Frustrated you can't advance your big ideas because small tasks are sucking up all your precious time?
Teetering on the edge of burnout from trying to meet the competing demands of work and life?
Racked with self-doubt about whether your work is good enough to share with others?
Tired (and ashamed) of being adrift in a sea of unfinished projects with no shore in sight?
I GET IT.
After 16 years as a faculty member (and 10 as a faculty coach), I know all too well how hard it is to accomplish your goals while also attending to loved ones, students, and your own difficult emotions around your work and world events, especially if you're
👉🏽 A caregiver.
👉🏽 A woman of color or other minoritized faculty.
👉🏽 At an institution that asks for much more than it gives.
No wonder so many of us are working longer and longer hours to the detriment of our well-being and relationships.
Am I right?
Well, I'm here to tell you there's a better way.
One where you can achieve your BIG professional goals faster and healthier than ever so you can finally have a life outside of work.
An innovative 8-week group coaching program that brings ease, focus, and flow to your work.
More than telling you what to do, Focus Fridays shows you in group coaching sessions scheduled Fridays 12:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time, starting Feb 25th.
You bring your work each Friday and I provide the proven structure + guidance + support you need to get more done in less time with less stress.
In Focus Fridays, you'll experience:
- Clarity around how to develop achievable goals that set you up for success.
- Focus that propels you toward completing your high-priority tasks quickly and efficiently.
- Belonging from a compassionate group of diverse faculty.
- Confidence to face tasks you've been avoiding because of hard emotions like resistance and shame.
- Support from me every step of the way to keep you from getting stuck or losing steam.
And you'll achieve all of this while having fun!
The laughs, chair dancing, and spontaneous cheers to celebrate wins are Focus Fridays' secret sauce - what makes it a great space to get work done.Sound like what you need? Sign up for the waitlist.
Focus Fridays not only provided tips and skills needed to overcome my internal barriers to doing work, the fun and supportive atmosphere also led me to enjoy working!
Jen Honculada Martinez, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Here's what's inside:
You're going to LOVE these
Scheduled Fridays from 12:00 to 2:30 pm ET. Every detail - from the timed work periods to the lively atmosphere - is scientifically designed to make it easy and fun to get your work done.
Kickoff each Focus Friday session with a brief training on healthy strategies you can use to quickly increase performance, maintain focus, rebound from setbacks, and design a more fulfilling life.
This valuable resource is chock full of tips, worksheets, and checklists to help you work smarter and squeeze the absolute most out of each Focus Friday session.
Additional opportunities to work with other participants if you'd like extra support and accountability in between Focus Fridays.
Having tried lots of different writing accountability groups and programs, I have never fallen into such a quick, supportive writing rhythm with a community of scholars whose company I look forward to each Friday.
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai, PhD, Associate Professor
What previous participants report...
Improved goal setting
Improved goal achievement
Experienced a sense of community
Better address imposter syndrome and perfectionism
HOW FOCUS FRIDAYS WORK.
Step 1 - Prep
Step 2 - Attend
Step 3 - Achieve
Hi! I'm Roxanne.
I developed Focus Fridays in response to the many faculty who reached out to me over the years to share the stress, shame, and isolation they were feeling around their work.
It was clear these faculty needed a supportive workspace where they could find achievement, community, and maybe even joy.
So, I poured my 20+ years of psychological training, research, and practice into making Focus Fridays that space. Now all you need to do is attend. That's it!
Okay...maybe you need to do the prep exercises too. But that only takes 10 minutes. I promise.
I look forward to working with you and watching your surprise at what you're capable of accomplishing.
Thanks to Focus Fridays, I have (re)discovered my own research and writing as a safe space, a space of calm, joy, and empowerment.
Rina Williams, PhD, Associate Professor
I've learned to value my writing and what I have to give as well as hold that very necessary time...to enjoy my writing again and own that I have something to say.
Sonja Lanehart, PhD, Professor
Since I started Focus Fridays, I have been both more productive and more relaxed by relying on this time to ground me in a regular writing practice.
Adrianna M. Santos, PhD, Assistant Professor
Focus Fridays is the most empowering, energizing, and rewarding professional development program that I know.
Miki Hirayama, PhD, Associate Professor
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I really get anything meaningful done in two hours and 30 minutes?
I'm a woman of color. Will I feel comfortable in this program?
Why are these sessions on Friday of all days?
I just don't know if I can find the time.
The thought of talking in a group makes me sweat.
I'm not a faculty member, can I still participate?
Are the sessions recorded?
What do people work on in these sessions?
I would love to attend but can't afford the cost.
Need some peace of mind?
I know Focus Fridays will work for you. But if you're not 100% satisfied with the program, email [email protected] before the start of the third session for a full refund. No questions asked.
That gives you over two weeks to check out the program, experience the sessions, and connect with the community.