Dissertation Coaching

Oh, grad school. Delayed gratification, procrastination, perfectionism, continual criticism, pressure to “publish or perish,” uncertainty about the future, fuzzy rules, social isolation, and so on. Plus of course the enormous challenges of doing a dissertation or thesis . . . and the problems that arise from not doing it (when you know you should). If you’re struggling to make progress, consider working with me.

Working with me can help you:

  • Be accountable to a supportive champion (me!)
  • Set realistic goals and deadlines
  • Understand how you work best
  • Figure out a routine that works for you
  • See your situation from a new, useful perspective
  • Be motivated to tackle challenging tasks
  • Identify and deal with inner criticism that keeps you stuck
  • Identify and act in accordance with your core values and strengths
  • And more!

I have helped graduate students establish good writing habits, work more effectively and efficiently, take guilt-free time off, determine how best to communicate with their supervisors, achieve a better balance between paid employment and academic work, and make progress on their dissertations and theses.

Jennifer got me over the hump that was preventing me from writing. I am now moving ahead with a lot more confidence and clarity about what I am doing and how I should do it. Having someone who is not related to me or on my committee interested in listening on a specific time and date was tremendously useful in terms of getting my thoughts organized—like a self imposed deadline that┬áprovides you with accountability to someone else who is not judgmental or critical.

– Carolyn, ABD

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