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Life After Academia is a mentoring program to help you create new metrics of personal success, design your next career around a fulfilling life, and confidently launch your new career!

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Meaningful Life Career After Academia

True Flexibility & Fulfillment

Make 2024 the year where you leave academia and launch your new career, with more meaning and less burnout!

Live purposefully and with greater intention and get support to:

✔️ Rise above the academic tidal forces that inundated you with BS about your worth!

✔️ Throw away the old rulebook and build a new identity that unapologetically positions your valuable skills for the FIRE they are

✔️ Reignite your creativity and create a career that honors your values, so you don’t burn out

✔️ Find a fulfilling career that values you without tailoring your CV/resume for each job/ client

✔️ Figure out what truly matters to you and do more of it

✔️ Create new ways of working while rejecting ways that no longer serve you

All with clarity and purpose!

Life After Academia is a mentoring program to help you...
+ create new metrics of personal success,
+ design your next career around a fulfilling life, and
+ confidently launch your new career!

So what brought me to Luna was that she provided a lot of light as opposed to clouds when navigating the decision to leave academia as well as everything from what do I say.
All of those micro decisions in addition to just the big overall… “Should I stay or should I go?” as well as having … I'm going to say Luna's light. Because I always think of light when I think of you, Luna!
Having that light helping pull me forward….
…Instead of frustration and clouds and intensity making me somewhat paralyzed, what made all the difference

Dr. Shannon PeliniBiology Professor transitioned to Business Owner
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Life After Academia Plan in 4 parts:

Discover your damn-valuable skills.

Discover where your skills could take you and articulate your valuable skills for the FIRE they are.

01

Dare to be a bold you.

It takes courage to make a big transition, so supercharge your confidence!

02

Define your success

Position yourself as a leader in your industry in a way that feels natural so you don’t burn out!

03

Design work around a fulfilling life.

Get clarity on what you want and do more of it!

04

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Pay 5 Monthly Payments

$ 332.00

Per Month
  • Weekly tailored and personalized action points for guidance on your journey
  • 3 one-on-one coaching sessions with Luna
  •  3 weekly drop-in spotlight coaching with Luna
  • Private Voxer/ Signal texting access
  • 5 self-guided modules; step-by-step processes for all things related to a successful career pivot – including CVs/resumes, interviews, & healing from trauma, imposter syndrome, and cultivating your confidence.
  • Transformational content by guest experts – monthly – all recorded!
  • Clarity through bodily awareness sessions – weekly
  • Healing and unlearning workshops that put all of the BS we were fed on a f**k-off rocket – monthly
  • Unlimited access to online content and group support
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Pay In FullExtra Bonuses

$ 1653.00

One Time Payment
  • Weekly tailored and personalized action points for guidance on your journey
  • 3 one-on-one coaching sessions with Luna
  •  3 weekly drop-in spotlight coaching with Luna
  • Private Voxer/ Signal texting access
  • 5 self-guided modules; step-by-step processes for all things related to a successful career pivot – including CVs/resumes, interviews, & healing from trauma, imposter syndrome, and cultivating your confidence.
  • Transformational content by guest experts – monthly – all recorded!
  • Clarity through bodily awareness sessions – weekly
  • Healing and unlearning workshops that put all of the BS we were fed on a f**k-off rocket – monthly
  • Unlimited access to online content and group support
  • BONUS: Ultimate Networking Guidebook with actions you can take right now to build a network who will open doors
  • BONUS:  Cultivating Confidence Workbook with weekly & monthly actions that are empirically shown to improve your confidence.
  • BONUS: 1 year of Minerva Recruitment membership
  • BONUS: Progress Over Perfection hypnotherapy download from No Woo Woo.
  • BONUS: Blaze Your Way to a Non-Academic CV self-guided course.
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VIP 5 Monthly Payments

$ 430.00

Per Month
  • Weekly tailored and personalized action points for guidance on your journey
  • 3 one-on-one coaching sessions with Luna
  •  3 weekly drop-in spotlight coaching with Luna
  • Private Voxer/ Signal texting access
  • 5 self-guided modules; step-by-step processes for all things related to a successful career pivot – including CVs/resumes, interviews, & healing from trauma, imposter syndrome, and cultivating your confidence.
  • Transformational content by guest experts – monthly – all recorded!
  • Clarity through bodily awareness sessions – weekly
  • Healing and unlearning workshops that put all of the BS we were fed on a f**k-off rocket – monthly
  • Unlimited access to online content and group support
  • Resume or Business Proposal written with you with 6 emails back and forth to finalize
  • 2 additional one-on-one meetings (total of 5) to assess and showcase your badass skills and experiences – articulating them so they are magnetic to your ideal clients/ hiring managers
  • Polish your professional profile with an optimized LinkedIn profile *
  • Priority Access to Luna through Signal or Voxer to get priority assistance on any of your queries
  • Personal project management board with my eyes on all your content
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In the beginning, I'd seen so many job adverts where I'd think 'oooh that's super interesting' but then 'hmmm actually...' in that way, the course has helped as well because I can exclude a lot of them much more quickly than I could before. We can begin to notice those things and figure out what it is that really excites us about a job.
You can tell that Luna has thought about [translating skills from academia] a lot longer than I have and she knows how to frame them and how to package them! It's really useful.

Dr Teresa Lappe-OsthegePost-doc transitioned to Senior Consultant on Environment and Society

Dr. Luna has an incredible ability to listen, understand, and offer clear guidance toward career goals.
She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and her passion for helping others is evident in everything she does.
She is an invaluable asset to anyone looking to fulfill their potential, and take their career to the next level.

Ecija Blašković VondračekLab Technician now Project Manager

Luna is the energy someone needs after getting a rejection from the "perfect job"!
I recommend Luna because there isn't a challenging job situation that she hasn't been able to tackle. And she creates an environment of trust between herself and her clients. The fact that she focuses on professionals with academic background is a game changer - previous personal experience from services with mediocre to disappointing results and no experience of the job market and support for professionals with academic background. She does stand out, constantly adds to her versatility and capability to support and shares her positive energy generously.
Definitely very happy to have worked with her. We prepared the application one week and the next I got an interview and the job all within 10 days.

Panagiota AxelithiotiTemporary lecturer now PDRA Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility in Science

I'm already noticing the results as I've had the privilege of connecting with remarkable individuals who've shared their journeys and have been a wellspring of inspiration and knowledge.
This is also the result of being ready to receive the guidance of my awesome career coach, Luna Clara Muñoz guidance of my awesome career coach, Luna Clara Muñoz, PhD FRSA, which has made all the difference (we're not alone on this; I totally recommend getting yourself a transitioning career coach as awesome as mine). I now wholeheartedly believe that my moment for a fantastic job opportunity is coming.
Believe me, however long it takes, reclaim yourself. Otherwise, academia will continue to rule over your life.
The world does shine brighter and fuller when your inner academic tyrant no longer resides rent-free in your mind and body.

Deida Perea

Dr. Shannon Pelini

“I was a paralyzed achiever, thinking and overthinking the process of leaving academia, letting colleagues down, and leaving my amazing students behind”
Shannon had spent decades in academia as a biology professor.
She didn’t see her skills as valuable outside of biology teaching.
She even signed up for an e-commerce course but felt overwhelmed with leaving academia, especially in trying to know who she is without being a “professor”.
She was worried about her own shame and judgments from others.
As Shannon said …
“What I expected was based on just my insecurity, which was coming up with a plan for what I needed to do before I left.
“But what in reality I did was I made my departure peaceful without any reservations because I took the time to figure out how to navigate that instead of focusing on what was next.
“And because of that messaging, I was able to just focus on the kind of parting those clouds right in front of me and less on what am I going to do next.”
We worked on Shannon’s confidence, finding her authentic self, who she truly is, what matters to her, what her values are, and how her previous conceptions of “success” could be re-imagined.
She quit the e-commerce and invested her skills into starting her own business with her husband.

Shannon is now making more money in her new business than she was as prof & within a few months!

I’m so proud of Shannon and her progress and she says she wants to give her son the same activities and experiences we’ve explored in the coaching sessions, because he will be able to find fulfilment as an adult!
This transformative experience is incredible and so humbling!

FAQ

Can I get 1:1 support?

  • 3 one-on-one sessions to use within one year with Luna.
  • 3 live sessions with Luna each week – you’re guaranteed to be in the spotlight so I can help you with practical advice.
  • Weekly clarity through movement sessions are also done live with Luna.
  • I host live monthly sessions on a topic that group members choose – the last ones were on on using AI and identity-shifting.
  • You also have my help via Voxer or Signal as well as via email.

What happens if I can't commit to attend live?

There are many members who cannot attend live. Almost all of the sessions are recorded unless there is personal information shared in a session that precludes sharing it. Don’t worry, you can always catch up with the recording or the slides.

What if I'm away or unavailable for part of the program?

Don’t worry! Life gets in the way, but you have lifetime access to the group support sessions and the online content. If you need an extension for the 3 one-on-one calls past the 12 months, just ask and I can accommodate.

What are the timings of the sessions?

I vary the timing of the sessions based on the time zones of my current clients and their wishes for certain times. Most of my clients are in North America and Europe, so sessions take place to accommodate these. However, I do have Australian members and I accommodate them with early morning sessions or late evening sessions.

What if I'm employed full-time and don't have a lot of time?

If you can commit a minimum of 45-60 mins a day to the process, you’ll be progressing well. Our weekly accountability emails can be used to more specifically guide your efforts towards activities that are most beneficial to you.

All calls will be recorded for you to review at any point, and all the materials will be available to you for as long as you need them – lifetime access – so you can review or re-review later.

Do I have to be 100% ready to leave my job to do this?

Nope! You don’t even need to be mentally ready. We work on your mindset because part of the program is clarity, confidence, and decolonizing your mind! You might choose to stay in your job but you will have new leadership, negotiating, and boundary-setting skills in the process!

I help you to do a deep dive to find what will fulfil you and what you will enjoy doing. BUT I also help you to find the skills that will be able to pay the bills too! I help you to find your values and to understand what lifestyle is best for you and your needs, while keeping an eye on the market/industry. As a consultant, I’ve conducted many interviews with small and medium companies to understand the skills gap that many of my clients can fill. 

How many people are taking part?

I typically take 6-10 people per year. Currently, there are 8 of the Clarity Crew (as I like to call them) active in the group.

Is the program for young people? Am I too old?

The age range for the cohort is currently 32 to 66 years. You are the correct age to be the VIP in your own life! Life is too short to be unhappy and unfulfilled! Instead, you can have the impact you want to make outside of academia.

I work with a lot of mid-career academics who are thinking about leaving academia but are not sure what they want to do, how to repackage their skills, which jobs match their skills, and what tasks will ultimately fulfill them. If you’re in that boat, you belong!

If I'm paying monthly, what if I get a job before completing the monthly payments?

You may get a job offer within weeks of joining this program! AWESOME! This sometimes happens because we make a full investment in ourselves (beyond the monetary) when we invest financially. You make a commitment that transcends into the job market!

So, your payments will continue until the end of the contract period. This means you can work on your mindset, your leadership skills, and your identity and confidence, so you fully recover before you start your job. You have indefinite access to the program content/ templates/ group coaching meetings. And you can always come back for a refresh!

What if I don't like the program? Can I get a refund?

You can get a refund within 2 weeks of investing in Life After Academia as long as you have not taken me up on 1-2-1 coaching. However, I am very open to feedback, requests, and I love growing with you in my practice! I keep up to date with new coaching practices, I share my growth vulnerably, and I take pride in developing my practice with continuing professional development programs, e.g., social/ racial justice in coaching, therapy & coaching, and trauma-informed coaching. Full terms are here

When is the next intake?

I have a rolling intake which means people can join at any time. You will have individualized progression journeys that are tailored to you and where you’re at. It often helps to see others succeeding who are a little bit in front of you!

Who are our Clarity Crew (what I call the people in Life After Academia)?

Here is a breakdown of the industry and level of the participants:

Pie chart showing the breakdown of the current employment of the participants. Most are Lecturers or Senior Lecturers/ Assistant or Associate Professors

This is a breakdown of the ages of the participants from the last 2 years:

Pie chart showing the ages of the participants of Life After Academia with most being in their 40s

Why choose Life After Academia?

Many career courses are not made with academics in mind, especially mid-career academics who have done a post-doc, achieved tenure, or spent a decade in the mindset of academia. We have unique challenges in…

  1. Identity

  2. Grief

  3. Imposter syndrome

  4. Self-worth

  5. Survivor’s guilt

Also, many career coaches fail to acknowledge the recovery and empowerment process that many women, first-gen, and people of the global majority need, since we have felt this oppression keenly.

It takes more than translating our skills for another market and how to network, though of course, that is a central component.

I focus on hope and light in the whole process. My middle name is Clara – bright illumination!

Does the following sound like fulfillment?

✔️ You wake up in the morning with the kind of leisurely time you want, and not panicking about student requests

✔️ You head to a nice sunny beach, carefree and able to feel the warm, white powdery sand give way and surround your toes

✔️ You’ve left your laptop behind, no need to work on a vacation

✔️ You feel safe in the knowledge that work does not own you or your body

✔️ You feel secure and able to provide for your loved ones and furry friends

✔️ You take the day off and hang out with friends you’ve not seen for years, just because you’re no longer working all the hours

✔️ Your creative spirit has experienced rejuvenation and your soul soars with how light it feels, now that the stress has entirely lifted from your neck and shoulders

✔️ You’ve found balance, or if not balance, equilibrium and peace where you can settle into a teetering brink of sleep, not from overtiredness but from an almost divine tranquility

 

It’s not an escape, it’s not even walking away from the toxic job – it’s a proud march *toward* a new life!

Live free of other people’s markers of “success”, and be able to do the things that fulfill you

 

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