How I work

Speaking

Richard is an inspiring and engaging speaker (well his mum thinks so) who is passionate about making the most of your training beyond your PhD.

Coaching

Are you a PhD student or academic? Do you want to know what’s next or what else is possible?

Coaching might help.

Facilitating

Dr Huysmans helps academic institutions and their staff be commercially smart about the application and implementation of their research ideas.

Training

Every fortnight Richard does a free workshop.

Dr Huysmans also does paid training. Covering all sort of topics relevant to PhD students and graduates.

You can sign up to one as in individual or have your institution book him to deliver something.

  • Strategic Planning
    COVID has taught us so much. Including the value of a good plan. And the value of getting rid of old plans when they no longer suit us. One planning technique often named, but rarely implemented well is the strategic plan. If you’ve often wondered what’s the difference between a plan and a strategy. Or […]
  • What Is Coaching, and How you Can Use It?
    Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art, and to life. People are coaching and being coached all of the time. However, most people assume coaching is telling – by an expert to a novice. But if that were true, no elite performers would […]
  • Download as PDF What is coaching? Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art to life. People are coaching and being coached all of the time.
  • Download as PDF Plans are good until they are not. That is, if things change, then your plan must change too. Often, researchers write a plan. Things change. They blame the plan. It is not right. It is not accurate.
  • Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art, and to life. People are […]
  • Four responses to things changing in research: Turn around and go home – Essential forget the goal for now. Wait it out – Do […]
  • Grants and grant writing is boring. I get it. So, we’re all looking for a way to make it better. More fun. Easier to […]
  • If you're finding your current project or planning approach is not effective. If you're finding you're not getting the stuff you want to do […]
  • Four tips for writing faster and better: Summarise using sentences. Write as if no one is reading. Write, just write. Join a writing group. […]

Interested in something else? Want to ask a question? Contact Richard 🙂