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Unlock Your Potential: Science and Technology Policy Career Coaching

Are you passionate about science and technology policy?  Are you interested in influencing the policies that govern the progress of science and technology? Or perhaps you’re envisioning a future where you're using your scientific and technical knowledge to advance society? If so, our dedicated career coaching for Science and Technology Policy is the stepping stone you've been searching for.

Transform your passion into your profession

Our specialized career coaching will equip you with the tools, resources, and support needed to take the next step into the unique field of Science and Technology Policy. We understand the nuances of this dynamic sector and will guide you to align your skills, talents, and ambitions with real-world policy opportunities.

Personalized and Group Coaching Options

Whether you're a recent graduate, a seasoned professional looking for a career pivot, or just someone intrigued by science and tech policy, our coaching is designed to meet you where you are. We offer personalized, one-on-one sessions as well as group coaching. Individualized sessions are ideal for busy people who want individual attention and private discussions.  Group sessions work well for those who want career coaching that is more within their budget while also benefiting from collective learning and networking opportunities.

Learn from the best

Our coach, Dr. Deborah Stine,  is an experienced senior professional who has navigated the exciting field of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, Congress, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, as well as at the state level. She has been where you aspire to go and will guide you on your journey. Gain first-hand insights into the world of policy, learn effective networking strategies, and receive expert advice on how to forge a successful career path.

Dr. Stine has guided hundreds of people just like you to successful careers in science and technology policy.  She can connect you with individuals who were once like you and can provide useful information on their career and employment opportunities that are available today.

Transformative career thinking

Our coaching consists of four steps.  You can go through each step or pick and choose among them relative to where you are in your journey.  

In Step 1, you get clear on your career and lifestyle goals. Science and technology policy is a big world – what is the policy arena where you want to have the most impact?  Where are you the most competitive for the positions there are available?  Are you looking for a long-term career or just a brief respite from your current job?  And what about your lifestyle? Are you someone who is fine with working nights and weekends?  Or are you someone who has young children or an elderly parent, so you need a job that fits with your family life?  Are geographic considerations important to you?  Once you and your coach both understand these considerations, we have a basis for Step 2.

In Step 2, you explore the open career opportunities.   Science & technology policy jobs are available inside and outside government, nationally and at the state level, and internationally.  Understanding where those jobs are available, however, is not always easy.  This can make it challenging to both find and apply for available positions.  You also need to understand what is involved in the wide variety of policy positions to see what interests you.  Through coaching, we can help guide you in understanding what science and technology career opportunities are right for you.

In Step 3, you prepare your science and technology portfolio.  You might have a great scientific and technical CV or resume, but is it focused appropriately for science and technology policy positions?  Do you need to take action now to enhance your portfolio, like writing policy briefs, volunteering for programs, and so forth?  During Step 3, you’ll work on preparing or updating your resume and a cover letter that can you can modify for each position for which you apply.  You’ll also take a look at your digital profile, such as your LinkedIn profile, and put together at least a simple webpage with your elevator pitch.  

In Step 4, you begin implementing all that you have learned to find the right position for you.  You’ll go through mock interviews so you can be ready to answer questions at each stage of the interview process.  

In addition, as part of your coaching package, you can take advantage of comprehensive resources designed to boost your understanding of Science and Technology Policy and policy analysis skills, including program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, equity analysis, risk analysis, and how to use AI tools, like Chat GPT, to enhance the quality and efficiency of your analysis. If you decide to complete these classes, you can earn digital badges you can post on your LinkedIn page and include on your resume.

Why choose our Science and Technology Policy Career Coaching?

  • Experience: Dr. Stine has years of experience guiding individuals to successful careers in Science and Technology Policy.
  • Expertise: She has a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience in the field.
  • Flexibility: The Academy offers flexible coaching schedules, including one-on-one and group coaching options, tailored to fit your personal and professional life.
  • Results: The Academy has a proven track record of helping individuals secure impactful roles.

You're just one step away from launching a rewarding career in Science and Technology Policy.  

Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation and discover how we can assist you in reaching your career goals. Your future in policy starts here.

Invest in yourself and shape the future. Because the world needs leaders like you, leaders who want to use their expertise to help society.

“Debbie advised me on which positions to look for and the need to target my career search to my policy interests rather than broadly searching. This allowed me to find a position that perfectly fits my interests in life sciences policy and biosecurity. I also have a great mentor that has been super supportive and led me to expand my policy interests to science diplomacy, international security, and arms control.”     




Hi! I'm Dr. Deborah D. Stine. I’ve worked with many scientists, engineers, and health professionals with great ideas -- yet new to policy just like you -- at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Obama Administration’s President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology;  and faculty and major universities around the country.  I’ve also worked directly with policymakers at the Congressional Research Service and the White House so I can translate the thinking of policymakers so you can better meet their needs. With executive coaching, you are not alone in obtaining your policy opportunities or facing challenges that may arrive.



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