Dr. Caitlin Kight

As an advocate of lifelong learning and self-study, I seek to connect people with one of the most powerful and yet under-appreciated sources of knowledge to which they have access: themselves.

DR. CAITLIN KIGHT  //  IKIGAI COACH

I am a former scientist (animal communication, bioacoustics, ornithology, human-wildlife interactions) turned academic developer (teacher training, doctoral supervision practice, inclusivity). I blend my love of research, communication, and teaching by both engaging in and consulting on outreach activities. In addition to being a certified Ikigai Tribe coach, I am also a licensed LEGO Serious Play facilitator and a creative research communication consultant (writing, editing, presenting, planning). I am currently pursuing an education doctorate on self-awareness as a reflective practice for teachers.


As an advocate of lifelong learning and self-study, I seek to connect people with one of the most powerful and yet under-appreciated sources of knowledge to which they have access: themselves. By exploring all the characteristics that make them unique, people can better comprehend their place in the world – which allows them to lead lives that are more meaningful to them personally, and also filled with more opportunities to connect with and help others.

To this end, I offer ikigai lectures, group workshops, and one-to-one sessions supporting the reflective journeys of students and staff working in higher education – where our intense focus on the cerebral and academic can often prompt us to lose touch with the experiential, embodied wisdom that can be found within.


I was inspired to pursue my education doctorate because I wanted to formally investigate the self-study practices, such as ikigai, that have been such an enriching part of my personal and professional development. I look forward to sharing what I have learned with others, and learning from them, in turn.

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