Dr Will Medd

Job title

Life Coach




As professional certified coach (ICF PCC), coach supervisor, (CSA) and meditation trainer (iRest Level II), and a former academic with an international research reputation, Will brings a highly qualified coaching skill set uniquely combined with an intimate understanding of the experience of academic life. As PhD Student (1995-2000), contract researcher (2000-2006) and Lecturer (2006-2013) Will was a REF active researcher, well versed in the challenges of interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research. As a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator will had a reputation for developing high-impact research projects (funding bodies included European Commission, National Research Councils (ESRC and EPSRC), UK Water Industry Research, Government Departments, Private Sector Companies, and Local Authorities).  For the past 10 years - 5 years full-time - he's been offering coaching in University contexts, including 1-1 coaching, running coaching based workshops and group coaching programmes. Will is passionate about enabling people to be at their best while recognising the need to balance academic work with the rest of life.  Will is deeply committed to ensuring all participants gain from the experience, offering an appropriate balance of professionalism, emotional sensitivity and humour to develop the right conditions conducive to participant engagement and learning.  See www.academiclives.com