You have been to every career development workshop and it all sounds great, but no one is talking about the kind of institutional pressures YOU are dealing with….
You are working hard but somehow STUCK in inefficiency, putting everyone else’s priorities first, and starting to doubt whether you have what it really takes to be successful…
You spent years studying and training and sacrificing to become academic faculty…and here you are still working nights and weekends on the projects you care most about…
This doesn’t feel great at all…and yet your colleagues have insinuated that this unpleasant reality is simply part and parcel of academic life. They tell you to settle, to be grateful because it could be worse, and just do what Johnny over there did…
Every day I help early-career women of color faculty in academic medicine, like you, re-frame and re-create their academic life so that they can channel their ideas, passions, and skills into grant-funded work with institutional support.
YOU CAN WALK AWAY FROM THIS INSTITUTIONAL MINDSET FOREVER…AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER WITH CLARITY AND STRATEGY.
Without knowing the specific and unique set of skills you bring to the table, you have no compass to guide your decisions and thus your career. The goal is to define your value and then operationalize it right away – aligning your goals and activities, optimizing your mentor relationships, and building your base for navigation in your career.
Being at the mercy of the day’s chaos is over. Cultivate self-care at work habits that protect your time, keep you in good standing with your department, and free you from the tyranny of the never-ending to-do list. Learn task setting and time management so getting your work done is inevitable.
You’ve got ideas and it’s time to bring them to life! You will crystalize your research lane and your structural needs so no effort is wasted, learn my Functional Feedback technique to squeeze every drop out of peer review, and stay in charge of your process while making resilience a tangible habit.
“I remember feeling like a failure when I started. Not following through, my projects falling behind, my clinical work was starting to just feel like a chore. And now I feel like I have a clear plan, the time management and self-care at work has been SO helpful.”
JR FACULTY, PULMONARY/CRITICAL CARE
“…I’ve learned too many things to name thus far, but one that resonates deeply is how to build structure for myself to operationalize my purpose, and to enact my purpose in navigating decisions at a new institution so early in my career.”
JUNIOR FACULTY, OBGYN
"I GOT THE K [GRANT]!!!!!!"
JR FACULTY, SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
There is a qualification process for each faculty member. This program is for those committed to making a difference in their field. It’s very exciting, it produces unprecedented results for you - however, it’s not for everyone.
"I still can't believe how much progress I've made on my coaching goals in the past 3 months. While things definitely look different from the outside –(more) writing productivity and efficiency! -- it's amazing how different it FEELS to be able to trust my intuition more."
"My foundation grant got funded!"
"My grant went in yesterday! I'm still a bit in disbelief. I learned so much, and honestly the Decision Doctrine and Coaching Model were what got me through. I just kept taking it one decision at a time instead of ruminating or assuming."
"Thank you for the gift you have given me through professional coaching. It moves me to tears to think of all that I am already, and all that I will continue to become with this new framework and foundation of encouragement in place. You are truly a gem, Kemi Doll!!"
"Got the grant!! Received my NOI this week to fund a $1.1 mil evaluation center. 💝"
"I did a (delayed) mid year review and feel awesome about my products and accomplishments...in the middle of a pandemic!...all since starting GTG. Career development award JIT submitted, Aim 1 underway w/ other funding, 2 small grants submitted, 1 first author paper in press and 2 under review, launched a trial as site lead, onboarded 3 new staff!! Most importantly I haven't been miserable and overworked, I have been loving it. Thank you, Kemi Doll for your coaching! Life changing!
"I was awarded a grant to address food insecurity as a palliative care issue in our pediatric population... and submitted final revisions on a manuscript accepted for publication!"
"One more paper went out for coauthor review And another accepted pending minor edits! These were goal papers for 2020!"
"I loved the *internal work* that I did in this program to *empower* myself to make the external changes that I was looking for.. I shifted out of a more mindless mindset that was all go-go-go, finish any work that someone sets in front me. Through the coaching program, I was able to give full attention to my internal compass and invest in my own research vision…My career feels much more aligned with the change that I want to see in the world."
"My grant is in! No one cried and there was still food on the table all week! GTG must be working 😉"