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Academic Writing Amplified
65 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
128: Going Up for Tenure with Confidence: Amplify Info Session Replay
This episode is the audio replay of the Amplify info session. Even if you’re not pre-tenure or thinking about a program right now, this episode will help you understand the reality of the tenure track, showcase some accomplishments of Amplify grads, and lay out the framework the program is based on. This session will show you all about going up for tenure with confidence, but even if you’re not in a role where tenure is part of your system, this session will help you gain confidence as you progress in academia. This is what we as academic writers and coaches think is the most important part of your pre-tenure track. For full show notes visit cathymazak.com/episode128.
44 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
127: Pre-Tenure Pivot; an Interview with Angel Kaur, Amplify Superstar [Re-release Ep 86]
On this episode I’m talking with Angel Kaur, a member of the founding cohort of my Amplify program, about what brought her to Amplify, what she learned, and how she has gained the tools and confidence to make the best decisions for her career. In this summer season, we will be re-releasing a few older podcasts to start us off. With that said, this episode is a re-release of episode 86 of the podcast. For the full show notes for this episode, head here! But, we do want to make you aware of some fun things happening currently in the summer of 2022! We are creating both a live and a recorded info session for the latest, revised version of our Amplify Faculty Writing Accelerator Program for pre-tenure faculty. If you are in an early faculty career position in the US or Canada and are interested in a program for creating an early career experience to get tenure on your terms, this is absolutely for you. It will be held live on June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am EST. But if you’re hearing this after June 16, don’t worry, because you can still sign up to receive the recorded version of the program! Sign up for the Pre-tenure Academic Writing Program, Amplify here! For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode86.
37 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
126: The Biggest Hurdles Pre-Tenure [Re-Release Ep 85]
Does it ever feel like you’re sludging across the finish line to get tenure in your current role? Have you ever felt like you’re jumping through hoops or pushing past red tape to figure out exactly how to achieve the huge end goal of making tenure? My super-star writing coaches, Rocío Caballero-Gill and Gina Robinson, are taking over the podcast to talk about the pre-tenure period and many of the issues, fears, hopes, accomplishments, and successes they see with our Amplify clients. If you’re pre-tenure, I’m betting you will recognize yourself in this episode, and get a feel for whether this program and these fantastic coaches are a fit for you. In this summer season, we will be re-releasing a few older podcasts to start us off. With that said, this episode is a re-release of episode 85 of the podcast. For the full show notes for this episode, head here! But, we do want to make you aware of some fun things happening currently in the summer of 2022! We are creating both a live and a recorded info session for the latest, revised version of our Amplify Faculty Writing Accelerator Program for pre-tenure faculty. If you are in an early faculty career position in the US or Canada and are interested in a program for creating an early career experience to get tenure on your terms, this is absolutely for you. It will be held live on June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am EST. But if you’re hearing this after June 16, don’t worry, because you can still sign up to receive the recorded version of the program! Sign up for the Pre-tenure Academic Writing Program, Amplify here! Connect with me: Website Facebook Page Follow me on Clubhouse: @cathymazak
23 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
125: What Pre-Tenure Should Feel Like [Re-Release Ep 84]
What does the early career, pre-tenure period usually feel like for academic womxn? What should it feel like? With intention, we can steer ourselves toward a better experience. The early career period of proving yourself to gain that stamp of approval, whether you call it permanence or tenure, is a pivotal time in our careers. What does this pre-tenure period often feel like? What should it feel like? And perhaps most importantly, what do you believe it can be like for you? In this new summer season, we will be re-releasing a few older podcasts to start us off. With that said, this episode is a re-release of episode 84 of the podcast. For the show notes visit cathymazak.com/episode125. But, we do want to make you aware of some fun things happening currently in the summer of 2022! We are creating both a live and a recorded info session for the latest, revised version of our Amplify Faculty Writing Accelerator Program for pre-tenure faculty. If you are in an early faculty career position in the US or Canada and are interested in a program for creating an early career experience to get tenure on your terms, this is absolutely for you. It will be held live on June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am EST. But if you’re hearing this after June 16, don’t worry, because you can still sign up to receive the recorded version of the program! Sign up for the Pre-tenure Academic Writing Program, Amplify here!
44 minutes | May 17, 2022
124: Time-saving Teaching with Barbi Honeycutt
Do you ever feel like your teaching and/or students are taking the back burner to your own research and publishing? Do you feel the tension between being a great teacher or a great writer? Today’s guest is Barbi Honeycutt. Barbi is passionate about training professors to become better teachers. In doing so she founded a company called Lecture Breakers. Through her work with Lecture Breakers, she travels around and does speaking engagements with universities and works with centers for teaching and learning. She also does many online engagements as well. Sign up for Barbi's Lecture Breakers conference here! For full show notes visit cathymazak.com/episode124.
18 minutes | May 10, 2022
123: "A Completely Different Scholar": Transformation Even in Mid-Career with Ronnie Olesker
Are you closer to the middle of your academic career than the beginning? Do you ever feel stuck in some ruts as it relates to your writing, publishing, and academic work? It can be so hard to find new ways of approaching your writing and publishing once you hit mid-career, but you are not without any hope! There can be big shifts and changes made even when you’re not new in the world of academia. In today’s episode, you’ll hear one of our coaches, Gina Robinson, talk with a client of ours, Ronnie Olesker. She’ll talk about how she was able to make a big change mid-career. For full show notes, visit cathymazak.com/episode123.
41 minutes | May 3, 2022
122: Making Time To Write is Only the First Step [ebook release day!]
Do you feel stuck in your publication pipeline? Do you feel like you’re grinding out the same work every day and seeing little to no results? Enrollment for my program Navigate is opened back up TODAY! Come join us as we merge my new book, Making Time to Write, with the Navigate program for a fun hybrid program we know will help you to double your publication output and find more time to write. In this episode I unpack why I decided to write a book called Making Time to Write and why the other things that I do in our Navigate program are more focused on publications now. For full show notes, visit www.cathymazak.com/episode122.
38 minutes | Apr 26, 2022
121: What Do You Want?
Do you ever question your self-worth or needs? Do you ever downplay your gifts, your abilities, or your successes? It can be so hard to own your talents and live fully and freely in them. Simultaneously, it can be a challenge to voice our needs to those around us. Today I’m deep-diving into a conversation that originated from a question my own coach asked me. My coach, Natalie K. Miller, host of the Mind Witchery podcast, asked me recently, “When did you stop believing that you needed things?” This led me into some deep self-exploration and realization that I’m going to share with you today. For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode121.
28 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
120: Controlling your Career with Publications
Are you curious as to what the Navigate Program really entails? Are you wondering if it could be the thing that begins to propel your career forward and helps you find freedom and stability in your work? Today we have a sneak peek inside of our Navigate Information Session. I created this information session called ‘Control your Career with Publications: a Look Inside our Navigate Program’ so that anyone interested in the program could really understand all of the parts in the system that work together to help you double your publication output in the next year. If you want to find out what that missing piece was that made us completely revise the delivery of our navigate program, then click here to learn and watch the whole info session! For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode120.
29 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
119: The Danger of the Twin Scarcities [book excerpt]
Have you ever struggled to reconcile the realities of needing both time and money, and never feeling like you have enough of it? The Twin Scarcities refer to the scarcities of time and money. As academics, the idea of these things being scarce has been ingrained in us from the start of our careers and continues to stay with us as we navigate both our working and personal worlds. In episode 119 of the podcast, listen as I read an excerpt from chapter 2 of my new book coming out, Making Time to Write. The chapter’s title is “The Danger of the Twin Scarcities” and I dive into the nuances of the aspects of time and money and how they play a large role in how and why we work and write the way we do. I hope you’ll gain some insight into your own writing life and will take the time to dissect your own relationship with these twin scarcities as it relates to how you make time to write. For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode119. REGISTER FOR THE INFO-SESSION NOW!
35 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
118: The Making of Making Time To Write: The Book
Today’s episode is one final episode about the creation, writing, and publication of my book, Making Time to Write. I want to be vulnerable and real with you about how the creation of the book came about. I hope that it's helpful to hear what my writing process is like, and what my book publishing process is like whether you are in a book field or not. We are offering a book integrated version of Navigate. The goodies will be available for people currently in the Navigate program and for people in the Navigate Alumni Program as well. REGISTER FOR THE INFO-SESSION NOW! For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode118.
33 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
117: Collaboration and Connection with Kimberly & Dee
Have you ever struggled with collaboration in the academic world? It can be such a hit or miss depending on what type of rapport you build and how the working relationship is. Today my guests are Kimberly Hale and Dee Kinney, and we are discussing their inspiring collaboration on how Covid-19 impacted and affected college students of all abilities. We discuss how this research project became a publication and explore the path they took from meeting to co-authoring this publication. For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode117.
26 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
116: Fear of Visibility
Today's episode is all about fear… specifically my fear. I wanted to be vulnerable and super honest with you all about some fears I have had around publishing my book (coming out in stores in late August). The amount of fear involved in the process of writing this book has been so much more than writing anything else. I really wanted to talk about the fear we have around writing that is related to the fear of being more visible in the world. For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode116.
48 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
115: Public Scholarship with Epidemiologist Dr. Becky Dawson
Today my guest is epidemiologist Dr. Becky Dawson, and we are exploring “getting public”: public scholarship, putting yourself out there, communicating your scholarship to a wider audience. She has really leaned into the “public” of her field, public health. We talk about how Covid19 shoved Becky into a very public spotlight, and how she has continued to develop that public voice through doing facebook lives, blogging, continuing TV appearances, and working with community members on public health. We will also get into the painful side of taking your scholarship public, where you are open to criticism and critique. For full show notes, visit www.cathymazak.com/episode115.
26 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
114: International Women's Day: It’s Complicated
Today is International Women's Day and we wanted to host a conversation about the day because… it's complicated! I’m chatting with coach Rocío Caballero-Gill, and we wanted to have a candid thoughtful chat about international Women's Day, what it means to focus on women specifically in academia, and how this company has changed over the last 5 years with respect to developing our programs through a lens of gender equity and inclusion. Rocío shares her work developing a professional organization called GeoLatinas and we talk about the difference between including and welcoming. For full show notes, visit cathymazak.com/episode114.
27 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
113: Working with Self Compassion
How hard are you on yourself? Do you find yourself constantly judging yourself for the ways that you think you fall short? If you've never experienced a virtual writing retreat I think you might be surprised how effective it is. There are so many upsides to a virtual writing retreat, and we really had a great time. The theme of the event was compassionate accountability, emphasizing compassion, self appreciation, dealing with rejection, and pouring into yourself. We decided that this workshop that coach Thea presented was too good not to share with the world! So today we present, “Working with Self Compassion,” delivered by Thea, one of our coaches. Enjoy! For full show notes visit www.cathymazak.com/episode113.
29 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
112: Avoiding Desk Rejection with Anna Clemens
Have you experienced the pain of desk rejection? What are some of the ways you can avoid this? And how does storytelling play a role in science writing? Today I get into the nitty gritty of desk rejection with science writing expert and academic writing coach, Anna Clemens. You will enjoy hearing the way that Anna describes the things you should be paying attention to, especially in your science based articles, so that you don’t get a desk rejection. We also talk about the writing process and what you need to do to get over procrastinating because you don't know how to start. For full show notes, visit www.cathymazak.com/episode112. Join us for the workshop to learn Anna’s step by step system that will make your writing process efficient, clear, concise, and compelling. Plus learn the three common mistakes that researchers make that keep them in the desk rejection mode.
21 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
111: The Role of Self Love in Your Career
I was inspired by our recent client retreat to bring you a podcast about self love in your career. I wanted to pull out a thread from our retreat and share it with you. This retreat was called “compassionate accountability,” and our coaches designed workshops around this theme to deliver at our annual client-only retreat. At the end we had a group coaching session in which we asked about takeaways and how this retreat had changed the way clients thought about their work. There was some very vulnerable sharing and I wanted to bring some of those themes out. For full show notes, visit www.cathymazak.com/episode111.
36 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
110: The Power of Writing Retreats with Dr. Michelle Boyd
Have you ever wondered if a writing retreat is worth the investment? And how do writing retreats impact your overall writing practice? Today, we are talking about the power of writing retreats. We have a heartfelt interview with Dr. Michelle Boyd, an award winning researcher and writer. Dr. Boyd received tenure at University of Chicago, and later found a true love in offering writing retreats for academics. She concentrates on helping writers overcome their fear of writing and to become the writer that they already are. For full show notes visit cathymazak.com/episode110. Inkwell Retreats Website Connect with Cathy and Team: Website Facebook Page
15 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
109: How to Find Time to Write
When you need to “find time to write” how do you go about it? What are some things you need to reflect on in this process? Coach Rocío Caballero-Gill helps us break down the phrase “I need to find time to write.” She’s got some perspective on this universal issue, as well as some strategies for where to start. When we’re looking at trying to “find time” for something as academics, there are 3 things we need to start by reflecting on. For full show notes, visit cathymazak.com/episode109.
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