coaching

Whether you're feeling stuck in a rut, want to improve your critical thinking skills, or simply expand your intellectual wellbeing, Dr Elese Dowden can help. Book your free introductory consult, or keep reading to learn more.

What is philosophy coaching?

Philosophy coaching is similar to other forms of coaching - but with a big Paul Jennings-style twist. When we learn how to swim, we're learning how to be in the water. But when we learn how to do philosophy, we learn how to be in the world. And your philosophy coach won't just teach you content - they'll teach you how to think for yourself, so you can solve real-world problems by developing your own unique philosophical attitudes and critical thinking skills.

Is philosophy coaching for me?

Yes! The word 'philosophy' means 'love of wisdom' in Greek - so if you'd love to be wiser, then philosophy coaching is for you. It doesn't matter whether you're a CEO, a mother, a student - or all three (or none of these!). I like to meet people where they are on their philosophical journeys, and pride myself on developing tailored sessions to suit every individual.

How does philosophy coaching work?

Every session is fine-tuned to your specific needs. I'll work with you to critically examine underlying habits and beliefs, guided by work across philosophy, critical theory and the posthumanities. Your learning will be facilitated through a range of medias and activities. If you'd like to learn about feminist phenomenology or anti-humanism, for example, I'll hunt down the right resources for your learning style [ie YouTube videos, podcasts, poems, TV series, journal articles], and equip you with an understanding in language you can understand. If you're working on a creative or business project, I'll work with you to identify your barriers and help you figure out your next best steps.


How much does philosophy coaching cost?

I'm not a psychologist, financial advisor, or lawyer, but serious philosophy coaching requires a similar amount of time, dedication and skill. Life can be tough financially, so I offer fees on a sliding scale, roughly between $90 - $190 AUD per hour. You can also opt to sponsor a coaching spot for someone else - be that a friend, family member, or an utterly anonymous acquaintance.

A small percent of your fee also goes to Pay the Rent, because Australia is founded on land stolen from Indigenous peoples, and the wealth generated by that theft remains unfairly distributed.

I'm interested... what happens next?

To talk more with Elese about how she can cater to your specific needs, book your FREE introductory consultation via Zoom today. There's no obligation to book beyond this, so at worst, you'll have an interesting chat with a doctor of philosophy, and at best, you'll begin a life-changing adventure improving your critical thinking and intellectual wellbeing. If you like the odds, click here to get started.