.
The group will be capped at 5 participants.
It is priced at $450: the cost of three one-with-one coaching sessions for those whose careers are financially sustaining. If you need to miss a session, you can make it up via a one-with-one coaching session. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
To register, email with your interest, and I’ll send an invoice. Reach out with any questions.
And always—and especially because this is a new offering—I’d love any suggestions for what you’d like this experience to be. Together, we’ll co-create the small-group sessions and adjust to what the group needs.
To learn more about my approach to career discernment, check out these related posts:
- “Career Discernment for Academics: An Interview with Self-Compassionate Professor”
- “Clarifying Your Purpose in Grad School: Workshop Handouts and Resources”
- “Journaling and Drawing Exercises for Times of Transition”
- “It’s More than End-of-Year Exhaustion: Semester Rhythms and Recurring Burnout”
- “What Is Career Discernment?”
To connect in other ways this summer, consider one-day writing retreats, weekly writing groups, and the workshop “Planning Summer Writing Projects.” All are hosted online, so join from wherever you are.