Supercharged support for  academic authors and researchers

More writing, more publishing, more impact – for individuals and institutions

Writing and publishing is vital to scholarly success and institutional reputation.

Our coaching and workshop packages give academics, early career researchers and PhDs the skills, resilience and persistence they need to combat their blocks and barriers to writing.

Blending online training, group support and digital coaching, we create a supportive learning  environment for academic authors to build their confidence and skills.

  • Publish more, meet REF targets
  • Grow institutional impact
  • Improve research impact
  • Increase funding opportunities and ranking

Our coaching packages help academic authors at all levels – from PhD to professor.

NARTI invited Prolifiko to run a workshop focusing on specific needs that participants provided in advance. This included challenges such as the barriers, blocks and pressures that writing often brings. The team addressed all of these and more and provided practical solutions. NARTI looks forward to continuing to work with Prolifiko. We believe that researchers in our network will benefit greatly from this collaboration.

Joanne Garrick

Northern Advanced Training Initiative (NARTI), Leeds University Business School

Delivering a unique blend of traditional, online and digital support

At Prolifiko, we create a supportive and encouraging learning environment that helps academic writers find a routine that fits with their life. We give researchers the tools, and techniques they need to keep motivated and combat their blocks and barriers.

Contact us to see how we can meet your researcher development needs:

One-to-one accountability coaching

Intensive personalised support for academic writers and researchers.

Workshops and webinars

Group coaching and training delivered face-to-face,  online – or both. 

Online writing productivity courses

Highly practical, expert-led online courses with unlimited access.

Consultancy and white-labelled content

Research intelligence, content tailored to your audience

Clients include: 

Prolifiko’s program covered incredibly interesting research into writing habits that they’ve carried out. They have a clear grasp of the challenges academics face when it comes to trying to find time to write. Highly recommended!

Prof. Kate Pullinger

Director, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University

Practical support, grounded in research

Our coaching programmes are rooted in theory but take a practical approach. Participants will learn tactics they can immediately apply to their writing.

  • Insight into personal writing ‘tendencies’
  • Techniques to find time and prioritise writing
  • Tactics to deal with procrastination and blocking
  • Methodologies to build motivation and self-confidence

These are the building blocks of a productive, scholarly writing system which lead to long-term behaviour change and productivity improvements.

"Really impressed with today's workshop. I learned a lot about the doctoral journey."

"This was a great informative and well delivered session. It was an excellent space to generate ideas and to reflect on the process and craft of academic writing."

"A great workshop for academics (and for other writers) who want to improve their writing habits and enjoy writing more. Lots of ideas to take away and try out."

"A really useful focused workshop that helped me reconnect with the positives of academic writing and small practice ways to build greater productivity as a writer."

"Prolifiko's Productive Academic Writer workshop really lived up to its name! I only wish I had the chance to attend earlier on in my PhD."

"Exceeded expectations! Totally lived up to the blurb and the facilitators were complimentary and enjoyable."

"Excellent workshop. Genuinely useful and the most helpful advice I’ve ever received on writing productivity by far – thank you for this session!"

"The workshop was very interactive and thought-provoking and provided me with many take-aways which I will integrate into my writing practice."

Now available through Chest

Prolifiko’s coaching and training services are certified by Chest part of JISC, a non-profit membership organisation providing digital solutions to the UK’s educational and research communities. 

Chest members can find out more about the Prolifiko Chest Agreement here.

Prolifiko Digital: Embed positive writing habits long-term

All coachees receive a subscription to Prolifiko Digital, our unique, self-coaching platform that works in harmony with our in-person and online coaching.

  • Accessible across desktop and mobile
  • Provides support outside formal coaching programmes
  • Builds positive writing habits and routines
  • Increases engagement and motivation

Participants also get access to a members area of our website bursting with expert tips, resources and tool kits.

Prolifiko facilitated a highly participatory writing productivity and overcoming procrastination workshop for the ISBE network. The participants found it to be very beneficial and inspirational. They encouraged us to think about our daily challenges and to engage with writing with a positive and energetic attitude. We enjoyed working with them and we will happily invite them to do similar work on future occasions. 

Dr. Stefania Romano

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), University of Leeds

Grounded in real world academic experience

Our  coaching programs and workshops are informed by our own original research into academic writing productivity – first launched at The London Book Fair, 2019. 

Co-designed by academics at The University of Findlay, the research examines the productivity habits and routines of 600 academic authors from 43 countries.

One of the most comprehensive studies of its kind, the research has been featured in The Guardian, Research Information, LSE Impact Blog and Scholarly Kitchen.  Download the research here.


Prolifiko ran an engaging and professional workshop that gave us lots of ideas on how to further support the research and writing of our early career researchers and PhD community. We’d happily welcome them back. 

Prof. Stephanie Decker

Associate Dean of Research, Aston University Business School

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