How Many More Years Will You Wait?

We’re a few days into the New Year and some of you are just getting back to work. I hope you are feeling enthusiastic and excited about your goals and plans for this new year. I hope, sincerely, that one of your goals is to finish your dissertation. In my...

Dissertation Resilience

The theme of resilience and overcoming obstacles has been a big one these past few weeks in my dissertation coaching groups. It’s clear, both from these current groups, and the thousands of other ABD’s I’ve helped over the years, that dissertation...

What To Do When You’re Stuck

In my dissertation coaching groups, lately, one theme has been coming up- and that is the theme of stuckness. I always believe that whatever is showing up in my small groups is indicative of the larger whole- so I wanted to write a post about what to do when...

Stop Waiting for Someday

Ugh. If I had a dollar for every dissertation student I’ve ever spoken to who could finish their dissertation – but isn’t- I’d be really, really, really rich. This is coming up for me today as I have, again, helped another three graduate...