Coaching is a little different for every student, depending on your situation and what stage of the PhD you are at, but the basic aim is to leave you at the end of each session with a clear idea of what to do and how to do it.
What coaching can help with
- Getting organised
- Strategic decision-making
- Advice on writing process, style and structure
- Feedback on your writing
- Refining proposals
- Working with academic literature
- Adapting to the unexpected
- Setting short-term goals and providing accountability
- Preparing presentations and publications
- Getting back on track after a long break
- Getting things finished
I’ve worked with PhD students from all over the world, in subjects including archaeology, architecture, anthropology, business, biology, chemistry, design, economics, engineering, education, geography, history, literature, nursing, philosophy, physics, translation and zoology.
Since 2010, I’ve encountered just about every situation imaginable, though there are occasionally a few surprises!
How does it work?
The first step is to get to know you, your project and the difficulties you are facing. My aim is then to identify specific, achievable tasks for you to focus on and to teach you the principles and strategies you need to get unstuck.
The ultimate aim is to make myself redundant; in many cases it’s only taken a few sessions for students to get back on track and keep going independently.
What coaching can’t help with
I can’t give you technical feedback related to the specifics of your field.
Also, I am not a therapist. I can only help with the practical component of a stressful situation. For help with depression or anxiety you should consult with a doctor or other qualified professional.
How much does it cost?
The first session costs just £30 for 1 hour, so you can try it out and see if it’s a good fit for you without too much risk.
Following the first session, the cost is £60 for a one-hour session, or £40 for half an hour.
If coaching is outside your budget, start with the book, “PhD: an uncommon guide”
Any information you share is treated in the strictest of confidence. I will never share your personal details, your situation or your work with anyone.
How to book
To book your first session;
- click here
- select your timezone (make sure you get this right!)
- choose your appointment date (available days will appear in bold)
- choose your preferred time (this will be displayed in the timezone you selected)
- complete the questionnaire
- click on pay now
Once booked, you may reschedule up to 24 hours before the appointment.