Supercharged support for academic writers and authors

Boost the writing productivity of your researchers, PhDs and academics with our coaching plans and group sessions.  

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

Writing and publishing are 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.

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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.

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One-to-one coaching

3 month plans and 90 minute coaching

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Group work

Workshops, webinars and speed coaching

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Online courses

4-Week Bootcamp and 7-Day Sprint

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Hi there, we’re Bec and Chris from Prolifiko…

We’re productivity coaches and workshop facilitators with careers spent in publishing, communications, training and education.

We’re both trainers, expert facilitators and professional coaches. 

Bec is an author, former director of a writing school and senior manager at a leading international publisher.

Chris is a former researcher, ghost writer with a background in journalism and communications. 

Together, we provide an engaging, stimulating and supportive environment for writers to share, learn and flourish. 

    Clients include: 

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    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.

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    "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."

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    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.

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    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

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    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 with academics and publishing partners, 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

    What do our courses involve? Introducing the 4-Week Writing Bootcamp

    Serious about finishing? This course is for you.

    Intensive, structured and rigorous, our bootcamp course gives writers the skills, techniques and mindset models they need to see your projects through to the end. 

    Held quarterly, our bootcamps are designed to help writers find a more healthy, easy relationship with writing and discover tactics that will help them keep writing and publishing long term. 

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    Get rapid results for your authors with a 7-Day Writing Sprint

    Want to give your researchers a super-fast writing a boost?

    Whether they’re stuck in the middle of a book or journal article or completing a PhD, our seven day structured coaching programme is designed to give academic authors a burst of much-needed energy. 

    We only release one sprint each month and places fill up fast so book now. 

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