Services

On this page you find an overview of my individual counseling services as well as group trainings and workshops. Perhaps you have a question, or you would like to assess whether a coaching program or training meets your needs? Do not hesitate to contact me.

Individual, personal counseling for early career researchers
(PhD, postdoc, assistant professor)

Quick PhD Intervention

Should you quit your PhD project?
You began your PhD research eagerly and full of dreams, but along the way you completely lost your enthusiasm. Be it graduate school, academia, your research topic, your supervisor, or something else: your project did not turn out to be as great as you expected. Yet, the thought of quitting your PhD project scares you. You feel lonely, lost, stuck.

PhD Career Intervention

Beat the PhD blues and find your path to success.
Are you in the second half of your PhD project and do you regularly feel stuck? Feeling stressed about your progress in research, experiments, writing? The end of your contract looming, but the work not done? Do you find yourself thinking about your work 24/7, perhaps while slacking and avoiding your project? You may longer see the meaning and value of the work you used to find so inspiring or feel insecure about your expertise.

Postdoc Career Intervention

Navigate uncertainties of postdoc life and find your path to success
Are you enjoying your postdoc project but feeling puzzled with your position as independent researcher? How to take up leadership of your own research line? How to balance your increasing teaching load? You love research, but worry about the uncertainty of your academic future. Does this impact your performance? How to develop a flexible professional profile? How to negotiate postdoc life with demands and wishes from your private life?

Working Soft Individual Online Course

This course is currently only available in Dutch. If you are interested in an English option, please get in touch via the contact form on this website.

In dit online programma van 9 weken leer je de fijne kneepjes van Zacht Werken. Het gaat erom dat je op een ontspannen manier met je talenten gaat werken en creatief bouwt aan de dromen die jij wilt realiseren. Echt slim je energie inzetten voor prachtige resultaten.

Tailored counseling

In a 30 minute Skype conversation we determine your exact question and how I can help you answer it. To ask one good question is often more helpful than a fast given answer. Should you wish to proceed with my counseling, you will receive a proposal tailored to your situation for follow up meetings in which we will deepen, specify, and answer your question. Your situation, question and wishes determine the frequency and total duration of our counseling sessions. Apply and contact.

Workshops, master classes and trainings for groups

Socratic Questioning Workshop

Socrates’ way of questioning convictions, hypotheses, and situations is thorough and opens new perspectives. Today Socratic questioning is a useful technique to step out of the box and think deeper. You can apply Socratic questioning to theoretical issues from your research as well as to more personal questions concerning your career and life.
The workshop Socratic Questioning offers a basic training in the Socratic way of asking questions

Socratic Intervision Dialogue Training

As a researcher you are curious about the boundaries of knowledge. Constant pushing against these boundaries can be a frustrating exercise, especially if you cannot share and discuss your obstacles and frustrations with peers in a structured and constructive way.
Through Socratic questioning techniques and with a specific structure for intervision dialogue a group of peers attains deeper exchange, thus stimulating professional development of academic researchers and peer problem solving in an early, preventive stage. The training aims at enabling the group to continue their Socratic Intervision Dialogues independently.

Working Softly in Science Workshop

This master class provides starting PhD students with an approach, procedures and tools for making an effective start with their PhD project in order to prevent problems and delays later on. A key element of the course is the further operationalization, discussion and presentation of the PhD proposal with other PhD students and supervisors.

How to survive your PhD

This master class provides starting PhD students with an approach, procedures and tools for making an effective start with their PhD project in order to prevent problems and delays later on. A key element of the course is the further operationalization, discussion and presentation of the PhD proposal with other PhD students and supervisors.

Employability for PhDs

This masterclass offers final stage PhD students directions and a toolbox to finish their Phd and take on their post-PhD career with focus. It covers post-PhD career perspectives, investigates the career capital and career identity of soon-to-be PhD’s, and introduces the basics of the Dutch job market and job application processes.

Personal leadership in working relationships

Effective leadership in working relations is an important element for success in every research career. PhD students and Postdocs often find their working relations complex. They are approached from diverse perspectives that can change over time.
This training is designed to help early career researchers interact with confidence and good judgement with their supervisors and other working relations within and without the academic environment.

Getting the Better of Stress

You plan your work efficiently and manage your time well. Yet, you regularly feel overwhelmed by your work. You realize that you need more than efficient time and project management to keep your enthusiasm and energy up to par.

Tailored workshops and trainings

You can contact me if you have a specific request or would like to discuss possibilities for customized workshops and trainings. Examples of custom work include:

  • Personal Brand, Professional Mission
  • Peer Feedback on Knowledge Valorization in NWO Veni Grant Applications
  • Time management for early career researchers