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Coaching and mentorship for women in academic careers

Advance your career without sacrificing your personal life.

Advance Your Career

Prioritize Your Well-Being

Avoid Burnout

I found Dr. Boehm when I needed her most, and I am forever grateful for her coaching. Run, don't walk to work with her, you won't regret it.


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The truth: You can do anything, just not everything.

The key is figuring out what really matters to you and letting go of the rest.

Let’s get real… Your big brain, high standards, and 24/7 work ethic have landed you in a great academic career. The problem is that academia also taught you to be a singularly focused workaholic. Now that you have your tenure track position, you struggle to meet the seemingly endless requests for time, attention, and work. When there’s no difference between your ‘work hours’ and your home hours, your life feels exhausting and unsustainable.

Academic life means:

According to Stats Canada 2022, women in academia continue to be underrepresented and remain at lower levels of tenure compared to men. Why? Structural sexism and inequalities are baked into the culture and institution of academia.

My mission is to support women’s progress through the ranks of academia, and to do so with more health, ease, and God forbid, joy.

As a career coach, I mentor women in academia to find the academic success they need, and the personal life they crave.


Welcome to The Thriving Academic


Learn how to reclaim 40% of your time during your work week.

This 3-part series of videos helps create space, time, & support in both personal and professional realms.

The demands on women today feel endless, from excelling in their careers to managing families, and their relationships.

Trying to be perfect in every role often leaves you feeling overwhelmed and wondering how to balance it all.

The truth: You can’t do everything, and that’s okay. You don’t need to. There are many avenues and ways to be strategic and still have it all WITHOUT doing it all.

In The Thriving Academic, I'll give you the tools you need to focus on what truly brings you happiness and fulfillment. Together, we'll strip away the clutter and find a balance that works best for you.

Our over-busy culture is not a badge of honour.

Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s essential. Constantly pushing yourself to the brink of exhaustion is neither sustainable nor necessary for success. With so much to juggle, it’s no wonder that self-care often falls to the bottom of the priority list.

I provide the tools and techniques you need to focus on what truly matters. Together, we’ll uncover the aspects of your life that bring you joy and alignment, while learning to let go of the rest.

Define success on your terms so you can show up as the best version of YOU!

The Thriving Academic

How I Can Help You

Clarity Call (30 Min)

Take the first step towards a balanced lifestyle. On this 30-minute call, we will explore your current challenges, goals, and what you would like your life to look and feel like. We will also get to know each other and learn which program would fit your needs to kickstart your journey to a healthier more fulfilled you!

1:1 Deep Dive Private Intensive (Full Day)

Give yourself the gift of a retreat-like experience with Dr. Rebecca. The private intensive is a day designed to give you the time and space to look at your life from a bird’s eye view, to explore a vision you may have or want to create for your best version of life. You will walk away with the exact steps to implement to make change in the next 6-12 months.

Reach the Top 12 month Mastermind

Join a group of like-minded academic women who are working toward the same goals as you. In this 12-month academic mastermind, you will learn about the strategies and building blocks for creating a long-term sustainable and fruitful career while also taking care of yourself. Receive support from your colleagues in the group as well as direct coaching from Dr. Rebecca through all of the year’s ups and downs.


How To Get Started

Discover if working with Dr. Rebecca is a fit for you and your situation. In this complimentary 30-minute call, Dr. Rebecca will learn more about you and help identify what the best resources or next steps are toward your goals.

Let’s meet

Clarity Call

Let’s connect and see if we’re the right match to work together.

Are you ready to THRIVE?


I’m Dr. Rebecca

I understand the pressures that you are under first-hand. I have struggled with trying to be ambitious and productive, while also trying to be an amazing partner, parent, friend, and so on. Juggling ambition, productivity, and all your roles as a woman can be tough, and the added pressure of societal expectations can make you feel bad for going after your goals or wanting it all.

I am passionate about working with you—a strong, smart, and caring person who wants sustainability, professional success, and ​personal fulfillment. The world of academia is filled with structural and social inequalities, but the good news is that there is significant autonomy to tailor your path. I can help you navigate this landscape to align with your professional and personal aspirations.

Over many years of experience, I have helped hundreds of high-achieving women with burnout and workplace stress. Through spending many years in academic and institutional settings, I understand the unique challenges women encounter.

My hope for you is that you can prioritize your wellness, avoid burnout, and build a fulfilling career and life that you look forward to waking up to every day.

I want to help you move up the academic career ladder, with joy ​and ease.

Dr. Rebecca Boehm

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Founder of The Thriving Academic
Owner/Operator - Mindful Therapies


Time is our most valuable asset. We work together to identify what’s most important to you and shift your focus to them.


I empower women to take control of their lives, prioritize themselves, set boundaries, and pursue their highest self.


Learn through practice that you can not only excel in your career but also live a fulfilling personal life to reach your full potential.

I use a holistic approach encompassing self-care, well-being, and time management.

As someone who has done a few private intensives with Dr. Boehm I would 1000% recommend. She is an amazing listener and makes each session about listening to where you are at and your individual vision for where you want to be and helps you set your pathway to move forward. Zero judgement, full support, and honestly every deep dive with her changes my life. You won't regret it.


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Watch My Free Mini-course

Time Ninja Series. This mini course helps you take back 40% of your time during your work week in 3 simple steps!

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Once a month I’ll connect with you for updates on ways to thrive in your academic and personal life.

“You can have it all, but you don’t need to do it all.”


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. I am happy to provide services to any professional woman or caregiver who is struggling to juggle work and life demands. I have helped physicians, lawyers, entrepreneurs, health care professionals and more – if you think we could be a fit, feel free to book in a complimentary mentorship call.

No. Unfortunately, coaching is not considered eligible for health insurance coverage. Many academics and professionals do have monies dedicated to ongoing training and development and these monies could be applicable for coaching services.

Although Dr. Rebecca worked for many years as a traditional therapist, she is no longer working in this capacity. Traditional therapy is generally geared toward (negative) symptom management and relief. Coaching is based on a more goal-oriented, optimizing health and well-being approach.

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The Thriving Academic

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