Mind Your Own Revisions


E17: Career Coaching for Early Career Researchers with Els Deboutte

Ep. 17

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Els Deboutte is a career coach based in Leuven, Belgium. She is the co-founder of "Make Me Fly!", which offers solution-focused coaching and training in the areas of career management, leadership, collaboration, and life. She is the author and co-author of several books on career management and recently published ‘Content!’ co-authored with her colleague Rilla Lysens. The book offers simple solutions for a happy life. Throughout her career in HR, coaching and training, she worked for multiple decades with and in the academic world, in which she currently combines this experience with her passion for happiness in work, life and collaboration.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Els' burnout story
  • Early career researchers
  • Supervision
  • Wellbeing
  • Career prospects for young academics
  • Transitioning out of academia for ECRs

and so much more...

Find out more about Els's work at Make Me Fly! at https://makemefly.be/ (in Dutch)

Find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elsdeboutte/

Watch this interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5FrgNLLITpY

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