We will help you to identify and establish critical milestones for your research project and then target achieving these. Breaking down your thesis research into clearly defined chunks allows you to control progress, to work towards clear goals, and measure your achievements. We will support you in this through a combination of coaching and mentoring alongside the path of each of your research phases. With this, we can achieve each of the milestones together. Submit your research plan for a free review and feedback check here.
As a coach we will allow you to discover and understand the different paths of the research cycle and to locate you and your work within these. This is important and very different to supervision as coaching is not about offering advice, but about allowing you to understand what is happening now and what will be next. This will allow you to become aware of obstacles and to overcome those, and thus reduce the risk of procrastination and drop out. To learn more about coaching you might also want to take a look at Rozenberg Quarterly’s book chapter 4 on coaching.
As a mentor we will facilitate and guide you through the critical paths of your research project. By definition a doctoral thesis is a unique and original piece of work and each doctoral researcher is expected to chart their own path. As an emerging expert, a doctoral researcher is expected to find their own voice, make their own decisions, be prepared to take risks, extend the conventions and to eventually outgrow their supervisors. And while you will have to learn these lessons yourself, we will be there to support you, allowing you to understand what is normal and expected and what is not, and to ensure you stay on track. To learn more about mentoring, you might also want to take a look at this brief article.
We offer coaching and mentoring alongside the path of each of the research phases. You can sign up for your coaching and mentoring support either on a monthly or an ad-hoc base, and depending on your typical peace and rhythm.
Monthly Coaching and Mentoring Package
This is the optimal support package for those that attempt to work on their research at a constant peace and that value double feedback loops. Monthly support consists of working over quick feedback and small iterations of your work. This will typically include 2 to 3 interactions per week so to keep your research on track and progressing to plan.
With the monthly coaching and mentoring package, you can expect regular e-mail interactions, commenting on drafts, reviewing and editing of drafts, as well as custom crafted instructions and training materials, which are supported by video calls as required.
Our average monthly price for coaching and mentoring services is €EUR1.000,-. A discount of 10% applies for prepaid support services alongside milestone paths of 3 to 6 month duration.
Ad-Hoc support package
The ad-hoc support package is ideal for those that work through their research on their very own peace and rhythm. These students are typically working professionals who need to “make space” and “fit in” dedicated research blocks into their agendas and that all compete with their other commitments.
The ad-hoc coaching and mentoring package consists of targeted video calls that help you in your planning and decision-making on how to take your research further. This allows you to bring into the video call your current developments and to receive feedback and guidance on your next actions. Unlike the monthly Coaching and Mentoring Package, the feedback and guidance will be limited to such targeted ad-hoc support interventions.
Our pricing for an Ad-Hoc support package of EIGHT (8) video calls is €EUR1.000,-. Each of such video calls can take up to 60 minutes and can be flexibly scheduled in accordance to your demands.
Submit your research plan for a free review and feedback here.
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