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FOCUS FRIDAYS

Get your writing done with unimaginable joy and ease inside our delightful faculty community.
YES, I WANT IN

FOCUS FRIDAYS

 Get your writing done with unimaginable joy and ease inside our delightful faculty community.
 
YES, I WANT IN
Save $200 with early bird registration

 What if writing were easy, not exhausting?

Imagine...

  • Finally checking off writing tasks that have languished on your to-do list for years.
  • Taking actual work-free weekends without constant worry about what writing didn't get done.
  • Experiencing satisfaction and connection (instead of frustration and isolation) while writing.
     

All of this (and more) is possible with the right structure and support.

INTRODUCING...

A 10-week group coaching and writing community with everything you need to

write
more
work
less
plan
better
find
calm

...while discovering how to

👉đŸŊ Kick imposter syndrome to the curb for good

👉đŸŊ Harness your elusive focus so you can stay on track

👉đŸŊ Set strong boundaries around your precious time

BEST OF ALL...

you'll experience belonging in our inclusive faculty community.

 
The laughs, support, chair dancing, and spontaneous cheers to celebrate wins are Focus Fridays' secret sauce - what makes it a wonderful place to write...even if you're an introvert 😊

And because Focus Fridays is for super-busy faculty, all you need to see massive results is show up to our co-write sessions with your work.

 

That's it!

 
đŸšĢ No online courses to watch
đŸšĢ No extra meetings to attend
đŸšĢ No FB group to keep up with
 
Okay, okay, you do need to complete pre- and post-session exercises. But they only take 10 minutes. Pinky swear.
Sound like what you need? Join NOW
Focus Fridays have transformed the way I approach the end of the week--rather than dread about "running out of time," I feel cared for, supported, and productive as we learn to set reasonable goals and celebrate every step forward.
Rebecca Davis, Associate Professor, University of Deleware 

Exactly what you get...

  • Coach-facilitated Focus Friday sessions that bring massive momentum to your writing process

  • Start Strong Retreat where you'll map out a doable scholarship plan that fits into your busy life

  • Mini-workshops during Friday sessions where you'll discover powerful strategies and systems for working well in the academy 

  • Real-time group coaching to help you find and maintain your writing rhythm

  •  A delightful community of diverse faculty that show up for each other

Plus, these valuable bonuses

 

 đŸ”Ĩ Wednesday writing sessions ($397 value)

DOUBLE your co-writing time with optional Wednesday sessions that offer extra support in between Focus Fridays.  

 

đŸ”Ĩ Goal-setting workbook + planner ($100 value)

 The perfect tools for working smarter while establishing habits that support your relationships, health, and happiness. 

 Get all this goodness for $797.

👉đŸŊ CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

 Fall Program: Sept 9 - Nov 11

 
Focus Friday sessions are 12:00 - 2:30 PM ET, starting Sept 16*
 Start Strong Retreat is Sept 9, 12:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Bonus Wednesday sessions are 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET, starting Sept 21
 
*No mini-workshop scheduled on Friday, Sept 30
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, Assistant Professor, Suffolk University

Meet Roxanne, Your Coach

Psychologist. Full Professor. WellAcademic Owner. Mama.

I know faculty who pound out article after article, grant after grant without breaking a sweat.

Focus Fridays isn't for them.

It's for the rest of us.

People like you and me who struggle mightily to write because we must use precious creative energy 

  • Managing outsized caregiving, service, and teaching obligations.
  • Resisting messages that tell us our work isn't good enough.

You are my people - exactly who I designed Focus Fridays for.

 

Because you deserve a space where writing isn't a slog...a space where you can show up just as you are and experience belonging and support. 

And the community really works!

Since launching in 2020, Focus Fridays has helped over 100 faculty crush their writing goals while finding joy and connection along the way.

 
Don't go it alone. Join us and see for yourself what liberation through community looks like.
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HOW FOCUS FRIDAY WORKS.

The breakdown!

SAMPLE FRIDAY SCHEDULE

12:00 - 12:20   Mini-Workshop
12:20 - 02:20   Work Time + Group Check-Ins
02:20 - 02:30   Q&A/Wrap-Up

SAMPLE FRIDAY SCHEDULE

 
12:00 - 12:20 pm ET
Mini-Workshop
 
12:20 - 2:20 pm ET
Work Time + Group Check-Ins
 
2:20 - 2:30 pm ET
Q&A/Wrap-Up
Focus Fridays was a game-changer. I learned how to apply tools that make preparation and organization something achievable and real. I cannot recommend enough Focus Fridays and Roxanne's incredible guidance and spirit.
Lee Douglas, Postdoctoral Fellow, NOVA University Lisbon 

What previous participants report in end-of-program survey...

Improved goal setting
Improved goal achievement
Experienced sense of community
Better address imposter syndrome and perfectionism
4.9/5.0 
Overall Experience
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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 Santos, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M San Antonio
I loved the energy of the sessions and it helped me focus each week in a way that felt supportive and fun.
Ching-In Chen, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Bothell
Focus Fridays is the most empowering, energizing, and rewarding professional development program that I know.  
Miki Hirayama, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
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 I've learned to value my writing and what I have to give as well as hold that very necessary time. I've learned to enjoy my writing again and own that I have something to say. I'm making my goals more reasonable and I am committed to doing that work which brings me joy.

 Sonja Lanehart, Professor, University of Arizona

Need some peace of mind?

 
I know Focus Fridays will work for you. But if you're not 100% satisfied with the program, email me before the start of the third Focus Friday session for a full refund. No questions asked.
That gives you over three weeks to check out the program, experience the retreat + sessions, and connect with the community.  
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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have Q's? Not sure you're a good fit?

I'm here for you. Just send me a message and let me know how I can help. I typically respond in one business day. 

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