Transmitting Science Services Coaching for academics



Career coaching for academics

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What is career coaching?

Career coaching is a collaboration with a trained practitioner that aims to generate positive outcomes for your career decisions, work and personal fulfilment. It helps you set and achieve actionable goals to improve your life at work, by creating a confidential space where you can reflect, reframe, explore and discover. Through career coaching, you will find yourself in a better position to tackle career-related challenges, excel in your current position, and expand into new career directions.

We help academics make decisions about their careers, inside and outside academia.

Who is the coach?

Haris Saslis, PhD
Career Coach
Transmitting Science

My name is Haris Saslis. I studied biology in Greece and the UK, and received my PhD in 2011 from the University of Reading. After a series of postdocs in the UK (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), Australia (Australian National University) and Denmark (University of Copenhagen), I became Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen in 2015. A couple of years later, I made the decision to step out of academia. Since 2017, I have worked as a biodiversity tour leader, freelance biologist, as well as course coordinator and conference convenor with Transmitting Science.

I have trained as a coach through the Association for Coaching (AC) and I am passionate about enhancing career decisions and experiences for academics. My aim as a coach is to help you figure out the direction in which you would like to take your career, and how to achieve that, step by step. My goal is to help academics achieve higher fulfilment in their career, work and personal life.

I look forward to working with you!

Is career coaching for me?

People turn to career coaching for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the possible reasons why you may want to seek the support of a career coach:


What should I expect?

1:1 dedicated sessions

You will meet with your coach for 1:1 dedicated coaching sessions. Each session lasts approximately 75 minutes. During each session, your coach will help you set goals based on different coaching techniques.

Sessions are typically 2-4 weeks apart. You can seek additional support from your coach via email in between sessions.

Personalised attention

Your coach will use a mix of impactful, thought-provoking questions, in order to help you define your career goals, plan action steps, and work to achieve them.

You will get the most out of the coaching partnership if you are open to feedback and work on your action plan in between the coaching sessions. The more you put in, the more you’ll get out.


All sessions take place online, on Zoom.

Available hours for coaching sessions are:

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm

Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm

(All hours are Madrid time zone)

Sessions are offered in English

How much does it cost?

We offer different packages and financing options. Your coaching fee will depend on the package you are booking and any discounts that apply to you.

Please contact us or request a free 45-min consultation to receive a quote.


We offer different packages at different prices.

The package you choose will depend on the issues you wish to address and your budget. You will discuss this with your coach during the free consultation session. As an indication:

  • A package of 3 sessions can help you address a specific career-related issue in 1-2 months
  • A package of 5 sessions can bring on change for most career-related issues in 3-4 months
  • A package of 10 sessions is ideal if you would like to tackle substantial challenges in your career, and will last 5-8 months

Package prices start at 215€.

Financing options


We offer the following discounts. If you wish to apply for a discount, please let us know. Discounts are not cumulative.

All past participants of Transmitting Science courses receive a 5% discount.

PhD Students receive a 10% discount.

Members of certain organisations (Ambassador Institutions) receive a 20% discount.


Depending on the package you sign up for, we offer the possibility of paying in two or three instalments. If you wish to pay in instalments, please let us know.

How do I sign up?

Signing up

To sign up for career coaching, please click on the button, below, to request a free 45-min initial consultation.

You will have the chance to discuss your challenges, and meet the coach. You will also receive a quote for the coaching package you wish to book.