Create Your Research was founded in spring 2020 by dr. Marloes de Vries. It is her mission to empower scientific researchers and PhD candidates to take back control over their research and their lives.
Since 2009 I have been working in academia, first as PhD candidate and subsequently as scientific project manager and research advisor. From this experience, I know exactly what the challenges are that many scientists and PhD candidates are facing during their research; there is almost always a lack of time and funding, and stress is generally considered as normal. As I have also experienced during my PhD research, this often leads to experiencing extreme stress levels. This in turn leads to very high levels of stress-related complaints such as depression, anxiety, and eventually burnout amongst scientific researchers and PhD candidates.
After obtaining my PhD in 2014, I was trained as professional coach. Initially I’ve applied these skills in my position as scientific project manager and research advisor. During the recent years, I’ve worked on my personal and professional development extensively, and I started feeling more and more that I would like to make a larger contribution to the scientific world. I made it my mission to empower scientists and PhD candidates to re-gain control over their research and their lives. This has lead to founding my own business Create Your Research in spring 2020.
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”Tony Robbins
By providing 1-on-1 coaching, individual and group training, as well as online training programmes, I aim to inspire scientists and PhD candidates to look at what causes their experience of stress, and how they can manage this. This leads to more control over their research and their lives, rather than having the constant feeling that they are lived by their research.