ONE-ON-ONE COACHING /MENTORING
I strongly advise students to find a “coach” to help them organize and complete their project. There is a considerable difference between an advisor and a dissertation coach. An advisor is, first and foremost, an academician with considerable responsibilities that do not involve you. A thesis/dissertation coach, on the other hand, is paid to focus on you and help you finish your degree by listening to all of your concerns … academic or otherwise.
As a dissertation coaches focus on a holistic – not strictly academic — approach to finishing your degree. In person or on the phone, or video chats I can discuss your project on an individual basis in absolute confidence, and also serve as a sounding board for stress relief. I can offer both emotional and academic support to help you complete important tasks, as well as provide the tools you need to achieve your goals, which enable you to accomplish more with less effort.
I can help you get organized, and regularly track your progress to ensure that you stay on top of tasks. My goal is to work in every possible way to help you organize your writing schedule to help you write your dissertation, finish it, and get it published.
Individual coaching is available from Dr. Wendy Carter to help you complete your writing project. This is done largely by telephone and focuses on helping you make use of your own talents, resources, and strengths so that you are successful in the completion of your project. Coaching conversations can take place daily, weekly, or whatever best suits your needs. Dr. Carter’s fee is $125 per hour, with payment required in advance.
For more information on coaching, contact Dr. Carter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Group Coaching” is also valuable. Through this model, once coach provides counsel to several students over the phone (via a bridge line). Everyone involved agrees to confidentiality, and the group is configured to guarantee that no one in the group will be in competition with another. The advantage of this approach is that you can accomplish more in less time, and can have the opportunity to work with students in different disciplines from all over the world. The group setting also provides built-in peer support.
A dissertation coach follows up and helps with regular accountability by working with students, to give specific feedback on writing, recommend time-management strategies, provides expertise in blending content knowledge with the workshop model. The coach assesses individual needs of graduate students and guides data discussions with students to facilitate PhD completion long after the camp is over. In sum, dissertation coaches focus on a holistic – not strictly academic – approach to finishing the degree. In person or on the phone, they can discuss the student’s project on an individual basis in absolute confidence, and also serve as a sounding board for stress relief. They can offer both emotional and academic support to help students complete important tasks, as well as provide the tools they need to achieve their goals, which enable students to accomplish more with less effort.
Coaches can help students who are struggling get organized, and regularly track their progress to ensure that they stay on top of tasks. Their goal is to work in every possible way to help students write their dissertation, finish it, and get it published.