Back in 2021 I had the pleasure of being invited to offer career coaching on a new innovative project, Prosper.


Prosper is based in The Academy at the University of Liverpool and offers a new approach to career development that unlocks postdocs’ potential to thrive in multiple career pathways.


The ultimate goal is to open up the huge talent pool that exists within the postdoctoral community to benefit postdocs themselves, principal investigators, employers and the wider UK economy.


As well as coaching, participants on Prosper can access a range of resources and initiatives such as a peer buddy scheme, commissioned development interventions across key themes, and insights into the range of career opportunities outside of academia.




After two successful pilots the initiative was launched nationwide and last month I was delighted to be asked back to support a new cohort of 10 postdocs at the University of Liverpool.


The sessions include a mix of monthly group coaching sessions and individual 1:1 time that provide a coaching space that is protected, confidential and safe. The intention is to support those taking part in Prosper to develop their self-awareness, understand more about their strengths and gain clarity on their career aspirations so that they can make the right choices for them.


Last month, we kicked off with our first group coaching and got off to a great start. I’m really looking forward to seeing where we all finish.


Watch this space!

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