PhD Students

Laura provides PhD coaching and mentoring to students across disciplines.

Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to start? Staring into the writing abyss? Trying to figure out if there was a meeting where they told everyone what to do and you missed it?

Laura helps PhD students find their feet; sort their systems; and get to the finish line. Wherever you are in the process, she offers a combination of mentoring and coaching tailored to your particular needs. For some, the focus is mainly on developing the PhD skillset: reading, literature reviews, time management, the writing process, etc. For others, the focus is more on building confidence, remembering motivations, addressing saboteurs, and navigating the process in a way that is authentic and true.

PhD students make the same mistakes over and over again. Laura knows; she made them herself. Revising one chapter to avoid starting another. Heading down reading rabbit holes. Comparing yourself to others in very different circumstances. Dithering. Hiding from your supervisor. PROCRASTINATING. Some mistakes can be remedied; others need to be lived with. Laura will help you and will not judge you. Her purpose is to see you get through your PhD with efficiency, enthusiasm, and plenty of compassion for yourself.

Laura leads group writing coaching for PhD students and offers targeted, one-on-one interventions. She is also happy to customize group coaching packages for groups of PhD students or their departments.

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