Here is the truth I realized: There is no one responsible for creating the career I want but me.
hi, i'm kemi,
After years of schooling and training, we can be so accustomed to delegating our futures, that we forget to switch gears once we start as faculty. I know I did. A course correction was critical and the main ingredient to my success - fully funded research doing the work I love, a balanced life with my spouse and 2 littles, and a true sense of meaning and nourishment from my career.
I coach because all of this is attainable for ALL of us.
Though mindset work, career organization, and deliberate strategy.
No more settling, no more burn out.
I have a biomedical engineering degree from Duke University, went to Columbia P&S for med school, and on to Chicago for OBGYN residency training, UNC for gynecologic oncology fellowship, and a post-doctoral research fellowship in Health Policy and Management. I secured 3 independent grants as a fellow, and another 5 in my first 3 years on faculty. I study race, gender, cancer, and health in the US. My love languages are French fries, motivational quotes, and calling out B.S., in that order.
I am so grateful to have this platform to remind us of own value and empower us to pursue fulfilling and nurturing careers.
Let's do this.