Coaching

Coaching with Academic Impressions

Leverage our higher education specific coaching solutions to accelerate your professional development journey.

In today’s rapidly shifting higher education environment, the demands and expectations placed on all leaders, administrators, and faculty of the institution can be daunting and often extreme. Many professionals are challenged by the competing demands of managing themselves and their own time, as well as managing others, and increasingly seek out specialized support to mitigate the overwhelm and chart a roadmap for success.

The coaching offered by Academic Impressions is a multi-faceted professional development solution, designed to accelerate growth and address challenges and goals with the support of an experienced higher education coach. Through individualized guidance, coaching can help professionals intentionally align personal and career objectives, identify and build on strengths, strategize career paths, and find clarity in their vision.

Browse our coaching options below or request an exploratory conversation with our coaching expert.

What You Get

A Comprehensive Package

A coaching package of personalized, virtual sessions tailored to your agenda.

Accountability Between Sessions

The chance to email and/or text your coach between meetings.

A Trial Membership

A trial membership granting you access to thousands of virtual trainings and resources.

Complimentary Resources

Workbooks and supplemental resources to support your career goals, including customized learning plans.

Packages Start at $2,100

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PARTNER INSTITUTIONS

Berkeley University of California
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Duke University
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Coaching for Aspiring and Established Leaders

If you are a leader in higher education, coaching can help you gain clarity in your career, increase your level of self-awareness, hone your skill set, and reach your full potential within the context of the industry. Whether you are considering a move to administration, taking the next step to a deanship or presidency, or wanting to more effectively lead your team of fundraisers, our team of coaches can help higher ed leaders at all levels excel and accelerate their career development.

What Sets Us Apart

Through the thousands of leadership trainings we facilitate we have developed an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the industry, such as shared governance, consensus mentality, the slow pace of change, the unique role of faculty, and many others

To ensure the most productive relationship, you get to choose the coach who best fits your needs, knowing they have been carefully selected to offer insights into the key concerns of higher education today

You will be exposed to our network of carefully vetted coaches who each have extensive experience in a diverse range of universities and colleges

Learn how our executive coaching compares to other programs

Get to Know Some of Our Executive Coaches

Watch this free series to hear our executive coaches talk about their areas of expertise and learn more about how coaching can add value to your career.

Beth Weinstock

WEBCAST SERIES

Leading Under Stress and Pressure

A Conversation with Dr. Beth Weinstock

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Steve Riccio

WEBCAST SERIES

Coaching as a Pathway from Purpose to Action

A Conversation with Dr. Steve Riccio

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Portrait of Christine Quinn

WEBCAST SERIES

Leading Through Uncertainty

A Conversation with Dr. Christine J. Quinn

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Peter Cimbolic

WEBCAST SERIES

Transitioning into Increasing Levels of Leadership

A Conversation with Dr. Peter Cimbolic

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Portrait of Karen M. Whitney

WEBCAST SERIES

Building Your Support Network While Navigating Complexity

A Conversation with Dr. Karen Whitney

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Leadership Coach Testimonials

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Michael Iwama
Professor, Chief Program Strategist, Duke University 

"The context was coaching as a 'rookie' Dean through his transition from Department Chair and Professor to being Chief Academic Officer for a Health Professions Graduate School. In this process I learned a lot about myself; how to apply my strengths and abilities effectively in the contexts of the Dean's Office, as well as respond appropriately to the challenges faced in high performance environments.

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Amy Harkins
Chair and Professor, Department of Clinical Health Sciences, Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University

"Nearly 8 months into a global pandemic as an academic chair of a large and complex clinical health department, I found myself as a stressed and frazzled person, having navigated the educational challenges of advancing a department and students through an online pivot, clinical delays, and working around the clock every day in my home office.

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Stephen Ferris
Dean, Miller College of Business, Ball State University 

“The issue I needed help with focused on communicating upwards, to get my message and needs effectively conveyed to my superiors. Related to this was a discussion of techniques that are useful in trying to manage up. I learned the importance of developing a communication plan and sharing that with my boss. I can’t claim to be an inclusive and open leader unless I can explain what I do to encourage that open communication and inclusiveness.

Faculty Coaching

Our faculty coaching package is an individualized program designed to support you as you establish yourself and excel as a scholar, take charge of your career, balance numerous competing demands, and provide accountability to help you achieve your goals.

Why Choose Us?

You will be paired with skilled coaches who have extensive experience in higher education and understand first-hand the demands of balancing teaching, service, and research.

Our faculty coaching program is suitable for and customizable to all experience levels—whether you are tenure track, mid-career, or senior faculty, our coaches will work with you to identify your personalized needs and goals.

Coaching Can Help Faculty To:

Navigate the Tenure Track Process

Maintain Productivity

Step Up Your Leadership

Steer Your Career

Establish Your Academic Legacy

Build Your Network

Learn More with Our Free, Informational Webcasts

Coaching

FREE WEBCAST

Leverage Coaching to Support Your First-Year Faculty

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Business Meeting

FREE WEBCAST

Overcoming Microaggressions as a Faculty Member

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Faculty Coach Testimonials

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Mark Katz, PhD
John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"I started working with Allison DiBianca because I desperately wanted to finish writing a long overdue book. Given too many other commitments and a hands-off editor, I had a hard time making the book a priority. I needed to find a way to fit the project into my daily routine and create a plan for completing my goal. This is where Allison came in.

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Leah Wasburn-Moses
Professor, Educational Psychology, Miami University 

"I had spent ten years unsuccessfully trying to scale up an educational model that won national awards for youth outcomes, Campus Mentors. With my coach’s support, I learned to think differently about my efforts, to adapt my model, when necessary, to recognize that change takes time with repeated exposure, and to network with others such as business colleagues interested in social entrepreneurship.

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Renee Jourdenais
Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

“Many seek coaching as they step from faculty into administrative roles. In my case, I was reversing the process: after many years as a Dean, I had stepped back into the faculty. The conversations that I had with Paula helped enormously as I thought about how I wanted to manage this next phase of my career. 

Group and Team Coaching

Group Coaching

During these challenging times, leaders at all levels are under significant pressure to juggle competing priorities, provide leadership for their teams, and support for their staff, faculty, and students.

Join an online cohort of peer leaders for group dialogues to build a sense of community, learn from each other, get meaningful support, hear about new tools and strategies, and share resources.

Team Coaching

In an academic culture that stresses the individual, collaborating as part of a team can be difficult. To truly work as a team, new skills such as self-awareness, interpersonal awareness, and team mastery need to be strengthened.

We blend individual coaching and supplemental online learning with team coaching to enable the appreciation and understanding of different members’ unique strengths and challenges. During the program, participants will learn to become team players with greater clarity around the value that each member adds, and also learn to support each other in playing to their different interactive styles, values, and strengths.

How We Can Help

Our group dialogues are facilitated by expert consultants and coaches who also have extensive leadership experience in higher ed

You will hear practical content that you can immediately apply in your own professional and personal context

Groups are kept small (up to 8 people) to ensure maximum participation and engagement

You will get access to supplementary online resources to complement your learning

Our Coaches

Portrait of Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson, Ph.D.

Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Jennifer Askey

Jennifer Askey, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Emile “Mike” Boutin, Jr

Emile “Mike” Boutin, Jr. Ed.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Peter Cimbolic

Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.

Executive Coach

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Portrait of Allison DiBianca

Allison DiBianca Fasoli, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Yvonne Hernandez Friedman

Yvonne Hernandez Friedman, Ph.D.

Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Zaryab Iqbal

Zaryab Iqbal, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Jill Johns

Jill Johns, DrPH

Leadership Coach

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Anita Kite, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach, Team Coach

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Portrait of Therese Lask

Therese Lask, Ph.D.

Leadership and Group Coach

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Dorine Lawrence-Hughes, Ed.D, J.D.

Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Heather N. Martin

Heather N. Martin, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach

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Professional portrait of Jennifer Scott Mobley

Jennifer Scott Mobley, Ph.D.

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Corinne Nicolas

Corinne Nicolas, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach

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Portrait of Robyn Parker

Robyn Parker, Ph.D.

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Christine Quinn

Christine J. Quinn, Ph.D.

Executive Coach, Team Coach, Group Coach

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Steve Riccio

Steve Riccio, Ed.D.

Leadership Coach

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Clint Sidle

Clint Sidle

Executive Coach

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Portrait of Karen Souter

Karen Souter, MB

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Katharine E. Stewart

Katharine E. Stewart, PhD, MPH

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Jennifer Swanberg

Jennifer E. Swanberg, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Ava Thompson Greenwell

Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D.

Faculty Coach

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Portrait of Maria Thompson

Maria Thompson, Ph.D.

Executive and Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Paula Thompson

Paula Thompson, Ed.D.

Faculty Coach, Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Susan Turell

Susan C. Turell, Ph.D.

 Executive and Leadership Coach

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Portrait of Carina Vocisano

Carina Vocisano, Ph.D.

Executive Coach

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Portrait of Jianping Wang

Jianping Wang, Ed.D.

Executive Coach

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Beth Weinstock

Beth Weinstock, Ph.D.

Executive Coach

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Portrait of Karen Whitney

Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D.

Executive Coach

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Let Us Help

We’re here to help you find the right coaching solution based on your unique needs. Get in touch with us to receive further information or to schedule a call with our Director of Coaching, Moira Killoran.