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A Look Inside Our Navigate Program

Friday, April 8 at 10:00AM EST

You will learn…

What We’ve Discovered Coaching Hundreds of Academic Womxn and Nonbinary Professors About The Writing and Publication Strategies You Need to Dramatically Increase Your Publishing Output This Year (like planning to publish less in order to publish more)

We’ll Take You Inside The Program And Introduce You to Three Participants Who Are Changing The Way Academic Publishing Is Done

The Ten-System Framework That Navigate Is Built On: We’ll Give You A Behind The Scenes Look So You Can Determine If Navigate Is Right For You

It’s time to de-clog your publication pipeline with 


Your Writing Roadmap®

The patriarchy-smashing system for womxn and nonbinary academics
ready to 
propel their careers by writing and publishing more.

Perfect if you’re ambitious
but exhausted!

Pre-Tenure • Post-Tenure • Professors at all stages


Friday, April 8 AT 10:00AM EST

Register form Amplify

What’s included in NAVIGATE

System 1: The Mission Method

Create the focus that will propel your writing (and your career)

Most academics feel pulled in a thousand directions because, well, they are.  But the secret to a successful career–and much more writing and publishing–lies in how narrowly focused and uniquely branded you can make yourself. You’ll use our mission method to stop being blown in the wind by every “interesting” idea you have and discover the unique academic contribution your work makes.

  • Dig deep to find the real motivation behind why you want to write and publish more.
  • Come away with your academic mission statement clearly written and hanging on your wall. 🙂


Academic Mission Statement Template

Mission-based decision-making flowchart

System 2: Activity Alignment

Cull the creep and learn to say no

The glorification of overwork is so real in academia that you think you must be stretched to your limits 24/7 or you’re doing it wrong. Because you have no system for sorting the projects you take on–or getting rid of projects that you shouldn’t have said “yes” to in the first place–it’s easy to get overwhelmed by serious activities creep.

  • Use our proven set of rubrics to assess everything you’re doing right now and cull the off-mission activities.
  • Align the activities that you can’t eliminate (Spoiler alert: this is the key to feeling less stressed).


Activity Alignment Rubrics

Your plan of action to cull the creep

System 3: Freeing Time

Implement templates and workflows to free up time for writing

You’ve read a dozen time management books by now, but there’s always some key thing that’s impossible to implement. That’s because you’ve never learned academic time management from an academic mom of three.

  • Snag done-for-you workflows and templates that you can tweak and implement immediately.
  • Clearly set boundaries around your time.


Done-for-you systems and processes for email, teaching, students, and meetings

Your Ideal Week plan

System 4: Soaring (vs slogging) Sessions

Repair your relationship with writing and implement a comprehensive, sustainable system

Are you avoiding writing because it feels like a slog? Do you feel like you can get writing done for the first few weeks of the semester and then your writing time gets eaten up when the semester hits the fan? Relegating all your writing to the summer and then collapsing? Yep, you need a system.

  • Learn our customized three-pronged system to go from slogging to soaring whenever you sit down to write.
  • Completely change the way you’ve been relating to your writing so that your writing practice feels good, has momentum, and stays consistent.


The Soaring System (the three-tiered relationship-based writing system)

System 5: The Write Goals Method

Learn The Write Goals Method for goal-setting that gains momentum

If you keep setting goals you can’t hit you’re pulling the brakes on your own writing practice. Get out of your own way–and use goal-setting to propel your work forward by understanding the power of “write” goal setting.

  • Discover The Write Goals Method to determine which type of writing goals will motivate you.
  • Create a customized system for setting goals that you can hit.


Three types of writing goals–which one are you?

Goal trackers

Your system for creating rewards

System 6: Mindset Mastery

Unlearn the crap academia has taught you that gets in the way of writing confidently

Academia trains you to operate in scarcity mode: there is never enough time, publications, or money! It also trains you to fear writing because writing=critique (thanks a lot, reviewer #2!).

  • Using my mindset mastery system, unlearn these negative messages and replace them with the abundant mindset you need to write and publish more.
  • Come back to this work over and over again as you rise through the ranks of academia (cause new levels, new devils!).


”Flip the script” mindset plan

R&R response system

System 7: Project Propel

Finally figure out how long it actually takes to do things so that you can project plan like an expert

Feeling defeated by your never-checked-off to-do list? You might be making a common mistake: your listing projects on the list, not tasks.

  • Learn how to break your projects into tasks so that you propel your projects forward–instead of drowning in them.
  • Discover the secret to estimating time-to-task so that you can predict how long your projects will take to succeed.


Task templates for writing projects

System 8: The Power Pipeline

Learn the Power Pipeline Method to get that publication pipeline flooowing

If you’re trying to hold your entire publication pipeline in your head, it’s time to #levelup. In this system you’ll map out your publication pipeline and diagnose the clogs that are keeping you from getting your pubs out the door.

  • Understand all the steps in your pipeline process so that you can control them to your career advantage.
  • Create a curated pipeline and learn the power of carefully selecting what makes it into the pipeline–and what makes it out.


Your mapped-out Publication Pipeline

System 9: A Year-long Writing Roadmap

Create a year-long plan you can stick to

Academic publishing is a long game, and even though it varies by field, most writing projects take months–or years–from idea to publication. That can make it difficult to really envision how your publications will work for you this year.

  • Create a year-long writing plan that works with all the other things you’re doing, not in spite of them.
  • Learn how to stick to a plan--and how to re-adjust when things go wrong.


Your 3x3x3 writing planning process

System 10: The Five-year Framework

Envision your next five years and reverse engineer to reach a big goal

Where will you be five years from now? Tenured? Full? Running a research center? In a new job at a better-fit university? Whatever you dream for yourself, you’ll create a publication plan to get you there.

  • Get clarity around your big goal.
  • Reverse engineer your publications to achieve your goal. 


Your 5-year plan


Follow our year-long syllabus to meet five program milestones

Milestone 1: You have two hours of writing blocked on your calendar and you honor those two hours. 

  • You will have completed enough of the Navigate course material to free up at least two hours of your time per week, ideally during your Soaring State.
  • We’ll help you honor that writing time in our co-writing sessions
  • By this milestone, writing has become a non-negotiable appointment in your calendar.

Milestone 2: Your pipeline is mapped out.

  • You will have all the steps in YOUR pipeline figured out and your current projects mapped onto a graphic representation of your pipeline.
  • This will become your map for the rest of the year, and will help you complete Milestones 3, 4 and 5.
Milestone 3: Submit a “low-hanging fruit” writing project for publication
  • A “low-hanging fruit” project is an almost-done project where you have collected and analyzed data, done the majority of the reading for literature review, and you have begun to get words on the page.
  • An ideal project for this milestone would be one that is on-mission but you have lost energy on and needs to be revived.

Milestone 4&5: Create your own milestone

  • You have worked hard throughout the Navigate program to dial in your mission statement and the projects that support it.
  • You’ve also worked on being able to predict how long projects take you to complete by refining your goal-setting and task-breakdown skills.
  • For Milestones 4 & 5, you will create your own milestone with the help of our Milestones 4 & 5 module.

At each milestone, you’ll submit a form for coach feedback.


$1000 Amplify OR Elevate voucher


Use your investment in Navigate to join one of our high-level pre- or post-tenure coaching programs in the future

Day-long mini-treat ticket (Join us at our next one-day virtual writing retreat)


Reinvigorate your writing with our one-day inspiration-infused “mini” treat experience.

  • Meet and be energized by other Navigate members
  • Get the help you need to break through your writing blocks with our professional team of coaches

The Funding Formula


Your Navigate content is delivered right in your podcast app, so that you can learn while driving, walking, or sitting at soccer practice

Private Podcast Version of Navigate


Our proven method for getting your university to pay for whatever you want

  • Funding request templates letter and argument-building workshop
  • If you’re not getting what you want from your university you’re asking wrong!

A Printed Navigate Workbook sent to you in the mail


Beautiful, 50+ page, full color workbook will be delivered to your home in an exclusive Navigate binder, so that you can get to the program’s content right away (and do it while you’re away from the laptop too!)

The Reviewer #2 Guarantee

If you’ve reviewed this course and still haven’t repaired your relationship with writing, de-clogged your pipeline, and reduced your everyday career stress, you deserve your money back.

Just send us an email within 14 days of purchase giving our course a big old “reject!” and we’ll happily refund you, no questions asked.

See what others are saying about

Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap®

“Cathy’s combination of group discussions, video lectures, and helpful, high-quality materials helped me to put my entire career into focus.

– Lisa

“To this group – thank you for the support and for helping me know that even though I am solitary, I am part of a larger community of women all trying to make time to write amidst the chaos of life.”

– Marlaine

“I am so grateful to Cathy for creating a space for women to learn from each other in an encouraging and engaging atmosphere.

– Katharina

“I enjoyed seeing everybody on the group call today! Simply knowing that there are so many others doing the same work as me to improve their academic lives gives me great comfort.”

– Julie

See what others are saying about

Navigate: Your Writing Roadmap®

“Cathy’s combination of group discussions, video lectures, and helpful, high-quality materials helped me to put my entire career into focus.

– Lisa

“To this group – thank you for the support and for helping me know that even though I am solitary, I am part of a larger community of women all trying to make time to write amidst the chaos of life.”

– Marlaine

“I am so grateful to Cathy for creating a space for women to learn from each other in an encouraging and engaging atmosphere.

– Katharina

“I enjoyed seeing everybody on the group call today! Simply knowing that there are so many others doing the same work as me to improve their academic lives gives me great comfort.”

– Julie

Let’s get real…

Can you really keep up the pace
you’re going at now?

Is this how you imagined your career would feel, after busting your butt during your PhD?

The longer you wait before you take control of your career the bigger the snowball of stuff you have to do gets.

And this has a real cost for you: an actual monetary cost (tenure and promotion) and an emotional one as well.

If you join us today, you will:

Stop feeling exhausted, lost, and stressed out because your writing is not getting done

Learn how to take control of your career direction through writing and publication

Create an actionable one-year plan to write and publish more

Start changing the culture of academia from the culture of overwork to the culture of calm and clarity that puts YOU in control

If you wait, you’ll still be frustrated, stressed, and overwhelmed when the next semester starts.

A month from now, you’ll wish you joined us today!

“This course was wonderful and really did change some of my work habits. I love your attitude and your style, and I think the course had a kind of quiet power that began to seep into my life without my really noticing. It’s impossible to feel alone while doing the course.

I really feel like I have not just tools for getting my important work done but a sense of empowerment and perspective about what matters TO ME.”

– Elizabeth Haswell


How many hours will I need to dedicate to this course?

Most people think that their problem with getting writing done is that they lack time. That’s because your default mode is putting out fires–not pro-actively constructing your dream career.

On average, members of Navigate are able to add 2-4 hours of consistent writing per week AND avoid working on nights and weekends by getting out of putting-out-fires mode. (Oh, and I am vehemently against all that “wake up before your kids” advice #hellopatriarchy). You can expect to get that result from dedicating 60-90 minutes to this course each week for about ten weeks.

Can anyone from any field of study benefit from Navigate?

I see you giving me side eye, scientists!

The ableist racist patriarchy wants us to believe that we’re all sooooo different. And sometimes it really does feel like writing and publishing in different disciplines are completely different universes (academic party trick: ask an engineer and a historian how many pages a peer-reviewed article should be!).

But here’s a problem that we can agree on: we need to find time to write. Solving that problem is not field specific at. all. I’ve worked with hundreds of academic womxn in a multitude of disciplines and solving their writing and publishing problems boils down to the same set of systems (which, by the way, are exactly the systems I teach in this course).

I really only have one problematic project that I can’t seem to take action on. Do I really need this whole course?

I’ve helped over 300 academic womxn write and publish more in my courses, programs, and coaching. You might think it’s about one project, but I’m willing to bet my PhD it’s not. If you had the systems I teach in Navigate in place, there is no way that one project could slow you down. Your one project problem is a symptom of bigger underlying issues–that will only get worse as your career goes on.

This is kind of a big investment. Can I get my university to pay for it?

Sure. But we need to have a talk about this. Please pull up a metaphorical chair.

Whose career is it: your university’s or yours? Who is responsible for your success?

I’m worried about YOUR development as a scholar, and the trajectory of YOUR career, NOT what your university thinks you should do, or how many publications they think you should have (they’ll never give you a straight answer about that anyway!).

This program is about YOU taking control of your career through writing and publishing. If you still want your university to pay for it, our Funding Formula bonus will help you go after that reimbursement.

(And if after all that soapboxing you still want your uni to foot the bill, just write us at support@cathymazak.com and we’ll take care of the paperwork.)

Have more questions about Navigate?

P R O U D L Y   T R U S T E D   B Y   F A C U L T Y   A T:

Let’s be honest.

You can’t keep up this pace.

If this is what the next 20 or 30 years is going to feel like, do you even want this career?

But hey–I for one am not willing to let all the most brilliant, socially-conscious, mission-driven, change-making academics cut their careers short because of burnout. That’s not acceptable to me personally, and it’s downright bad for knowledge-making and humanity.

You need to succeed in academia, but you need to do it on your terms.

Writing is the missing piece. If you can figure out how to get your writing consistent and your pipeline flowing, then you have definitely got this.

Navigate is the key.

There are so many things that you can do to make it feel like you are steering your career ship, and nobody talks about them. With Navigate, you’ll not only fix your writing problem today, you’ll fix it for the rest of your career.

And I’ll be with you, cheering you on!

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