I always throw shade at Lean In as bullshirt (or as NPR would put it, bull&#&!) because it doesn’t tackle the structural gender problems inherent in the workplaces.
I sometimes forget that it also sucks because women don’t have enough help at home.
Mike Lewis’ book When To Jump provides terrific inspiration for – AND a tactical plan – for switching careers.
I went through major anxiety when I was in grad school, and that was a *lifetime* ago in the higher ed landscape. Before the recession. The women and men I coach are all battling this to one degree or another. While I can recommend tips and strategies, I just want you to know that you are not alone and I have been there.