In today’s episode, we talk with Jennifer Polk of PhD to Life. She’s a life coach and entrepreneur and has a PhD in History.
Everyone Feels This Way Sometimes
We ask Jen about her transition out of academia and into entrepreneur life. She shares with us the high and low points of her transition—and how many of her clients feel (or felt) the same. She discusses her many business ventures. In addition to life coaching in her PhD to Life business, she also runs Self-Employed PhD (a community for other PhD entrepreneurs) and Beyond the Professoriate (a community that she runs with her business partner, Maren Woods, that focuses on professional development for alternative careers).
Mentioned in This Episode
From PhD to Life – Jen’s life coaching business
Self-Employed PhD – Community for Self-Employed PhDs (full time or part time!)
Beyond the Professoriate Community – Community that focuses on professional development for alternative careers
S1E10: Asking For Help – Recovering Academic episode where we discuss getting help from career coach (or others) to navigate your new career path.