Professional Development for Faculty

WellAcademic helps faculty work well and be well in the academy

Because you deserve MORE...more time to write, to spend with loved ones, to replenish from the stress of daily life

Your well-being can seem like the price you must pay for faculty success, especially if you're experiencing:

  • Fatigue and isolation from being simultaneously invisibilized and hypervisible in the academy
  • Depletion from trying to manage untenable workloads
  • Guilt from never feeling like you're giving enough to your work or your family

AND IT'S EASY TO BLAME YOURSELF...

to wonder why the strategies that work for everyone else aren't working for you.

Your well-being can seem like the price you must pay for faculty success, especially when you're:

  • Working nights, weekends, and breaks but still can't keep up
  • Work has oozed into every corner of your life leaving little time for rest, relationships, and recuperation
  • Perfectionism and imposter syndrome make advancing your writing an exhausting slog

AND IT'S EASY TO BLAME YOURSELF...

to wonder why the strategies that work for everyone else aren't working for you.

THE TRUTH IS YOU'RE NOT A TYPICAL FACULTY MEMBER,

so typical one-size-fits-all strategies aren't enough.

You need a success path designed around your unique needs.

We've got you covered. Since 2015, our culturally responsive resources, training, and coaching have helped hundreds of faculty just like you find their way toward:

FIERCE FOCUS

Prioritize what's most important while letting go of the guilt from saying 'no' to what's not.

SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS

Achieve your goals faster than ever while still having space for loved ones and yourself.

REAL CONNECTION

Experience belonging where you're seen, valued, and welcomed just as you are.

You need a success path designed around your unique needs.

We've got you covered. Since 2015, hundreds of faculty just like you have found their way to greater achievement, replenishment, and connection with our:

HOLISTIC SUPPORT

That engages your work, well-being, and identity - because all of you matters to your success in (and outside of) academe

EXPERT GUIDANCE

From an all-woman of color team of faculty coaches intimately aware of what it takes for you to thrive in higher ed

INCLUSIVE PRACTICES

To help you navigate the personal, relational, and structural barriers that impede your progress and hurt your health.

Let's reclaim your time and revolutionize how you work

while helping you find some joy along the way.

choose the service that fits your needs

Each offering centers psychological science, sustainable progress, and healthy navigation of the structures and systems we’re all caught in.

1:1 COACHING

Escape the confines of your overscheduled life with Makeover or confidently go up for P&T with Well-Prepared.

WORKSHOPS

From managing stress to mentoring across racial difference, these sessions address the pressing needs of faculty.

WOC RETREATS

Holistic professional advancement programs that foster the success and replenishment of women of color faculty.

Focus Fridays

Write more while having fun.

You read that right - "fun" and "write" are in the same sentence. Intentionally.

Our inclusive faculty writing community is all about crushing your goals in a space of belonging, celebration, learning...and even some unabashed chair dancing.

There's no reason writing needs to be an isolating, miserable experience.  

There's a better way.  

We're not for everyone. By design.

Here are 4 things that set us apart. You're our people if they resonate with you.

We're an all woman of color team intimately aware of what it takes for you to thrive in academe

We engage the whole you - your work, your well-being, and your positionality - because all of you matters

Because our founder is a psychologist, psychological, evidence based strategies and frameworks undergird all of our services

WellAcademic LITERALLY changed my life

"Through WellAcademic's retreat and coaching, I've learned to set and hold boundaries, better manage my workload, and create a path to mental, physical, and spiritual wholeness. I am so grateful for these experiences as they have kept me from falling off the metaphorical work cliff."

Tia Sheree Gaynor, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

Hi! I'm Roxanne Donovan, PhD.

Psychologist. Full Professor. Certified Yoga Teacher. 

I've been practicing and writing in the areas of wellness and social justice for 20+ years.

And I know from experience that joy, connection, and sustainable progress are possible in the academy, even in the face of systemic and institutional forces. 

Sharing this knowledge is why I started WellAcademic and why I'm glad you stopped by. 

So, take a look around at all the goodness we offer.  

Oh, and if we haven't met, click here to learn more about me and WellAcademic.

Itching to make a change?

Start right now with something simple.

Access the free guide to clearing your calendar, (re)claiming your time, and protecting your well-being – without the side serving of guilt.

You're only 4 steps away from more clarity and peace.