Coaching for Individuals

Are you ready to make powerful career decisions, stop procrastinating, and get unstuck in your higher education career?

I know exactly where you are — you’re an ambitious perfectionist with extensive formal education, and are accomplished in your higher education career. Outwardly, all looks good.

But you keep cycling through the same old thoughts and hesitations and you’re stuck in indecision and overwhelm about your career. You’re worried about making the wrong decision–one that will “fail” and create even more anxiety.

It’s time to stop the DRAIN of unmade decisions and courageously take the next steps in your higher education career. I can help. With my coaching support, you’re going to get clear about next steps, take consistent action with gentle productivity, and stop feeling overwhelmed all the time.

Ready to create Momentum in your career? Let’s get started!

Momentum  |  $1500

An individualized coaching program to address your specific career-related challenges, clarify your professional priorities, make decisions you feel good about, and establish processes to take consistent action on these.

If you are uncertain, procrastinating, and/or overwhelmed, and want to grow in your higher education career while still having time and energy to enjoy your non-work life, this program is for you.

This coaching program includes 8 individualized coaching sessions and caring support between sessions. Each session is 45 minutes and we typically meet weekly or every 2 weeks. 

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Whether you’re ready to get started or have questions…


  Spot your perfectionism and know how to use it to support your higher education career goals (versus letting it take over and work against you)

 Be productive, but not overworked, because you’ll focus on intentional, meaningful work through gentle productivity (versus a traditional ‘get ‘er done’ approach)

 Make powerful decisions instead of remaining stuck in procrastination, overwhelm, and doubt (because you begin to trust that you know what’s right for you)

 Get unstuck from a current work/career challenge by taking action instead of swirling in confusion (you’re no longer frozen due to fear of judgment or of missing out)

 Create milestones and targets for yourself so you can ascertain your progress and celebrate your accomplishments (versus doing awesome things but never taking a moment to celebrate or recognize what you’ve accomplished)

 Get clear on your values and unique strengths (so you can apply them for greater personal and professional satisfaction)


  Coaching that is focused entirely on your goals. I bring my genuine care, experience, and tools to our coaching.

  Email support and accountability between conversations and for the duration of the program, so you don’t have to count on willpower alone to follow through.

  An online assessment to determine your unique strengths. The tool I use is the CliftonStrengths Assessment.

  Clearly articulated action items at the end of each session so there’s no ambiguity about your next steps.

  Extension activities (aka “Homework”) to expand on your insights–only if you want these (the homework, that is)!

  Recommended resources specific to your needs (e.g., books, posts and articles, podcast episodes).

  Regular 45 minute sessions: these are weekly or every two weeks, with flexibility for holidays and unexpected events.

  Options for coaching via Zoom, phone, or in-person (depending on your preferences and also where you’re located).

A successful career in higher education doesn’t have to come at the expense of quality of life. You deserve to do work that gives you energy, allows you to apply your strengths, and feel positive about your career path. It would be my pleasure to help you with that! Let’s get you out of analysis paralysis so you can make decisions and create positive MOMENTUM.

“Isabeau came into my life when my career felt like it had fallen flat. She listened to my words with care and curiosity and together we uncovered the hidden patterns that were holding me back/keeping me from living a life with more joy, direction and ‘lightness’. After our sessions, I feel far more vibrant creatively, I’m more focused, and best of all, I am motivated to create the best life/career for myself and my family.​”



Not sure if coaching is the right next step for you?

If one or more of the statements below prompt you to think “that’s me!,” I promise you that coaching can help.

Isabeau Iqbal  You overwork to meet your high expectations (and, heck–you like to make others happy) to get a sense of accomplishment and feel valued

Isabeau Iqbal  You procrastinate by being “busy” on email or social media instead of spending time on things you claim you want to prioritize

Isabeau Iqbal  You fill your days with lengthy lists of items you “should” or “need” to do but the stuff that’s important to you gets squeezed out

Isabeau Iqbal  You worry A LOT — about making the wrong choice and being worse off, regretting your decision, and disappointing yourself or others

Isabeau Iqbal  You stay safely in research mode vs action mode, waiting to be “ready” for your next step because you’re so worried about making a decision that you might regret

Isabeau Iqbal  You stay in your role even though it isn’t fulfilling because you’ve invested so much into your education and building up your expertise

Isabeau Iqbal  You’re dissatisfied and unfulfilled and considering leaving higher education

There’s nothing wrong with high standards and expectations. The problem is when they get in the way of your career satisfaction and personal well-being (often via unmade decisions that slowly drain your joy). Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be either success or happiness.

You deserve to do work that gives you energy, allows you to apply your strengths, and feel positive about your career.

Let’s chat about your needs.

If you’re looking for more information or want to know how we can work together, contact me for a complimentary consultation. Here’s what to expect during our call:
1. You'll tell me what's going on with a focus on what's getting in the way;
2. You'll express where you want to make changes in your life and what you want (as best you can--this can be tough!);
3. We'll discuss how I help my clients get to their goals and what this could look like for you;
4. You get to ask me any questions you want about my process or anything else. If it seems like we're a good fit to work together, we get you signed up for 1:1 coaching!

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