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The podcast for academic womxn who want to write and publish more while rejecting the culture of overwork in academia.

Cathy Mazak, PhD, helps you create the career (and life) you want by centering your writing. Kick guilt and overwhelm to the curb and amplify your voice to make a real impact on your field--without breaking down or burning out.

Academic Writing Amplified Cathy Mazak, PhD

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    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

The podcast for academic womxn who want to write and publish more while rejecting the culture of overwork in academia.

Cathy Mazak, PhD, helps you create the career (and life) you want by centering your writing. Kick guilt and overwhelm to the curb and amplify your voice to make a real impact on your field--without breaking down or burning out.

    Experiments in Self-Trust

    Experiments in Self-Trust

    You have the deep-rooted knowledge and experience to create the career and life that you want! But first, you must filter through all the messages about what work looks like and the social and cultural nuances in academia so you can act on your self-trust.  
     
    In today's episode, I explore the importance of trusting oneself amidst the bombardment of societal and cultural expectations. I present five experiments aimed at nurturing self-trust. By engaging in these experiments, academics will cultivate a more profound sense of self-trust, recognizing its transformative power in shaping both personal and professional endeavors. So, join me on this journey of self-trust and discover the liberating potential of trusting yourself!
     
    For full show notes visit scholarsvoice.org/podcast/215.
     
    CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION: Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Apply here!
    Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
    Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice™ Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.
    If you would like to hear more from Cathy for free, please subscribe to the weekly newsletter, In the Pipeline, at scholarsvoice.org. It’s a newsletter that she personally writes that goes out once a week with writing and publication tips, strategies, inspiration, book reviews and more.
     
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    • 26 min
    BONUS: Revisiting the Ideal Week

    BONUS: Revisiting the Ideal Week

    On today’s bonus podcast episode, I’m revisiting the Ideal Week and explaining an up-leveled way to use it to create the career (and life) you want.
     
    If you want spaciousness in your calendar, time to think and read and write, then this bonus podcast episode is for you!
     
    When you create your Ideal Week in our Navigate program, you do so after you have worked through our Activities Alignment process that clears the off-mission obligations from your plate. Ideal Week helps you make sure there is time for everything in your week–and SPACE to let new ideas percolate.
     
    If you’re ready to create a week you LOVE, which adds up to semesters and years that you LOVE, I can't wait to receive your Navigate application!



    Check out the Navigate program details and start your application process here.
      CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION: Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Apply here!
    Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
    Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice™ Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.
    If you would like to hear more from Cathy for free, please subscribe to the weekly newsletter, In the Pipeline, at scholarsvoice.org. It’s a newsletter that she personally writes that goes out once a week with writing and publication tips, strategies, inspiration, book reviews and more.
     
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    • 22 min
    BONUS: Using Navigate to plan for Full: Client Case Study with Michelle Espino

    BONUS: Using Navigate to plan for Full: Client Case Study with Michelle Espino

    Michelle Espino is an alumna of our Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® 12-week program. On today's episode, Michelle shares her experience in the Navigate! 
    More about Michelle: Dr. Michelle M. Espino (she/ella) is a first-generation college student and an associate professor in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program at the University of Maryland. She investigates factors influencing educational attainment for racially and ethnically minoritized communities, with a focus on Latine students, faculty, and administrators. 
    Using critical perspectives, Dr. Espino's work exposes the social inequities that undermine individual motivations to study and work in colleges and universities. She is also the creator of the Latinx Intelligentsia podcast, dedicated to empowering Latine communities in higher education.
    X: @‌laprofesora08 and @‌latinxuplift
    IG: @‌laprofesora08 and @‌latinxuplift
     
    Check out the Navigate program details and start your application process here.
      CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION: Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Apply here!
    Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
    Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice™ Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.
    If you would like to hear more from Cathy for free, please subscribe to the weekly newsletter, In the Pipeline, at scholarsvoice.org. It’s a newsletter that she personally writes that goes out once a week with writing and publication tips, strategies, inspiration, book reviews and more.
     
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    • 27 min
    Book Review of Slow Productivity by Cal Newport

    Book Review of Slow Productivity by Cal Newport

    In today's episode, I review Cal Newport's latest book, Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout. I loved his book Deep Think and recommend it often. I was excited to read his newest work and wanted to relay my thoughts and insights to you!
     In Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout, Cal addresses the challenges knowledge workers face surrounding productivity. I compare his advice to the teachings in Navigate and share which of his principles relate to academics. I also explain why I disagree with some of Cal's recommendations and what I suggest knowledge workers do instead.
     Do I recommend reading Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout? Tune in to hear my full critique!
    For full show notes visit scholarsvoice.org/podcast/214.
     
    CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION: Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Apply here!
    Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
    Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice™ Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.
    If you would like to hear more from Cathy for free, please subscribe to the weekly newsletter, In the Pipeline, at scholarsvoice.org. It’s a newsletter that she personally writes that goes out once a week with writing and publication tips, strategies, inspiration, book reviews and more.
     
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    • 50 min
    BONUS: Mission-guided Time and Project Management

    BONUS: Mission-guided Time and Project Management

    In the age of “productivity hacks” and “there’s an app for that,” you might be pursuing tools for time and project management instead of the actual skills needed for better time and project management.
     
    In Navigate, we teach mission-guided time and project management skills. You will refine your self-trust, self-knowing, and academic mission. These are the basis for the skills you will build in Navigate that will unclog your publication pipeline and help you publish to the level that reflects your expertise.
     
    If you’re ready to stop attacking your time and project management problems with tools and start developing the career-changing skills that will lead to more publications, I’d love to receive your Navigate application!
     
    Check out the Navigate program details and start your application process here.
      CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION: Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Apply here!
    Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
    Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice™ Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.
    If you would like to hear more from Cathy for free, please subscribe to the weekly newsletter, In the Pipeline, at scholarsvoice.org. It’s a newsletter that she personally writes that goes out once a week with writing and publication tips, strategies, inspiration, book reviews and more.
     
    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL: 
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    • 29 min
    BONUS: Using Navigate To Build Publishing Power: Client Case Study With Cindy Cordoba-Arroyo

    BONUS: Using Navigate To Build Publishing Power: Client Case Study With Cindy Cordoba-Arroyo

    Cindy Cordoba Arroyo is an alumna of our Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® 12-week program. On today's episode, Cindy shares her experience in the Navigate August 2023 Cohort. 
      More about Cindy: Cindy Cordoba Arroyo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Apparel Merchandising and Management (AMM) Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Holding a Ph.D. in Fiber Science and Apparel Design from Cornell University, her expertise bridges the fields of material science and fashion design. In her teaching, Cordoba integrates virtual reality technology to implement diversity and equity pedagogies within fashion education, aiming for inclusivity in her classroom.
    Her research focuses on sustainable fashion, particularly in circular design, entrepreneurship, and the recycling and upcycling of textile waste. Cordoba emphasizes the role of historically marginalized communities in these processes, aiming to highlight and support their contributions to sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Her work aligns with advancing environmental responsibility and promoting inclusivity in fashion education and industry practices.
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/cindycordoba
    Cindy manages @‌moda.circular.co, which focuses on sustainable fashion in Spanish.
     
    Check out the Navigate program details and start your application process here.
      CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION: Our 12-week Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap® program helps tenure-track womxn and nonbinary professors to publish their backlog of papers so that their voice can have the impact they know is possible. Apply here!
    Cathy’s book, Making Time to Write: How to Resist the Patriarchy and Take Control of Your Academic Career Through Writing is available in print! Learn how to build your career around your writing practice while shattering the myths of writing every day, accountability, and motivation, doing mindset work that’s going to reshape your writing, and changing academic culture one womxn and nonbinary professor at a time. Get your print copy today or order it for a friend here!
    Want to train with us for free on your campus? Now you can when you recommend our Scholar’s Voice™ Faculty Retreats to a decision-maker on your campus! Download the brochure with the retreat curriculum and both in-person and online retreat options here.
    If you would like to hear more from Cathy for free, please subscribe to the weekly newsletter, In the Pipeline, at scholarsvoice.org. It’s a newsletter that she personally writes that goes out once a week with writing and publication tips, strategies, inspiration, book reviews and more.
     
    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL: 
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    YouTube
     

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

SoMiW ,

Sanity-saving!

Cathy’s podcasts and coaching have saved my sanity at a time when I wasn’t sure I would be able to continue on as an academic, even as I knew I loved the research and writing that is what drew me to the career (really, vocation) in the first place. I recommend the podcast and Cathy’s coaching heartily to anyone who is struggling to achieve the elusive work-life balance in the professoriate!

LB Klein ,

The assist you need to amplify your academic life

Cathy Mazak and team are doing the intentional and trauma-informed work to help catalyze women and nonbinary academics. If you’re a doctoral student, post-doc, or faculty member, this is a space for you to grow on your own terms.

kenlei rose ,

This podcast is amazing!

Cathy is wonderful! She is so good at talking about ways to change how you structure your day and productivity in easy to manage pieces with clear and usable steps. The podcasts are short and sweet to be able to listen to on the go and feel energize to take in the day!

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