The Academic Parenthood Program

What is the Academic Parenthood Program?

The Academic Parenthood Program is all about learning the secrets to increasing your research productivity, getting control of your time, and living a full and healthy life beyond your campus.

As the signature program, the Academic Parenthood Program is specifically designed to transform your personal and professional life.

The program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty who are looking for the perfect combination of empirically-tested methods to balance the biological and tenure clocks through coaching and peer support.

Outcomes from Our Last Academic Parenthood Program Sessions

Percent Improvement Reported by Participants


Reproductive Health


Overall Physical Health


Emotional Well Being

Tenure-Track Faculty & Other Academics Learn How To:

Prepare fertility

Prepare life

Prepare partnership/marriage and other personal relationships

Prepare team at work

Prepare CV & Dossier

Prepare the culture/climate


What does the Academic Parenthood Program include?

A Supportive Community

Weekly Training

Individual Coaching

Group Coaching

Roadmap for Developing Professional & Personal Support Structures Beyond the Academic Parenthood Program

Macro- & Micro-level Family and Career Planning

Strategy, Support, & Accountability for Implementing Training and Plans

What is Expected of Academic Parenthood Program Participants?

Be self-directed and responsible adult learners who are open to feedback

Regularly review the weekly trainings in the online community

Attend and actively participate in your Small Group Support and Accountability Calls

Complete the weekly homework assignments guided and supported by your Small Group Coach

Track your daily progress on Writing, Research, and Personal Goals in our private online community

What is the Tuition for the Academic Parenthood Program?

Academic Parenthood Program


Per Faculty Member

What Our Academic Parenthood Participants are Saying

Strength, Joy, and Gentleness

“Dr. Cleopatra brings a stunning combination of research background, scientific training, academic accomplishments, and communication artistry together – and then offers it with a strength, joy, and gentleness that benefits all those who are around her. Her dedication to helping women and families changes lives – for the better. Anyone who knows Dr. Cleopatra and learns from her is fortunate indeed.”

Dr. Meggin McIntosh, CEO, Emphasis on Excellence

Deep Sense of Joy in Daily Living

“Dr. Cleopatra is living proof that women can have it all: a family, a satisfying career and a deep sense of joy in daily living. She not only leads by example, but she’s dedicated to showing all of us how we can do this in our own lives, too. If you are a professional woman trying to figure out how you will balance work and family once your baby arrives, make Dr. Cleopatra your first stop.”

Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, President and CEO, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Your Insecurities and Issues are Totally Normal

“My nickname for Dr. Cleopatra is The Empowerer. Dr. Cleopatra is perhaps the single most empowering person I’ve ever met. She lifts others up, and helps them be their best selves. She helps you realize that your insecurities and issues are totally normal, and in fact even something to be proud of! In other words, Dr. Cleopatra makes you feel happy to be alive! She brings this joyous ability to her work, and empowers so many clients and families to realize their dreams.”

Dr. Laurie Ruth Johnson
Professor and Author

Making the Ask for the Academic Parenthood Program

We are hearing more and more that faculty members, alumni, and administrators want to bring the Academic Parenthood Program to their college or university but are struggling to identify strategies for getting the process started. After supporting and tracking the results of faculty who have successfully advocated for an Institutional Membership, we have developed a clear, concise formula for making a successful "ask" for the Academic Parenthood Program.

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