Graduate Student Coaching

I offer academic coaching for Masters and Ph.D. students from all disciplines. This coaching can be specific to the process of writing your thesis or dissertation or focus more broadly on helping you to successfully navigate your academic career.


My goal is to help you stay balanced while pursuing your graduate studies so that you can enjoy the process of researching and writing. I want you to look back on this time in your life with fondness and be proud of your accomplishments, including cultivating the ability to be focused and productive while staying balanced.


I am committed to supporting you on an emotional level while helping you to reach your end goal of finishing your thesis or dissertation and attaining your graduate degree. I am also committed to maintaining your confidentiality so that you have the peace of mind to express yourself freely.

As a general academic coach, I can help you to…

  • identify your strengths as a scholar and feel more self-confident
  • establish work-life balance 
  • overcome potential barriers to your success, including anxiety, writer’s block, perfectionism, procrastination, “imposter syndrome,” time management difficulties, etc.
  • develop strategies for dealing with the pressures of academia (e.g. practicing mindfulness, relaxation techniques, stress management, etc)
  • understand your working style and the personal writing strategy that is most effective for you
  • brainstorm possible future employment options
  • strengthen your research skills
  • edit applications to graduate programs
  • edit funding proposals
  • strengthen your research skills
  • prepare for oral presentations and comprehensive examinations
  • edit essays for coursework or for publication

In addition to providing all of the services listed under general academic coaching, as a thesis or dissertation coach I can help you to…

  • develop a feasible timeline and meet the deadlines that you set
  • identify your research interests and possible dissertation topics, chapter topics, theses or hypotheses, etc.
  • identify possible dissertation supervisors that match your academic interests and style of working
  • ensure that your proposal and dissertation have a coherent structure
  • edit drafts of your proposal and dissertation chapters
  • develop tools for effectively communicating with your supervisor and committee members and for incorporating their feedback
  • prepare for the dissertation or thesis defense

Cost of Services


I am committed to making academia a happier place.  I am also sensitive to the financial realities that many students face during their graduate studies.  These are the reasons I offer some of the best rates around for academic coaching and editing.


Sessions last 45 minutes and cost $85 (CAD).  While it is recommended that you have a session weekly or once every two weeks, the length and frequency of sessions can be tailored to your schedule and needs.  Reduced rates are available if you purchase sessions as a package. 


Sign Up for Three Sessions and Receive a 10% discount! (limited time offer for new clients)


Buy a Package of 6 Sessions and Get the 7th Session Free!