What I Offer
2-6 hours workshop
Do you want to educate, inspire and give scientists the best training to develop their careers and skills while having fun?
Common topics for workshops are the following:
- Creating a Professional Identity
- Gaining clarity on your Career Path as a Scientist
- Personal Branding
- Networking & LinkedIn (Social Networking)
- Personal Development & Mindset
Contact us if you have a special request for a topic and workshop.
As a result of taking one of our career programs scientists are able to implement the content while receiving coaching and training along the way. This leads to more results and transformation both on a professional and personal level.
The programs always combine career and personal development tools that empower scientists to achieve their career goals and beyond.
Based on your needs we can customize a program.
The format usually consists of online courses, workbooks, live weekly online workshops and an online community.
KEY NOTE / CAREER TALK
20 minutes - 2 hour
Do you want your audience to feel inspired, learn and get entertained at the same time?
I edutain - merging education & entertainment - audiences of all sizes at scientific organisations and conferences.
The topics covered are related to career development to enhance scientists careers and personal development.
Dr. Barbara Janssen
Head of Career Service & Alumni Relations at DKFZ German Cancer Research Center
In autumn 2021 Amani offered an 8-week career development training to 22 (post)doctoral researchers ("CareerCheck Boost for your Professional Identity - Online Program" https://careercheck.dkfz.de). The feedback was amazing: not only did the participants stay committed and active throughout the training (and beyond), they changed their awareness and mindsets and now feel motivated and energized.
Feedback to Amani as a trainer includes an endless list of adjectives: positive, energetic, authentic, enthusiastic, amazing, inspiring, etc. This is not exaggerated - I attended a session myself and experienced the boost.
We will be very happy to repeat this training and are looking forward to further collaborations! Thank you Amani!
DR. JEAN YVES TANO
Scientific Coordinator - ASPIRE at Max Delbrück Center
Amani was recently a speaker at our postdoc day in Berlin where she taught us the power of social networks and leveraging of our online profile for career transitions. She is an excellent communicator and full of energy, which made the session highly entertaining, interesting and useful. She is also very easy to talk to and friendly. Overall great person and I would highly recommend her as a coach and speaker!
DR. MEIKE ROTTERMANN
Career Advisor, Coach at Helmholtz Center Munich
When at the HMGU Career Center we were looking for a trainer who stood out of the crowd – we knew Amani was exactly who we were looking for!
We couldn’t have been more satisfied with her workshop on How to Build your Personal Brand.
From minute one Amani engaged our researchers to get out of their comfort zone and into where the magic happens. Her workshop was hands-on and also highly benefited from Amani's personal charisma and her excellent remote facilitation methods.
As a result our scientists gained a fresh perspective on the application process and a lively insight into Personal Branding. If you are looking for a trainer who can motivate and inspire scientists on their career journey - look no further!
What Scientists Say
PHD Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence
I completed Amani's Career Booster course, and it completely upgraded my approach and attitude towards my personal career development. With Amani's expert guidance and infection enthusiasm, I have been able to crystallize my career wants and goals, expand my network both on and offline, and develop a growth mindset to be pursuing my desires with joy, enthusiasm, and curiosity.
Amani lead her workshops with an irresistible excitement, and guided our group into showing up authentically and digging deep into our desires and limitations. Her course taught me tools and strategies that can be applied at any point during my career. I highly recommend her course to anyone who is confused considering their next career step, or simply wants to uplevel their professional life.
Dr. Ana-Matea Mikecin Drazic
Junior Program Manager at Affimed
I started with Amani's Career Booster Program during my last month at DKFZ where I worked for 5 years as a postdoctoral researcher. At that time, I knew that my contract at DKFZ was ending in a month but I did not have a new position lined up yet. While I already had a pretty clear idea what I wanted to do next with my career, I, obviously, still had a lot of fears and uncertainties.
Amani's course could not have come at a better time for me. Several weeks after the course started I had a job interview that very quickly progressed into a job offer that I very happily accepted. During the Career Booster Program I gained insights that I believe were an integral part of my very fast and very smooth transition from academia to industry.
All in all I would highly recommend Amani and her Career Booster Program to all the scientists regardless of the career stage they are at as well as what they plan their next step to be.
PHD Student at DKFZ German Cancer Research Center
I participated in the first round of the 8-week career development program given by Amani at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Each seminar was well-structured and provided loads of information how to build up an authentic professional identity and find the right career path.
During the program, I learned that a positive mindset is the foundation for success and Amani could provide me with various routinely skills how to create and maintain (as a naturally critical person) a positive mindset and become a more grateful person. One of the most important insights for me was that my professional identity is not limited to my (research) skills but is also closely connected to my personality, values, and vision. All of these aspects were addressed in detail during this program and helped me to better understand the motives of my current decisions and identify the career path(s), which fit the best for me.
Thank you, Amani, for the intensive coaching. It was a great pleasure for me!
Doctoral candidate in Chemistry at Technical University of Munich
When I started the Career Booster Program, sponsored by my institute, I was at the midst/end of my PhD and really didn't know what to do afterward. I benefited from Amani’s course because it forced me to take a better look at myself. What do I actually like doing, what skills have I developed that I didn’t even think about, what fears are in my way that prevent me from doing what I would actually like?
As a result, I have become much more aware of things that are relevant to me and that should therefore align with my future career path. With some of Amani’s tools and my changed mindset, I’m looking forward to transitioning into the next phase of my career.
Who should take this program?
Still not convinced? I recommend you take the Career Booster Program if you are a scientist that is 1 or 2 years away from taking the next step in your career but really don’t know what you’re gonna do afterward or where to start.
PHD Student at Max Delbrück Center
I had the great opportunity to learn from Amani during one of her powerful seminar. During her training I could realize how important it is to communicate your own values to actually reach the right people with who to build your future. I was delighted to apply many of her insights in my job applications and I had many positive results. Thank to Amani I am now a much more positive scientist with a clear dream and a wide range of opportunities.
Dr. Petya Jordan
Coordinator of Educational Activities at Max Delbrück Center
I just finished Amani's workshops on Personal Branding and Networking. Amani really knows how to create fun and interactive workshops, how to engage and inspire and make you participate in exercises and connect with others (even when you don't feel like it). I am now full of inspiration and ideas about developing my personal brand and building an effective network! Thank you Amani!