Our Dissertation Liberation Coaching Program is an individualized program designed to guide you at all stages of your dissertation process. With a deep understanding of the academy, oppression and trauma, we address academic bumps, emotional labor, & motivation.
What is Coaching?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
my coaching philosophy
Our framework and practice is grounded in social justice, liberation and healing practices. These practices inform how we look at the dissertation process, the culture of the academy (including the violence enacted in the doctoral journey), how we have been conditioned by the academy, the prescribed scholar identity, and the hyper-impostor syndrome.
Your coach will collaborate with you to actively explore ways in which you can re-frame and co-construct a new path that honors your health, lived and content knowledge, and brings you to successful completion.
our coaching Process
Coaching is NOT coaching without the following components:
Mindful listening: we focus on you and your hopes for attaining a terminal degree. The gift of being listened to deeply and honestly is rare.
Clarity: we will ask powerful and insightful questions to help you get clear on what you want, how you want it and steps to get you there.
Accountability: this is the greatest gift of coaching. We care about you and your dreams of completing your doctoral journey. We will check on you when you commit to doing something.
Action: we will end each session with a commitment to key actions that will shape the shift you are seeking.
Ethics: we take coaching very seriously. Our coaching practice abides to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics and Core Competencies.
Your Dissertation Liberation Coach can help you to:
Reclaim your writing work space
Make sense of the prescribed scholar identity and academic conditioning
Affirm and unpack the emotional labor, hyper impostor syndrome and perfectionism
Determine short & long-term goals, and prioritize tasks including critical deadlines
Develop a radical self-care plan
Unpack emotions and feelings keeping you from completing
Create critical strategies to engage and analyze your methodology
Re-establish contact with your faculty if you have not been in touch in a long time
Work with challenging chairpersons and committee members
Demystify the doctoral process
Prepare for oral proposal and defense meetings
Develop templates and exercises to assist your writing process
Provide you with editing, proofreading and formatting services
Talk with someone who has been through the journey
Get to the finish line