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Whether you are a generalist or subspecialist, a surgeon or an intensivist – you have gotten this far by being an expert at adapting and excelling in standards… 

set by everyone else. 

It’s not okay because you studied, worked, trained, and toiled for YEARS to get to this position. You probably chose to make LESS money because you believed in the academic mission. You were passionate about making a real difference in your field…and now you are settling for much less. 

But what if you didn’t have to settle?

What if you could walk away from this institutional mindset FOREVER, and take real control over your happiness, your time, and your career?

this is not okay

I am Dr. Kemi Doll, a gynecologic oncologist, health services researcher, and academic coach. I empower high-achieving Women of Color faculty in academic medicine to transform their academic life, so that they can channel their ideas, passions, and skills into grant-funded work with institutional support.

Choose an option below to begin your journey to a successful and nourishing academic career. 

Are you ready to become the CEO of your own career?

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 In each episode I take a deep dive into one CORE growth strategy so you can gain confidence and effectiveness in pursuing the dream career in academic medicine that you worked so hard to achieve. Tune in for an always authentic, sometimes a little raw, but unapologetically empowering word.

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Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

I have always been the one to please others. Now, I feel it in myself that something is changing. I see myself doings to please MYSELF, know MY wants, and take MY space.

What I really find helpful was the weekly curriculum. Each module felt like only one small step. And I started questioning myself - am I progressing fast enough? I am very impatient and want to see results fast! But I told myself - trust the process. By the time I got to 1.4, I looked back at myself and realized that I have changed. I can't even recognize myself! All the other things that I have worked on in the previous modules were stacking on top of each other so subtly that I could not see the changes at real time. Love Love Love! 

MD, MSCE, Nephrology

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

ENROLL if you can!

I remember sitting looking at the goals I wrote out for myself after I signed my offer letter and realizing that I needed help to get there. It wasn't that I couldn't do the science or the clinical medicine, it was more the idea of juggling the responsibility of my new faculty role with all of the "other stuff" I was suddenly being approached to do. I felt like a coach would be a helpful way to externalize the thoughts I felt about these asks so that I could see them clearly and make decisions that were in line with my ambition and goals. I was 1000% right! GTG has been more than I expected - offering affirmation of the isolation and foolery that I have been feeling as a Black woman in academic medicine while also acknowledging that it is ok to want to continue and thrive in spite of the foolery. Then woven into the affirmation are the tools necessary to be PRODUCTIVE AF without losing your mind (sidebar: work reimbursement for the program into your offer letter, beloved, because you deserve).

MD, PHD, Hematology

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

No one else teaches what THIS program offers.

There are a lot of faculty coaches out there, but this program addresses all the tools to benefit women of color in academic medicine and public health who envision a stellar research career. From the get go, there is no time wasted in trying to explain your environment to others. Kemi leads by example and has encountered/overcome/problem-solved so many challenges on her end herself, so that she can ask pointed questions that will get to you figuring out the next steps to take in your own situation. I've also engaged in other coaching in the past. In looking back, I realize now that most coaches either left academia to become coaches (i.e., they stop encountering institutional challenges) or were never faculty in the first place, and therefore do not have the lived experience of what's it's like to progress in a research career as faculty, especially faculty of color, who are both hypervisible and invisible at the same time.

PhD, Assistant Professor

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

These are ideas that the world NEEDS to hear. 

I think that as WOC in academic medicine, we're used to having our ideas marginalized and having to work twice as hard to get ahead. This program teaches us that we don't have to work ourselves into burnout, submit to exploitation, and tolerate other people's bullshit to be successful.

PhD, Assistant Professor

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

They cannot AFFORD not to. 

If you value your time and YOURSELF, then you owe it to yourself to have access to these strategic steps that will literally change the foundation upon which you build your career - the sooner the better!

PhD, psychology

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

I trusted that it was an INVESTMENT in ME.

The price stopped my heart when I heard. What am I willing to invest in ME. Can I do that? spend money on me? The concern was, will it work? will the money be wasted? Now I realize that the program is solid gold. You get us, you ARE us. Although the price is set and reflects what you and your team put and have put into it. The value is commensurate with your value as a coach and the value to me is commensurate with how much I put into it. If I put in a ton, I'll get a ton out. I don't make as much as other on the call and this came out of savings and no regrets. In the time I was in the program I chose my new position and institution and transitioned into my new institution using the information I learned about me in the pre-work and module 1. Used modules 2 and 3 to add clarity to my work and path and used module 4 to bring all I learned before to fruition in ways that have literally brought joy and peace to my work life - something that seemed impossible last year at this time. It was worth it. The additional cost for the X program again took my breath away but was what I needed to do to get the most from all you have provided through GTG. Thankful!

MD, Oncology 

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

Do not be afraid, take the leap of faith and INVEST this in YOURSELF. 

 The return is far greater than any other course you will pay for or anything else you will buy, as you are investing in yourself and working to realize what is important to your reason for existing. 

MD, Oncology 

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

The structures in academic medicine that don't serve us need constant WORK and COURAGE on our part to keep up. 

Coaching is a crucial tool to help us to keep up with our endeavors in academic medicine. I think that the help that this program offers in the mental framework, validation, community support and above all the value of each of our work is invaluable.

MD, Pulmonary

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

 WORTH ever penny. 

 I fought my institution hard to reimburse me for GTG, and that was my first step in advocating for my needs. I am paying for LIBERATE with my own money bc I don't need to justify this to anyone else anymore. Plus, I did the math, and I am going to get that money back and more when I get my R01 grants and go up for promotion early bc I did GTG and LIBERATE.

PhD, Assistant Professor

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

I would tell them GTG has all of the ANSWERS to the daily things we STRUGGLE with in academia. 

It's an approach to un-learning and re-learning in a safe space where you feel seen, heard, and appreciated. It's really helped me to be truly honest with myself, to get out of my own way, and do all the things I set out to do! 

PharmD, MPH

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

That the COMMUNITY of women on the call who are living what you are experiencing every day is value alone. 

The coaching calls and Facebook group are like a regular hug that I knew I needed but just didn't know how to find on my own.

MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

It is TRANSFORMATIVE for your mindset as you're in this upward climb at this CAREER stage.

It helps to not live on an island but be joined with so many other badass academic women of color who are doing amazing things and also can act as informed believers to the realities of this work. It means a lot to get that boost of support from Kemi but also from hearing the strategies and realizing oh yes, I can do this too. It helps to put into context all this hard work and effort -- realizing that I am responsible (and capable) for making it worthwhile.

MD, MS, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

To create a strong FOUNDATION, PATH and PLAN for your work.  

To grow skills that will combat those feelings of imposter syndrome etc. that creep in. Most assuredly to answer the question - why should I stay in academic medicine when it crops up. To find community and role modeling to create community where they are. I usually say there is no such thing as a safe space, only brave spaces - This WAS a safe AND brave space. So unique, needed and pivotal to the experience.

PhD, Associate Professor

Community!! 

It was great to be part of a cohort, which was striking for me because I am typically not a "joiner". This reinforced the importance of having people with common experiences in your network. Loved SCAW, PP, decision doctrine. Appreciated being pushed to envision the next 3 years of my career as well because I often feel apprehensive about the future because it's uncertain. Daring to dream and work towards that is very empowering.

MD, PEDIATRICS

 There is no one thing that will change your MINDSET and your career strategy like participation in this program. 

 I am so glad that I did this as early in my career as I did because I cannot imagine having spun my wheels for longer before coming to this. incredible space and community.

MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine

ARE YOU READY TO REFRAME AND RE-CREATE YOUR ACADEMIC LIFE SO THAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE REAL CAREER CONTROL, SECURE GRANT FUNDING, AND DO THE WORK THAT YOU LOVE?

I’M READY TO GET THAT GRANT

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