Dr. Nancy Wayne

Scientist, Educator & Speaker

One-on-One Coaching

Women Advancing Together One-on-One Coaching


Dr. Nancy Wayne is UCLA professor emerita with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of academic life–while raising two children. She has helped countless people develop their careers through her work as a mentor and a member of UCLA’s Council of Advisors to help junior faculty navigate the difficult path of advancement and promotion. Through her Women Advancing Together workshops and coaching/consultations, she helps students and professionals advance in their careers and find joy in their work.

Dr. Wayne has guided and coached people with all aspects of career advancement, including:

  • How to negotiate so that everybody gets what they want
  • How to have difficult conversations with co-workers, supervisors, and direct reports
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Pathways to promotion and advancement
  • How to deal with bullying and discrimination

“I really do feel empowered after today’s session. I have done my preparation with my notes! Thank you!” – Devaleena Pradhan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University (worked on negotiating what she needs)

“Nancy provided excellent one-on-one coaching that integrated both professional and personal values when considering career trajectory. Her inclusion of work/life balance felt particularly helpful and necessary as I decide on my own next steps. Her advice was well-informed, personable and energizing! I look forward to putting her reflections into action and being more personally fulfilled because of it! ” – Haley Sparks, PhD, 2021 doctoral graduate of the University of Michigan

“Many thanks for…our meeting. It was most helpful! There were many helpful things but especially the notion of listing core values and needs is what I came away with – it was exceedingly helpful in terms of thinking about the next phase.” – Anonymous, Professor, University of Louisville

“Thank you for your wonderful insight and advice today. The opportunity to receive career coaching and strategies to move forward in my career, from a senior female faculty member is both rare and invaluable. I have your advice pinned to my office tackboard.” – V. Blair Journigan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Marshall University

“You have helped me tremendously when I needed guidance the most. Without your help and support, I won’t be at where I am today.” – S.D., Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Email: WomenAdvancingTogether@gmail.com to arrange for a quick free intake discussion of your particulars, and to schedule a coaching session.


Coaching sessions by phone or video conferencing, to be arranged.

Coaching sessions are in increments of 30 minutes of $100/thirty-min session. Buy as many increments as you need. Click below to purchase via PayPal (also accepts major credit cards).

30-minute coaching session – $100 – BUY NOW


  • All conversations and communications are confidential.
  • After the first 30 minutes, time is billable by the quarter hour.
  • Time spent reviewing any written materials you send to me to prepare for consultation is ‘on the clock’.
  • All coaching sessions must be paid 24 hours in advance.
  • If phone sessions run over pre-paid time, balance is due within 24 hours.
  • Scheduled phone sessions can be cancelled or re-scheduled with 4 hours’ notice for full credit.
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