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With over three decades of experience working in academia I have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to guide you through every step of your professional journey.


Whether you are a recent graduate or seasoned professional looking to advance your career, I can help you identify and pursue the process that will help you move forward in academia.

My extensive experience in serving on more than 35 search committees, hiring faculty and administrators have given me an in-depth knowledge of what successful faculty job applications look like.


As a career coach, I can help you understand what search committees are looking for in applications and provide valuable insights on how to tailor your application to meet their requirements. 

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My Approach

I offer a customized approach to help you achieve your goals. Having navigated the challenges and traps of academia, I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities that many academics face. Together, we'll work to create a plan that is tailored to your specific needs, so you can make real progress and achieve your full potential.


"Dr. Lightfoot's warmth and approachable  personality allows me to express feelings without judgment, yet he knows what tough questions to ask. Within our first two sessions, Dr. Lightfoot has helped me strategize my goals for Full Professor as well as create better time management skills and he has helped me stay accountable to myself”    - Dr. Susan A. - UNC Charlotte University               

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Schedule Your Free 15-Minute Consultation Call

Whether you are a recent graduate or seasoned professional, if you're ready to take the next step in your career, schedule a free 15-minute consultation call with me.

During this call, we'll discuss your career goals so you can decide if a career coach is right for you. 


Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you reach your goals!

I look forward to chatting with you!  I will contact you via email to schedule your call.

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