Allison DiBianca Fasoli, Ph.D. is a faculty coach, leadership coach, and a psychological researcher and educator. She coaches clients around career growth and career decisions, work-life balance, branding, leading others, and defining visions for their teams. She helps scholars, researchers, and writers increase their scholarly productivity (without working more!), transform their writing practices and processes, clarify their conceptual ideas, and grow their scholarly voices. Allison also offers writing consultations to help clients present themselves and their work persuasively in writing– from cover letters to promotion materials to personal websites.
Drawing on her expertise in psychology, Allison’s coaching process is informed by decades of experience researching and teaching about concepts related to learning processes, motivation, decision-making, self-concepts and identity, and theories of human growth and development. She supports clients in building their self-awareness and in taking small action steps in order to achieve their professional goals. For some, this process can involve working through feelings of uncertainty, indecision, second-guessing, procrastination, and negative self-talk. For others, this involves attending to conflicted interpersonal relations, handling difficult colleagues, and addressing relational pressures. By asking powerful questions, offering insight and connections, and attuning to client’s personal strengths and energies, Allison helps clients to clarify what they want, open possibilities for action, and make decisions that they can trust.
Allison earned her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Chicago and her Coaching certificate from Emory University. She is currently earning an advanced degree in counseling and clinical psychology. She also has training in Academic Coaching through Landmark College, and training in scholarly writing through the University of Chicago’s Writing Program. She is a nationally-funded, mixed methods researcher with ten years of experience in higher education, who continues to teach and research in psychology.
Whether clients are feeling over-committed, anxious, stuck, or simply want to increase their research productivity and leadership skills, Allison’s aim is to help clients improve their professional work and personal well-being at the same time. Her goal is such that those in higher education can engage more intentionally and with greater energy, clarity, and confidence.