story of The Dissertation Doctor actually began when I was working on my own dissertation
at UC Santa Barbara.
I did two dissertations -- the Dissertation from Hell (that was never completed)
and the Smart Dissertation that quickly got me where
I wanted to go -- a career research position at The
Salk Institute of Biological Sciences.
I got where I always intended to go, I found that THAT was not IT either. After
a period of casting about in the Wilderness, I realized that my gift is helping
individuals like you to fulfill your ambitions and dreams.
a Dissertation Coach
a first step, I took a position directing doctoral research at a University. In
that role, I helped scores of candidates to complete their dissertations
and, in the process, discovered that there are very few guides to explain what
you really need to know to complete the Ph.D.
I had discovered was an extraordinary need for guidance and support for
individuals who have invested their lives in a dissertation, who, by all measures,
have always been successful at accomplishing their goals, who are highly motivated
to reach their destination; and yet, often face what seems like an insurmountable
To be able to guide
individuals undertaking such an Olympian size feat as the Dissertation
Journey, I trained in a model of coaching known as Co-Active Coaching at The
Coaches Training Institute.
I have created work that I love to do: through a combination of consulting and
coaching, I help lighten people's dissertation load, support them to finish their
dissertation, and help them get where they want to go.
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