Welcome to the Peak Performing Professor and the website of Susan Robison, Ph.D.
Faculty development work is one of my favorite professional roles. As a professor and former department chair, I understand the challenges and the rewards of college teaching.
While teaching our subject matter we also offer ourselves as role models for adulthood. My work in faculty development is aimed at supporting faculty efforts to care for themselves as they work effectively.
My seminars and coaching aim at two areas:
- Peak Performing Professor seminars and coaching help faculty do great work while having a great life.
- Leadership Skills for Academic Leaders seminars and coaching help academic leaders support faculty do great work.
Participants in my Peak Performing Professor seminars will go beyond traditional time management to learn life management skills. After attending, they are able to:
- Anchor all of their activities into a life management system that articulates a purpose, mission, and vision;
- Define and achieve work-balance;
- Focus their energy and time on high priority tasks both personal and professional.
- Track all projects and tasks into one easy to manage system which eliminates the need for daily to-do lists and tiny scraps of paper with tasks on them;
- Break down Big Goals like "write a book" into small manageable steps taking 15-30 minutes each;
- Develop individualized strategies to manage the three main roles of faculty, namely, teaching, researching, and serving
The coaching that I offer help professors achieve:
- Work life balance;
- Less stress and more productivity;
- Support in exploring interesting career opportunities and setting priorities;
- Faster, easier paths to success in achieving rank, tenure, and developing a legacy.
My "Leadership Skills for Academic Leaders" seminars help chairs, deans, and other leaders:
- Develop better clarity of priorities to work smarter not harder;
- Coach faculty to higher productivity, engagement, and collegiality;
- Maintain their own work-life balance while helping faculty do the same.
To talk to Susan about engaging her for seminars and coaching: