Live Course


PhD to Launch

The month-long, intensive guide for creating a vision for your PhD and building a career that fits with your purpose.

What if you could stop feeling lost and decide exactly what you want to build in the world and how you’re going to get there? What if you could have clarity and vision? That’s what this course is about.

By the end of this course, you will have:

➨ A solid understanding of who you are and what you bring to the world. We’ll clarify your mission and help you set your goals. The first step is creating a big, world-changing vision.

➨ A clear articulation of your personal unique selling proposition, where you fit in the marketplace, that aligns with the world you want to build.

➨ A set of professional-looking presentation & branding tools to back it up: a solid resume and a LinkedIn profile.

➨A developing professional network and a rock-solid knowledge of how to use it.

➨The confidence to know what you’re worth and to grow your leadership flame.

This course is for you if…

  • You’re about to finish or finished a PhD, and struggling to figure out what you’re going to give to the world.
  • You’re done with the academy and ready to map out a new plan for life. You might have even gotten your first job or two after your degree, but it’s not your purpose.
  • You’ve got leadership fire inside of you and you are ready to create a new and exciting vision. You’ve got big dreams and are hungry.
  • You are ready to work hard and get the results yourself.
chris cornthwaite

Meet Your Instructor

It took me 2 years to get over academia. I went through the darkness and it took a long time to create a new vision. So I wondered, what if I had had someone to help me through that process? What if we could create a process to help people launch out of the darkness and define a new vision?

That’s what this course is. It’s everything I’ve learned about reinvention and world creation coming together with a group of people who are hungry to build great things.

The Course Includes

16 Hours of Live Learning & Conversation with Chris

A Small-Group Learning Environment

3-months Free Access to The Roostervane Community

(after the course is over)

Cost $325

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Do I have to have graduated?

No, anybody leaving academia is welcome.

Is this a counseling or support group for those hurting?

Unfortunately, no. We are not mental health professionals or counselors. If you are hurting, please do find one to walk through this difficult time with you.

I’ve been out of the academy for a few years. Does it matter?

Heck no! Even better! You’ve already learned some great lessons to apply.

I’m not sure if I’m done with academia, but I want to see what’s out there.

This course probably isn’t for you. We focus on working with people who are ready to charge forward with life and not look back. There’s nothing wrong with being undecided! But this course will get the best results if you know you’re done with the academy.

What if I can’t afford the course right now?

Please don’t make a purchase that stretches you financially in a way you can’t handle. There are lots of great resources on Roostervane for free, and a digital version of this course will be launched in the coming months. 

I’ve already got a non-academic job, can I join?

Yes! This course is perfect for people who have already had their first job, but haven’t quite redefined their sense of purpose.

A month isn’t a very long time. What happens after that?

Everyone who completes the course will be given 3-months free access to The Roostervane Community.