Attn: Graduate Students, Post Docs and Faculty Members…

Are you looking for a way to get a handle on your academic career?

Would you like to:

  • Make steady progress in your research and writing?
  • Work without feeling stressed and overwhelmed?
  • Make the most efficient use of your time?
  • Balance work demands with the other things that are important to you?
  • Finish a thesis or dissertation?
  • Publish a paper or book?
  • Reach tenure?
  • Find an academic position?

Our Mission:

To help you successfully reach your academic, career, and life goals in an efficient and satisfying manner.

Our Bigger Mission:

To help you enjoy and find satisfaction in academia while living a rich and fulfilling life.

What we can help you do:

  • Do the writing you need to do to advance your career
  • Identify and overcome any ineffective work habits.
  • Clarify your priorities.
  • Develop a work schedule that will work for you.
  • Help you stay focused and on track.
  • Maintain steady and consistent progress.
  • Get your work done while still “having a life.”
  • Feel a sense of personal satisfaction and enjoyment about your work.

I’m Ready! How Do I Get Started?

  • Look over the 3 choices below (you may decide to choose more than one)
  • To join the AWC (Academic Writing Club), just click on the link.
  • To join a dissertation coaching group, go to our Join a Dissertation Coaching Group! page.  You can sign up right on the page.
  • To discuss coaching with our Academic Ladder Coaches, email us at .  We will contact you within 24 business hours to set up a time to chat with you about how one of our coaches can help you.

1. The Academic Writing Club

The Academic Writing Club is an online program that, as painlessly as possible, empowers you to:

  • Learn practical strategies for developing a daily writing plan
  • Put those strategies in place using an online accountability tool
  • Belong to a small online group, led by a coach
  • Develop a plan for maintaining your new level of productivity
  • You can join with a Nickname, and remain anonymous, if you wish
  • Read more about the Academic Writing Club by clicking here .

2. Dissertation Coaching Group

  • Get your dissertation written more quickly and with more creativity!
  • Clarify your priorities and develop the best writing habits
  • Move beyond anxiety, fear and self doubt
  • Discuss your progress, and anything that gets in the way of your progress
  • Prepare for your defense, get support and help with the job hunt
  • Meet weekly, on the phone, with a coach and a confidential and supportive small group of students just like you.
  • Enjoy the benefits and …magic, that a group provides

3. Individual Coaching For Professors, Post Docs and Grad Students

  • We will help you finish your dissertation, article or book and get it published.
  • We focus exclusively on your needs and goals.
  • We can help you get prioritize, get organized, and stay on top of tasks, and we’ll teach you the strategies you need to achieve your goals.
  • We can help you to get unblocked creatively and in some cases provide you with objective feedback about your work.
  • You can brainstorm with your coach about ideas, and become more clear about your arguments.
  • We will listen and offer knowledgeable and impartial advice about the departmental challenges you face.
  • Weekly 30 or 45-minute individual telephone sessions.
  • Click here to request more information about individual coaching.