Coaching Services for PhDs

Coaching is the most efficient method to build a career.
We don’t have a traditional approach to coaching.
We don’t limit ourselves to asking the right questions!
We work together on defining achievable milestones.
We work out innovative and functional solutions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Are you a PhD living in the area of Nijmegen? Check if you are eligible for the Transition Voucher from Leerwerkloket Rijk van Nijmegen! Please find all the information here.

Currently, we offer two coaching tracks:

Online Career Orientation Program for Researchers in Transition to Industry

Are you a researcher thinking of launching a brand new career in industry? Do you feel overwhelmed by the variety of possibilities in the job market? Are you unsure which career to choose to best develop your potential? Or perhaps, you don’t feel experienced enough when it comes to drafting application documents and presenting yourself in the job interviews?

You do not need to worry – we are here for you! We have built the Individual Online Career Orientation Program for Researchers in Transition to Industry to help you find the right career path, find your tribe in the job market, and become an independent professional highly skilled in networking and self-navigation.

Our Approach

Our coaching services for PhDs are tailor-made for ambitious professionals with academic education. In Welcome Solutions, we understand that the process of applying for jobs and landing a new position is only the final 20% of the success. The first 80% of all the effort is to dig deep into yourself and figure out which door to knock on given your talents and personality. Thus, the main goal of our coaching program is to help you find the best-suited career path for you. Then, we will give you training in self-navigation in the job market so that you can profit from this knowledge for your whole professional life. Therefore, we start from an informational interview to learn about your background, expertise, values and personal goals. Then, we prepare the preliminary individual coaching plan, and readjust the strategy in the process to fit the address your situation on the fly. We will switch between the following activities:
  • Helping you find out where in the job market you fit best through aptitude tests and self-discovery exercises,
  • Helping you determine your core competencies,
  • Editing your application documents: adjusting your resume to the industry standards and drafting motivation letters together,
  • Helping you prepare for the job interviews,
  • Teaching you a range of powerful negotiations strategies,
  • Looking for job openings together and strategizing your job search,
  • Discussing the current bottlenecks in your job search process,
  • Building your professional network.
We always concentrate on doing whatever is the most efficient at the moment and leads to your ultimate success! Learn more about our program:

Coaching Program in Business Development for Researchers

Are you a researcher planning to launch their first business – either as a sole proprietor or a co-founder? Are you looking for ways to commercialize a prototype of a new product? Are you looking for professional assistance in building the business plan, building your team, and launching your project to the market?

We prepared the Coaching Program in Business Development for Researchers. The program is open to individual researchers planning their first businesses as well as teams. Currently, our program runs online. We prepare the coaching plan on an individual basis based on the informational interview.

Our Approach

Academic education gives an edge in business when conducting complex projects, designing new products that involve intellectual property, and building viable roadmaps. However, as academics, we might need assistance in building teams, pitching, networking, and marketing in business. In Welcome Solutions, we understand the scope of core competencies that researchers represent and the pitfalls of doing business as an academic. Therefore, our coaching services for PhDs are crafted for professionals with academic education. We always launch the program by arranging an informational interview to learn about your background, expertise, values, personal goals, and business idea. Then, we prepare the preliminary coaching plan. In our coaching program, we cover the following modules:
  • The unique value proposition + analysis of the market,
  • Your Intellectual Property,
  • The legal structure of the company and the team analysis,
  • Pitching the company,
  • Searching for the optimal funding scheme,
  • Building a brand and the circle of influence,
  • Building a viable roadmap,
  • Developing a marketing strategy,
  • We always tailor the coaching program to your needs, to help you find your edge in the market and successfully launch your project to market.
Learn more about our program:

Don't Be Alone With Your Career Plans!
Book Your Coaching Session Below.

Coaching services for PhD: Natalia Bielczyk, PhD, Welcome Solutions

The pricing for individual coaching sessions is as follows:

➣ 60 EUR (incl. VAT) for a one-hour session,

➣ 100 EUR (incl. VAT) for a two-hour session.

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