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Professional  Development

  • Individual Coaching for Career Advancement 
  • Academic Leadership Development 
  • Coaching for Pre and Post-tenure Success
  • Communication and Conflict   
  • Developing and Managing Others
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Group/Peer Coaching
  • Skills for Emerging Leaders

We specialize in making complex topics accessible through collaborative learning with customized workshops and coaching.

Amanda Shaffer, 

​Founder and Principal 

​​​Amanda Shaffer is a professional coach and consultant with extensive experience supporting individuals and institutions to develop their leadership capacity and embrace diversity.

Whether she is facilitating professional development programs, coaching leaders, or helping faculty advance in their careers, Amanda’s work is defined by her dedication to equity, inclusion, and social progress.

With 16+ years of experience providing facilitation, coaching, and diversity, DEI education we bring a seasoned and thoughtful perspective to professional development.

Our interactive workshops are customized to provide concrete outcomes and tools to empower clients to pursue sustainable professional and organizational growth.​

Using a holistic, results-based approach infused with mindfulness and anchored in gestalt theory, our coaching provides insight, guidance, accountability, and resources to help our clients and teams develop actionable steps to achieve their goals. 

Emotional intelligence (EQ) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI),  both collaborative, strengths-based approaches, are cornerstones of the approachable, skill-building sessions we design and deliver.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

  • Conversations, workshops & "hot topics"
  • Awareness & Cultural Humility
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Gender Equity
  • Implicit Bias & Intersectionality
  • LGBTQ+ (SafeZone)
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Search Committee Training
  • Antiracism & White Fragility

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