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? Register now
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.
Brief trainings offered in each Friday session that teach you exactly how to rebound from setbacks, increase performance, maintain focus, 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 in community with other participants if you'd like extra support and accountability in between Focus Fridays.
Plus these amazing bonuses...
👉🏽 PLANNING RETREAT ($399 value)
Kick off the program by learning WellAcademic's 5-step system for creating a work-life you love. By the end, you'll have an achievable plan with enough space for deep work, connection, and self-care. [Friday, Feb 18, 12:00 - 2:30 pm ET]
👉🏽 WELLACADEMIC PLANNER ($30 value)
The perfect tool to help you get and stay organized while establishing those habits that support your health and happiness. Delivered via instant download.
👉🏽 PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY (priceless)
Struggling with a limiting mindset, caught in the grip of avoidance, want to celebrate a win? Reach out to our private online community and get the compassionate support you need, when you need it.
What previous participants report...
Improved goal setting
Improved goal achievement
Experienced a sense of community
Better address imposter syndrome and perfectionism
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
Positions of recent attendees...
Spring sessions are Fridays 12:30 - 2:00 pm ET, Feb 25 to April 15.
[Bonus retreat scheduled Feb 18.]
The powerful support system you need to achieve your BIG goals in healthy, sustainable ways.
HOW FOCUS FRIDAYS WORK.
Step 1 - Prep
Step 2 - Attend
Step 3 - Achieve
Hi! I'm Roxanne.
LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST. FULL PROFESSOR. WELLACADEMIC FOUNDER.
I developed Focus Fridays for the many faculty who reached out to me over the years to share the stress, shame, and isolation they were feeling around work.
The need was clear: An inclusive workspace where you could show up just as you are and find achievement, belonging, 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.
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.
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
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, PhD, Assistant Professor
Focus Fridays is the most empowering, energizing, and rewarding professional development program that I know.
Miki Hirayama, PhD, Associate Professor
The simultaneous gifts of focus and community are priceless!
Kate Corby, MFA, 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 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.
Still have Q's? Not sure you're a good fit?
I'm here for you. Let's connect for a quick, completely non-salesy chat.