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The Research Impact Accelerator

Make a bigger impact
with your research.

Strategic communication coaching for scholars like you who want
to make a bigger impact with your research

Are you yearning to make a greater impact but not sure where to start?

The Research Impact Accelerator isn’t just another coaching program; it’s a transformative journey designed specifically for scholars and researchers like you who are eager to make a meaningful impact beyond academia.

What sets us apart is our holistic approach. We cover every facet of unleashing your public voice, from building confidence, seamlessly integrating public scholarship into your workflow, building a public profile, strategic communication, customized and up-to-date media training, impact measurement, and driving real change.

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One-to-One Coaching

Achieve your public engagement goals in 3 months with one-to-one coaching sessions and training is all custom designed to meet your needs, research interests, and communication goals.  

Group Coaching

Join the Research Impact Collective and expand your research with our co-working sessions, exclusive workshops, mock interviews, speaker series, and in-depth training sessions.


Whether you lead a department, research lab, or professional research organization, our workshops provide your academic community with the skills, best practices, and resources for public engagement.

My Approach

Public engagement is a powerful tool for a scholar, yet few graduate programs train scholars to effectively communicate research to anyone outside the academy. 

And other training programs may focus only on building communication skills. 

But here is what I believe….

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💡You hold the power to make an impact: You don’t need another shiny framework, checklist, course, tool, or step-by-step guide. You just need to tune into your own wisdom and do the work.

💡Everyone’s path is different: Every scholars’ research interests is different, and every scholars’ communication style is very unique. We will work only in the space that makes you comfortable, where your communication skills can thrive and your research can make the most impact.  

💡I’m here to provide you with the tools to navigate the waters and find your own way: If I do my job right, you won’t need to work with me beyond our sessions. It’s my job to help you build up the skills, experience & confidence to move forward on your own, maintaining a successful career as a public scholar.

💡Together, we will achieve your goals: My purpose is to help you succeed. I am dedicated to ensuring you meet your goals by the end of the program. In the oft lonely world of academia, this program thrives on accountability and support. 

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Here's How it Works:

Establish Attainable Goals

We define clear and achievable objectives for your public engagement efforts. Your goals become the compass guiding our sessions.

Develop a Strong Foundation

Our program isn’t about quick fixes. We lay the groundwork for lasting success. The strategies and insights you gain will benefit you after our sessions end.

Layers of Accountability

We believe in accountability as a key driver of progress. You’ll have regular check-ins and support to ensure you stay on track and meet your milestones.

Tangible Skill

You’ll develop practical and strategic communication skills that will guide your public engagement efforts, making your research accessible and engaging.

Media Training for
Today’s Scholar

Our media training is tailored to the ever-evolving communication and media landscape. You’ll learn how to navigate interviews and pitching with confidence.

Seamless Workflow Integration

We’ll strategize how to seamlessly integrate public engagement into your existing workflow, allowing you to balance both worlds effectively.

Curate a Professional
Profile & Brand

We’ll craft a compelling professional brand utilizing tools you are comfortable with. Your public brand will distinguish you as a thought leader and expert in your field. 

Measuring Your
Public Engagement

We ensure you’re making a meaningful difference based on your goals. You’ll learn how to assess the impact of your efforts for tenure and promotion and beyond.

Sustained Career in
Public Engagement

The Research Impact Accelerator will set you up for the impactful research career you’ve always wanted. And our trainings are designed to expand your communication skills across roles. 

What can you expect after completing the Research Impact Accelerator:

These transformations are what the Research Impact Accelerator aims to achieve, providing you with the tools and confidence to unleash your public voice and communicate your research effectively to a broader audience.

Fill out the form below to enquire about our one-to-one coaching. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Absolutely. The Research Impact Accelerator is designed to benefit scholars and researchers from diverse disciplines and career paths. Whether you are on the tenure track or working in industry, our coaching approach is adaptable to your specific needs and research interests. We primarily focus on scholars in the humanities and social science space. 

No worries at all. Many of our scholars will start with little to no public engagement experience. This program is designed to take you from where you are now and provide you with the skills, mindset, and confidence to excel in this area.

We understand that your time is precious. The program is structured to accommodate your schedule. We work together to ensure that the time you invest yields tangible results.

While we can’t guarantee specific outcomes, we can assure you that the Research Impact Accelerator is built on evidence-based strategies that have helped scholars like you successfully communicate their research to the public. We provide ongoing support and accountability to help you achieve your goals.

Many scholars share similar concerns. Our program includes media training and communication skill development tailored to your comfort level. You’ll build confidence through practice and feedback. And we always emphasize doing what makes you comfortable.

Success varies by individual, but our outcome-driven program is dedicated to working towards the goals and outcomes you set. Our program provides the tools and knowledge needed for success; it’s up to you to apply them.

While it’s possible to see immediate improvements in your communication skills, lasting impact often takes time. We focus on building a strong foundation for long-term success, which includes setting achievable short-term goals.

Don’t worry; our program is designed to be user-friendly. We’ll walk you through any technical aspects and provide support as needed to help you succeed.

To get started, simply fill out the intake form below. We’re here to answer any additional questions you may have and guide you through the enrollment process.

Our program takes a comprehensive and holistic approach, covering mindset development, goal setting, practical communication skills, media training, professional branding, and more. We provide personalized guidance and ongoing support to ensure your success.

We will offer the occasional discount for our services. There will always be discounts available for enrolled PhD students. 

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