GSR Episode 18: Jennifer Polk, Ph.D, History

Jen Polk graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD in History in 2012. After taking some courses in coaching and mentoring, she started, a consultancy for academics who are exploring possibilities beyond the professoriate. In this podcast, Jen talks about her decision to not pursue a professorship in history, how she got into life coaching and started her own business, what life coaching is about and how it can help people at crucial junctures in their lives. Jen also discusses some of the most difficult challenges that academics face when switching careers, and offers some expert advice for meeting those challenges.  

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Jen also organizes a conference called Beyond the Professoriate.

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